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Primavera Sound Festival: Arcade Fire, Disclosure, St. Vincent

Posted May 30, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 2,070 views]
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For years I’ve been hearing that Primavera Sound is one of the best festivals in the world.
Consequence of Sound deemed it one of the best on Europe recently, giving them bonus points for having a consistently eclectic lineup, while maintaining a boutique vibe.
Sharing a headliner with Coachella (Arcade Fire), there’s no doubt it’s a major festival.
But running into Win Butler the night before they …

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KCRW’s Top 25 Most Played Songs For the Week of 02/17/2014

Posted February 20, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 1,179 views]
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Broken Bells – “After The Disco”
After the Disco is the second album from the indie rock duo (The Shins’ James Mercer and Danger Mouse’s Brian Burton).

2

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
“Give The People What They Want”
Give the People What They Want is the fifth album by the American funk/soul band signed to Daptone Records.

3

Blood Orange
“Cupid Deluxe”
Cupid Deluxe is the second album by British singer, songwriter and composer Dev …

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KCRW Presents Coordinator Mary Chellamy’s Top 10 Shows of 2013

Posted January 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,323 views]
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I had a significant chunk of my 2013 concert year put on hold due to a bowling injury (seriously), but managed to cram in a ton of shows mid season.
Here are my ‘Top 10 shows of 2013. Do you agree? Disagree (of course you do!) Let me know which shows were the highlight of your 2013.
In monthly order we have:
Rodriquez – Hotel Cafe – …

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Coachella 2014 Lineup Announced – OutKast, Muse, Arcade Fire and More

Posted January 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,357 views]
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AND in list form, thanks to our friends at the LA Times!
Friday, April 11 and 18: OutKast, the Knife, the Replacements, Broken Bells, Zedd, Girl Talk, Ellie Goulding, Chromeo, Haim, Neko Case, AFI, Martin Garrix, Bonobo, Bryan Ferry, the Glitch Mob, the Afghan Whigs, the Cult, Bastille, Flume, Aloe Blacc, Jagwar Ma, A$AP Ferg, Grouplove, Woodkid, Carnage, Shlohmo, Gareth Emery, Michael Brun, MS MR, …

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KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

Posted January 1, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,229 views]
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Check out Dan Wilcox’s Top 10 of 2013. Find ALL the DJ’s Top 10 lists here.
1. King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath the Moon (XL /True Panther)
2. Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (Jagjaguwar)
3. Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Merge)
4. Daughn Gibson – Me Moan (Sub Pop)
5. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City (XL)
6. Unknown Mortal Orchestra …

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KCRW DJ Gary Calamar’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

Posted December 29, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,266 views]
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Check out Gary Calamar’s Top 10 of 2o13. Find ALL the DJ’s Top 10 lists here.
1. Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Merge)
2. Elvis Costello and The Roots – Wake Up Ghost (Blue Note)
3. Cults – Static (Columbia)
4. Iron and Wine – Ghost on Ghost (Nonesuch)
5. Jagwar Ma – Howlin (Mom + Pop)
6. Lorde – Pure Heroine (Universal)
7. Willy Mason – Carry On (Polydor/ Universal)
8. Paul …

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KCRW DJ Chris Douridas’ Top 10 Albums of 2013

Posted December 26, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,123 views]
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Check out Chris Douridas’ Top 10 of 2013. Find ALL the DJ’s Top 10 lists here. 
1. Midlake – Antiphon (ATO)
2. Fat Freddy’s Drop – Blackbird (The Drop)
3. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (Columbia)
4. M.I.A. – Matangi (Interscope)
5. Agnes Obel – Aventine (PIAS)
6. Ludovico Einaudi – In a Time Lapse (Decca)
7. Yasmine Hamdan – Ya Nass (Crammed Discs)
8. Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Merge)
9. White …

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KCRW DJ Jason Kramer’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

Posted December 17, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 937 views]
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Check out Jason Kramer’s Top 10 of 2013. Find ALL the DJ’s Top 10 lists here.
 1. Keaton Henson – Birthdays (Anti)
2. Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Merge)
3. Grouplove – Spreading Rumors (Atlantic)
4. John Newman – Tribute (Universal/ Island)
5. Rudimental – Home (Atlantic)
6. Tom Odell – Long Way Home (Sony)
7. The Neighborhood – I’m Sorry (Sony)
8. Fink – Fink Meets The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Ninja …

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KCRW’s Top 25 Most Played Songs For the Week of 12/09/2013

Posted December 13, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,927 views]
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ARCADE FIRE – “Reflektor”
Reflektor is the fourth studio album by Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, released on October 28, 2013 on Merge Records. A double album, Reflektor was co-produced by former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy, regular Arcade Fire producer Markus Dravs, and the band itself.

2

Jagwar Ma
“Howlin’”
Howlin’ is the debut album from the Australian rock duo.

3

Nightmares On Wax
“Feelin’ Good”
Feelin’ Good is a September …

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KCRW DJ Raul Campos’ Top 10 Albums of 2013

Posted December 7, 2013 by | 1 Comment | 1,392 views]
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Check out Raul Campos’ Top 10 of 2013. Find ALL the DJ’s Top 10 lists here.
1. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (Columbia)
2. Atoms For Peace – Amok (XL)
3. Toro Y Moi – Anything in Return (Carpark)
4. Phoenix – Bankrupt! (Glassnote)
5. Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Merge)
6. Disclosure – Settle (Cherrytree / Interscope)
7. Depeche Mode – Delta Machine (Columbia)
8. Lorde – Pure Heroine (Universal)
9. …

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