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The Black Keys’ Lonely Boy Covered by Boy

Posted November 6, 2013 by | 1 Comment | 5,461 views]

Every time I hear the women of Boy, I’m so impressed by how easy they make it all seem.
Not only does this duo from Germany understand what makes a good pop song, but they’ve also figured out the nuances of Americana. Coming from overseas, the result of this can be really good or not so much.
Their recognizable single from their debut album “Little …

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Valerie June: Artist You Should Know

Posted August 7, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 2,374 views]

The Dan Auerbach magic touch continues!
In addition to leading one of the biggest rock bands of the moment, The Black Keys singer/guitarist has a pretty incredible track record as a producer – working on new releases from Bombino and Hanni El Khatib (both appearing at the Santa Monica Pier tomorrow night!)
He also lent his special touch to Tennessee native Natalie June’s debut “Pushin’ Against …

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Bombino + Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach = Brilliance

Posted March 26, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 2,943 views]

File this under collaborations that I’m excited about. The Black Keys’ frontman Dan Auerbach has been putting his magic touch on a wide range of artists from Dr. John to LA’s Hanni El Khatib, however my recent obsession is his work with Nonesuch labelmate, and renowned Tuareg guitarist/singer Bombino.
Bombino’s live performance on KCRW was one of the most memorable I’ve witnessed. The Niger-born …

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Travis’ Two Cents (In Five Parts) #11

Posted November 14, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 2,246 views]
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I’m DJ Travis Holcombe and you can catch me on the air on Tuesday nights at midnight~3AM (which is technically Wednesday morning). Here are my two cents:
1) I’m not going to even front and act like I know all that much about Rammstein — they’re German, they wear black, they play aggressive industrial-tinged metal, and they’re slightly unsettling for all of those reasons. Then …

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KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played Album for the Week of11/07/2011

Posted November 10, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 2,830 views]

 KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played Album for the Week of11/07/2011
1 KIMBRA == Settle Down Ep >> [Advance]
2 BLACK KEYS == El Camino – Sampler >> [Nonesuch]
3 WAITS, TOM == Bad As Me >> [Anti]
4 M83 == Hurry Up We’re Dreaming >> [Mute]
5 GOTYE == Making Mirrors >> [Samples N Seconds]
6 FLORENCE & THE MACHINE == Ceremonials >> [Island]
7 LYNCH, DAVID == Crazy Clown …

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Big Boi vs. Black Keys –a Mashup Not to Be Missed

Posted January 11, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 4,127 views]

Just when you thought you *might* get sick of  hearing songs off the Black Keys’ killer 2010 release “Brothers,” someone brilliantly combines it with another one of the year’s best albums — Big Boi’s “Sir Lucious Left Foot… The Son of Chico Dusty” for a near perfect mashup up. Stream The Brothers of Chico Dusty and download it here.
The Brothers of Chico Dusty …

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Nic Harcourt’s Top 10 Albums of 2010

Posted December 28, 2010 by | 2 Comments | 4,283 views]

Former KCRW Music Director and current KCRW DJ Nic Harcourt thought he could get away with not making a top 10 list this year. In his defense, he’s always told me how much he hates doing it. However, LOTS of people starting asking him, including a bunch of folks who wrote in on the comments portion of KCRW’s Top 10 page. So, he finally …

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Jason Bentley’s Top 10 Live MBE Performances of 2010

Posted December 20, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 5,613 views]

I’ve been nudging KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley to put together a list of his favorite live performances of the year on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Drumroll please…
Jason Bentley’s Top 10 Live Morning Becomes Eclectic Performances of 2010

LCD Soundsystem (Nov 24, 2010)

The Secret Sisters (October 27, 2010)
Rufus Wainwright (August 19, 2010)
Laura Marling (July 29, 2010)
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings (June 28, 2010)
Flying Lotus (May 14, …

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KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played Albums

Posted December 16, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,327 views]

KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played Albums for the Week of 12/13/2010
1 MANN, CHICO == Analog Drift >> [Waxpoetics]
2 BLACK KEYS == Brothers >> [Nonesuch]
3 ROYKSOPP == Senior >> [Dog Triumph]
4 ADELE == 21 – Sampler >> [Columbia]
5 WARPAINT == Fool >> [Rough Trade]
6 TAME IMPALA == Innerspeaker >> [Modular]
7 CHAPEL CLUB == Chapel Club >> [East City]
8 GREENHORNES == Four Stars >> [Third Man]
9 …

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Photos: Black Keys Live on KCRW

Posted December 14, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 10,065 views]

Check out the Black Keys performance in the archives and view some photos from Larry Hirshowitz below!

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