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RIP Adam Yauch: Eric J. Lawrence Pays Tribute

Posted May 4, 2012 by | 1 Comment | 2,594 views]

Perhaps his absence at the Beasties’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past month should have been a serious warning. A whole album, Hot Sauce Committee, Part One, was delayed in 2009, ostensibly due to Yauch’s illness. It would be a sad and seemingly unfair conclusion to the career of one of the most innovative and consistently reliable hip-hop crews.
The …

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This Week on KCRW’s The Cue with Eric J. Lawrence and Gary Calamar

Posted April 6, 2012 by | 1 Comment | 2,314 views]
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KCRW’s The Cue in an Online Music Channel on YouTube. Check out this week’s episodes, and find them all at KCRW.com/thecue.

The Cue 12 – Eric J. Lawrence: Childhood
In this episode of KCRW’s The Cue, Eric J. Lawrence takes on a journey where we will regress back to childhood. We will take a look at some things that kids like to do and we will …

Morning Becomes Eclectic »

Download New Generationals EP, Live on KCRW Tomorrow!

Posted July 12, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 2,857 views]
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From KCRW’s Monika Scott

The day Eric J Lawrence handed me the Generationals‘ EP, Trust,  he told me it was music for my commute.  I had just complained about being tired during said commute, and  I was assured that their music would give me the energy burst I need for a long trek down the 405.  Boy was he right…
New Orleans indie-pop …

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An Exploration of Brian Eno

Posted June 21, 2011 by | 2 Comments | 5,346 views]
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From KCRW DJ and Music Librarian Eric J Lawrence:
Brian Eno is one of those guys whose name looms large in the history of pop music over the last 40 years, so much so that hearing his distinctive last name is enough to know interesting things are afoot!  Member of the ground-breaking glam-rock band Roxy Music, Grammy Award-winning producer of U2 and Coldplay, collaborator …

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EJL’S Adventures in Retroland: The Cars + Urge Overkill

Posted May 16, 2011 by | 2 Comments | 3,354 views]
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From KCRW DJ and Music Librarian Eric J Lawrence:
Working at (and listening to) KCRW on a daily basis keeps me informed of the best of the avalanche of new releases that cross our DJs’ paths.  But sometimes you just want to hear something classic!  Same goes for live shows – it’s certainly exciting to watch a new band find their way towards superstardom, but …

SXSW 2011 »

SXSW Preview: EJL’s Top 10 Under the Radar Bands to Check Out at SXSW

Posted March 11, 2011 by | 3 Comments | 4,754 views]

KCRW Music Librarian and DJ Eric J Lawrence had trouble narrowing his list down – and with all the music he listens to, who can blame him! Check out who he has his eye on for SXSW 2011:
As usual, KCRW will have a big presence at SXSW this month, with Morning Becomes Eclectic broadcasting live from Austin, TX both Thursday & Friday, as well …

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Duran Duran’s New Album – A Welcome Return?

Posted February 24, 2011 by | 8 Comments | 4,198 views]

From DJ Eric J Lawrence:
First developing my musical awareness in the late 70s & early 80s, it was impossible to avoid Duran Duran.
And why would you want to?  Despite their pretty-boy image that had all the girls swooning over their Tiger Beat magazines, endlessly debating over which member was cuter, Duran Duran’s music actually holds up very well as the pinnacle of slick, futuristic …

Morning Becomes Eclectic »

Gang of Four Live on KCRW

Posted February 22, 2011 by | 2 Comments | 3,202 views]

From KCRW DJ Eric J Lawrence:
While KCRW has a long-standing reputation for discovering new music, some of my favorite moments at the station have been when Jason and Ariana bring in a truly legendary and veteran band to perform live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
And this morning’s set from post-punk progenitors Gang of Four certainly qualified.
After having the pleasure of introducing the band at …

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KCRW’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2011

Posted January 14, 2011 by | 5 Comments | 16,105 views]

From KCRW DJ and Music Librarian Eric J Lawrence:
As we reach the midpoint of January (yes, 1/24th of the year is now gone!) we’ve already been treated to some terrific new tracks (R.E.M.!  Raphael Saadiq!!  P.J. Harvey!!!) that makes me optimistic for the year in music.
But this is merely a drop in the bucket – there is a plethora of new records beckoning from …

Artists You Should Know, mp3 Stream »

Kelley Stoltz: Artist You Should Know

Posted January 4, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 2,696 views]

From KCRW DJ Eric J Lawrence:
Kelley Stoltz has been a mainstay of the San Francisco bay area indie-rock scene for over a decade, working with artists such as Bart Davenport, The Moore Brothers, Thee Oh Sees and Sonny & the Sunsets.  His solo albums have been perennial favorites of mine as well, and I’m happy to say that the streak continues with his third …

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