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This weekend, Anne Litt played a cover that totally captured my attention. It was LA band The Decoders taking on the classic track “Walk on By”, with vocals by Noelle Scaggs, from Fitz and the Tantrums.
The song is already amazing, but their dub-reggae spin is seriously irresistible. People have been emailing me trying to track it down and here it is, available for download!
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From KCRW DJ Jason Kramer:
It was another wonderful Sunday night with KCRW’s World Music Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, featuring Grammy-winning singer Ben Harper, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Vieux Farka Toure.
The evening show started with the strong Afrobeat rhythms of Vieux Farka Toure. Son of Ali Farka Toure, his music immediately grabbed the attention of the audience. Accompanied by his three-piece band on stage he …
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KCRW Presents dozens of shows across Southern California and here are some photo highlights!
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Yes, I know there is a lot of list-o-mania out there right now (Phoenix pun, pretty bad) but I wanted to add one more to the pile. Earlier this month, NPR Music asked Jason Bentley to share his Top 5 LA Albums of the Year.
I think everyone agrees it was an INCREDIBLE year for music in SoCal. KCRW plays music from all over the …
I was spending a rare night at home recently and heard two KCRW favorites on big commercials. It’s so exciting to recognize a song by a band you love and realize a whole new audience is now going to be introduced to them.
The Morning Benders’ “Excuses,” a highlight of their recent live set on Morning Becomes Eclectic, is in a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup …
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Fitz and the Tantrums’ full length “Pickin’ Up the Pieces” is out today and, to celebrate one of KCRW’s favorite local bands, here is the video for their single “Moneygrabber.” KCRW music librarian and DJ Eric J Lawrence started spinning the band back in May 2009 and it’s great to see how far they’ve come. Eric tells the story best on our Album Preview …
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Outdoor street festival Sunset Junction will feature 5 stages with a wide variety of local bands, many of them KCRW alums! If you’re thinking of heading out this Saturday and Sunday, sample some music from our archives to decide your must-sees. The full line up is available here:
**Saturday, August 21
4pm: Saint Motel played The Hammer Museum’s “Also I Like to Rock” series …
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Fitz & the Tantrums made their live radio debut on KCRW last year and played our blockbuster SXSW showcase. Now we are pleased to offer up a stream of their full length debut “Breakin’ The Chains of Love.” More from DJ Eric J Lawrence:
Fitz and the Tantrums, “Breakin’ The Chains of Love” (Dangerbird Records)
Los Angeles might not be the first place you think of …
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Text courtesy of Kevin Bronson of Buzzbands.la, who has been curating the “Also I Like to Rock” series at the Hammer, presented by KCRW.
It was a night of sweaty soul and furious funk on Thursday at the Hammer Museum, where the third installment of this month’s Also I Like to Rock series paired local sensations Fitz & the Tantrums with gritty U.K. outfit the …
UK’s The Heavy have had an incredible year. Their sophomore album, “The House that Dirt Built,” came out at the end of 2009 and their track, “How You Like Me Now?” was used expertly in a Kia commercial that aired during the Super Bowl in January. It was one of those rare times where I enjoyed seeing a song I like used in a …