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Bonobo, Cayucas, Yo La Tengo, Tokimonsta and More on KCRW This Week

Posted May 6, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,257 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, May 6, UK producer Bonobo explores new styles and genres on every album. He returns to our studios to hypnotize Morning Becomes Eclectic fans at 11:15am.
Tuesday, May 7, Based here in Santa Monica, Cayucas capture the fun loving sound of summer in a series of well-written pop tracks. We’re thrilled to host their …

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Download: The Decoders feat. Noelle Scaggs — Walk on By

Posted October 25, 2012 by | 6 Comments | 7,021 views]

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!
Stream …

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Review: Ben Harper at the Hollywood Bowl

Posted July 2, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 2,599 views]
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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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Photos: Fitz & The Tantrums at the Music Box

Posted August 17, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 2,876 views]
Fitz and the Tantrums at the Music Box by Marc D'Amour

KCRW Presents dozens of shows across Southern California and here are some photo highlights!

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Jason Bentley’s Top 5 LA Albums of 2010

Posted December 29, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 3,295 views]

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 …

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Fitz and the Tantrums and the Morning Benders on TV

Posted November 17, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 2,467 views]

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 Video for “Moneygrabber”

Posted August 24, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,017 views]

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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Sunset Junction Preview!

Posted August 20, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,784 views]

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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Album Preview: Fitz and the Tantrums

Posted August 17, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 4,106 views]

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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Photos: Fitz & the Tantrums and The Heavy at Also I Like to Rock

Posted July 19, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 6,266 views]

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 …

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