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KCRW And NPR Music Present: Interpol Live Concert Webcast on August 26

Posted August 21, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 1,656 views]
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On Tuesday, August 26th at 7:00 p.m. PT (10:00 p.m. ET) KCRW presents a live video webcast event featuring Interpol.

(Webcast will be viewable here starting at 6:30 pm PT // 9:30 pm ET)

Interpol celebrates the upcoming release of “El Pintor” (September 9th on Matador) — their first album in four years –with this special show for public radio audiences across the country.
The band’s 5th …

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Fandom: Best Coast on Nothing

Posted August 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,183 views]
Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno of Best Coast

L.A. duo Best Coast are quintessential garage rock raised in Southern California.
Their debut album “Crazy For You” in 2010 catapulted the group into the mainstream where they found themselves climbing into national charts and late night television circuits.
Four years and two albums later, Best Coast is a Steady-Eddie of the lo-fi scene and have found fans all over the world.
Here’s their take on a …

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KCRW’s Top 25 Most Played Albums For the Week of 8/4/2014

Posted August 8, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,361 views]
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Spoon – “They Want My Soul”
They Want My Soul is the band’s eighth full length album.

2

Jungle
“Jungle”
Jungle is the debut release from the British duo.

3

The Acid
“Liminal”
Liminal is the debut full length release from the British trio.

4

Alt-J
“This Is All Yours”
This Is All Yours is the second album by English rock band.

5

Nikki Lane
“All Or Nothin”
All Or Nothin is the second album from the Nashville native, produced by …

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Eels Cover Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

Posted July 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,680 views]
Eels by Larry Hirshowitz

Eels main man Mark Oliver Everett mostly lives in a muted space.
While he can come across as solemn if you’re being generous, he does have a sharp wit and the sort of self-deprecating humor that makes you think he’s doing it for the laughs.
Either way you slice it, he’s definitely not the kind of guy to wear salmon colored J.Crews, half rolled up the …

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KCRW’s Top 25 Most Played Albums For the Week of 6/23/2014

Posted June 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,724 views]
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Metronomy – “Love Letters”
Love Letters is the fourth studio album by the English electronic band.

2

Little Dragon
“Nabuma Rubberband”
Nabuma Rubberband is the 2014 release from the Swedish group.

3

Tom Vek
“Luck”
Luck is the third studio album from the London native, set for release June 9th.

4

Quantic
“Magnetica”
Magnetica is the first studio album from Will Holland under his main solo moniker since 2006.

5

Jack White
“Lazaretto”
Lazaretto is the second solo album by Jack White …

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KCRW And NPR Music Present: Jack White Live Concert Webcast

Posted June 10, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 3,078 views]
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Watch a live video webcast from the historic Fonda Theater in Hollywood, beginning at approximately 9:45 p.m. PT (12:45 a.m. ET) on Tuesday, June 10.

Jack White celebrates the album release date for his second solo album “Lazaretto” with this special show. The album is  a bold, shape-shifting collection of eclectic rock songs that rank among White’s wildest and most imaginative efforts. He’ll showcase much of …

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra + De Lux at First Fridays!

Posted June 5, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,352 views]
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Saving the best for last is still the best way to save & tomorrow’s final installment of the Natural History Museums First Fridays series is no exception.
With an incredible lineup featuring some current KCRW favorites, the show is probably going to have its own Diorama made in it’s honor so you definitely want to be there.
Kicking things off will be San Francisco’s Painted Palms. …

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Chet Faker Covers Blackstreet’s “No Diggity”

Posted June 4, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 1,864 views]
Chet Faker by Larry Hirshowitz

 
Australian singer/songwriter/producer/avid tweeter Nicholas James Murphy aka Chet Faker broke into the collective consciousness of music fans with his cover of Blackstreet’s No Diggity when it was featured in a 2013 Superbowl commercial for Beck’s beer.
During his recent visit to the KCRW studios in support of his debut full-length album “Built On Glass,” he talked to Jason about the song that propelled his career and …

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Timber Timbre, Bob Mould, Jungle and More on KCRW This Week

Posted June 2, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 924 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, June 3, Canada’s Timber Timbre creates cinematic music that is sexy and sublime. They really impressed us with their last performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic and we’re thrilled to have them back at 11:15am.
Thursday, June 5, Frontman for Sugar and the highly influential Husker Du, Bob Mould is a pioneer in the indie-alternative …

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KCRW Exclusive: Stream Tijuana Panthers’ “NOBO”

Posted May 27, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 2,313 views]
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Last week, KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad played a brand new track by the Long Beach, CA surf-rock trio Tijuana Panthers called “NOBO.”
On its surface, it’s a perfect lazy summer day stroll through vintage Southern California pop but beneath the low-fi buzz lay something a bit darker and distorted. Sort of a perfect euphemism for the city of Long Beach in general. With driving bass-line …

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