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Ghost Culture: Artist You Should Know

Posted October 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 647 views]

Always under the excellent curatorial tutelage of Erol Alkan, UK based record label Phantasy has been around for 7 years but has hit it’s stride in the last 3 years.
Between the rise of wavy space cowboys Connan Mockasin and Daniel Avery, banging solo work by Chemical Brother Tom Rowlands, and Alkan’s own foray into producing original work…Phantasy is doing the damn thing.
And with the recent announcement of a full length …

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Artist You Should Know: Museum of Love

Posted October 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,331 views]

While James Murphy was the heart, soul, and face of LCD Soundsystem, drummer Pat Mahoney was it’s backbone.
Pounding the skins with metronomic precision for the group’s entire seven year run, Mahoney was the anchor of LCD’s muscular rhythm section.
Three and a half years removed from LCD Soundsystem’s final show at Madison Square Garden (immortalized in the film Shut Up And Play The Hits), Pat …

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I <3 New York Endless

Posted October 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 908 views]

Being from Philadelphia, I admittedly don’t have a lot of love in my heart for New York.
It’s in my DNA as a Philadelphian underdog to snarl at “The Big Apple” (which is the corniest nickname for city I’ve ever heard.)
Last time I checked apples don’t smell like pee, sell $15 packs of cigarettes or charge thousands of dollars in rent for a closet.
Still, I gotta respect …

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All Star Musicians Celebrate Enigmatic Genius William Onyeabor at The Greek

Posted April 28, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 2,025 views]

Regardless of the infinitely confounding narrative behind Nigerian music producer  and international man of mystery William Onyeabor (or perhaps even because of it) KCRW and David Byrne’s indelible Luaka Bop label (who released the gloriously psychedelic “Who is William Onyeabor?” album which was incidentally named one of Time magazine’s Albums of the Year last year) are presenting an all star studded night of music beneath the stars …

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P U L P Soundsystem

Posted March 7, 2013 by | 2 Comments | 1,634 views]

Pulp can do anything.
They can reunite after an extended hiatus…to headline Coachella and that festivals inaugural cruise, in the same year…
They can take a 12 year old demo, record it AND have James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) produce it…
They can take that recording and give it to attendees of a December concert in their hometown of Sheffield in the form of a digital download on a …

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Posted October 22, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 1,622 views]

What is the greatest concert film of all time? Woodstock? Stop Making Sense? The Last Waltz?
While you figure out what the greatest concert film of all time is, I’ll tell you what the 2nd greatest concert film of all time is…Shut Up and Play the Hits.
Earlier this summer for one night only, a handful of theatres across the country hosted screenings of Dylan Southern …

Two Cents »

Travis’ Two Cents (In Five Parts) #13

Posted December 7, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 1,938 views]
Travis Holcombe 1

1) What has former LCD Soundsystem front man and DFA Records label head James Murphy been up to lately?
Since you ask, Murphy will be starring alongside Tim Heidecker (who will be on  KCRW’s Guest DJ Project next week) and Eric Wareheim (of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) in a new film screening in competition at Sundance this year called The Comedy. James …

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Jason Bentley’s Top 10 Live MBE Performances of 2010

Posted December 20, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 4,506 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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Mathieu Schreyer Reflects on the Year in Music

Posted December 10, 2010 by | 2 Comments | 3,022 views]

My dear friends,
This time is upon us again. In a couple of weeks we will turn another page — 2011 is on the horizon and I can already see it.
It was an eventful year all around, but since our main focus today is music we will leave it at that.
It is hard to listen to all that is available, but I had my fair …

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KCRW DJs Top Albums of 2010

Posted November 24, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 3,323 views]

All of our DJs have submitted their Top 10 Albums of 2010 and you can see their lists here. Below are all the albums that were listed as #1 in random order so you can see a compilation of the best of the best!
Most of these bands have performed at the station this year or have been features on KCRW’s Music Blog– click on …

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