KCRW and the Annenberg Space for Photography
WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL
Raphael Saadiq, Moby, Band of Skulls, Portugal. The Man
Free Summer Concert Series
at the Annenberg Space for Photography
July 14, July 21, August 4
SANTA MONICA, CA, May 16, 2012 Los Angeles public radio station KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW.com) is proud to announce a series of free live summer concerts at the Annenberg Space for Photography to accompany the Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present exhibit.
Staged on the outdoor plaza adjacent to the Photography Space, these shows present an opportunity to experience live music in a unique location and enjoy the metropolis, with a vista of architectural delight. The Photography Space will stay open late on these evenings and feature KCRW DJ sets and more in addition to incredible performances.
SATURDAY, JULY 14
MOBY Live Acoustic Performance + DJ Set with KCRW DJ Jason Bentley
Moby is a perfect choice for the series as he is both a renowned performer and photographer, having released an album with an accompanying book of photographs called “Destroyed” just last year. His work has appeared in galleries across the world and captures his “behind the scenes” view of the world of rock & roll. He will perform a live, acoustic set and spin some records as well.
SATURDAY, JULY 21
T. REX’s “THE SLIDER” 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION featuring PORTUGAL. THE MAN
KCRW VS. T. REX SOUNDCLASH Remix EP Release Party with
KCRW DJs Dan Wilcox & Gary Calamar
T. Rex is one of the most influential bands of the early 70’s. Prior to the tragic demise of front man Marc Bolan in 1977, T. Rex released music that has influenced countless other bands, including Portugal. The Man who will be performing live to celebrate the 40th anniversary of T. Rex’s seminal album “The Slider”.
The evening will also serve as a release party for the “KCRW vs T. Rex Soundclash” EP, where five KCRW DJs – including Dan Wilcox and Gary Calamar — remix songs from the band’s catalogue,
First 500 people to arrive at check-in will receive a free copy of the EP, which was produced in conjunction with Spirit Music Group.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4
A night of music celebrating
“CHIMES OF FREEDOM: THE SONGS OF BOB DYLAN”
featuring RAPHAEL SAADIQ, BAND OF SKULLS with KCRW DJ Anne Litt
Released in honor of Amnesty International’s 50th Anniversary, “Chimes of Freedom” celebrates the songs of one of rock’s most revered musicians, Bob Dylan, whose images appear in the Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibit. More than 80 artists covered Dylan tracks for this benefit album, including Raphael Saadiq and Band of Skulls.
Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and record producer Raphael Saadiq puts on an electrifying live show, bringing to life a catalogue of songs full of sexy swagger, timeless grooves, epic melodies, thoughtful reflections and a good dose of soul.
Band of Skulls is a powerhouse UK trio defined by bombastic riffs and an unrelenting garage-blues sound that have earned them bookings at major festivals including Bonnaroo and Coachella.
All performances will begin at 7pm and are free with advanced registration at KCRW.com. Those who sign up are automatically entered to win a deluxe gift bag at the end of the series.
WHAT: KCRW’s Who Shot Rock & Roll: Live
WHERE: Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
WHEN: July 14 + July 21+ August 4
Self-parking in the underground garage at Century Park is a flat rate of $1 with validation.
RSVP: No tickets are needed for these events. Concerts are FREE, however RSVP is required. Guests must check-in for credentials upon arrival to gain access to concerts.
RSVP to each show separately here. Those who sign up are automatically entered to win a deluxe gift bag at the end of the series.
About KCRW: KCRW 89.9FM is an NPR affiliate serving Southern California and licensed to Santa Monica College. The public radio station represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk and arts programming. The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties and the greater Palm Springs area. KCRW’s programming is internationally renowned and available worldwide at KCRW.com. KCRW offers an all-music channel, Eclectic24, an all news channel and on-air simulcast. Podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances are available on our website, as well as on our smartphone apps for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry. KCRW’s acclaimed Music Mine app for iPad is dedicated to music discovery.
THE ANNENBERG SPACE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
The Annenberg Space for Photography is a cultural destination dedicated to exhibiting both digital and print photography in an intimate environment. The venue is the first solely photographic cultural destination in the Los Angeles area.
WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL EXHIBIT INFORMATION
Open to the public June 23 – October 7 at the Annenberg Space for Photography, Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present, organized by the Brooklyn Museum with guest curator and author Gail Buckland, is the first major museum exhibit on rock and roll to spotlight the creative and collaborative role that photographers played in the history of rock music.
The exhibit includes an original documentary and features 166 prints from photographers such as Amy Arbus, Diane Arbus, Roberta Bayley, Danny Clinch, Ed Colver, Anton Corbijn, Henry Diltz, Jill Furmanovsky, Lynn Goldsmith, Jean-Paul Goude, Bob Gruen, Dennis Hopper, David LaChapelle, Michael Lavine, Annie Leibovitz, Gered Mankowitz, Jim Marshall, Linda McCartney, Ryan McGinley, Norman Seeff, Mark Seliger, Pennie Smith, Storm Thorgerson, Albert Watson and Guy Webster.
Rachel Reynolds – KCRW