Events, KCRW Music Announcement

Talent Announced for KCRW’s Free Concert Series at the Hammer Museum

KCRW Announces Talent For
“Music for Better Living” at the
Hammer Museum

The series, with live bands and DJ sets, is part of KCRW’s “Summer Nights

Classixx, AM & Shawn Lee, Ximena Sarinana, The Decoders and Fol Chen are confirmed to perform.

SANTA MONICA, May 22, 2013 – KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW.com) will once again team up with the Hammer Museum for six nights of live music that are free, all ages and open to the public as part of the public radio station’s Summer Nights series.

The “Music for Better Living” events are inspired by the Hammer’s A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living exhibition, which displays the architect’s significant impact on the built environment of Southern California.

KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole will kick things off at the Hammer’s Summer Solstice Party on June 21, which is free to attend with RSVP, followed by five Thursday evenings of live music in the Hammer courtyard curated by and featuring KCRW DJs. All of the evenings will feature extended gallery hours.

A full lineup for “Music for Better Living” is below:

Thursday, June 27: Jason Bentley & Mathieu Schreyer + AM & Shawn Lee
Thursday, July 11: Anthony Valadez & Eric J. Lawrence + Ximena Sarinana
Thursday, July 18: Raul Campos & Valida + Fol Chen
Thursday, July 25: Travis Holcombe & Mario Cotto + Classixx
Thursday, August 1: Anne Litt & Dan Wilcox + The Decoders

The Hammer Museum is just one of many cultural organizations the station has partnered with for its signature free, all ages, outdoor concert series across Southern California. Now in its 4th year, Summer Nights 2013 will launch amidst the historic buildings of One Colorado in Old Pasadena on June 8 with the sunny synth-pop sounds of local buzz band Hot as Sun, followed by Mr. Little Jeans on June 22.

KCRW will also celebrate one of LA’s most unique neighborhoods, Chinatown, by rockin’ the dance floor with DJ sets for three Saturdays this summer. See the lineup below:

Saturday, June 15: Liza Richardson and Anthony Valadez
Saturday, July 20: Jason Bentley and Mathieu Schreyer
Saturday, August 17: Raul Campos and Mario Cotto

All events are free and all ages. See the full lineup of shows, as well as additional details, online here and stay tuned for further additions.

Rachel Reynolds
Music Publicity Director
KCRW 89.9FM
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314-4625 DIRECT
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org
http://twitter.com/RachelRkcrw
http://blogs.kcrw.com/musicnews/

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.

Standard
Events, KCRW Music Announcement

KCRW’s Free Concert Series “Summer Nights” Returns on June 8

KCRW’s Free Concert Series
“Summer Nights” Returns on June 8

 The public radio station’s all ages, live music series – now in its 4th year — kicks off next month.

SANTA MONICA, May 13, 2013 — KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW.com) is bringing back its signature free, all ages, outdoor concert series Summer Nights, with KCRW DJ sets and live shows across Southern California, starting June 8 at One Colorado in Old Pasadena, with the sunny synth-pop sounds of local buzz band Hot as Sun.

Summer Nights gives KCRW DJs a chance to bring their eclectic musical tastes out of our basement studios and into the community, whether hosting their favorite bands in the courtyard of the Hammer Museum or getting a party started in the middle of Chinatown.

The public radio station has partnered with a number of distinguished cultural organizations to make these shows possible.

See the full lineup of events here and read more below.

The series kicks off amidst the historic buildings of One Colorado in Old Pasadena, with two Saturday evening courtyard concerts featuring LA-based artists Hot as Sun (June 8) and Mr. Little Jeans (June 22).

We join Grand Performances for four events in one of the city’s most breathtaking outdoor venues, California Plaza, in the heart of Downtown LA, in July and August.

We team up with the Hammer Museum for the “Music for Better Living” series, inspired by their exhibition A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living, which displays the architect’s significant impact on the built environment of Southern California.   DJ Jeremy Sole will spin the Hammer’s Summer Solstice Party on June 21, followed by five Thursday evenings of live music in the Hammer courtyard curated by and featuring KCRW DJs.

We also celebrate one of LA’s most unique neighborhoods, Chinatown, by rockin’ the dance floor with DJ sets for three Saturdays this summer, June 15, July 20 and August 17.

KCRW will also be hosting the Santa Monica Pier’s Thursday night Twilight Concert Series and more. Stay tuned for further additions to KCRW’s Summer Nights line up. All events are free and all ages.

See the full lineup of shows and more details here.

Rachel Reynolds
Music Publicity Director
KCRW 89.9FM
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314-4625 DIRECT
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org
http://twitter.com/RachelRkcrw
http://blogs.kcrw.com/musicnews/

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.

Standard
Events, KCRW Music Announcement

Single Tickets for KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl on Sale Starting May 4

Single Tickets for
KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl
On Sale Starting May 4

 The successful collaboration between KCRW and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association continues for a 15th season in 2013, starting June 23.

View the lineup

SANTA MONICA, April 24, 2013 — Single tickets to the 15th season of KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, presented in partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, will go on sale starting May 4. Subscriptions to the successful summer series are already on sale now at HollywoodBowl.com. KCRW subscribers get 20% off selected seats for the series as part of the LA public radio station’s Fringe Benefits program.

The lineup for the 2013 summer season includes dueling guitarists Rodrigo y Gabriela, LA-based collective Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, a super group of virtuosos playing under the name Goat Rodeo, the starry-eyed pop of She & Him, reggae royalty Damian “Jr. Gong” and Stephen Marley, and many more. M83 (Anthony Gonzalez) will make his debut at the venue, with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, to close the series.

View the full lineup below and online here.

KCRW’s WORLD FESTIVAL
SUNDAYS, 7 PM

She & Him
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Matthew E. White
KCRW host: Anne Litt
(June 23)

Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, aka She & Him, make music for an eternal spring, when the temperature is warm enough to go riding with the windows rolled down and the radio turned up. Grammy winners Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell collaborate once again, celebrating their February 2013 release Old Yellow Moon. Richmond-based songwriter Matthew E. White opens.

Reggae Night XII
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
Stephen Marley
Third World

With special guest The Ghetto Youths Crew (Wayne Marshall, Christopher Ellis, Jo Mersa and Black Am I)
KCRW host: Jeremy Sole
(June 30)

Our annual reggae night returns, this year featuring three-time Grammy-winning ragga/dancehall superstar Jr. Gong and five-time Grammy-winning roots reggae star Stephen Marley.

Rodrigo y Gabriela
DeVotchKa
Lord Huron
KCRW Host: Anne Litt
(July 14)

Known for exhilarating live shows, Mexico’s internationally acclaimed acoustic guitar duo displays an impressive mastery of shredding, suggesting influences ranging from Pink Floyd to Paco de Lucía to Tool. For more than a decade, DeVotchka has been melting its sweeping collection of musical experiences into an authentic and totally original blend of Rock n Roll.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
The Sun Ra Arkestra
Oliver Mtukudzi
KCRW Host: Liza Richardson
(Aug 4)

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ carousing live shows draw on eclectic influences, rich 12-piece arrangements, and a communal vibe to great acclaim. Innovative and other-worldly, the Sun Ra Arkestra fills the Bowl with cosmic vibrations, transporting us with electronic space music, group chants, and infectious free-form grooves. Zimbabwe’s Mtukudzi opens with captivating “Tuku music” – a blend of African rhythms, quicksilver guitar work and beautiful warm vocals.

Goat Rodeo
Yo-Yo Ma – Stuart Duncan
Edgar Meyer – Chris Thile
with guest Aoife O’Donovan
KCRW Host: Chris Douridas
(Aug 25)

An astounding group of virtuosos – Yo-Yo Ma on cello, Chris Thile on mandolin, Edgar Meyer on bass and Stuart Duncan on fiddle – expands musical horizons from high-spirited Celtic and bluegrass stylings to jazzy improvisations and beyond.

M83 with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Phantogram
KCRW Host: Jason Bentley
(Sept 22)

A blend of shimmering synths, ambient pop and progressive textures, French-born M83 (Anthony Gonzalez) makes his Bowl debut, with orchestra. The NY Times called his successful Grammy-nominated Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming “vibrant, elebant and unpredictable.” N.Y. electronic pop duo Phantogram opens.

TICKET INFO:
Subscriptions for the Hollywood Bowl 2013 summer season are available now at HollywoodBowl.com or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. For more information, please call 323.850.2000. Single tickets on sale May 4.

KCRW subscribers get 20% off selected seats for KCRW’s World Festival series as part of the Fringe Benefits program.

###

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.

Rachel Reynolds
Music Publicity Director
KCRW 89.9FM
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314-4625 DIRECT
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org
http://twitter.com/RachelRkcrw
http://blogs.kcrw.com/musicnews/

Standard