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Everything You Need to Know for Glow

Everything You Need to Know for Glow
 
The free art event returns to Santa Monica Beach THIS
Saturday, September 28

 
Join KCRW for an interactive art experience with
Colorfields by Steve Boyer
at 10pm

Download Before You Go: The Colorfields App
 
KCRW.com/glow

(SANTA MONICA) Wednesday, September 25Glow returns to Santa Monica this Saturday, September 28 from 7pm to 3am, with 15 artists from around the globe showcasing an incredible array of original works on the beach.

Glow is free and open to the public.

Prepare for the large scale art event with the help of KCRW’s Glow Soundscape, an audio tour hosted by KCRW’s DJs with the voices of each artist talking about their creations, navigation notes and music for the journey.

Download it in advance and let KCRW guide your experience during one of the largest public art events in the world!

Featured artists include Aphidoidea, Jonathan Markowitz Bijur, Mathieu Briand, Marni Gittleman, Steven Hull, Glenn Kaino, Shana Koenig, Rebeca Mendez, Patrick Scott, Victoria Vesna,Karen Atkinson, Djoko Walujo, Susie Allen, Marvin Tunney and Janet Echelman, who recently appeared on KCRW’s Guest DJ Project.

LA-based artist Steve Boyer will be launching the interactive art experience Colorfields, which will unite the masses gathered on the sand for a wondrous experience with color, light and sound via the device that often separates us – our cell phones.

While it will be ongoing throughout the evening, he is encouraging attendees to gather at 10pm to put his technologically-driven display to the test.

The participatory art experience will be centered at a location south of the pier on the beach in front of the Sea Castle apartments, between Loews and Shutters hotels.

Participants will need to download a special smartphone app, which is available now for both iPhone and Android devices. As visitors move from location to location within the Colorfield zone, the app synchronizes locational information via GPS and the colors and sounds on their cell phones will change.

A large video projection will display the full field of users on the side of the Wyndham Hotel.

Find out more at KCRW.com/Glow.

Glow is produced by the City of Santa Monica.

DETAILS:

WHAT: Colorfields at Glow
WHEN: September 28 at 10pm
WHERE: Santa Monica beach, south of the pier on the beach in front of the Sea Castle apartments
MORE INFO:  An art project from Steve Boyer, Colorfields will convert crowd behavior into fields of color and sound via their smartphones.
DOWNLOAD THE APP: http://blog.colorfields.org/

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.

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KCRW’s Last Outdoor Event of the Season – Movie Screening + DJ Sets!

KCRW Presents an Outdoor Screening of
Stones Throw Documentary
“Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton”
at Exposition Park
on Sunday, October 6 at 5pm
with DJ Sets from
Peanut Butter Wolf and Garth Trinidad
+8 Food Trucks
in conjunction with
Street Food Cinema

(SANTA MONICA) Monday, September 23 — On Sunday, October 6, KCRW and Street Food Cinema will host a night celebrating one of LA’s most influential record labels, Stones Throw Records.

It will include an outdoor screening of the documentary “Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This is Stones Throw Records” and opening DJ sets from Garth Trinidad and label founder Peanut Butter Wolf.

Tickets are available now at www.kcrw.com/vinyl.

The screening event at Exposition Park will also include at least six food trucks: Hungry Nomad, CJs Wings, Phantom Food Truck, Romolo’s Truck, Beignet Truck, Southern Fried Vegan. Outside food and beverage is permitted. Also, dogs are allowed!

“Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton” is a celebration of LA, art, risk taking and, most of all, music.

The documentary film illustrates the extraordinary history behind Stones Throw Records, featuring never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video, commentary by the likes of Kanye West, Questlove, Common, and others.

“Stones Throw began in 1996 as a home to rich, quality hip hop music with a flare for the classic and unconventional. Wrapped around various triumphs and tragedies, Stones Throw was set on a path of constant evolution and creative growth,” said Trinidad.

“It is home to a myriad of groundbreaking artists and projects that have and continue to inspire millions of people around the world to hear and see music differently.”

Early arrival is suggested as all tickets are general admission and seating in on a first come, first served basis.

This KCRWMoves event is made possible by the Mercedes-Benz Dealers of Southern California.

KCRWMoves is an initiative to bring the music discovery found on KCRW’s airwaves out into communities via a specially wrapped music mobile.

DETAILS

WHAT:  “Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton” outdoor screening PLUS DJ sets from
Peanut Butter Wolf & KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad
WHEN: Sunday, October 6
WHERE: Exposition Park
TIME: 5:30pm: Doors, DJs 5:30-7:30p, Movie 7:30p
TICKETS: $12 (Purchase Here)
PARKING: $10
More Info: www.kcrw.com/vinyl
http://www.streetfoodcinema.com/schedule.html

 

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

About Street Food Cinema:  Street Food Cinema summer event series presented by Moviefone is the ultimate outdoor event destination that includes movies, music, food trucks and more this summer in Los Angeles.  Street Food Cinema guarantees ALL screenings are “always on the grass” to help people transition from a picnic and concert in the park to a comfortable movie-going experience.   Movies are presented with cinema quality sound and projection on a large screen with an image more than 40 feet wide by 22 feet high.  Street Food Cinema is produced by TIL Lifestyle Marketing and Events.  For more information please visit www.streetfoodcinema.com.

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KCRW to Live Stream Moby Acoustic Set and Interview on You Tube September 23

KCRW to Stream Moby Acoustic Set & Interview
from Sonos Studio
*LIVE on YouTube*
Monday, September 23 – 8pm

 www.YouTube.com/KCRW

(SANTA MONICA) September 19, 2013 — Los Angeles public radio station KCRW will be live-streaming an interview with Moby, hosted by DJ Chris Douridas, as well as an acoustic performance, on their YouTube channel on Monday, September 23 at 8pm.

Sonos Studio is hosting the private listening event for Moby’s new album, “Innocents”.

KCRW recently started streaming their famed Morning Becomes Eclectic live sessions on YouTube and this is the first time they’ve extended the effort to an outside event.

The YouTube stream will be embeddable and sharing is encouraged.

Moby sought a partnership with KCRW to webcast the event as his new album, his 11th studio release, was recorded in the artist’s Los Angeles studio and is a reflection of the city he now calls home. “Innocents” is out September 30 on Mute.

Moby will perform live on Morning Becomes Eclectic on Thursday, October 3.

DETAILS:

WHAT: Live video stream of Moby acoustic performance and interview with Chris Douridas from Sonos Studio on youtube.com/KCRW

WHEN: Monday, September 23

TIME: 8pm — 9pm: Interview hosted by KCRW DJ Chris Douridas
9pm: Acoustic performance

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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

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KCRW Introduces Live Streaming on their YouTube Channel

KCRW Introduces Live Streaming on
their YouTube Channel

The public radio station will live stream select Morning Becomes Eclectic performances.

(SANTA MONICA) September 17, 2013 — Los Angeles public radio station KCRW officially introduces live streaming on their YouTube channel starting today with UK buzz band King Krule. The station will stream select live performances from their signature music show Morning Becomes Eclectic.

KCRW’s YouTube channel currently hosts a collection of “greatest hits,” a wide selection of single song highlights from previously recorded performances. Recent additions include everything from the U.S. radio debut of Mercury Prize-nominated artist Laura Mvula, 16-year-old New Zealand sensation Lorde and the return of Franz Ferdinand.

YouTube has been a successful platform for KCRW to share the greatest music moments in our studios, but now we have a chance to open up our unique programming to a massive audience,” said Director of Web & Mobile Development Nathan Lubeck.

The station, known for both its adventurous tastes and early support for future chart-toppers, is proud to present its HD, multi-camera video content to the YouTube audience, with its voracious appetite for music programming.

KCRW’s YouTube page currently boasts over 35 million views. The most popular single video – Gotye’s live version of “Somebody I Used to Know”, recorded months before it became a smash hit on commercial radio – has about 16 million views.

While the bulk of KCRW’s YouTube audience (40%) is in the U.S., they have significant viewership spread across other countries, including four views from inside Vatican City!

KCRW’s music programming is widely available including three mobile apps, KCRW’s iPad app Music Mine, aimed at music discovery, as well as live streaming via iHeartRadio, TuneIn, iTunes and beyond.

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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

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Be a Part of the Art at GLOW!

Be a Part of the Art at GLOW!

The free art event returns to Santa Monica Beach on Saturday, September 28

Join KCRW for an interactive art experience with
Colorfields by Steve Boyer
at 10pm

KCRW.com/glow 

(SANTA MONICA) September 12, 2013 –The 3rd edition of the late night art event Glow returns to Santa Monica on September 28 from 7pm to 3am. Fifteen artists from around the globe will showcase an incredible array of original works on the beach, including the interactive art experience Colorfields by Steve Boyer.

Colorfields provides a unique opportunity for crowd participation and will unite the masses gathered on the sand for a wondrous experience with color, light and sound via the device that often separates us – our cell phones.

The participatory art experience will be centered at a location south of the pier on the beach in front of the Sea Castle apartments, between Loews and Shutters hotels. (View Map)

While it will be ongoing throughout the evening, Santa Monica-based public radio station KCRW is leading the charge for a mass gathering at 10pm to truly put the technologically-driven display to the test.

Participants will need to download a special smartphone app, which is available now for both iPhone and Android devices. As visitors move from location to location within the Colorfields zone, the app synchronizes locational information via GPS and the colors and sounds on their cell phones will change.

A large video projection will display the full field of users on the side of the Wyndham Hotel.

Glow attendees can also prepare for this special evening of art via an audio tour hosted by KCRW’s DJs. The official Glow Soundscape includes the voices of each artist talking about their creations, navigation notes and music for the journey.

Listen/download here and let KCRW guide you!

Glow is produced by the City of Santa Monica.

DETAILS:

WHAT: Colorfields at Glow
WHEN: September 28 at 10pm
WHERE: Santa Monica beach, south of the pier on the beach in front of the Sea Castle apartments
MORE INFO:  An art project from Steve Boyer, Colorfields will convert crowd behavior into fields of color and sound via their smartphones.

DOWNLOAD THE APP

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

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Lineup Announced for KCRW’s Halloween Party Masquerade on October 26

Talent Announced for Masquerade:

A Halloween Costume Ball & Dance Party
Benefiting KCRW

Saturday, October 26 – 9p to 2a
At the Legendary Park Plaza

FEATURING

16 KCRW DJs on the Decks
ROB GARZA of Thievery Corporation (solo DJ set)
DAVE SITEK of TV on the Radio (DJ set)
DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR. (DJ set)
GLASSER
HAR MAR SUPERSTAR
GRIZFOLK
ANGEL CITY ALL-STAR BRASS BAND

and THE HAUNTED DANCEHALL with
THE LIONS
TOM CHASTEEN’S DUB CLUB (DJ SET)

+ Harlow Gold’s vintage burlesque revue Blind Tiger
+ Avant-garde circus performers Lucent Dossier
+ The Bella-Donnas
+ Food Trucks
+ Costume Contest

Tickets on Sale Now at
http://www.kcrw.com/masquerade

Limited Press Tickets Available for Coverage

(SANTA MONICA) September 10, 2013 –From circus troupes, costume contests and burlesque performers to food trucks, ghost stories, and five rooms pumping music, KCRW‘s annual benefit bash Masquerade goes far beyond a traditional dance party.

Brand new spectacles await revelers in our 5th year, including Harlow Gold’s vintage burlesque revue Blind Tiger, live screenprinting by Hit + Run, a Haunted Dancehall and more to delight the senses.

The party returns on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 9pm to 2am at the Park Plaza and tickets are on sale now.  The event has sold out every year.

Tickets are $100 in advance. The event is 21 and over and proceeds support KCRW.

Music throughout the themed rooms will be provided by 16 of KCRW’s own skilled selectors, as well as Guest DJ sets from TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, Thievery Corporation’s Rob Garza and Detroit duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., mixing house and nu-disco.

Masquerade will also feature a live performance from playful provocateur Har Mar Superstar, as well as the dreamy electro sounds of Glasser and anthemic pop from one of LA’s best up and coming bands, Grizfolk.

Dub, reggae ska and more will fill the Haunted Dancehall thanks to a live set from The Lions and Dub Club‘s Tom Chasteen on the decks.

Traveling throughout the halls of the legendary venue will be the Angel City All-Star Brass Band, led by Todd Simon and paying homage to the roots of cumbia, afrobeat, soul and ethio-jazz, with some Halloween treats thrown in.

Find full details here.

WHAT: Masquerade: A Halloween Costume Ball & Dance Party for KCRW
WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2012
WHERE: The Legendary Park Plaza in Downtown LA– 607 South Park View Street
TIME: 9pm to 2am
DETAILS: http://www.kcrw.com/masquerade

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

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