Events, KCRW Music Announcement

First Fridays is Back in 2014! Presented by KCRW

KCRW Presents First Fridays
at the Natural History Museum

For the 5th year in a row, KCRW partners with NHM for LA’s most unique, all ages, monthly music series

The 2014 series kicks off Friday, January 10
with Youngblood Hawke and Conway, and DJ sets from
KCRW’s Jeremy Sole and Anthony Valadez


Tickets on sale on starting Monday, December 2, 2013

Public radio station KCRW (89.9FM and will be presenting the First Fridays series at the Natural History Museum for the 5th year in a row in 2014. The theme will be LA Stories…Walk on the Wild Side, in celebration of NHM’s new permanent exhibit “Becoming Los Angeles”.

Fittingly, both bands kicking off the series on Friday, January 10, 2014 are based in LA — Youngblood Hawke and Conway — with DJ sets from KCRW’s Anthony Valadez and Jeremy Sole.

First Fridays
is a late night series that combines art and smarts for an all ages evening.

Running once a month, January through June, the museum doors stay open and the space is filled with music lovers eager to see some of today’s best up and coming buzz bands. There are also discussions from scientists on the cutting edge of their fields. The festivities begin at 5pm, with curatorial tours and a discussion. .

Advance tickets go on sale on Monday December 2, 2013 at 10am.
There are always a limited number of tickets available at the door. (details below).

January 10, 2014


DJs: Jeremy Sole and Anthony Valadez
8:00pm Conway
9:15pm: Youngblood Hawke 


5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm-  “Tracking and Trapping L.A.’s Wildlife”


6:30pm — “What Dinosaur Cancer, Drunken Stallions, and Obese Dragonflies Can Teach Us About Being Human” with Kathryn Bowers and Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz

Stay tuned for future lineup updates and news about the Natural History Museum’s First Friday series presented by KCRW.

Mark your calendar for the dates below.

FIRST FRIDAYS 2014 – Save the Dates!

January 10, 2014 – Youngblood Hawke and Conway
February 7, 2014 — Peaking Lights and Baths
March 7, 2014
April 4, 2014
May 2, 2014
June 6, 2014


WHEN :  Friday, January 10, 2014. Extended Museum hours until 10:00 PM.
WHERE:  The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is located at 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90007.
ADMISSION:  Concert Ticket + Museum Admission ($18) / Museum Admission ($12)

Guided tours and discussions are available on a first come, first served basis to all ticket-holders.

It is recommended that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity for the evening is limited and often sells out early. There will be a limited number of tickets sold on-site the evening of the event; however, once on-site tickets are sold out, admission to the Museum and/or Concert may not be available.
For more information, visit or call (213) 763-DINO. Also email

Rachel Reynolds
Music Publicity Director
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314-4625  DIRECT

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 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 the Natural History Museum:

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County serves nearly one million families and visitors annually, and is a national leader in research, exhibitions and education. The Museum was the first dedicated museum building in Los Angeles, opening its doors in 1913. It has amassed one of the world’s most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history — with more than 35 million objects, some as old as 4.5 billion years. The Natural History Family of Museums includes the NHM (Exposition Park), the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits (Hancock Park/Mid-Wilshire), and the William S. Hart Park and Museum (Newhall, California). For more information, visit the Museum’s website at or call (213) 763-DINO.