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KCRW Adds Kaskade and Alex Ebert to Music Programming Lineup for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

KCRW Adds Kaskade and Alex Ebert to
Music Programming Lineup for the
2014 Sundance Film Festival

Grammy-Nominated EDM Artist Kaskade and Golden Globe-Winning Score Composer Ebert will Guest DJ at the Acura Prism Happy Hour hosted by
KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley

Los Angeles, CA & Park City, UT —  LA public radio station KCRW is in Park City for a series of music showcases and broadcasts and has just announced two special musical guests for Happy Hour DJ sets at the Acura Prism, where the KCRW Studio is located.

Grammy-nominated EDM artist Kaskade and Golden Globe winner Alex Ebert (of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) will join KCRW Music Director and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic Jason Bentley on Saturday, January 18 for guest DJ sets from 4 – 6pm, following the station’s live broadcast.

Those artists join a nighttime showcase lineup at the Festival Music Café Presented by Acura that includes Sondre Lerche, Wild Cub, Dan Deacon, The Fela! Band and Carmen Rizzo.

Read more about all of KCRW’s activities at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival here and see the full music lineup below:

Friday, January 17

4-6pm:          Happy Hour DJ set with Jason Bentley at The Acura Prism
9:30pm-12a  Festival Music Café Presented by Acura
9:30pm         KCRW DJ Anne Litt
10:30pm       KCRW DJ Chris Douridas
11:30pm       KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer

Saturday, January 18 

1-4pm:         Live Broadcast from The Acura Prism with Jason Bentley and Anne Litt

4-6pm:          Happy Hour DJ set at The Acura Prism
Hosted by Jason Bentley, with Kaskade and Alex Ebert (of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

9:30pm-12a  Festival Music Café Presented by Acura
9.30pm         Composer/Producer Carmen Rizzo
10.30pm       he Fela! Band
11:30pm       KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer

Sunday, January 19

1-4pm:          Live Broadcast from The Acura Prism with Jason Bentley and Anne Litt
9:30pm-12a  Festival Music Café Presented by Acura
9.30pm         Wild Cub
10:30pm      Sondre Lerche
11:30pm       Dan Deacon


WHAT: Festival Music Café Presented by Acura
WHERE: Rich Haines Gallery — 751 Main Street
WHEN: January 17, 18, 19 from 9:30pm to Midnight
Open to the public (21 and Older).

WHAT: KCRW Live Broadcasts with Jason Bentley and Anne Litt
WHERE: The Acura Prism, located at the corner of Main and Heber
WHEN: January 18 & 19 from 1 to 4pm, January 20 from 10am to 1pm.

This is the second year the LA public radio station has joined forces with the independent film festival to program evening music performances.
Bentley and DJ Anne Litt will co-host live radio broadcasts directly from the KCRW Studio at The Acura Prism including interviews with actors, directors, and musicians with ties to featured films at the Festival.

Broadcasts will air on Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, from noon to 3:00 p.m. PT, as well as a live broadcast of the station’s signature show Morning Becomes Eclectic on Monday, January 20, from 9:00 a.m. to noon PT.

Local NPR affiliate KPCW Park City will simulcast the weekend broadcasts on 91.9FM so local listeners can hear an outsider’s perspective on the festival.
The curator of KCRW’s film series First Take, Matt Holzman, will also be attending and covering the festival, as well as Kim Masters, host of The Business, and show producer Darby Maloney.

Follow KCRW’s activities at the festival on our Tumblr page, including film recommendations, photos, and more.

Media Contacts:

Rachel Reynolds
(310) 314-4625

Jessie Cohen
Sundance Institute

About KCRW:

KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is one of the nation’s leading National Public Radio (NPR) affiliates, also featuring an eclectic mix of originally-produced and nationally-distributed news, music, 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 available worldwide, both live and on-demand, at, and through its smartphone apps(iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

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About the Sundance Film Festival®
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most groundbreaking films of the past three decades, including Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Little Miss Sunshine, An Education, Reservoir Dogs, The Cove, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, An Inconvenient Truth, Precious, and Napoleon Dynamite, and through its New Frontier initiative, has showcased the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac Julien, Doug Aitken, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Matthew Barney. The Festival is a program of the non-profit Sundance Institute®. 2014 Festival sponsors to date include: Presenting Sponsors – HP, Acura, Sundance Channel and Chase Sapphire Preferred®; Leadership Sponsors – Airbnb, DIRECTV, Entertainment Weekly, LensCrafters, Southwest Airlines, Sprint and YouTube; Sustaining Sponsors – Adobe, Canada Goose, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Brita® FilterForGood®, in partnership with Nalgene®, Hilton HHonors and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Ketel One Vodka, L’Oréal Paris, MorningStar Farms®, Omnicom, Quaker Oats Company, Stella Artois® and Time Warner Inc. Sundance Institute recognizes critical support from the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and the State of Utah as Festival Host State. The support of these organizations helps offset the Festival’s costs and sustain the Institute’s year-round programs for independent film and theatre artists.

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