Events, KCRW Music Announcement

KCRW to Broadcast Live From the Spotify House at SXSW 2014

KCRW at SXSW

KCRW to Broadcast Live From the Spotify House
Hosted by Jason Bentley and Anne Litt

The public radio station will also be the radio sponsor for Filter Magazine’s Showdown at Cedar Street day showcases

SANTA MONICA, CA (FEBRUARY 26, 2014) LA-based public radio station KCRW will call the Spotify House home during a series of live broadcasts from the 2014 SXSW Music Conference.

Music Director Jason Bentley and DJ Anne Litt will be bringing the best of the fest to our international audience, sharing their favorite band discoveries as well as live recordings from official showcases.

Tune in during KCRW’s signature music show Morning Becomes Eclectic on Thursday, March 13 and Friday, March 14 from 9am to noon PT, as well as Saturday, March 15 from noon to 3pm PT.

The Spotify House will be hosting dozens of live band performances – including KCRW favorites Phantogram, Real Estate, Warpaint, Jungle, Jetta and Hozier. See their full lineup.

RSVP
is required and the House is first come, first served until it reaches capacity.

KCRW was the first U.S. radio station to take its music offerings straight from the airwaves to the Spotify platform, launching the music discovery app Music Mine in June 2012.

Music Mine continues to be one of the most popular apps on Spotify, which is now available in 55 countries. The app is available for installation from within the Spotify desktop client.

Spotify also hosts a range of continuously updated KCRW playlists – from Best New Music to top tracks from Morning Becomes Eclectic.

KCRW is also proud to return as the radio sponsor for Filter Magazine’s Showdown at Cedar Street showcases, from 1 to 6pm (CT) Thursday through Saturday. Featured artists include London Grammar, Gardens and Villa, and James Supercave. The showcases are open to the public, with preferences to SXSW badgeholders. RSVP will be open soon and make sure to arrive early for entry.

Last week, KCRW announced a full day of official music showcases on Wednesday, March 12, including artists Future Islands, Sam Smith, Moses Sumney, The Preatures and more. See the full lineup and stay tuned to KCRW’s dedicated SXSW page and the KCRW Music Blog for updates.

Also, KCRW will be represented on two official conference panels. DJ Marion Hodges will be discussing music discovery on Thursday, March 13 at 12:30pm CT while DJ and Eclectic24 curator Chris Douridas will chime in on “Can Altruism Be the New Business Model?” on Friday March 14 from 2-3p CT.

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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 KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps(iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

Visit KCRW.com and follow below for updates and exclusive content:

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KCRW Announces Official SXSW Showcases — Wednesday, March 12

KCRW Showcases at SXSW
Wednesday, March 12

 2-5pm – Convention Center (Radio Day Stage)

Moses Sumney ** The Preatures ** Tennis

 8pm-2am – Haven

Future Islands * Sam Smith * Bear Hands
Jamestown Revival * KINS * Glass Animals

Find exclusive content on KCRW’s Music Blog


SANTA MONICA, CA (FEBRUARY 20, 2014)
Los Angeles-based public radio station KCRW is kicking off SXSW on Wednesday, March 12, with TWO official showcases open to anyone with a festival badge or wristband (no RSVP needed).

All of the bands appearing on the lineup have exciting new music, released recently or forthcoming, that is getting KCRW airplay and will be a big part of our programming in the year ahead.

KCRW takes over the Radio Day Stage at the Austin Convention Center, which has some of the best sound in the city, from 2-5pm.

We’ll have a set from stunning singer Moses Sumney, an LA artist who has already been included on a handful of “Artist to Watch” lists this year and is destined for stardom.

Also on the lineup, The Preatures, an awesome Aussie band with an incredible stage presence, and husband-wife duo Tennis, who have perfected their brand of sweet pop with a dash of R&B. They’ve spent some time in the studio with The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney and are hitting the road with Haim in Spring.

Find us on the 4th Floor – what better way to start your week of music watching?

On Wednesday night, we return to Haven for a night of KCRW favorites, including the SXSW debut of Baltimore trio Future Islands, whose new album “Singles” is out on March 25.

They’re joined by 21-year old UK singer Sam Smith, the first and only male winner of the esteemed BRITs Critic’s Choice Award as well as BBC Sound of 2014 prize, who is currently prepping his highly anticipated debut.

Texas-bred duo Jamestown Revival blend back-porch rock with a little twang and Laurel Canyon harmonies that make them one of LA’s most promising bands and Brooklyn quartet Bear Hands represents the East Coast with their winning combo of rock, punk and pop.

Brighton trio KINS offer wistful guitar pop sounds, while the young British lads in Glass Animals, under the guidance of super producer Paul Epworth (Adele/Foster the People), have crafted a dreamy, synthy, surreal set of songs worthy of attention.

Check out our full showcase schedule below and head to the KCRW Music Blog for more info, including a free download from Jamestown Revival and a brand new track from KINS! 

WEDNESDAY, March 12

WHAT: KCRW’s Official Day Showcase
TIME: 2 – 5pm
WHERE: Radio Day Stage is in Ballroom D on the 4th floor of the Austin Convention Center

SET TIMES
4pm The Preatures
3pm Moses Sumney
2pm Tennis

WHAT: KCRW’s official night showcase
TIME: 8pm – 2a
WHERE: Haven
409B Colorado  Austin, TX 78701
http://www.havenaustin.com/contact/

SET TIMES
1:00 Bear Hands
12:00 Future Islands
11:00 Sam Smith
10:00 Jamestown Revival
9:00 KINS
8:00 Glass Animals

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 KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps(iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

Visit KCRW.com and follow below for updates and exclusive content:

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KCRW and Santa Barbara Foundation Announce KDB Radio Station Acquisition

Expansion Brings Local KCRW Broadcast of News, Music, and Culture Programming to Santa Barbara

SANTA MONICA, CA (FEBRUARY 18, 2014) — KCRW and the Santa Barbara Foundation announced today KCRW’s acquisition of KDB.  With the purchase, KCRW will pursue its goal of creating meaningful connections with communities it serves through relevant, credible content across news, music, and the arts.  KCRW is also committed to supporting local cultural institutions, and building on its already established partnerships with the Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and other organizations.

As a result of the purchase, Santa Barbara listeners will benefit from an increase in programming across the spectrums of news, culture, and a variety of music genres.  KCRW will broadcast from 88.7 FM, while KUSC will combine its broadcast (previously at 88.7 FM) with KDB to preserve 93.7 FM as a high quality source for classical music with Santa Barbara-focused programming.

KCRW has also formed a strategic partnership with Antioch University.  KCRW’s Santa Barbara studio will be located on campus, and will provide opportunities for students to gain insight into storytelling and broadcasting through internships and integration into the curriculum.

“This opportunity is very exciting. Santa Barbara is a natural home for KCRW.  We’ve partnered with Santa Barbara institutions for years on music and culture initiatives,” said Jennifer Ferro, president and general manager of KCRW.  “It has all the elements that have made KCRW a success in Los Angeles — a diverse and intelligent population interested in arts and culture who are passionate about their local community.  We believe we can further amplify the voices of Santa Barbara in a unique and compelling way.”

“At the Santa Barbara Foundation, philanthropy is the starting point for being high impact on community issues,” said Ron Gallo, president and CEO of the Santa Barbara Foundation. “With the transition to the ‘new KDB,’ we were able to keep classical music alive while enhancing and expanding the variety of musical programming offered in Santa Barbara.”

The Santa Barbara Foundation announced its intention to sell KDB in September 2013, following an unanimous vote from Foundation board members.  KCRW submitted its proposal to the Santa Barbara Foundation in November 2013.   The broadcast is expected to start airing in Spring 2014.

KCRW will create culturally responsive news, music and talk programming that speaks to the nuanced interest and needs of Santa Barbara listeners.  With plans to partner with The Santa Barbara Independent and hire two announcer/producers, KCRW will create a Santa Barbara edition of NPR’s popular morning newsmagazine Morning Edition and afternoon news show All Things Considered.

The schedule will also include syndicated public radio programming broadcast on KCRW, such as MarketplaceThe WorldThis American LifeTED Radio Hour, and The Moth Radio Hour, in addition to over 100 hours of KCRW’s originally produced, award-winning content, ranging from flagship music program Morning Becomes Eclectic with music director Jason Bentley to news and culture show Press Play with Madeleine Brand, nationally-syndicated To The Point with Warren Olney, and cultural programming on art, film, architecture, food, literature, and politics.  The on-air schedule will follow a similar format to KCRW’s terrestrial broadcast, available online at www.kcrw.com/schedule.

The Santa Barbara station will benefit from KCRW’s community engagement programs and digital platforms, including its robust events department, which will help build local partnerships with arts and culture institutions; expansion of the Fringe Benefits program, a curated collection of discounts from over 1,100 Southern California businesses; and Santa Barbara-specific content’s availability on KCRW.com, mobile apps, and social media platforms, which reach over 1.5 million people monthly.

KCRW will welcome two Santa Barbara residents to its Foundation Board in the coming year, ensuring that the community’s needs are represented in the visioning of KCRW’s future.  An Advisory Board will also be formed, including philanthropic, arts and culture, academic and political leaders from the Santa Barbara community.


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, Santa Barbara, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, and Kern counties and the greater Palm Springs area. KCRW’s programming is available worldwide, both live and on-demand, at KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps (iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

Visit KCRW.com and follow below for updates and exclusive content:
Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
Instagram | instagram.com/kcrw
Google+ | plus.google.com/+kcrw

About Santa Barbara Foundation
The Santa Barbara Foundation is a community foundation established in 1928 to enrich the lives of the people of Santa Barbara County through philanthropy. As one of the largest private sources of funding for area nonprofits, agencies, and college bound students, the foundation builds and facilitates philanthropy through donor partnerships; invests in nonprofits; and identifies and strategically addresses important community needs. Guided by compassion for the most vulnerable and those most in need of help, excellence in what it supports and with whom it partners, and integrity with a focus on stewardship and transparency, the Santa Barbara Foundation is invested in a more vibrant, engaged, and meaningfully connected Santa Barbara County…for all.

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Lineup Announced for KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

Lineup Announced for KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

The successful collaboration between KCRW and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association continues for a 16th season in 2014, starting June 22.

Series subscriptions are on sale now and single tickets go on sale Sunday, May 4.

View the lineup

SANTA MONICA (February 4, 2014) The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced the lineup for the 16th season of KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, featuring Janelle Monae, Röyksopp & Robyn, Jimmy Cliff, Caetano Veloso. Glen Hansard, Iron & Wine and more!

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.

View the full lineup below.

KCRW’s WORLD FESTIVAL
SUNDAYS, 7 PM

Janelle Monáe
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Roman GianArthur
(June 22)
Host: KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad

Nominated for six Grammys® since her debut album, Janelle Monáe has become one of the most iconic women in music with her mix of R&B, soul, hip-hop, funk, and science-fiction surrealism. Youngest son of Fela, Seun Kuti leads his father’s final band, Egypt 80, with passionate lead vocals, fierce horn hooks and unbridled hard-hitting grooves. Monáe’s smooth soul label mate Roman GianArthur opens.

Röyksopp & Robyn
Additional artist to be announced
(June 29)
Host: KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley

Get ready for a massive, outdoor dance party with Röyksopp & Robyn for their Do It Again Tour 2014. The Norwegian electronic duo and Swedish pop champion have a long history of working and performing together, with wildly fun results.

REGGAE NIGHT XIII
Jimmy Cliff
Shaggy
Don Carlos and the Dub Vision Band
(July 20)
Host: KCRW DJ Anne Litt

Reggae legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Cliff returns to the Bowl with his soulful roots reggae and hits “Many Rivers to Cross,” “The Harder They Come” and “Wild World.” “Mr. Boombastic” Shaggy brings the party with his dancehall hits and Don Carlos opens with sweet-voiced classics.

Glen Hansard
Iron & Wine
The Head and the Heart

(August 10)

Host: KCRW DJ Anne Litt

Glen Hansard, the principal singer and songwriter behind the Oscar®- and Tony®- winning Once and the bands The Swell Season and The Frames, brings his electrifying band and raw emotion to the Hollywood Bowl in support of his upcoming solo album. Iron & Wine will make his Hollywood Bowl debut with a career-spanning set of cinematic yet intimate songs to begin the evening.

Caetano Veloso
Andrew Bird
Devendra Banhart
DJ Frosty
(September 21)

Host: DJ Tom Schnabel

Legendary Brazilian composer, singer, guitarist and poet Caetano Veloso, who has won over 11 Grammys® plus countless other honors and awards, delights with his sunny and compelling tropicalia. Classically trained multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird draws on troubadour folk, gypsy swing and refined rock to form delicately layered melodies and exquisite pop music. Devendra Banhart returns with his mischievous and magical musical ideas. DJ Frosty (dublab) opens the show.

Pixies
Gogol Bordello
Cat Power
Host: KCRW DJ Chris Douridas
(September 28)

Nearly 30 years on, Pixies still rock, now better than ever. Having influenced such artists as Nirvana, Radiohead, and David Bowie, the ferocious Boston quartet dominates the stage with their blistering unpredictability. Gypsy punk collective Gogol Bordello and the idiosyncratic Cat Power share the bill for this one-time-only performance.

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

Single tickets for the 2014 Hollywood Bowl season go on sale Sunday, May 4 at 10:00 AM. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Hollywood Bowl box office. Five hundred wristbands will be distributed, starting at 8:00 AM. The Hollywood Bowl parking lot will open at 7:00 AM. Single tickets for the 2014 Hollywood Bowl season may also be purchased online at HollywoodBowl.com, Ticketmaster.com or via phone at 323.850.2000 or 800.745.3000 starting on May 4 at 10:00AM. The box office hours are 10 AM to 6 PM through May 11. The box office is closed on Monday, May 12. Beginning May 13, summer hours are Tuesday – Sunday, 12 PM to 6 PM. Subscribers enjoy the benefits of priority seating, special discounts, purchasing tickets before the general public, and many others. Purchase five or more concerts and receive benefits (on sale March 18) which include priority seating and free tickets to a sixth concert for select performances. Groups of 10 or more can receive a 20% discount on single ticket prices on select concerts. Call 323.850.2050 for details on group purchases.

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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 KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps(iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

Visit KCRW.com and follow below for updates and exclusive content:

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
Instagram | instagram.com/kcrw
Google+ | plus.google.com/+kcrw

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