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XPRIZE and KCRW Launch LOOP Lounge Series With Kick-off Event At YouTube Space LA

Evening Features LA Premiere of Google Lunar XPRIZE Film, “Back To The Moon For Good”

LOS ANGELES (April 2, 2014) — XPRIZE and KCRW launched today the LOOP Lounge Series, which gives people the opportunity to connect in-person with innovators who are leading radical, technological breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.

The first event will be held on April 15th at YouTube Space LA and will feature the Los Angeles Premiere of the 24-minute Google Lunar XPRIZE Film, “Back To The Moon For Good,”, followed by a panel discussion on the future of space and ocean exploration with:

  • Philippe Cousteau, Jr, CNN correspondent and EarthEcho International co-founder
  • Will Pomerantz, vice president for special projects at Virgin Galactic
  • Kevin Lieber, host of YouTube channel Vsauce
  • Leo Camacho, head of outreach for Google Lunar XPRIZE

Guests will also enjoy music from KCRW DJ Eric J. Lawrence, as well as an open bar, games, and opportunity to mingle and meet the panelists and other Los Angeles innovators.

The event is free and open to the public with RSVP required here.

About XPRIZE
Founded in 1995, XPRIZE is the leading organization solving the world’s Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize in five areas: Learning; Exploration; Energy & Environment; Global Development; and Life Sciences. Active prizes include the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, and the $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE. For more information, go to www.xprize.org, or join the conversation on Facebook.com/XPRIZE or @XPRIZE on Twitter.

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

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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:

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
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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:

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

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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 Jeremy Sole

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
Additional artist to be announced
(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
(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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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

www.kcrw.com/sundance

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
Lineup
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
Lineup
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
Lineup
9.30pm         Wild Cub
10:30pm      Sondre Lerche
11:30pm       Dan Deacon

DETAILS:

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
KCRW 89.9FM
(310) 314-4625
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org

Jessie Cohen
Sundance Institute
310.360.1981
jessie_cohen@sundance.org

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

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. www.sundance.org/festival

Sundance Institute
Founded by Robert Redford in 1981, Sundance Institute is a global, nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to nurturing artistic expression in film and theater, and to supporting intercultural dialogue between artists and audiences. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to unite, inform and inspire, regardless of geo-political, social, religious or cultural differences. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival and its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, film composers, playwrights and theatre artists, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Sin Nombre, An Inconvenient Truth, Spring Awakening, Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, Light in the Piazza and Angels in America. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

About Acura:

Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury vehicles through a network of 272 dealers within the United States. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models including the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX Sport Wagon and sedan, the ILX compact luxury sedan, the RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the  all-new MDX luxury sport utility vehicle.

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KCRW Announces Lineup for Evening Music Programming at Sundance Film Festival

KCRW Announces Lineup for 
Evening Music Programming at
2014 Sundance Film Festival,
Jan. 17-19

 Festival Music Café Presented by Acura to feature
The Fela! Band, Sondre Lerche, Wild Cub, Dan Deacon and Carmen Rizzo.

www.kcrw.com/Sundance

Los Angeles, CA & Park City, UT —  KCRW will be heading to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City to host three nights of music at the Festival Music Café Presented by Acura later this week, including performances by The Fela! Band, Sondre Lerche, Wild Cub, Dan Deacon and Carmen Rizzo.

This is the second year the LA public radio station has joined forces with the independent film festival to program evening music performances.

The shows will take place from 9:30pm to midnight on January 17-19 and are free and open to the public (21 and Older).

KCRW DJs Chris Douridas, Mathieu Schreyer, and Dan Wilcox will be spinning sets of music between bands to keep the party going.

In addition, Music Director Jason Bentley and DJ Anne Litt, both celebrated music supervisors, will co-host live radio broadcasts directly from the KCRW Studio at The Acura Prism, located at the corner of Main and Heber in the heart of downtown Park City.  Programs will include 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 Acura Prism will also host Happy Hour DJ sets with Jason Bentley from 4-6pm on Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18 from the balcony of Zoom restaurant. Jason will be joined by Grammy-nominated EDM artist Kaskade and Golden Globe-winner Alex Ebert for Guest DJ sets.

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: www.KCRW.com/Sundance.

DETAILS:
WHAT: Festival Music Café Presented by Acura
WHERE: Rich Haines Gallery — 751 Main Street
WHEN: January 17, 18, 19 from 9:30pm to Midnight

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.
Media Contacts:

Rachel Reynolds
KCRW 89.9FM
(310) 314-4625
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org

Jessie Cohen
Sundance Institute
310.360.1981
jessie_cohen@sundance.org

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

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. www.sundance.org/festival

Sundance Institute

Founded by Robert Redford in 1981, Sundance Institute is a global, nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to nurturing artistic expression in film and theater, and to supporting intercultural dialogue between artists and audiences. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to unite, inform and inspire, regardless of geo-political, social, religious or cultural differences. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival and its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, film composers, playwrights and theatre artists, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Sin Nombre, An Inconvenient Truth, Spring Awakening, Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, Light in the Piazza and Angels in America. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

About Acura:

Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury vehicles through a network of 272 dealers within the United States. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models including the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX Sport Wagon and sedan, the ILX compact luxury sedan, the RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the  all-new MDX luxury sport utility vehicle.

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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 KCRW.com) 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

MUSIC:

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

TOUR: 

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

DISCUSSION: 

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

DETAILS

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 www.nhm.org/firstfridays or call (213) 763-DINO. Also email performances@nhm.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.

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 www.nhm.org or call (213) 763-DINO.

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KCRW to Curate Evening Music Programming at 2014 Sundance Film Festival

KCRW to Curate
Evening Music Programming at
2014 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 17-20

The station will program three nights of music at the Music Café, presented by Acura, in addition to three live broadcasts from the festival in Park City, Utah.

Los Angeles, CA & Park City, UT — LA public radio station KCRW will host three nights (January 17-19) of live musical performances presented by Acura, at the Music Café at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

KCRW will also broadcast live from the Acura studio space in Park City, Utah, January 18-20.

The collaboration between the Festival and the esteemed entertainment powerhouse began last year, with KCRW chosen as the first-ever radio station to join forces with the independent film festival in programming evening music performances.

Additionally, 2014 marks the second consecutive year KCRW has teamed up with Acura, a Presenting Sponsor and the Official Vehicle of the Festival, to bring Festival-goers an exclusive experience at the Music Café.

KCRW will bring its eclectic music programming to the Café for a series of showcases from 9:30pm to midnight that are free and open to the public (21 and Older), with talent to be announced in the New Year.

Music Director Jason Bentley
and DJ Anne Litt, both celebrated music supervisors, will co-host live radio broadcasts directly from the Acura studio in the heart of downtown Park City, at the corner of Main Street and Heber Avenue.

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.

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.

A full schedule of musical performances will be announced in early January 2014.

Media Contacts:

Rachel Reynolds
KCRW 89.9FM
(310) 314-4625
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org

Jessie Cohen
Sundance Institute
310.360.1981
jessie_cohen@sundance.org

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

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. www.sundance.org/festival

Sundance Institute
Founded by Robert Redford in 1981, Sundance Institute is a global, nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to nurturing artistic expression in film and theater, and to supporting intercultural dialogue between artists and audiences. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to unite, inform and inspire, regardless of geo-political, social, religious or cultural differences. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival and its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, film composers, playwrights and theatre artists, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Sin Nombre, An Inconvenient Truth, Spring Awakening, Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, Light in the Piazza and Angels in America. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

About Acura:
Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury vehicles through a network of 272 dealers within the United States. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models including the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX Sport Wagon and sedan, the ILX compact luxury sedan, the RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the soon to be released all-new MDX luxury sport utility vehicle.

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KCRW Brings EDM to NPR, Heads to NYC for Launch Event With Cut Copy

KCRW AND NPR MUSIC PARTNER TO BRING
DANCE MUSIC SHOW
‘METROPOLIS’
TO A NATIONAL AUDIENCE

NYC LAUNCH EVENT ON NOVEMBER 19 with
CUT COPY
+ DJ SET FROM ‘METROPOLIS’ HOST JASON BENTLEY


FREE TIX AVAILABLE WEDNESDAY; WILL STREAM LIVE AT NPR.ORG/MUSIC

(SANTA MONICA) November 12, 2013NPR Music has partnered with LA public radio station KCRW to bring their signature dance music show Metropolis to npr.org/music, with weekly episodes available at the site beginning today.

Metropolis host and KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley will also further expand NPR Music’s electronic music offerings through special features such as exclusive interviews and DJ mixes. Listen to the first episode now.

Giving the collaboration a proper kickoff, NPR Music and KCRW will present a free concert headlined by Australian Grammy-nominated band Cut Copy – currently touring in support of its latest album Free Your Mind – and also featuring a DJ set from Bentley on Tuesday, November 19 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City at 10pm (ET).

Fans planning to be in the area can RSVP for tickets starting Wednesday. Follow @nprmusic and @kcrw for details.

The concert will also be live streamed at NPRMusic.org for audiences worldwide.

Metropolis originally helped launch the electronic dance music revolution as a nighttime show in Los Angeles in the early 90’s. Bentley, who also hosts KCRW’s acclaimed Morning Becomes Eclectic, is one of the most respected figures in EDM, both as a DJ and an industry leader, and relaunched the show in February 2013 as a fun, smart, and sexy survey of the best of the genre.

“I’ve been immersed in the electronic dance music movement from its earliest incarnations, it has helped shape and define who I am today,” said Bentley. “Metropolis continues to be an important independent outlet for the genre on KCRW. With so much interest in the pop appeal of EDM today, thoughtful music curation is essential if the culture is to continue to thrive in the mainstream. The partnership with NPR brings a wider audience to Metropolis, and supports the growing stature of the music in popular culture.”

“We’re thrilled that KCRW’s Jason Bentley, one of public radio’s most trusted curators, will be driving NPR Music’s electronic music coverage,” said NPR Music director and executive producer Anya Grundmann. “Metropolis joins NPR Music’s roster of signature programs that span across genres to help people discover new music and appreciate the music they love in new ways.”

Metropolis
regularly offers interviews with some of the biggest, most established names in dance music, like Deadmau5, Paul Oakenfold, Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia and Fatboy Slim, as well as emerging artists with great promise like Disclosure and Jon Hopkins.

Find Metropolis on Twitter and Facebook.

Launch Concert Details

Who: Cut Copy + Jason Bentley
When: Tuesday, November 19
Time: 10pm
Where: Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, NYC (in NYC’s West Village)
Free with RSVP, starting Wednesday, November 13
Ages: 21+

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 NPR Music:
NPR Music collaborates with NPR’s newsmagazines, public radio Member stations and the passionate NPR community to celebrate great music in every genre. Visit at www.npr.org/music and via NPR Music mobile apps for more live in concert videos, as well as extensive archives of exclusive performances, interviews and reviews of artists from all genres.

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KCRW to Air Live Arcade Fire Album Preview Performance

KCRW to Air Live Arcade Fire Album Preview Performance
Monday, October 28 at 7pm

The band will play highlights from their highly anticipated album “Reflektor” the day before its release at Capitol Studios

(SANTA MONICA) October 28, 2013 — KCRW will air a live performance from Arcade Fire on Monday, October 28 at 7pm from Studio A at Capitol Studios here in Los Angeles, in conjunction with NPR Music.

The band will play songs from their highly anticipated new album, “Reflektor” the day before its release at the legendary music landmark, in addition to some old favorites. KCRW is one of a handful of NPR affiliates that has been selected to air this exclusive, hour-long broadcast.

Raul Campos will host this special programming, which will preempt Which Way, LA?, and Music Director Jason Bentley will be reporting live from the scene.

KCRW’s history with Arcade Fire started long before they were Grammy winners. In fact, the band performed live on Morning Becomes Eclectic in 2005 during their first trip to Los Angeles when they were in town to play the Troubadour.
This special programming is part of NPR Music’s “First Listen Live” series.

More Info.

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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