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KCRW Presents Ira Glass’ Three Acts, Two Dancers and One Radio Host

One Night Only at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM

KCRW is proud to bring back by popular demand the final Los Angeles presentations of Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, starring Ira Glass, the host and executive producer of the universally lauded public radio program This American Life, choreographer/dancer Monica Bill Barnes and fellow dancer/collaborator Anna Bass. The trio bring the unlikely art forms of talk radio and dance together for a production that The New York Times heralded as “unapologetically human and refreshingly relatable.” KCRW will present the performances of this critically acclaimed show on one special night at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM.

Acclaimed by The Washington Post as “equal parts heart and humor,” Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host seamlessly combines Glass’ trademark storytelling and Barnes’ witty, theatrical movement style. Dancers Barnes and Bass illustrate Glass’ narration in three stirring acts – the first of which focuses on performance as an occupation, the second on artistic and romantic relationships, and, the final, which offers a glimpse into the personal lives of the three performers.

The show was created after Glass saw a performance by Monica Bill Barnes & Company. “It was unlike any dance show I’d ever seen in one crucial way: their sensibility seemed exactly like what I’m shooting for on This American Life,” comments Glass. “They were documenting these very real human moments and they were totally out for fun. Super-accessible. Funny. Original. There was a huge ‘let’s entertain people!’ vibe to the whole thing that I loved and respected.”

Confident that Barnes’s brand of movement would resonate with his radio audience, Glass invited Monica Bill Barnes & Company to be featured in the “Invisible Made Visible” live broadcast episode of This American Life. Following an enthusiastic response to an excerpt of the work at New York’s iconic Carnegie Hall, Barnes, Glass, and Bass created the complete show, Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host. The project has since toured throughout the U.S., performing at venues such at Citi Performing Arts Center (Boston), Town Hall (New York City), and The Annenberg Center (Philadelphia), among many others.

DETAILS:

THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST

Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Anna Bass

November 7, 2015, at 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM

The Theatre at Ace Hotel

929 SOUTH BROADWAY

LOS ANGELES, CA 90015

http://www.acehotel.com/losangeles/theatre/info

Ticket prices and purchase info:

$30-$68.50 plus applicable service fees

7:00 PM:  https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/813773

10:00 PM:  https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/813821

For more information, please visit kcrw.com/iraglass

About Ira Glass

Ira Glass is a member of the National Radio Hall of Fame (2014) and the host and creator of the public radio program This American Life. Dubbed by the Chicago Tribune as “the hippest show in the mainstream of public radio,” the show reaches more than 1.7 million listeners and is heard on more than 500 public radio stations in the U.S., and also appears on public radio stations in Canada and Australia. Under Glass’ editorial direction, This American Life has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence including the prestigious Peabody Award. A television adaptation of the program ran on the Showtime network for two years, winning three Emmy Awards. The program’s spin-off show Serial ran for twelve weeks in 2014, quickly becoming a pop culture phenomenon and the most listened-to podcast ever created.

About Monica Bill Barnes

Monica Bill Barnes is a choreographer, performer, and the Artistic Director of Monica Bill Barnes & Company: a New York City-based contemporary dance company founded in 1997. Barnes’ artistic mission is to celebrate individuality, humor, and the innate theatricality of everyday life, delighting in the underdog qualities of all humanity. Specializing in creatively mounted collaborations and bringing dance where it doesn’t belong, Monica Bill Barnes & Company has performed in more than sixty cities throughout the U.S. and been commissioned and presented by some of the top institutions in the country. She holds an MFA from NYU Tisch and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Theater from the University of California San Diego.

About Anna Bass

Originally from Forest, Virginia, dancer Anna Bass has worked with choreographers including Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance, Alexandra Beller Dances, Steele Dance, Christian Canciani, Donna Costello, and Aviva Geismar. Bass began working with Monica Bill Barnes & Company in 2003 and now serves as Associate Artistic Director for the company. She has performed Barnes’ work all over the U.S., on stages such as New York City Center and Carnegie Hall, and has performed in Ira Glass’s two most recent This American Life Live! events. Bass often assists Barnes with theater projects, and served as Assistant Choreographer for productions at the Atlantic Theater, the Public Theater, and Yale Repertory Theatre. Bass holds a B.A. in Dance and Theater from James Madison University.

About KCRW

KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.  A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via five KCRW-developed smart phone apps and online at kcrw.com.

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KCRW and The Hammer Museum Announce Line-Up for Summer of Soul

KCRW and THE HAMMER MUSEUM ANNOUNCE
SUMMER OF SOUL at the HAMMER
THURSDAYS IN JULY

KCRW and the Hammer Museum once again partner this July to present four nights of live bands and DJ sets as part of KCRW’s Summer Nights series. Free and open to the public, Summer of Soul shines a light on the timeless power of soul music with live band performances and sets from KCRW DJs in the Hammer’s courtyard.

The series kicks off on Thursday, July 9, with Breakestra who put the “FUN” in “FUNK.” Get ready for dancing to Breakestra’s non-stop throw-down with eight live musicians, led by Funky Sole Party founder/DJ Miles Tackett, getting loose on stage with some serious funk and soul grooves. KCRW’s Jeremy Sole launches the evening with his own DJ set.

On Thursday, July 16, LA-based electro-R&B singer Sam Sparro will bring his distinct, scale-defying vocals and epic live show to the Hammer. The evening also features The Rebirth, a seven-member outfit known for their spontaneous live performances infusing new life into classic soul music. Concertgoers will be treated to two DJ sets from KCRW’s Aaron Byrd and Chris Douridas.

Dam-Funk, known as Los Angeles’ “Ambassador of Boogie Funk,” will perform on Thursday, July 23, with a live band mixing the musical stylings of boogie, modern soul and electro-funk to get everyone groovin’. The talented singer/songwriter Martin Luther, will bring his authentic brand of rebel soul music to ears thirsting for truth, funk, rock and hip hop. The jam-packed evening also features DJ sets from Anthony Valadez and Raul Campos.

The series closes on Thursday, July 30, with Jungle Fire, who are sure to live up to their name by fusing the highly infectious and explosive sounds of Cumbia, Afrobeat, and traditional funk. The evening also features The Suffers, a ten-piece band from Houston, TX, who are redefining the sound of Gulf Coast soul. The electrifying evening starts off with a DJ set by Garth Trinidad.

Happy hour, with a cash bar, starts at 6:30 pm along with KCRW DJ sets. Live music begins at 7:30 pm and the museum’s gallery hours will be extended to 9:00 pm so guests can enjoy the Hammer Museum exhibitions including, Mark Bradford: Scorched Earth which presents all new works by the Los Angeles based artist in his first solo museum show in his hometown; Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition which features fifty-three works by twenty-four contemporary photographers; and two Hammer Project exhibitions highlighting the work of Los Angeles artists Mary Reid Kelley and Joseph Holtzman.

Details:
SUMMER OF SOUL at Hammer Museum
Happy hour and DJ sets begin at 6:30 pm, live music from 7:30 – 10:30 pm, and galleries open until 9:00 pm

Thursday, July 9
Breakestra + KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole

Thursday, July 16
Sam Sparro + The Rebirth + KCRW DJs Aaron Byrd and Chris Douridas

Thursday, July 23
Dam-Funk (w/ live band) + Martin Luther + KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez and Raul Campos

Thursday, July 30
The Suffers + Jungle Fire + KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad

KCRW’s Summer Nights is now in its 6th year and the Hammer Museum has always been an important cultural partner in bringing great music out into the community.

Summer of Soul is sponsored by The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Additional support is provided by IKEA Burbank and media sponsor L.A. Weekly.

Location:
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd. (NE corner of Westwood and Wilshire)
Westwood, CA 90024

Parking:
Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early and take advantage of $3 parking under the museum available after 6pm (maximum 3 hours).

Metro buses and trains stop within easy walking distance of all KCRW Summer Nights venues. Find the bus or rail line that can take you there using the trip planner at metro.net.

About KCRW:
KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world. A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via five KCRW-developed smart phone apps and online at kcrw.com.

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
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About The Hammer Museum:
The Hammer Museum at UCLA offers collections, exhibitions, and programs that span the classic to the contemporary in art, architecture, and design. The Hammer’s international exhibition program focuses on wide-ranging thematic and monographic exhibitions, highlighting contemporary art since the 1960s and the work of emerging artists through Hammer Projects and the Hammer’s biennial, Made in L.A. As a cultural center, the Hammer Museum offers nearly 300 free public programs a year, including lectures, readings, symposia, film screenings, and music performances at the Billy Wilder Theater which also houses the UCLA Film & Television Archive. The Hammer is home of the Armand Hammer Collection of American and European paintings, as well as the Armand Hammer Daumier and Contemporaries Collection and the Hammer Contemporary Collection. The Hammer Contemporary Collection focuses on art of all media since 1960 with an emphasis on works of the last ten years, works on paper, and art made in Los Angeles. The museum also houses the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts—comprising more than 45,000 prints, drawings, photographs, and artists’ books from the Renaissance to the present—and oversees the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden at UCLA. Free admission to the Hammer Museum is made possible through the generosity of benefactors Erika J. Glazer and Brenda R. Potter. Visit www.hammer.ucla.edu for current exhibition and program information and call (310) 443-7041 for tours. The Hammer is located at 10899 Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, Los Angeles, and is open Tuesday–Friday 11am–8pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am–5pm, and closed Mondays.

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KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation Announce Sound in Focus Line-Up

KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation are Proud to Announce
SOUND IN FOCUS


JULY 25
TV ON THE RADIO
Boxed In
DJ set by Jason Bentley

AUGUST 1
 DE LA SOUL
Quantic (live)
DJ set by Garth Trinidad

AUGUST 8
DWIGHT YOAKAM
X
DJ set by Anne Litt

AUGUST 15
COLD WAR KIDS
Other Lives
DJ Set by Jason Bentley

Free concerts inspired by the Annenberg Space for Photography’s latest exhibit, “Emerging”

KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation are pleased to announce the lineup for Sound in Focus, a free, all-ages concert series inspired by the “Emerging” exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography.  The concerts will be held at Century Park in Century City.

Admission is free; however RSVP is required for entry. Registered guests must collect wristbands upon arrival at check-in to gain access to the concerts. Advance registration is available at KCRW.com and is required for every show.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Annenberg Foundation for the third time to build an exciting music series this summer. This year my creative direction was to represent a broad spectrum of tastes, reflecting the interests of the LA community at large,” said Music Director Jason Bentley.

“Each concert has a different story and musical identity, yet the series as a whole resonates as a unified and thoughtful program. This is truly what we’ve come to love from a KCRW-Annenberg music festival, spread out over four weekends.”

“We created the Annenberg Space for Photography to showcase the most extraordinary photographic art.  But we’ve also worked to make it an extraordinary public space – a place for the entire LA community to engage with creativity, and with each other,” said Wallis Annenberg, Chairman, President and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation.  “That’s why I’m so pleased to announce our third concert series.”

“It’s been said that great music, like the greatest art, gives soul to the universe and flight to the imagination. That’s what Sound In Focus is about. And I’m grateful to KCRW for their partnership.”

TV on the Radio leads an all-star lineup of artists for the series. Always dynamic and unique, the quartet continues to conquer music on their own terms. They delivered a planetarium of music with every song on their most recent release, Seeds, and their live shows are always emotional and engaging.

Music Director Jason Bentley hosts the evening and will spin a set of tunes before one of his favorite new bands of the moment, Boxed In, opens the show. Producer/songwriter Oli Bayston is the mastermind behind the project and brings his mix of moody, cerebral dance pop to life with the help of drummer Liam Hutton, multi-instrumentalist Jack Benfield and Mark Nicholls on bass.  With sold out shows in his native UK and an impressive turn at SXSW, it’s clear this artist is on the rise.

Groundbreaking Long Island trio De La Soul have been leaders in the hip-hop scene since their founding over 25 years ago. They have a new album on the horizon and the Kickstarter campaign to fund it made headlines in the NY Times due to the overwhelming response from fans. They’ll bring crafty beats, lyrics with a social conscience, and much more to the stage for this special show on August 1, hosted by Garth Trinidad.

Opening the show will be prolific musician and DJ Will Holland, aka Quantic. He explores the world through music and, over the course of 17 albums, has earned a large international fanbase. On this evening, he will give a special performance of classic and brand new Quantic sounds with a 10-piece band, including guest singers from Colombia, Brazil and Los Angeles.

On August 8, KCRW brings cow-punk to Century Park in an evening hosted by Anne Litt. A uniquely Los Angeles movement merging punk, country, and Americana, it can only be celebrated by the two legendary artists who define it: Dwight Yoakam and X.

Grammy award-winning songwriter Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million records. He’s kept his sound fresh by embracing a wider range of sounds on recent recordings, including his latest Second Hand Heart.

The groundbreaking quartet known as X formed during the first wave of American punk music in the late ‘70s. Featuring vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist/bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom, and drummer DJ Bonebrake, the band celebrates the trials and tribulations of living in Los Angeles. The entire original lineup returns for this show.

Cold War Kids, one of the most exciting rock bands to emerge from the LA music scene in the last decade, will close the series on August 15.  The three-chambered heart of the band – Nathan Willett, Matt Maust and Dann Gallucci – makes honest songs about the human experience. It’s a raw, bluesy take on rock ‘n’ roll with an extra level of intensity when they bring it to the stage.

Jason Bentley hosts and openers Other Lives cast a spell with their layered, atmospheric orchestral rock. KCRW has championed the band since their 2011 debut and — after a relocation from their hometown of Stillwater, OK to Portland. OR — they’ve released one of their best albums yet with 2015’s Rituals.

The concerts will take place in the park adjacent to the Annenberg Space for Photography. The Photography Space will stay open late on these evenings (until 11pm) so that the concertgoers may enjoy both the concerts and the exhibit.

There will also be food and refreshments available for purchase from a wide variety of cafes and food trucks that can be enjoyed on the grassy lawn beneath the two shimmering Century Plaza Towers at Century Park. There will also be beer gardens for those 21 and over to enjoy.

KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation first united in 2012 for a string of hugely successful summer music events staged in the outdoor park adjacent to the Photography Space to accompany the Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibit. Last year’s Country in the City series not only spotlighted emerging and established artists in the genre, but was part of the Annenberg Foundation’s 25th anniversary festivities.

About KCRW
KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.  A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via five KCRW-developed smart phone apps and online at kcrw.com.

About the Annenberg Foundation

The Annenberg Foundation is a family foundation that provides funding and support to nonprofit organizations in the United States and globally.  The Foundation and its Board of Directors are also directly involved in the community with innovative projects that further its mission of advancing a better tomorrow through visionary leadership today.  The Foundation encourages the development of effective ways to communicate by sharing ideas and knowledge.

 

 

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KCRW Summer Nights Kicks Off at One Colorado in Old Pasadena Saturday, June 6 with De Lux and KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox

KCRW Summer Nights Kicks Off Saturday, June 6

at One Colorado in Old Pasadena

with De Lux and KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox

KCRW’s free, all-ages, outdoor music series Summer Nights returns for a 6th year, kicking off on Saturday, June 6, with a performance by LA’s De Lux and a DJ set from Dan Wilcox at One Colorado.

Earning comparisons to the Talking Heads, Duran Duran and the Psychadelic Furs, De Lux’s post-disco dance-punk conjures the best of the ‘80s with a decidedly modern flair.  The evening begins at 7:30 pm with a DJ set from KCRW’s Dan Wilcox, and continues with De Lux performing tracks from their upcoming album “Generation,” to be released June 23 via Innovative Leisure.  Be sure to come early because Make Music Pasadena is happening as well.

KCRW returns to One Colorado on Saturday, June 20 with a performance by the quintessentially Californian outfit Cayucas, whose versatile tunes effortlessly migrate from sun-kissed and carefree pop, to melancholic, emotional intensity.  The group will be previewing tracks from their upcoming album “Dancing at the Blue Lagoon,” set for release on June 23 on Secretly Canadian.  KCRW DJ Marion Hodges opens the show with a DJ set at 7:30 pm.

Both concerts take place in One Colorado’s charming courtyard amidst the historic buildings of Old Pasadena. One Colorado spans an entire city block, between Colorado Boulevard, Union, Delacey and Fair Oaks.

With dozens of free, outdoor, all-ages concerts that are open to the public, KCRW’s signature series, Summer Nights has reached hundreds of thousands of music fans over the years. The series also gives KCRW DJs a chance to bring their eclectic musical tastes out of our basement studios and into the community.

An entire list of KCRW’s Summer Nights concerts can be found here:
kcrw.com/summernights

About KCRW:

KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.  A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via five KCRW-developed smart phone apps and online at kcrw.com.

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
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Lineup Announced for 2015 Twilight Concert Series Announced

Lineup Announced for Twilight Concert Series 

The free concerts at the Santa Monica Pier are part of KCRW’s
Summer Nights series

Los Angeles, CA (May 19, 2015) – Public radio station KCRW returns as the media partner for the Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier this summer and is pleased to announce an incredible lineup of musical guests, from Real Estate, Sister Nancy and Dam Funk to Ariel Pink and Rebirth Brass Band.

The concerts are part of KCRW’s free, all ages Summer Nights series and KCRW DJs will serve as hosts for many of the evenings.

The shows start on July 9 and take place every Thursday until September 10, with all shows starting at 7pm.

Full Lineup Below:

The Twilight Concert Series at The Santa Monica Pier – 2015 Line Up

Jul 09 - Morris Day & The Time / Dâm Funk
Jul 16 - Real Estate / Hippo Campus
Jul 23 - ¡Cubanismo!
Jul 30 - JD McPherson / Sarah Gayle Meech
Aug 06 - Australia Rocks The Pier
Aug 13 - Sister Nancy / Jesse Royal
Aug 20 - Ariel Pink / The Mynabirds
Aug 27 - Jefferson Starship / Purple Mountains Majesties
Sep 03 - Rebirth Brass Band / Miles Mosley And The West Coast Get Down
Sep 10 – TBA

Find out more about all the events in KCRW’s Summer Nights series here.

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About KCRW:

KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.  A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via five KCRW-developed smart phone apps and online at kcrw.com.

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
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About the Santa Monica Pier Corporation

The Santa Monica Pier Corporation (SMPC) is a non-profit, public benefit corporation dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Santa Monica Pier experience for all visitors.  For more information, visithttp://www.santamonicapier.org

About RH&S Concerts

RH&S Concerts is a joint venture between independent Los Angeles-based concert promotion firms Rum & Humble and Spaceland Presents, both of whom have played a key role in bringing a wide variety of cutting edge and heritage talent to venues throughout the Los Angeles area.

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

 

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KCRW’s Summer Nights Series is Back Starting June 6

Summer Nights is Back!

The 6th Season of KCRW’s Free Concert Series
Begins on June 6 in Old Pasadena

The public radio station’s signature outdoor event series brings dozens of shows to all ages audiences across the city each year.

View details here
kcrw.com/summernights

KCRW’s free, all ages, outdoor music series Summer Nights returns June 6 with a performance by LA-based duo De Lux and a DJ set from Dan Wilcox in the courtyard amidst the historic buildings of One Colorado in Old Pasadena.

They created a feel-good sound that is all their own for their debut, and we’ll get a preview of songs from their forthcoming sophomore release, “Generation” (June 23). Earning comparisons to the Talking Heads, De Lux’s synth-driven combination of disco, post-punk and funk is sure to delight a wide range of music fans.

On Saturday, June 20, Cayucas brings their sun-drenched jangly pop sound to the stage, taking us on a tour of “Dancing at the Blue Lagoon”, their new album out on June 23. Marion Hodges opens the show with a DJ set.

Both shows begin at 7:30pm.

Next up, we head to Chinatown to kick off a series of three dance parties, with KCRW DJs taking over the turntables and leading the packed masses as confetti rains down on the dancefloor. Celebrate one of LA’s oldest and most unique neighborhoods on Saturdays throughout the summer months: June 27, July 25 and August 22.

Our collaboration with cultural partners across the city continues with Summer of Soul at the Hammer Museum on Thursdays throughout July. Happy Hour starts at 6:30pm in their open air courtyard, featuring the timeless power of soul music starting at 7:30pm courtesy of KCRW DJs and performances by some of their favorite artists. Check out all their exhibitions, including Mark Bradford: Scorched Earth, which inspired this year’s musical theme. Galleries stay open late for art-viewing.

KCRW will also team up with the Annenberg Space for Photography to bring four blockbuster concerts featuring some of KCRW’s favorite artists to Century Park in Century City.

Last but not least – and closest to our home base – KCRW will present the Twilight Concert Series at the iconic Santa Monica Pier for free concerts every Thursday, July 9 through September 10.

The station’s signature series has reached hundreds of thousands of music fans over the years and gives KCRW DJs a chance to bring their eclectic musical tastes out of our basement studios and into the community.

More talents announcements coming soon. Find additional details online here.

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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 creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.  A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via five KCRW-developed smart phone apps and online at kcrw.com.

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KCRW Announces Live Webcast With My Morning Jacket on May 7

KCRW Presents
Live Webcast With My Morning Jacket
Thursday, May 7

This is the first public performance of new tracks from their forthcoming release “The Waterfall”

Streaming Worldwide via KCRW and NPR Music’s First Listen Live Series

**Limited Press Tickets are Available for Review**

Los Angeles, CA (April 27, 2015) My Morning Jacket will release their 7th studio album, “The Waterfall”, next month and are kicking off a long run of tour dates with a performance for Los Angeles public radio station KCRW on Thursday, May 7 that will be webcast live.

It is the first public performance of new tracks from the release, which was recorded on the West Coast at Panoramic Studios.

The intimate performance, to be filmed in front of an invite-only audience at LA’s famed Mack Sennett Studios, will stream via KCRW.com and as part of NPR Music’s First Listen Live series (at NPR.org/music) starting at 7pm PT / 10pm ET.

The show will be hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley and recorded for future broadcast on Morning Becomes Eclectic on Wednesday, May 13.

Since their formation in 1998, My Morning Jacket has delved into the mysteries of creativity and love, and continues to take us on a spiritual journey through their signature and expansive lens of rock and soul. On their newest work, fans will hear echoes of vintage rock and pop as MMJ continues to honor its influences.

The Washington Post has declared “The Waterfall” an “epic new album” and Grantland calls it their “best album in a decade.”

The live session was made possible thanks to an ongoing collaboration with Sonos Studio.

My Morning Jacket Live at Mack Sennett Studios

When: Thursday, May 7
Where: Mack Sennett Studios
Address: 1215 Bates Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Time: Reception – 6 pm, Performance – 7 pm

Performance and webcast begins at 7 pm PT
WEBCASTING LIVE WORLDWIDE VIA KCRW.COM AND NPR.ORG/MUSIC

For questions regarding KCRW, please contact Rachel Reynolds (rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org)

For questions regarding NPR Music, please contact Caitlin Sanders (csanders@npr.org)

For more information about My Morning Jacket, please contact Pam Nashel Leto: pam@girlie.com

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 creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.  A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via five KCRW-developed smart phone apps and online at kcrw.com.

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Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
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KCRW Announces Live Webcast With Alabama Shakes on April 20

KCRW Presents
Live Webcast With Alabama Shakes
Playing New Songs from “Sound & Color”
Monday, April 20

Streaming Worldwide via KCRW and NPR Music’s First Listen Live Series

Los Angeles, CA (April 15, 2015) The day before Alabama Shakes release “Sound & Color“, Los Angeles public radio station KCRW will present a live webcast of the band playing songs from the new album, as well as favorites from their Grammy-nominated debut, “Boys and Girls”.

The album release party will take place at Apogee Studio — the private studio of famed producer/engineer Bob Clearmountain – on Monday, April 20.

The entire performance will stream live via KCRW.com and as part of NPR Music’s First Listen Live series (at NPR.org/Music) starting at 7pm PT / 10pm ET.

The show will be hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley and recorded for future broadcast on Morning Becomes Eclectic on Friday, April 27.

This is KCRW’s first live webcast of their popular Apogee Sessions series, which has featured everyone from Nick Cave and Beck to James Blake and Vampire Weekend over the last five years.

Alabama Shakes
experienced a meteoric rise following the release of their 2012 debut and took their time crafting their sophomore album, expanding on their soulful blues-rock sound.

The new set of genre-bending songs are refreshingly complex and prompted some new additions to the core quartet, including touring keyboard player Ben Tanner and Paul Horton, a friend from their hometown in Alabama on keys and percussion, as well as three back up singers.

Both NPR Music (First Listen) and KCRW (Album Preview) will host the full album stream of Alabama Shakes “Sound & Color” starting on the evening of April 12.

Alabama Shakes Live at Apogee Studio

When: Monday, April 20
Where: Apogee Studio
Performance and webcast begins at 7 pm PT
WEBCASTING LIVE WORLDWIDE VIA KCRW.COM AND NPR.ORG/MUSIC

For questions regarding KCRW, please contact Rachel Reynolds (rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org)

For questions regarding NPR Music, please contact Caitlin Sanders (csanders@npr.org)

For more information about Alabama Shakes, please contact Erin Cooney: erin@thefunstar.com

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 creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.  A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via five KCRW-developed smart phone apps and online at kcrw.com.

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KCRW at SXSW — Showcases, Live Broadcasts, FLOODfest and More

KCRW at SXSW

Morning Becomes Eclectic Live Broadcast
From FLOODfest at Cedar Street Courtyard
(Set Times Just Announced!)  

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KCRW OFFICIAL SHOWCASES
Wednesday, March 18

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

MILKY CHANCE * LAURA MARLING
JAMES BAY

8pm-2am – The Parish

ODESZA * DELTA SPIRIT * BIG DATA *
HIATUS KAIYOTE * BØRNS * WOLF ALICE

Los Angeles, CA (March 10, 2015) — Los Angeles-based public radio station KCRW is kicking off SXSW 2015 on Wednesday, March 18, with TWO official showcases open to anyone with a festival badge or wristband (No RSVP needed).

We return to The Parish on Wednesday night from 8pm to 2am, with a lineup led by ODESZA, who easily claim the title of one of the most booked bands on the summer festival circuit this year! Road warriors Delta Spirit, Brooklyn-based electronic pop artist Big Data, LA breakout band BØRNS, Australian future soul collective Hiatus Kaiyote and UK rockers Wolf Alice round out the lineup.

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

Two captivating singer songwriters from the UK – James Bay and Laura Marling – lead a lineup topped off by Germany’s Milky Chance, who have one of this year’s biggest singles in modern rock with the undeniably catchy “Stolen Dance”.

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

KCRW is also the radio sponsor for the first-ever FLOODfest, taking place at the Cedar Street Courtyard over four days in Austin during SXSW and featuring artists like; Spoon, Courtney Barnett, Best Coast, Twin Shadow, Amason, Geographer, The Ting Tings, and many more.

See the full lineup, with set times, here.

The station will be broadcasting live on site, with co-hosts Jason Bentley and Anne Litt.

They’ll take to the airwaves in Austin during Morning Becomes Eclectic on Friday, March 20 from 11am to 2pm and Saturday, March 21 from 2-5pm.

RSVP here to attend the FLOODfest daytime showcases. Evening showcases
will be open to SXSW festival badge and wristband holders only.

Last but not least, longtime Morning Becomes Eclectic producer Ariana Morgenstern will be giving aspiring artists feedback on their work as part of the New Music Meeting panel.

KCRW OFFICIAL SHOWCASES — WEDNESDAY, March 18

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 Milky Chance
3pm Laura Marling
2pm James Bay

WHAT: KCRW’s Official Night Showcase
TIME: 8pm – 2a
WHERE: Parish

SET TIMES

1:00 Delta Spirit
12:00 BØRNS
11:00 ODESZA
10:00 Big Data
9:00 Hiatus Kaiyote
8:00 Wolf Alice

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

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Good Food at SXSW! Evan Kleiman and Jonathan Gold Take on Austin

Good Food at SXSW

Join KCRW’s Evan Kleiman for a live podcast event and a panel during the second annual SouthBites conference.

Los Angeles, CA (March 10, 2015)Good Food Host Evan Kleiman and Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold (LA Times) will head to Austin, TX during the annual SXSW conference and team up to take on the city’s cuisine, which they’ll discuss on the March 21 edition of the show.

They’ll be talking to local chefs, including BBQ master Aaron Franklin and Top Chef champion Paul Qui. They’ll also take a roadtrip out to Snow’s BBQ in Lexington, where female pitmaster Tootsie Tomanetz has over 50 years of BBQ experience under her belt.

If you’ll be in town for the festivities, join Kleiman at the Driskill Hotel during the SouthBites conference on Sunday, March 15 for a live podcast event.

She’ll interview an engaging array of food writers, thinkers and chefs for programming that will be recorded for later broadcast on KCRW.

The event takes place in the Jim Hogg parlor from 10am to 5:30pm. The schedule is as follows:

10am        Food as Lifestyle with Bon Appetit’s Adam Rapoport and Andrew
Knowlton

10:30am    Creating Chef Watson with Florian Pinel

11am        Change in the Grocery Aisle with “Supermarket Guru” Phil Lempert

2pm        The Kitchen as Sanctuary with chef Curtis Duffy and “For Grace”
Directors Kevin Pang and Mark Helenowski

2:30pm    How Tech is Changing Your Coffee with Erin Meister and Cameron
Hughes

3pm        A Look at the Museum of Food and Drink with Peter Kim and Emma
Boast

4:30pm     The Changing Face of Food Writing with Alison Cook and Helen Rosner

5pm        Applying Kickstarter Culture to the Good Food Movement with Eileen
and Michael Chiarello

On Monday, March 16, Kleiman will moderate Food Criticism in the Digital Age with panelists Jonathan Gold (LA Times), Alison Cook (Houston Chronicle) and Helen Rosner (Eater) at the Driskill Hotel at 5pm. They’ll discuss how these talented writers have adapted their crafts in the era of Yelp, where everyone is a critic, and how they foresee the future of food criticism.

Good Food airs on Saturdays from 11am to noon on KCRW.

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 creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.  A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via five KCRW-developed smart phone apps and online at kcrw.com.

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

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