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Line-up Announced for 2018 KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

Los Angeles, CA (February 21, 2018) – The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced today the initial line-up for the 2018 KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. The successful collaboration between KCRW and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association continues, starting Sunday, June 17.

KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl:

Sunday, June 17, at 7 PM
FLYING LOTUS
LITTLE DRAGON
Additional artist TBA
Flying Lotus, GRAMMY®-nominated music producer and mastermind of the exploding L.A. beat scene, will take the Bowl on a 3D space-age voyage. GRAMMY®-nominated Swedish electro-pop group Little Dragon turn on a dime from funk and R&B to soul and ‘80s inspired jams.

Sunday, June 24, at 7 PM
FATHER JOHN MISTY
GILLIAN WELCH
Additional artist TBA
Father John Misty sings with the richness and command of a classic balladeer, but his sophisticated folk sound finds him devilishly examining the modern world, love, and himself, including cuts from the GRAMMY®-winning album Pure Comedy. Gillian Welch and her longtime musical partner David Rawlings, pillars of the modern acoustic music world, will perform an intimate set.

Sunday, July 1, at 7 PM
REGGAE NIGHT XVII
BERES HAMMOND
ALPHA BLONDY
PROTOJE
Master of lover’s rock Beres Hammond, the “African Bob Marley,” Alpha Blondy, and fresh roots lyricist Protoje, converge on the Bowl for the Hollywood Bowl’s 17th annual reggae festival.

Sunday, August 5, at 7 PM
BON IVER & TU DANCE
In the West Coast premiere of this unprecedented collaboration, Bon Iver and the electrifying contemporary dance company TU Dance come together with choreography by Uri Sands and new music by Justin Vernon. Bon Iver’s “rustic chamber pop with an experimental edge” (Pitchfork) and “hyper-modern balladeering” (The Guardian) has garnered GRAMMY® Awards and significant international acclaim, and Saint Paul, Minnesota’s nine-member TU Dance navigates complex themes of social change, drawing together modern dance and classical ballet with African-based and urban vernacular movements.

Sunday, September 16, at 7 PM
Artist to be announced

Sunday, September 23, at 7 PM
GRIZZLY BEAR
TV ON THE RADIO
KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH
The beloved Brooklyn – now L.A. based – band, Grizzly Bear, return with their textural, paradoxically intimate anthems and a praised fifth album, Painted Ruins. TV on the Radio returns with new music for a high-powered set of rhythmically charging, soulfully spangled art rock. Smith’s ethereal electronic compositions open.

Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2018 summer season will be available online at HollywoodBowl.com or via phone at 323.850.2000 on the following dates:

  • New subscriptions on sale today.
  • Single tickets on sale Wednesday, February 21, at 10:00 a.m. for Reggae Night XVII (July 24).
  • Single tickets on sale Friday, March 2, at 10:00 a.m., for Flying Lotus / Little Dragon (June 17) and Father John Misty / Gillian Welch (June 24).
  • “Five or More” packages will be available on Tuesday, March 20.
  • The Hollywood Bowl box office opens for single ticket sales on Sunday, April 29, at 10:00 a.m.

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, San Luis Obispo, via the KCRW-developed smart phone app, and online at kcrw.com.

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KCRW Reveals Best of 2017 Winners

KCRW Reveals Best of 2017 Winners for

Top Ten Albums

Top Ten Songs

Best New Artist

at Inaugural KCRW’s Best of 2017 Music Awards

Santa Monica, CA (December 8, 2017) – KCRW has revealed the station’s Best of 2017, the coveted list of this year’s Top Ten Albums and Top Ten Songs to cross the airwaves, and propel music culture forward. New to 2017, is the addition of the Best New Artist category. Full list of winners below.

The Best of 2017 winners were announced in front of a live audience last night at the inaugural KCRW’s Best of 2017 Music Awards, hosted by Music Director Jason Bentley at Bob Clearmountain’s Apogee Studios in Santa Monica. Bentley was joined by KCRW DJs who individually revealed and reviewed the winners on stage. Special guest DJ Reggie Watts launched the evening’s festivities with a special DJ set.

Each year the KCRW DJs get together for a year-in-review of their favorite music. Nominees for KCRW’s Top 10 Albums, Top 10 Songs, and Best New Artist were selected by KCRW’s panel of independent DJs for originality, buzz and total number of mentions throughout the year. Winners will receive prizes, heavy on-air rotation, as well as digital and on-air promotion.  

KCRW’s Best of 2017 Music Awards Winners:

Top Ten Albums

  1. The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
  2. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
  3. King Krule – The OOZ
  4. LCD Soundsystem – american dream
  5. Gabriel Garzón-Montano – Jardín
  6. Chicano Batman – Freedom Is Free
  7. Dan Auerbach – Waiting on a Song
  8. Washed Out – Mister Mellow
  9. Beck – Colors
  10. Elbow – Little Fictions

Top Ten Songs

  1. Amber Mark – “Lose My Cool”
  2. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
  3. Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile – “Over Everything”
  4. Odesza – “Across The Room (feat. Leon Bridges)”
  5. The National – “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness”
  6. Café Tacvba – “Me Gusta Tu Manera”
  7. Father John Misty – “Ballad of the Dying Man”
  8. Mondo Cozmo – “Plastic Soul”
  9. Grizzly Bear – “Mourning Sound”
  10. Sampha – “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano”

Best New Artist: Tom Misch

“There’s a sense of ease and maturity to Misch’s work, and with such a versatile and ever-improving skill set – producing, writing, singing, guitar – the possibilities for this artist feel infinite…” – KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe

In addition to the station’s Best of 2017 each KCRW DJ has revealed their personal top 10 albums. Check it all out at the interactive and immersive Best of 2017 website.

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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Ramin Djawadi to Perform Music from Game of Thrones® Live on KCRW’S Morning Becomes Eclectic

Ramin Djawadi, Grammy® and Emmy® Award-Nominated Composer, to Perform Music from Game of Thrones® Live on KCRW’S Morning Becomes Eclectic

Tuesday, December 12, in the 11:00 AM PST Hour

Session to be Streamed Worldwide on KCRW.com and Facebook Live

Santa Monica, CA (December 4, 2017) – Multi Grammy® and Emmy® Award-nominated composer Ramin Djawadi will perform a special, intimate performance of Game of Thrones® music on KCRW’s flagship music program Morning Becomes Eclectic on Tuesday, December 12, in celebration of the release of Season Seven of the hit HBO series on Blu-rayTM and DVD. The live performance will air in the 11:00 AM PST hour on 89.9 FM, and around the world at KCRW.com, and via Facebook Live.

The performance will give fans a taste of what they can expect when the critically acclaimed Game of Thrones® Live Concert Experience Featuring Ramin Djawadi brings the world of Westeros to arenas across Europe starting in May of 2018 and returns for a second North American leg of the tour in the fall of 2018. Djawadi’s music from the latest season – the Game of Thrones (Music from the HBO® Series) Season 7 Soundtrack  – has just been released as a special double vinyl set by WaterTower Music.

Last week Ramin Djawadi was nominated for his second Grammy® Award for ‘Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media’ for his work on Game of Thrones® Season Seven. Djawadi’s previous credits include the Grammy®-nominated score for Marvel’s 2008 blockbuster, Iron Man. Other film credits include Pacific Rim, Clash Of The Titans and Warcraft.  In addition to Game Of Thrones®, Ramin also garnered Emmy® Award nominations for other television projects including the hit HBO® series Westworld, Flash Forward (ABC) and Prison Break (FOX).  Ramin also recently scored the feature film The Mountain Between Us which is in theatres now.

As rich as the stories, intrigue and world of Game of Thrones®, Ramin’s celebrated music for the show has resonated with fans from the very beginning, as the meticulously constructed songs underscored the emotional weight of key moments between beloved characters, lent scale to massive battle sequences and brought to life songs referenced in George R.R. Martin’s books. Ramin’s relentlessly popular title track alone has become an instantly recognizable pop culture phenomenon in its own right.

Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones® is an epic story of treachery and nobility set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years, and only the lust for power is eternal. The Emmy®- and Golden Globe Award-winning series has captured the imagination of fans globally, making it one of the most popular shows on television.

Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley, is the station’s signature daily music program (9:00 AM – Noon) featuring new releases from emerging and established artists, underappreciated gems, live performances and interviews.

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, San Luis Obispo, via the KCRW-developed smart phone app, and online at kcrw.com.

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The Black Madonna and Moon Boots on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic features The Black Madonna and Moon Boots in advance of their appearances at KCRW’s Masquerade Ball

KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, will feature an interview with The Black Madonna on Tuesday, October 24, at 11:00 a.m., and a live on-air performance from Moon Boots on Friday, October 27, at 11:15 a.m., in advance of their appearances at KCRW’s Masquerade Ball on Saturday, October 28.

Dubbed LA’s best Halloween dance party, KCRW’s Masquerade Ball returns to the stunningly beautiful MacArthur (formerly the Park Plaza). The event is truly a feast for the senses featuring world-renowned DJs, performance artists, high-flying luchadores and other-worldly creatures, as well as a bevy of buzzy food trucks like Border Grill, LocoL, Peaches BBQ, Mandoline and more. The night’s musical line-up also includes Matthew Dear, Tensnake, Gemini Rising, Yolanda Be Cool and KCRW DJs. Performers include Lucent Dossier, Lucha VaVOOM, Les Petites BonBons, and Axon Orchestra. More information and tickets at http://www.kcrw.com/masquerade

The Black Madonna
Tuesday, October 24, at 11:00 a.m.
The Black Madonna (aka Marea Stamper) is a dance music veteran who built her career in Chicago’s renowned house music scene. She is now one of the most in demand DJs in the world and she and Jason Bentley will discuss her incredible career trajectory, her current residency on Metropolis, as well as her appearance at KCRW’s Masquerade Ball.

Moon Boots
Friday, October 27, at 11:15 a.m.
Moon Boots has developed a cult following for his super catchy, disco-infused dance music. The Brooklyn-born artist (birth name: Pete Dougherty) is part of the beloved Anjunadeep crew. He stops by the KCRW studio for a special live performance

Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley, is the station’s signature daily music program (9:00 AM – Noon) featuring new releases from emerging and established artists, underappreciated gems, live performances and interviews.

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, San Luis Obispo, via the KCRW-developed smart phone app, and online at kcrw.com.

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October on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic Starts with a Stellar Line-Up

KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

October Starts with Stellar Line-Up

The first two weeks of October on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic boasts a stellar line-up; a rocking live set from Queens of the Stone Age, Dhani Harrison in his first live radio appearance in the U.S., current U.K. chart-toppers Wolf Alice, Grizzly Bear’s return after a five-year hiatus, and the live radio debut of Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile. And, Jason Bentley interviews mastermind director, and big KCRW fan, David Lynch.

Queens of the Stone Age
Thursday, October 5, at 11:15 a.m.
October kicks off with a full on rock set from Queens of the Stone Age, highlighting tracks from their latest album Villains. Produced by Mark Ronson, Villains is glammy & groovy, and packs the rock ‘n’ roll punch we’ve come to expect. The live QOTSA performance is in advance of their appearance at Cal Jam.

Dhani Harrison (Live U.S. Radio Debut)
Friday, October 6, at 10:00 a.m.
Dhani Harrison is rock royalty. After ten years of releasing music as part of a band, the son of the late George Harrison is finally striking out with his eponymous debut album. On the day of it’s release, Harrison performs selections from his forthcoming record — performed with a full band and strings — marking his first live radio appearance in the U.S., and first full band appearance worldwide.

Wolf Alice
Monday, October 9, at 11:15 a.m.
Wolf Alice, hailed by NME as the “best band in Britain” has been a KCRW fave from the beginning. In 2015, the band played the station’s SXSW showcase. Less than a year later, they were nominated for a GRAMMY®. Their sophomore album Visions of a Life, is a bold move forward for a band that came out of the gate with confidence and determination. They are currently locked in a tight battle with Shania Twain for the top spot on this week’s UK album chart, and perform live on-air in advance of their appearance at Cal Jam.

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile (Live Worldwide Radio Debut)
Tuesday, October 10, at 11:15 a.m.
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile are two gifted songwriters who joined forces for a collaborative project, Lotta Set Lice. The result is a perfect representation of their collective talents. The duo make their live worldwide radio debut just days before the album’s release. They entertain not only with their music, but with their funny/deadpan/stream of consciousness storytelling. The performance is in advance of their appearance at Desert Daze.

David Lynch
Wednesday, October 11, at 10:00 a.m.
David Lynch has had an immeasurable influence on television, film and music. His groundbreaking series Twin Peaks returned this summer for it’s third season after a quarter-century hiatus. Lynch’s conversation with Jason Bentley addresses the show’s revival, his upcoming Festival of Disruption, how meditation can bring about world peace, and how musicians are a lot like children.

Grizzly Bear
Thursday, October 12, at 10:00 a.m.
Grizzly Bear took five years to craft their fifth album, Painted Ruins. It’s a grand return, jampacked with the gorgeous harmonies and complex orchestration the quartet are known for. This week, they kick off their first tour in four years in Europe, which culminates in L.A. on December 13 and 14 at the Wiltern. Recorded at Apogee Studio, this exceptional live session sees the band exploring tracks from their latest album, as well as digging deep from their catalog for a fan favorite or two.

Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley, is the station’s signature daily music program (9:00 AM – Noon) featuring new releases from emerging and established artists, underappreciated gems, live performances and interviews.

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, San Luis Obispo, via the KCRW-developed smart phone app, and online at kcrw.com.

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KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic Features Exclusive Songs from Natalia Lafourcade, Big Thief, Amber Mark and Lo Moon

KCRW’s flagship music program, Morning Becomes Eclectic produced an exciting string of live performances featuring the exclusive radio debuts of songs from Natalia Lafourcade, Big Thief, Amber Mark and Lo Moon.

On Thursday, July 20, one of L.A.’s rising stars, Lo Moon, premiered the new song “Real Love.” The three-piece, LA-based band’s debut song, a 7-minute sprawling anthem called “Loveless,” is fast-becoming a radio favorite. The song has already had over two million streams since it was released. Lo Moon is currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album. Check out the session here.

Monday, July 24 saw Big Thief premiere the new song “Oldest.” Big Thief has been making waves in the indie music world after releasing two nearly back to back albums of captivating, powerful songs, led by the gorgeous vocals and emotional storytelling by 25-year-old Adrianne Lenker. Check out the session here.

On Wednesday, July 26, Amber Mark premiered the new song “Love Me Right.” This young rising star recently released her self-produced debut EP 3:33 AM, a deeply moving and meditative collection of earthly experimental pop. Within a matter of months, of uploading “Space” to Soundcloud, the song landed on the iTunes homepage and climbed to #35 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart. Of course, KCRW has been spinning songs from her debut EP frequently, and “Love Me Right” is slated to be her next single.

On Friday, July 27, Natalia Lafourcade, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, performed the radio debut of “Alma Mia,” a cover of a María Greve song, which will be featured on her upcoming album “Musas (Vol. 2).” Her music weaves sounds from her native Mexico with elements of jazz, rock, bossa nova and folk. Check out the session here.

Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley, is the station’s signature daily music program (9:00 AM – Noon) featuring new releases from emerging and established artists, underappreciated gems, live performances and interviews.

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, the KCRW-developed smart phone app, and online at kcrw.com.

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KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation Announce Sound in Focus

KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation Announce

SOUND IN FOCUS
FREE, Outdoor, All-ages Summer Concerts
At the Annenberg Space for Photography

SATURDAY, JULY 15
MIGUEL
Gabriel Garzón-Montano
DJ Stretch Armstrong
Hosted by KCRW’s Anthony Valadez

SATURDAY, JULY 22
PAUL OAKENFOLD
Mondo Cozmo
Lo Moon
DJ sets by KCRW’s Jason Bentley

SATURDAY, JULY 29
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA
Natalia Lafourcade
DJ sets by KCRW’s José Galván

Santa Monica, CA (June 13, 2017) — KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation are pleased to announce the lineup for the 2017 SOUND IN FOCUS series — three, free, all-ages concerts held at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City.

The series kicks-off on Saturday, July 15 with a headlining performance from Grammy-winning R&B artist Miguel, an opening set by Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Garzón-Montano, and DJ sets by Stretch Armstrong. The evening will be hosted by KCRW’s Anthony Valadez. The series continues on Saturday, July 22 with a headlining performance from the legendary Paul Oakenfold, opening sets by East L.A.-based troubadour Mondo Cozmo and L.A.’s Lo Moon, and DJ sets by KCRW’s Jason Bentley. The series concludes on Saturday, July 29 with the guitar-slinging duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album, seven-time Latin Grammy winner Natalia Lafourcade, and DJ sets by KCRW’s José Galván.

“We are proud to partner with the Annenberg Foundation to build an exciting summer music series. My creative direction for the series is to represent a broad spectrum of tastes, reflecting the interests of the LA community at large,” said KCRW 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.”

“Now in its fifth year, our partnership with KCRW has given the Foundation an incredible opportunity to celebrate art and music with the community at the Annenberg Space for Photography,” said Wallis Annenberg, Chairman, President and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation. “We’re thrilled to share this stunning lineup with Los Angeles and look forward to three unforgettable nights of inspired creative expression.”

Admission to the SOUND IN FOCUS series is free; however, RSVP is required for entry but does not guarantee admission which will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registered guests must collect wristbands upon arrival at check-in to gain access to the concerts. Advance registration is available at KCRW.com/soundinfocus and is required for every show.

There will also be refreshments available for purchase from a wide variety of cafés and food trucks, and beer gardens for those 21 and over.

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The 2017 SOUND IN FOCUS series launches on Saturday, July 15 with Miguel who first hit the mainstream in 2010 with the infectious single “All I Want Is You,” from the debut album of the same name. The song, which blended a stark hip-hop beat with Miguel’s creamy vocals to form a sound that was absent from the radio, established Miguel as one of the most unique and soulful voices in modern R&B. The album also featured “‘Sure Thing,” which hit #1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Miguel then released the critically-acclaimed, four-time Grammy-nominated, sophomore album Kaleidoscope Dream. The album featured his third US #1 hit single “Adorn,” and garnered him his first Grammy win for “Best R&B Song.” “Adorn” resided at #1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for more than 23 weeks, becoming the longest running #1 single in the history of the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. Miguel’s critically acclaimed third studio album Wildheart claimed the #1 spot on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart, and debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Wildheart garnered Miguel two more Grammy nominations and topped a number of 2015 year-end lists including the #1 spot on Time’s Top 10 Best Albums, The New York Times’ Best Albums of 2015, Entertainment Weekly’s 40 Best Albums of 2015, and SPIN Magazine’s Top 50 Best Albums of 2015. New music from Miguel’s highly anticipated fourth studio album is coming soon.

Gabriel Garzón-Montano, dubbed “one of the most promising artists of 2017” by NPR delivers the evening’s opening live set. The Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist released his critically lauded debut album Jardín via Stones Throw Records. His track “6 8” was sampled by Drake on “Jungle” from If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late. Garzón-Montano has toured throughout the US, Europe, and Japan – including supporting Lenny Kravitz on his 2014 European tour.

NYC native Adrian Bartos p/k/a Stretch Armstrong is an internationally recognized DJ and cultural pioneer with an incomparable career. The 1990s hip-hop legend created and programmed the “Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show” on WKCR 89.9, which The Source magazine later named “The Greatest Hip-Hop Radio Show of All Time.” Stretch and Bobbito introduced the world to Jay Z, Biggie, Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, and Eminem, and dozens of other seminal figures in hip-hop. Starting in the Summer of 2017 Stretch and Bobbito will bring their decades of experience as cultural influencers and tastemakers to the “Stretch & Bob”  NPR podcast series, shifting gears from their hip-hop radio format to instead engage cultural movers and shakers in art, music, politics, comedy, and sports.

KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez hosts the evening.

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The SOUND IN FOCUS series continues on Saturday, July 22 with one of the true legends of electronic music Paul Oakenfold. 2017 marks the 30-year anniversary of Oakenfold’s famed trip to the white island of Ibiza. What followed that storied week was the birth of the dance and festival culture we know today and the emergence of one of the greatest DJs of our time.

Join Paul Oakenfold in his truest form, on two turntables and two CDJs, taking you on an extended journey through three GENERATIONS of dance music with an all new visual experience.

Drawing on influences ranging from The Verve, Primal Scream, Beck, Beastie Boys and Bob Dylan in a contemporary fusion of beats, guitars and attitude, the Philadelphia-born, Los Angeles-based Mohawk-ed and tattooed troubadour Mondo Cozmo has the attitude of the Manchester bands of the 90s…working class, honest, inspirational, cautiously hopeful, and socially observational. He hasn’t wasted any time positioning himself as one of 2017’s most promising new artists. Recently, he finished a run of sold out shows across the country and is performing at some of the biggest festivals including: Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, Boston Calling, Sasquatch, Firefly, Hangout Festival, and more.

Lo Moon are a three-piece band based in LA who’s debut song, a 7-minute sprawling anthem

called “Loveless,” is fast-becoming a radio favorite. The song has already had over two million streams since it was released. The band is currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album, and will be releasing a music video by Warren Fu (Daft Punk, Strokes, Killers) for “Loveless” shortly.

KCRW DJ Jason Bentley hosts the evening and spins sets prior to, and in-between the live performances.

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The SOUND IN FOCUS series closes on Saturday, July 29 with a headlining set from international guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela bringing to the stage their unique instrumental blend of metal, jazz and world music. Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero have been playing together for more than fifteen years. First as young thrash metal fans in their native Mexico City, then as street musicians in Dublin, Ireland at the turn of the millennium, and finally as the globe-straddling, film-scoring, record-breaking artists they are today. Known for exhilarating live shows, Rodrigo y Gabriela have won the hearts of music lovers from the haciendas of Cuba to the Hollywood Bowl and festival fields of Europe, as they continue to weave their unique six-string magic. The extraordinary interplay between Sanchez’s fiery lead lines and Quintero’s phenomenal rhythmic battery is truly universal. Their most recent release 9 Dead Alive (2014), the duo’s first studio album in five years, features intimate songs and intuitive performances with spectacular results, bursting with melodic energy and rhythmic invention. The album captures the warmth and spontaneity of two great musicians riffing and jamming together, perfectly distilled and teeming with desire, elegance and gusto. The duo also recently released a 10-year anniversary deluxe edition of their debut album on ATO Records which features a 2-LP set including both a re-mastered version of the original album, and a 2006 performance, live from Olympia Theatre in Dublin. With career sales in excess of 1.5 million albums, blockbuster movie scores, and sold-out tours worldwide, Rodrigo y Gabriela have certainly made their mark. Their appeal is boundless, their scope limitless, and the music timeless.

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Natalia Lafourcade delivers the evening’s opening live set. Her music weaves sounds from her native Mexico with elements of jazz, rock, bossa nova and folk. At seventeen, she released her first, eponymous album of original songs to critical acclaim. Since then, her 15-year career discography includes the award-winning Casa (2005), Mujer Divina (2012), Homenaje a Agustín Lara (2013), and Hasta la Raíz (2015), which garnered a Grammy for “Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album” and four Latin Grammys. A charismatic performer, Lafourcade has toured extensively throughout the globe. For her latest project, she pays tribute to Latin American folk music in Musas, un homenaje al folclore latinoamericano en manos de Los Macorinos (2017), through organic recordings and videos that exemplify her mastery and maturity as a collaborative artist.

KCRW DJ José Galván hosts and spins sets prior to and in-between the live performances.

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The 2017 SOUND IN FOCUS concert series takes place at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City. The Annenberg Space for Photography will stay open until 11:00 p.m. on these evenings so that the concertgoers may enjoy both the concerts and GENERATION WEALTH by Lauren Greenfield, the current exhibition. The exhibition examines the influence of affluence over the last 25 years, illustrating the globalization of materialism, celebrity culture and social status. This timely, thought-provoking collection explores how “keeping up with the Joneses” has become Keeping Up with the Kardashians, magnifying the aspirational gap between what we want and what we can afford. The exhibit is not about the rich, but the pervasive desire for more. Lauren Greenfield is an internationally acclaimed, Emmy Award®-winning filmmaker and photographer who is considered a preeminent chronicler of consumerism, youth culture and gender identity. Her third collaboration with the Annenberg Space for Photography and first solo show, this exhibit is a revelatory cultural exploration that presents 195 color-saturated prints, 42 riveting first-person interviews and the accompanying multimedia projections and short films.

KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation first united in 2012 for a string of hugely successful summer music events to accompany the Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibit. 2014’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. Last year’s series, which highlighted the acclaimed REFUGEE exhibition, saw thousands of concertgoers enjoy headlining performances by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Baaba Maal, and Nas.

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, San Luis Obispo, via the KCRW-developed smart phone app, and online at kcrw.com.

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
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Google+ | plus.google.com/+kcrw
YouTube | youtube.com/user/kcrw

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. Since 1989, it has generously funded programs in education and youth development; arts, culture and humanities; civic and community life; health and human services; and animal services and the environment. In addition, the Foundation and its Board of Directors are directly involved in the community with innovative projects that further its mission of advancing a better tomorrow through visionary leadership today. Among them are Annenberg Alchemy, Annenberg Learner, Annenberg Space for Photography, explore, GRoW @ Annenberg and the Metabolic Studio. The Foundation encourages the development of effective ways to communicate by sharing ideas and knowledge.

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Phoenix Perform Live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic the day they release their new album, Ti Amo

Phoenix Perform Live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic the day they release their new album, Ti Amo

Session will be streamed on Facebook Live

Tomorrow, Friday, June 9, at 11:15 a.m. PDT

Grammy-winning band Phoenix are set to perform live on KCRW’s flagship music program Morning Becomes Eclectic tomorrow, June 9, the day they release their new album, Ti Amo (Loyaute/Glassnote Records). A longtime KCRW favorite, the band – comprised of Thomas Mars (vocals), Laurent Brancowitz (guitar), Christian Mazzalai (guitar), and Deck D’Arcy (bass) will perform a selection of tracks from Ti Amo as well as a few fan favorites.

The session will be streamed via Facebook Live at 11:15 a.m. PDT.

Ti Amo is Phoenix’s first album since 2013’s critically lauded Bankrupt!. Produced by the band and recorded at La Gaîté Lyrique (Paris) with the help of long time collaborator Pierrick Devin, Ti Amo is – in the band’s own words – “an album about simple pure emotions: love, desire, lust and innocence, it’s also a record about our European, Latin roots, a fantasized version of Italy: a lost paradise made of eternal Roman summers (hyper-light, hyper-clarity, pistachio gelato), juke-boxes on the beach, Monica Vitti and Marcello Mastroiani, fearless desire and Antique marble statues.” The New York Times deems Ti Amo, “the band’s most unabashedly romantic record yet.”

Phoenix are currently in the midst of a world tour in support of Ti Amo. The U.S. leg culminates on Thursday, June 15, at the iconic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA with support from The Lemon Twigs, and Mac DeMarco.

Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley, is the station’s signature daily music program (9:00 AM – Noon) featuring new releases from emerging and established artists, underappreciated gems, live performances and interviews.

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, San Luis Obispo, via the KCRW-developed smart phone app, and online at kcrw.com.

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
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KCRW and The Hammer Museum Announce Rebel Rebel

KCRW AND THE HAMMER MUSEUM ANNOUNCE REBEL REBEL

FREE CONCERT SERIES FEATURING ECLECTIC LINE-UP OF GROUNDBREAKING, FEMALE-FRONTED BANDS AND KCRW DJS

Live Music and DJ Sets at the Hammer Museum
Outdoor and All-Ages
Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27

KCRW and the Hammer Museum once again partner to present four free concerts of live bands and DJ sets as part of KCRW’s Summer Nights series, Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20, and 27. This year it’s Rebel Rebel featuring an eclectic line-up of groundbreaking, female-fronted bands and KCRW DJs. All concerts are open to the public, and all-ages, and held outdoor in the Hammer’s lively courtyard.

The series kicks off on Thursday, July 6, with a headlining set from the 19-year-old force to be reckoned with Grace Mitchell. The Portland-raised Mitchell whose genre-bending tracks combine R&B, pop, and electronic sensibilities, made her Coachella debut this spring and is set to perform at some of the biggest summer festivals including Outside Lands, Lollapalooza, Hangout Fest, and more. KCRW DJ Valida starts the evening, followed by a set from WARGIRL, a percussion-centric ensemble combining danceable, jammy grooves firmly rooted in Latin music and Afrobeat with nods to later Clash, The Upsetters, and even some Sade.

On Thursday, July 13, the series continues with headliner Niia whose slow-burning and intimate debut album tips its hand towards sounds as disparate as the glory days of trip-hop, mid-tempo disco, and misty jazz, while retaining an impressively unified mood evoking modern noir. KCRW DJ Anne Litt opens the evening, followed by a live set from Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter SPELLES aka Kathryn Baar, whose forthcoming second EP titled Skeleton Coast I swings from stomp-y and tribal to delicate and haunting.

On Thursday, July 20, the L.A.-based, electronic/alternative one-woman show ELOHIM commands the stage with a headlining performance guaranteed to grab your attention. A Coachella darling, the singer, songwriter, musician, and producer presents a musical vision that is unique and intriguing. KCRW’s Marion Hodges starts things off with a DJ set before Suzi Analogue delights with her live vocal and DJ performance against a backdrop of original visuals created by the Never Normal team.

The series closes on Thursday, July 27, with headliner Amber Mark who recently released her self-produced debut EP 3:33 AM, a deeply moving and meditative collection of earthly experimental pop. Within a matter of months, of uploading “Space” to Soundcloud, the song landed on the iTunes homepage and climbed to #35 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart. KCRW DJ Liza Richardson launches the evening followed by a set from former Los Abandoned lead singer Maria del Pilar performing intimate pop songs that boast bilingual lyrics, odd-meter tempos, infectious hooks, and her beloved ukulele.

Happy hour with food and cash bar starts at 6:30 p.m., and music starts at 7:30 p.m.

The museum’s gallery hours will be extended to 9:00 p.m. so guests can enjoy the Hammer’s newest exhibitions, including the west coast premiere of Marisa Merz: The Sky Is a Great Space. The exhibition brings together five decades of work by the Italian painter, sculptor, and installation artist. Also on view is Living Apart Together, a collection show featuring John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger, Sharon Lockhart, and Daido Moriyama, among many others.

For more information, please visit: https://events.kcrw.com/events/category/summer-nights-hammer-museum/

Details:  

KCRW and the Hammer Museum present Rebel Rebel., four free nights of live concerts featuring an eclectic line-up of groundbreaking, female-fronted bands/artists and DJs. The museum’s gallery hours will be extended to 9:00 p.m. so guests can enjoy the Hammer’s six summer exhibitions.

Doors at 6:30 p.m., Music starts at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 6
Grace Mitchell + WARGIRL + KCRW DJ Valida

Thursday, July 13
Niia + SPELLES + KCRW DJ Anne Litt

Thursday, July 20
ELOHIM + Suzi Analogue + KCRW DJ Marion Hodges

Thursday, July 27
Amber Mark + Maria del Pilar + KCRW DJ Liza Richardson

LOCATION
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION
Event parking is available at 11020 Kinross Ave (UCLA Parking Lot 36)  with a flat rate of $5 payable by credit card or cell phone through the Park Mobile App.  Enter Lot 36 from Kinross Avenue between Gayley and Veteran Avenues. The Hammer Museum is located one block east.

It’s also easy to reach the Hammer by public transportation. The 20/720 buses and Santa Monica and Culver City Bus Lines all stop within one block of the museum. You can also take the Metro Expo Line to Westwood/Rancho Park and transfer to the northbound 8 bus, which stops just outside the museum.

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, San Luis Obispo, via the KCRW-developed smart phone app, and online at kcrw.com.

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

About the Hammer Museum:
The Hammer Museum at UCLA offers exhibitions and collections that span classic to contemporary art, as well as programs that spark meaningful encounters with art and ideas. Through a wide-ranging, international exhibition program and the biennial, Made in L.A., the Hammer highlights contemporary art since the 1960s, especially the work of emerging and under recognized artists. The exhibitions, collections, and nearly 300 public programs annually—film screenings, lectures, symposia, readings, music performances, and workshops for families—are all free to the public. Visit hammer.ucla.edu for details and livestreamed and recorded programs.

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KCRW Presents 8th Season of Summer Nights

KCRW Presents 8th Season of Summer Nights

Free, All-Ages, Outdoor Shows to Take Place Across Southern California Throughout the Summer

Series Begins at Pasadena’s One Colorado with
Chico Mann & Captain Planet + KCRW DJ Marion Hodges (June 3)
Chicano Batman + KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez (June 17)

KCRW Expands Series Announcing Brand-New Partnerships with the California African American Museum and Metro Arts Presents

KCRW Continues Longstanding Partnerships with the Annenberg Foundation, Hammer Museum, Chinatown and Santa Monica Pier

KCRW presents the 8th season of its signature event series, Summer Nights, featuring free, all-ages, outdoor shows throughout the summer to communities in the greater Los Angeles area and beyond.

The series launches on June 3 with a live performance from Chico Mann & Captain Planet, the merging of two of the biggest names in contemporary alternative Latin sounds, and a DJ set from KCRW’s Marion Hodges. The concert takes place in the courtyard amidst the historic buildings of One Colorado in Old Pasadena.

This year, the public radio station announces two brand-new partnerships – with the California African American Museum for a concert to highlight the powerful exhibition No Justice, No Peace: LA 1992, and with Metro Arts Presents to bring two shows to one of L.A.’s historic landmarks, Union Station.

KCRW’s Summer Nights series also continues last year’s expansion into communities beyond Los Angeles, presenting concerts at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and Center City Anaheim, as well as longstanding partnerships with the Annenberg Foundation for the fifth year of Sound in Focus, the Hammer Museum, Chinatown, and Santa Monica Pier.

For more information, please visit: kcrw.com/summernights

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One Colorado:

KCRW’s Summer Nights kick-off on Saturday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m., at Old Pasadena’s One Colorado featuring a live performance from Chico Mann & Captain Planet. Night Visions, their new album, highlights the creative symbiosis of two of the biggest names in contemporary alternative Latin sounds. It is a collection of stories which dance alive over an infectious blend of Afro-Latin rhythms and contemporary dancefloor beats. The result is a truly unique sound that speaks as much to listeners who don’t understand Spanish as it does to old abuelos. The feelings and rhythms that flow through these songs are universal, appealing to hearts and hips all around the world. KCRW DJ Marion Hodges opens and closes the evening with DJ sets of some of her favorite tracks.

On Saturday, June 17, One Colorado continues with Chicano Batman – four young men in vintage formalwear, who came out of L.A. playing songs that blended Brazilian Tropicalía with early ’70s psychedelic soul and the romantic pop of bands like Los Ángeles Negros. It was an immediately addictive sonic brew, and their reputation grew fast. Since forming in 2008, Chicano Batman have released two full-length albums — a self-titled 2009 debut, and 2014’s Cycles Of Existential Rhyme — as well as two EPs. The band has performed at Coachella and toured with Alabama Shakes and Jack White, among others. Now, they’re making their boldest statement yet with Freedom Is Free, their third album and ATO Records debut. KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez opens and closes the evening spinning some of his favorite tunes.

One Colorado is a collection of 17 historic buildings housing a curated mix of nationally acclaimed retailers and designers, unique local merchants, inventive restaurants, and a boutique cinema. It’s the retail centerpiece and favorite casual gathering place for the Pasadena community, with public events hosted year-round in its central courtyard.

Saturday, June 3, 7:30 p.m.
Chico Mann & Captain Planet + KCRW DJ Marion Hodges

Saturday, June 17, 7:30 p.m.
Chicano Batman + KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez

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California African American Museum:

KCRW announces a brand-new partnership with the California African American Museum (CAAM) for a very special show featuring KCRW DJs Aaron Byrd and Garth Trinidad on August 19 at 6:00 p.m. This first-time CAAM edition of Summer Nights offers food trucks, a beer garden, and after-hours museum access to all of their summer exhibitions including the powerful No Justice, No Peace: LA 1992.

The California African American Museum (CAAM) in Exposition Park explores the art, history, and culture of African Americans, with an emphasis on California and the West. In addition to presenting a dynamic slate of exhibitions and public programs, CAAM houses a permanent collection of more than four thousand works of art, artifacts, and historical documents, and a publicly accessible research library containing more than twenty thousand volumes. Admission is always free.

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles uprisings, CAAM presents No Justice, No Peace: LA 1992, an original exhibition that examines one of the most notorious episodes of urban unrest in American history. With powerful photographs and videos, historic documents, posters, flyers, and other ephemera, this exhibition considers decades of complex socio-political history that contribute to underlying tensions among L.A.’s’ marginalized groups and communities, and examines race relations, socioeconomics, and equality in America today.

Saturday, August 19, 6:00 p.m.
KCRW DJs Aaron Byrd + Garth Trinidad

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Metro Arts Presents at Union Station:

KCRW announces a brand-new collaboration with Metro Art Presents for two Summer Nights at the historic Union Station in Downtown L.A. Dancing, games, food and drink will flow at one of the city’s most iconic landmarks offering a chance to explore the architectural treasure. While you’re there, you can check out one of the many artworks at the station, including one that sings to you called “A-Train.” If you whisper certain words into a spot in the wall the artwork will sing songs by the likes of Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, and The Beatles.

Friday, August 11, 5:30 p.m.
KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez + Valida

Friday, August 25, 5:30 p.m.
KCRW DJs Jason Bentley + Travis Holcombe

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Chinatown:

Part food festival, part summer party, Chinatown offers an exciting hot spot for Angelenos. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and L.A.’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities presented by local organizations and museums; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with KCRW DJs.

Saturday, July 1, 8:00 p.m.
KCRW DJs Jason Bentley + Aaron Byrd

Saturday, August 5, 8:00 p.m.
KCRW DJs Jeremy Sole + Garth Trinidad

Saturday, September 2, 8:00 p.m.
KCRW DJs Travis Holcombe + Raul Campos

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Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara:

KCRW’s Summer Nights is back for its second year at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. Enjoy the beauty of warm summer nights, art, and music with live sets from KCRW DJs on the beautiful Paseo Nuevo Upper Arts Terrace in the heart of Santa Barbara. Curated Cocktails: Summer Nights with KCRW feature unique themes inspired by the current exhibitions Free Play and takepart | makeart: arte para todos, with after-hours museum access, signature cocktails, and interactive art making.

Thursday, June 1, 7:00 p.m.
KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer

Thursday, July 6, 7:00 p.m.
KCRW DJ Karene Daniel

Thursday, August 3, 7:00 p.m.
KCRW DJ Raul Campos

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Center City Anaheim:

KCRW is back in Orange County for the second year, moving across the street from The Packing House to Center City Anaheim’s Carnegie Plaza and Center Street Promenade. Two shows will feature KCRW DJs, a beer garden, and hand-picked food and retail vendors.

Center City Anaheim is a vibrant mix of authentic restaurants, retail, residences and offices in the heart of Anaheim. Its dozens of destinations include Center Street Promenade, with outdoor cafes, unique eateries and boutiques, the local Farmers Market, seasonal art shows and street fairs, historic Carnegie Library, Muzeo Museum, and the Frank Gehry-designed Rinks Anaheim Ice. Just steps away is the Packing District, anchored by the 1919 Anaheim Packing House: a classic food hall featuring over 25 unique food and beverage artisans reminiscent of the great public markets of South America and Europe.

Saturday, June 24, 5:30 p.m.
KCRW DJs Dan Wilcox + Valida

Saturday, September 23, 5:30 p.m.
KCRW DJs Travis Holcombe + Jose Galvan

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Annenberg Foundation and Hammer Museum:

KCRW also continues longstanding collaborations with the Annenberg Foundation for Sound in Focus, a series of three blockbuster concerts held in conjunction with the exhibition Generation Wealth at the Annenberg Space for Photography on Saturday nights in July, and with the Hammer Museum featuring a diverse array of musicians in the Hammer’s courtyard on Thursday, July 6, July 13, July 20 and July 27 held in conjunction with the exhibition Marisa Merz: The Sky Is a Great Space. Talent for both series to be announced shortly.

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Twilight Concert Series at Santa Monica Pier:

KCRW is proud to be the official public media partner for the Twilight Concert Series at the iconic Santa Monica Pier, now in its 33rd year. Straddling both the Pier and the beautiful stretch of beach beyond, concertgoers will enjoy an eclectic array of artists while waves crash and the ferris wheel lights up the warm summer night. For dates and artists see below, or visit kcrw.com/summernights.

CHRONOLOGICAL LISTING OF 2017 KCRW’s SUMMER NIGHTS SERIES:

All concerts are free and all-ages

GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA:

Saturday, June 3, 7:30 p.m.
One Colorado
Chico Mann & Captain Planet with KCRW DJ Marion Hodges

Saturday, June 17, 7:30 p.m.
One Colorado
Chicano Batman with KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez

Thursday, June 22, 7:00 p.m.
Santa Monica Pier
Khalid + Bibi Bourelly + Hosted by KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez

Thursday, June 29, 7:00 p.m.
Santa Monica Pier
Lemaitre + Coast Modern + Hosted by KCRW DJ Valida

Saturday, July 1, 8:00 p.m.
Chinatown
KCRW DJs Jason Bentley + Aaron Byrd

Thursday, July 6, 6:30 p.m.
Hammer Museum
Talent TBA

Thursday, July 13, 6:30 p.m.
Hammer Museum
Talent TBA

Thursday, July 13, 7:00 p.m.
Santa Monica Pier
Marcia Griffiths + Jah9 + Hosted by KCRW DJ Marion Hodges

Thursday, July 20, 6:30 p.m.
Hammer Museum
Talent TBA

Thursday, July 20, 7:00 p.m.
Santa Monica Pier
Eric Burdon & The Animals + Mr. Elevator + Hosted by KCRW DJ Gary Calamar

Thursday, July 27, 6:30 p.m.
Hammer Museum
Talent TBA

Thursday, July 27, 7:00 p.m.
Santa Monica Pier
Miami Horror + Cleopold + Hosted by KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox

Thursday, August 3, 7:00 p.m.
Santa Monica Pier
Valerie June + Irma Thomas + Hosted by KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd

Saturday, August 5, 8:00 p.m.
Chinatown
KCRW DJs Jeremy Sole + Garth Trinidad

Thursday, August 10, 7:00 p.m.
Santa Monica Pier
Mon Laferte + Buscabulla + Hosted by KCRW DJ Raul Campos

Friday, August 11, 5:30 p.m.
Metro Arts Presents at Union Station
KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez + Valida

Thursday, August 17, 7:00 p.m.
Santa Monica Pier
Warpaint + TBA + Hosted by KCRW DJ Karene Daniel

Saturday, August 19, 6:00 p.m.
California African American Museum
KCRW DJs Aaron Byrd + Garth Trinidad

Friday, August 25, 5:30 p.m.
Metro Arts Presents at Union Station
KCRW DJs Jason Bentley + Travis Holcombe

Saturday, September 2, 8:00 p.m.
Chinatown
KCRW DJs Travis Holcombe + Raul Campos

SANTA BARBARA:

Thursday, June 1, 7:00 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer

Thursday, July 6, 7:00 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
KCRW DJ Karene Daniel

Thursday, August 3, 7:00 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
KCRW DJ Raul Campos

ANAHEIM:

Saturday, June 24, 5:30 p.m.
CtrCity Anaheim
KCRW DJs Dan Wilcox + Valida

Saturday, September 23, 5:30 p.m.
CtrCity Anaheim
KCRW DJs Travis Holcombe + Jose Galvan

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, San Luis Obispo, via the KCRW-developed smart phone app, and online at kcrw.com.

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

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