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Made in L.A. Music at the Hammer Museum — Thursdays in July!

MADE IN L.A. MUSIC
at the HAMMER MUSEUM
THURSDAYS IN JULY

KCRW partners with the Hammer for four free summer shows starting JULY 10, with live band performances and DJ sets celebrating some of LA’s most enduring club nights, residences and music scenes 

SANTA MONICA, CA (June 26, 2014) — KCRW’s free outdoor concert series Summer Nights is in full swing and July brings the return of Made in L.A. Music at the Hammer Museum, a celebration of the wide array of music created in our city.

This year’s collaboration will focus on some of LA’s most enduring club nights, residences and music scenes, from the House sounds of DEEP (with guests Marques Wyatt and Doc Martin) and the multi-cultural celebration of Afro Funke to local labels Community Records and Innovative Leisure.

These events, which are free and open to the public, are inspired by Made in L.A. 2014, the Hammer’s biennial exhibition featuring emerging and under-recognized LA artists.

Happy hour, with a cash bar, starts at 6:30pm. Music begins at 7:30pm and the museum will have extended hours during the series for guests to enjoy art in the galleries and music in the courtyard.

“I picked four distinct LA music stories to reflect our thriving metropolis and, with the backdrop of the spectacular Hammer Museum courtyard, this will be an unforgettable event series as part of KCRW’s Summer Nights,” said KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley.

Kicking off the series on July 10, one of LA’s most beloved weekend daytime dance parties, the Do-Over, heads to the Hammer with a roster of mystery DJs that are sure to rock the dance floor. KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer will be on the decks to start the evening and station favorite De Lux will do a live set.  (Fun fact: the Do-Over recently traveled to Brazil for a party during the World Cup!)

DJ Liza Richardson kicks off a night with local label Community Music on July 17. The label launched the giant success of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and frontman Alex Ebert will host a night of local artists signed to the label, including a project from actress Jena Malone called The Shoe, crash, and surprise guests.

“It is an honor to present our local Community Music artists with KCRW.  I grew up in LA with KCRW as a daily nutrition.  Their legendary support of local artists has long been a vital conduit to the culture of music in Los Angeles,” said Ebert.

See the full lineup below and find details here.

MADE IN L.A. MUSIC at Hammer Museum
Happy Hour Begins: 6:30PM, Music: 7:30PM

Thursday, July 10
The Do-Over & Innovative Leisure Present
De Lux (Live) + The Do-Over Mystery Guest DJs + KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer

Thursday, July 17
A Night of Community Music: Feat. crash,
The Shoe, My Hawaii & some surprise performances – hosted
by Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic
Zeros + KCRW DJ Liza Richardson

Thursday, July 24
Afro Funke’ featuring Rocky Dawuni
+ KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole & Afro Funke’ resident DJ Glenn Red

Thursday, July 31
DEEP featuring:
Marques Wyatt
Doc Martin
+ KCRW DJ Raul Campos

Summer Nights is now in its 5th year and the Hammer Museum has always been an important cultural partner in bringing great music out into the community.

Made in L.A. Music is sponsored by The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and IKEA Burbank.

To see the full lineup of free shows, go here.

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

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

Media Contact:
Rachel Reynolds
Music Publicity Director
310) 314-4625
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org

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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ABOUT THE HAMMER MUSEUM
The Hammer Museum, a public arts unit of the University of California, Los Angeles, is dedicated to exploring the diversity of artistic expression through the ages. Its collections, exhibitions, and programs span the classic to the cutting-edge in art, architecture, and design, recognizing that artists play a crucial role in all aspects of culture and society. The Hammer presents major single-artist and thematic exhibitions of historical and contemporary art. As a cultural center, the Hammer offers a diverse array of free public programs throughout the year, including lectures, readings, symposia, film screenings, and music performances.

For current program and exhibition information visit www.hammer.ucla.edu or call 310-443-7000.

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KCRW is Proud to Announce COUNTRY IN THE CITY

JULY 19

GREGG ALLMAN

Sturgill Simpson

JULY 26

SHELBY LYNNE

Jamestown Revival

AUGUST 2

WYNONNA & THE BIG NOISE

Nikki Lane

Free concerts inspired by the Annenberg Space for Photography’s latest exhibit, Country: Portraits of an American Sound

KCRW is pleased to announce the lineup for Country in the City, a free, all ages concert series inspired by Country: Portraits of an American Sound, held at Century Park in Century City.

RSVP is required for entry. No tickets are needed. However, registered guests must collect wristbands upon arrival at check in to gain access to concerts.  Admission is free. Advance registration at KCRW.com is required for every show. (link to kcrw.com/country once live. Screenshot of website attached)

Gregg Allman, who is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee as a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, headlines the first evening on July 19. Named one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” by Rolling Stone, Allman recently released “All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman,” a live album that include guest performances by many of his contemporaries such as Trace Adkins, Jackson Browne, Martina McBride, Vince Gill, John Hiatt, Widespread Panic and many more.

Opening the evening will be Nashville’s latest buzz-worthy artist, Sturgill Simpson. A throwback to the honky-tonk days of love ballads and outlaw life, Simpson’s latest release, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music has seen high praise from major outlets and is headed for a big year.

Alabama native, Grammy winner and longtime KCRW favorite Shelby Lynne brings a full band on July 26.  Lynne has been making music since she was 7 years old, inspired by the songs of George Jones, Dottie West and Waylon Jennings. She’s a candid songwriter and heart-wrenching performer who always shines on stage.

Jamestown Revival opens the July 26 show. They are one of the most promising bands in Los Angeles and their debut, dedicated to their move west from Texas, has been an Americana favorite this year.  Expect impeccable harmonies with a good dose of “back porch-style” storytelling.

Wynonna is one of the biggest names in modern country music, whether performing alongside her mother as one half of the legendary duo The Judds, or pushing the boundaries on her own mega-successful solo path. The five-time Grammy winner has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, charted 20 #1 hits and received over 60 industry awards. The iconic performer was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.”  We’re thrilled Wynonna & The Big Noise will perform on August 2.

Opening this show is Nikki Lane, whose sophomore album “All Or Nothin – produced by The Black Keyssinger/guitarist Dan Auerbach — is out now on New West Records. She’s widely considered one of the most compelling talents emerging from country music at the moment. With a fearless attitude and Southern swagger, she’ll present a rousing collection of songs that spans genres and eras.

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 10pm) so that the public may enjoy both the concerts and the exhibit, which features images of the pioneers, poets and icons of country music.

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

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Annenberg Foundation has planned community events throughout 2014, including Country in the City.

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, 1955 to the Present exhibit.

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 Space for Photography

The Annenberg Space for Photography is a cultural destination dedicated to exhibiting photography.  The Space serves as an expression of the philanthropic work of the Annenberg Foundation and its Directors.  The intimate environment features state-of-the-art, high-definition digital technology as well as traditional prints by both world-renowned and emerging photographers.  Annenbergspaceforphotography.org

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KCRW Launches Summer Nights Series in Old Pasadena with WATERS on June 7

With an undeniable ear for a pop hook and high energy performances, WATERS (a new project from Port O’Brien’s Van Pierszalowski) is poised to be one of the West Coast’s big break out bands this year.

The first single “Got to My Head” is already a KCRW favorite and we’re thrilled to announce the band will be kicking off the public radio station’s Summer Nights series with a performance at One Colorado in Old  Pasadena on Saturday, June 7.

The evening begins at 7:30pm with a DJ set from Dan Wilcox.

(Previously scheduled artist Lo-Fang cancelled due to other tour date conflicts.)

One Colorado spans a city block in Old Pasadena, between Colorado Boulevard, Union, Delacey and Fair Oaks. Make Music Pasadena (presented by KCRW) will be taking place down the street, so early arrival is encouraged!

KCRW returns to One Colorado on June 21 with a performance from orchestral pop outfit Kan Wakan and DJ Marion Hodges on the decks.

KCRW was an early supporter of Kan Wakan – so early, they went by a different name at the time – and we’re thrilled to present their lush, artfully created, noir-kissed sound.

Their full-length debut, “Moving On”, comes out on Verve on June 3.

Summer Nights
 returns for a fifth year, with more than 30 free, outdoor, all ages concerts that are open to the public.

Find the full lineup of shows here.


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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Lineup Announced for Twilight Concert Series

Lineup Announced for Twilight Concert Series

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

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 Cults, Cayucas and Charles Bradley to Jagwar Ma, Omar Souleyman,Yuna and many more.

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

The Twilight Concert Series is now in its 30th year and better than ever.

The shows start on July 10 and take place every Thursday until September 11, with all shows starting at 7pm.

Full Lineup Below:

TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES 2014 LINEUP

July 10 – Indie Pop: CULTS w/ James Supercave
July 17 – Heavenly Voices: YUNA w/ King

(Hosted by DJ Anthony Valadez)

July 24 – PCH Top Down Sounds: CAYUCAS w/ PAPA
(Hosted by KCRW DJ Chris Muckley)
July 31 – Syrian Electro Style: OMAR SOULEYMAN

(Hosted by KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd)
Aug 07 – Australia Rocks the Pier: JAGWAR MA
(Hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley)
Aug 14 – Latin Waves: LA SANTA CECILIA w/ Sergio Mendoza
(Hosted by KCRW DJ Raul Campos)
Aug 21 – THE ZOMBIES w/ Mystic Braves
(Hosted by KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox)
Aug 28 – Deep Reggae: LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY w/ Mexico 68
(Hosted by KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole)
Sep 04 – TBA
Sep 11 – 100% Soul: CHARLES BRADLEY w/ King James & The Special Men

See the full Summer Nights lineup here.

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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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, visit http://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.

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KCRW Announces Lineup for the 5th Season of Summer Nights!

The 5th Season of KCRW’s Free Concert Series
Summer Nights
Begins on June 7 in Old Pasadena

The public radio station’s signature outdoor event series has already brought over 100 shows to all ages audiences across the city.

View the full lineup + details here
www.kcrw.com/summernights

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 19, 2014) — KCRW is celebrating the 5th anniversary of its free, all ages, outdoor concert series, Summer Nights, starting June 7 at One Colorado in Old Pasadena with classically-trained electro pop musician Lo-Fang, an LA artist whose been getting national attention since Lorde hand-selected him to open her first US headlining tour.

Once again, KCRW is partnering with a number of distinguished cultural organizations we love – The Hammer Museum, The Annenberg Space for Photography, and Grand Performances – and reaching neighborhoods across Southern California, including Pasadena, Chinatown, and Santa Monica.

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

“We’re committed to serving the community throughout the year with exciting music programs that are open to the public. Summer Nights continues to be a way to thank our listeners for their support. See you there,” said Music Director Jason Bentley.  

We kick off the series with two courtyard concerts amidst the historic buildings of One Colorado in Old Pasadena. DJ Dan Wilcox will spin a set of tunes and host Lo-Fang on Saturday, June 7 during Make Music Pasadena, while DJ Marion Hodges welcomes the cinematic orchestral pop sounds of Kan Wakan on Saturday, June 21. Both evenings begin at 7:30pm.

We bring the party straight to the center of Chinatown for three Saturdays (June 14, July 12, August 9), with KCRW DJs like Raul Campos, Anthony Valadez, Jason Bentley and Travis Holcombe rockin’ the dancefloor for thousands of revelers underneath showers of confetti. It’s a true celebration of one of LA’s most unique neighborhoods.

We join Grand Performances for nine events in one of the city’s most breathtaking outdoor venues, California Plaza, in the heart of Downtown LA, featuring Angelique Kidjo, Yuna, Carmen Rizzo, DJ Numark & Mark de Clive-Lowe, and more.

We team up with the Hammer Museum for the “Made in L.A.” music series, with a focus on some of LA’s most enduring club nights, residences and music scenes, from the House sounds of DEEP (with guests Marques Wyatt and Doc Martin) to the multi-cultural celebration of Afro Funke and local label Community Records, with special guest Alex Ebert. KCRW shines a spotlight on these corners of the LA music community for four Thursdays with live band performances and DJ sets in the Hammer courtyard.

Last but not least – and closest to our home base – KCRW will present the Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier, with shows every Thursday from July 10 to September 11.  Talent announcement coming soon.

See the full lineup of shows, as well as additional details, online here.

About KCRW:

KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is one of the nation’s leading National Public Radio (NPR) affiliates, also featuring an eclectic mix of originally-produced and nationally-distributed news, music, talk and arts programming.  The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties and the greater Palm Springs area.KCRW’s programming is available worldwide, both live and on-demand, at KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps(iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

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

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Save the Date: Country in the City This Summer

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SAVE * THE * DATE

KCRW is Proud to Announce
Country in the City

Free concerts brought to you
by the Annenberg Foundation and KCRW

July 26 *August 2
at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City

www.KCRW.com/country


LOS ANGELES, CA (May 13, 2014) —KCRW
returns to Century Park in Century City this summer for FREE all-ages outdoor concerts inspired by the Annenberg Space for Photography’s newest exhibit, Country: Portraits of an American Sound.

On the grassy lawn beneath the two shimmering Century Plaza towers designed by Minoru Yamasaki, take in a vista of architectural delight and some incredible live music this summer.

Talent will be announced soon.

In the meantime, mark your calendars for July 26 and August 2.

RSVP will be required. Details to follow once talent is announced. Find out more here.

The Photography Space will stay open late on these evenings so that the public may enjoy both the concerts and the exhibit, which features images of the pioneers, poets and icons of country music.

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Annenberg Foundation has planned community events throughout 2014, including Country in the City.

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 in 2012. The packed shows proved the outdoor park  was a unique and exciting weekend destination for live music and we’re thrilled to bring back more of our favorite artists for another round!

View photos from the shows in 2012 here
to see what you can look forward to.

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About KCRW:

KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is one of the nation’s leading National Public Radio (NPR) affiliates, also featuring an eclectic mix of originally-produced and nationally-distributed news, music, talk and arts programming.  The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties and the greater Palm Springs area. KCRW’s programming is available worldwide, both live and on-demand, at KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps(iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

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

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KCRW to Broadcast Live From the Spotify House at SXSW 2014

KCRW at SXSW

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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About KCRW:

KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is one of the nation’s leading National Public Radio (NPR) affiliates, also featuring an eclectic mix of originally-produced and nationally-distributed news, music, talk and arts programming.  The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties and the greater Palm Springs area.KCRW’s programming is available worldwide, both live and on-demand, at KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps(iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

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

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KCRW Announces Official SXSW Showcases — Wednesday, March 12

KCRW Showcases at SXSW
Wednesday, March 12

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

Moses Sumney ** The Preatures ** Tennis

 8pm-2am – Haven

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

Find exclusive content on KCRW’s Music Blog


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY, March 12

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

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

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

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

About KCRW:

KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is one of the nation’s leading National Public Radio (NPR) affiliates, also featuring an eclectic mix of originally-produced and nationally-distributed news, music, talk and arts programming.  The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties and the greater Palm Springs area.KCRW’s programming is available worldwide, both live and on-demand, at KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps(iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

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

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
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Lineup Announced for KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

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

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

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

View the lineup

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

Subscriptions to the successful summer series are already on sale now at HollywoodBowl.com.

KCRW subscribers get 20% off selected seats for the series as part of the LA public radio station’s Fringe Benefits program.

View the full lineup below.

KCRW’s WORLD FESTIVAL
SUNDAYS, 7 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glen Hansard
Iron & Wine
The Head and the Heart

(August 10)

Host: KCRW DJ Anne Litt

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

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

Host: DJ Tom Schnabel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.kcrw.com/sundance

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

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

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

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

Friday, January 17

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

Saturday, January 18 

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

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

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

Sunday, January 19

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

DETAILS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Media Contacts:

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

Jessie Cohen
Sundance Institute
310.360.1981
jessie_cohen@sundance.org

About KCRW:

KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is one of the nation’s leading National Public Radio (NPR) affiliates, also featuring an eclectic mix of originally-produced and nationally-distributed news, music, talk and arts programming.  The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties and the greater Palm Springs area.KCRW’s programming is available worldwide, both live and on-demand, at KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps(iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

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

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

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

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

About Acura:

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

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