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Lineup Announced for 2015 Twilight Concert Series Announced

Lineup Announced for Twilight Concert Series 

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

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

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

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

Full Lineup Below:

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

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

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

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About KCRW:

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

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

About the Santa Monica Pier Corporation

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

About RH&S Concerts

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

Rachel Reynolds
Music Publicity Director
KCRW 89.9FM
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314-4625  DIRECT
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org
http://twitter.com/RachelRkcrw
http://blogs.kcrw.com/musicnews

 

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KCRW’s Summer Nights Series is Back Starting June 6

Summer Nights is Back!

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

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

View details here
kcrw.com/summernights

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

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

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

Both shows begin at 7:30pm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rachel Reynolds
Music Publicity Director
KCRW 89.9FM
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314-4625  DIRECT
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org
http://twitter.com/RachelRkcrw
http://blogs.kcrw.com/musicnews/

About KCRW:

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

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
Instagram | instagram.com/kcrw
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KCRW Announces Live Webcast With My Morning Jacket on May 7

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

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

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

**Limited Press Tickets are Available for Review**

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Morning Jacket Live at Mack Sennett Studios

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

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

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

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

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

Rachel Reynolds
Music Publicity Director
KCRW 89.9FM
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314-4625 DIRECT
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org
http://twitter.com/RachelRkcrw
http://blogs.kcrw.com/musicnews/

About KCRW:

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

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
Instagram | instagram.com/kcrw
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KCRW Announces Live Webcast With Alabama Shakes on April 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alabama Shakes Live at Apogee Studio

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

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

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

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

Rachel Reynolds
Music Publicity Director
KCRW 89.9FM
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314-4625 DIRECT
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org
http://twitter.com/RachelRkcrw
http://blogs.kcrw.com/musicnews/

About KCRW:

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

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

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

KCRW at SXSW

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

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KCRW OFFICIAL SHOWCASES
Wednesday, March 18

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

MILKY CHANCE * LAURA MARLING
JAMES BAY

8pm-2am – The Parish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See the full lineup, with set times, here.

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

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

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

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

KCRW OFFICIAL SHOWCASES — WEDNESDAY, March 18

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

SET TIMES

4pm Milky Chance
3pm Laura Marling
2pm James Bay

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

SET TIMES

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

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

About KCRW:

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

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

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
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KCRW’s SXSW 2015 Lineup Announced!

KCRW Showcases at SXSW
Wednesday, March 18

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

MILKY CHANCE * LAURA MARLING
JAMES BAY

8pm-2am – The Parish

ODESZA * DELTA SPIRIT * BIG DATA *

HIATUS KAIYOTE * BØRNS * WOLF ALICE

Los Angeles, CA (February 06, 2015) Los Angeles-based public radio station KCRW is kicking off SXSW 2015 on Wednesday, March 18, with TWO official showcases open to anyone with a festival badge or wristband (no RSVP needed).

We’re thrilled to bring an eclectic lineup to The Parish on Wednesday night from 8pm to 2am.

Seattle duo ODESZA were a big hit across KCRW’s airwaves with their album “In Return” and they can claim the title of one of the most booked bands on the summer festival circuit this year!

Delta Spirit
are also road warriors and never cease to amaze with their live shows, which is why we asked them to join our lineup immediately after their most recent performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic

KCRW had Big Data’s breakout single “Dangerous” on regular rotation far before others caught on and we’re looking forward to what Alan Wilkis has ahead on his new album “2.0”, which will feature guest turns from Twin Shadow, White Sea, and many others.

BØRNS is clearly on track to be one of LA’s breakout artists this year, armed with his “Candy” EP of undeniably catchy pop songs and tons of charisma on stage. BØRNS’ debut full length will be released later this year.

Two very different female-fronted bands will take the stage– Grammy-nominated future soul band Hiatus Kaiyote, who will debut new material from their upcoming sophomore album “Choose Your Weapon”, and the raw rock of UK’s Wolf Alice, who are on tour with Alt-J and primed to release their debut later this year.

They made their U.S. radio debut on KCRW and were previously listed among the BBC’s short list for breakout artists in 2015, as was singer-songwriter James Bay who joins our Day Showcase at the Convention Center!

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

James, whose new album is out on March 24, kicks off the festivities with his captivating songs and beautiful voice at 2pm, followed by another UK favorite, Laura Marling.

She made a splash with her debut album when she was just 18 years old and has proven to be one of the best songwriters of her generation. The British folk singer moves boldly forward on her latest release “Short Movie”.

German duo Milky Chance have one of the biggest singles in modern rock with the undeniably catchy “Stolen Dance”. They’ve found a unique musical spot merging folk songwriting and reggae vibes with electronic beats on their debut “Sadnecessary”.

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

KCRW
will also be broadcasting Morning Becomes Eclectic live from Austin. More details to come!

WEDNESDAY, March 18

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

SET TIMES

4pm Milky Chance
3pm Laura Marling
2pm James Bay

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

SET TIMES

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

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

About KCRW:

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

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

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
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Lineup Announced for KCRW’s 2015 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 17th season in 2015, starting June 21.


Los Angeles, CA (February 10, 2015) —
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced the initial lineup for the 17th season of KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, featuring Underworld, Grace Jones, Future Islands, Bootsy Collins and the Rubber Band, Basement Jaxx, and Empire of the Sun, with more to be announced soon.

World Festival series subscriptions are available now and single tickets go on sale Sunday, May 3.

View the full lineup below.

KCRW’s WORLD FESTIVAL
SUNDAYS, 7 PM

Underworld
Additional artists to be announced
(June 21)

Electronica icons Underworld will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their legendary album “dubnobasswithmyheadman”, performing epic tracks from that dance music game-changer along with other landmark house and techno hits.

Basement Jaxx
Bootsy Collins and the Rubber Band
(June 28)

Grammy®-winning dance music icons Basement Jaxx return to the Bowl on the heels of their new album “Junto”. Celebrating a 20-year career of mind-bending pop-house, R&B, ragga, deep funk & ambient techno, Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton reign as the masters of the club mix. Notoriously funky Bootsy Collins is one of the all-time greats, laying down the low end for P-Funk, James Brown and his own Rubber Band and cosmic solo projects.

Reggae Night
Bob Marley’s Roots Rock Reggae – a 70th Birthday Celebration
Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley
Inner Circle
The Skatalites
(August 16)

For this year’s annual reggae party, Ziggy and Stephen Marley lead the celebration of their legendary father’s 70th birthday and the best of the roots rock tradition.

Artist to be Announced
(August 30)

Empire of the Sun
Additional artist to be announced
(September 20)

Australian alt-electro pioneers Empire Of The Sun make their Bowl debut with a phenomenal live show like nothing else on earth.

Grace Jones
Future Islands
(September 27)

Legendary rebel and pop siren Grace Jones brings her unforgettable stage show to the bowl: a hypnotizing blend of new wave, world beats and disco that can only be matched by her awesome performance power. Baltimore’s Future Islands craft dynamic synth pop – their song “Seasons” was named Song of the Year by Pitchfork, NME, MOJO and others – and deliver an extraordinarily ardent live show.

TICKET INFO:

Tickets for the 2015 Hollywood Bowl season may also be purchased online at HollywoodBowl.com, Ticketmaster.com or via phone at 323.850.2000 or 800.745.3000.

Series subscriptions are available now and single tickets for the 2015 Hollywood Bowl season go on sale Sunday, May 3 at 10:00 AM.
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.

About KCRW:

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

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

Rachel Reynolds
Music Publicity Director
KCRW 89.9FM
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314-4625  DIRECT
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org
http://twitter.com/RachelRkcrw

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KCRW Announces Talent for Outdoor Music Performances at 2015 Sundance Film Festival

KCRW Announces Talent for
Outdoor Music Performances at
2015 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 24-26

Performances will take place on an outdoor stage in the center of all the action at the Acura Studio on Main Street

KCRW PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Saturday, January 24

3-4pm                     4-5pm
PPL MVR (live)                 Jason Bentley (DJ set)

Sunday, January 25

3-4pm                     4-5pm
Jamestown Revival (live)         Penguin Prison (DJ set)

Monday, January 26

3-4pm                     4-5pm
Rob Garza DJ set                Tunde Adebimpe DJ set  
(Thievery Corporation)             (TV on the Radio)                 

Los Angeles, CA & Park City, UT — LA  public radio station KCRW will bring live music to the streets of Park City for three “Acura Hours” events on an outdoor stage open to the public in the heart of Main Street.

The early evening sets — from 3 pm to 5 pm on January 24, 25 and 26 – will include a varied collection of KCRW favorites. The location is at the corner of Heber Ave and Main, at 201 Heber Avenue at the Acura Studio.

See the schedule above and read more on the artists below.

Who are those creatures roaming the streets of Park City? Giant abominable snowmen?

Rest assured, they are the one and only PPL MVR (pronounced People Mover).

With a debut due on Elektra Records, they play the kind of fist-in-the-air heavy rock you would expect from such mysterious creatures and you will not want to miss it.

The two Texas natives behind Jamestown Revival put a SoCal spin on their grassroots rock. They’ll bring their harmony driven melodies to Sundance before playing Coachella later this year.

Penguin Prison
channels the spirit of 80’s pop geniuses like Hall and Oates and Prince into modern tracks that are completely irresistible.

Tunde Adebimpe is a founding member of indie rock favorites TV on the Radio, who released the exceptional album “Seeds” at the end of 2014. He comes to Sundance as the star of the film  “Nasty Baby”, alongside Kristen Wiig and will spin a Guest DJ set for us.

Rob Garza is one half of the dub-influenced electronic duo Thievery Corporation, who continue to sell out major venues across the world 20 years into their career.

Throughout KCRW’s time in Park City, hosts Jason Bentley and Anne Litt will also be conducting interviews at the Acura Studio for future broadcast on the station’s signature music show Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Jason, who is also booked to play Coachella this year, will get on the decks for a DJ set as well.

Keep an eye on all the action, including contributions from the curator of KCRW’s film series First Take, Matt Holzman, as well as producers behind The Business, The Treatment and more, on our Sundance page.

KCRW’s presence at the Festival began two years ago, when the esteemed entertainment powerhouse was chosen as the first-ever radio station to join forces with the independent film festival in programming evening music performances.

2015 marks Acura’s fifth year as a Presenting Sponsor of the Sundance Film Festival and as the Official Vehicle of the Festival.

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

About KCRW:
KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is one of the nation’s leading National Public Radio (NPR) affiliates, also featuring an eclectic mix of originally-produced and nationally-distributed news, music, talk and arts programming.  The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties and the greater Palm Springs area.KCRW’s programming is available worldwide, both live and on-demand, at KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps(iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).
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 Acura:
Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance-luxury vehicles through a network of 275 U.S. Acura dealers. The Acura lineup features five distinctive models: the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan (arriving this summer), the ILX compact luxury sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the 7-passenger MDX luxury sport utility vehicle. Acura was recently recognized by Edmunds.com for the third consecutive year as the top luxury brand for retained value, with products that are projected to hold more of their original value after five years of ownership than any other luxury brand.

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KCRW to Curate Music Programming at 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 23-26

KCRW to Curate Music Programming at
2015 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 23-26

The station will program live music entertainment – both bands and DJs – for three “Acura Hours” events on an outdoor stage in the center of all the action at the Acura Studio on Main Street. 

Hosts Jason Bentley and Anne Litt will also be conducting interviews on site for future broadcast on Morning Becomes Eclectic

Los Angeles, CA & Park City, UT — LA public radio station KCRW will bring live music to the streets of Park City for three “Acura Hours” events on an outdoor stage open to the public in the heart of Main Street.  The early evening sets, from 3 pm to 5 pm, will feature a wide variety of artists on January 24, 25 and 26.

KCRW will also have a space at the Acura Studio as its Park City home, where hosts Jason Bentley and Anne Litt will be speaking with film and music luminaries at the festival for segments to be broadcast on the station’s signature music show Morning  Becomes Eclectic.

Keep an eye on all the action, including contributions from the curator of KCRW’s film series First Take, Matt Holzman, as well as producers behind The Business, The Treatment and more, on our Sundance page.

KCRW’s
presence at the Festival began two years ago, when the esteemed entertainment powerhouse was chosen as the first-ever radio station to join forces with the independent film festival in programming evening music performances.

2015 marks Acura’s fifth year as a Presenting Sponsor of the Sundance Film Festival and the Official Vehicle of the festival.

Media Contact:

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

About KCRW:

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

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About Acura:

Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance-luxury vehicles through a network of 275 U.S. Acura dealers. The Acura lineup features five distinctive models: the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan (arriving this summer), the ILX compact luxury sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the 7-passenger MDX luxury sport utility vehicle. Acura was recently recognized by Edmunds.com for the third consecutive year as the top luxury brand for retained value, with products that are projected to hold more of their original value after five years of ownership than any other luxury brand.

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Events, KCRW Music Announcement

TOKiMONSTA Added to KCRW’s Halloween Party Masquerade

Tickets are Moving Fast for KCRW’s Halloween Fundraiser Masquerade

A Halloween Costume Ball & Dance Party
benefiting the public radio station 

Saturday, October 25 – 9p to 2a
At the Legendary Park Plaza Hotel

Just added: TOKiMONSTA!!!

FEATURING

DJ Sets by
BONOBO
LES SINS
TOKiMONSTA
CHRIS MALINCHAK
+13 KCRW DJs,
including Music Director Jason Bentley

Live Performances by:

TOM VEK
HOLLIE COOK 

FOOL’S GOLD
NOAH AND THE MEGAFAUNA

+ Harlow Gold’s vintage burlesque revue Blind Tiger
+ Avant-garde circus performers Lucent Dossier
+ The Bella-Donnas
+ Food Trucks
+ Costume Contest

Tickets on Sale Now at
http://www.kcrw.com/masquerade

Limited Press Tickets Available for Coverage
 
http://www.kcrw.com/masquerade

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 25, 2014) Los Angeles native TOKiMONSTA (Jennifer Lee) has joined the lineup for KCRW’s annual Halloween fundraiser Masquerade. Having previously released records on the influential electronic labels Brainfeeder and Ultra, she recently released her latest mini-album “DESIDERIUM”, via her own Young Art Records and began her North American tour with a sold-out show at the El Rey.

The party returns to The Legendary Park Plaza Hotel on Saturday, October 25 with an array of artists, include 13 KCRW DJs.

They’ll be joined by UK DJ Bonobo, Les Sins, which is the dance music alter-ego of Chaz Bundick (Toro y Moi), and up and coming NYC house star Chris Malinchak.

We’ll host a live performance from one of London’s most enigmatic and exciting musicians, Tom Vek, as well as LA’s own world music mashup Fool’s Gold who have a new album on the way. Hollie Cook will bring her reggae-infused sound to the Haunted Dancehall.

Gypsy jazz collective Noah and the Megafauna will roam the halls as our traveling band.

A spectacular feast for all the sense, there is absolutely no party like it in town. From stilt walkers, aerialists, and burlesque dancers to ghost stories, food trucks, and some of the most creative costumes you’ve ever seen thanks to our imaginative attendees themselves, Masquerade goes far beyond a traditional dance party.

It all takes place at The Legendary Park Plaza Hotel inside five themed rooms and around the property.

Advance tickets  are now available for $100. They include a one-year KCRW membership (with eligibility to win ticket giveaways and a Fringe Benefits card) for non-members. Proceeds for the event support the public radio station’s programming.

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on the night of the event for $125.

Masquerade is 21 and over and all tickets are general admission.

WHAT: Masquerade: A Halloween Costume Ball & Dance Party for KCRW
WHEN: Saturday, October 25, 2014
WHERE: The Legendary Park Plaza Hotel in Downtown LA– 607 South Park View Street
TIME: 9pm to 2am
DETAILS: http://www.kcrw.com/masquerade

About KCRW: KCRW-FM, licensed to Santa Monica College, is National Public Radio’s flagship station for Southern California. The station serves Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura Counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara Counties and the greater Palm Springs area. Check here for our coverage area: http://www.kcrw.com/about/coverage-map

Rachel Reynolds
Music Publicity Director
KCRW 89.9FM
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314-4625 DIRECT
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org
http://twitter.com/RachelRkcrw
http://blogs.kcrw.com/musicnews/

About KCRW:

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

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