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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!)  

+
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
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
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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).

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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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.

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

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KCRW in NYC: Mikky Ekko and Flight Facilities on Oct 1 at Sonos Studio

KCRW at Sonos Studio NYC

The LA public radio station will host an evening with Mikky Ekko and Flight Facilities on October 1

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 23, 2014) Public radio station KCRW has partnered with Sonos on a series of live events in Los Angeles and will host an event featuring Nashville singer-songwriter Mikky Ekko and the Aussie production duo Flight Facilities as part of a week-long series of programs at Sonos Studio NYC.

It will take place on Wednesday, October 1 at NeueHouse in the Flatiron District.

There are limited press tickets available (please reply to this email), however it is not open to the public.

The show will be hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley and recorded for future broadcast on Morning Becomes Eclectic and his Saturday night dance showcase Metropolis.

Soulful pop singer Mikky Ekko seems destined for stardom. He first hit the charts when he sang on Rihanna’s 2013 track “Stay” and is forging his own path as a solo artist with his new single “Smile”.

KCRW has been a longtime supporter of Flight Facilities and recently premiered the new single from the band’s highly-anticipated forthcoming full length. They also performed on the station’s SXSW showcase in 2013.

KCRW
last visited the East Coast to host a sold-out show with Cut Copy, in collaboration with NPR Music, celebrating the relaunch of Metropolis.

In Los Angeles, KCRW has hosted performances from everyone from Little Dragon to Pretty Lights at Sonos Studio.  Recent sessions with Jose James and Banks will be airing on Morning Becomes Eclectic on October 3 and October 13, respectively.

Sonos Studio is an acoustically designed gallery that explores the intersection of music, art and technology. During their weeklong stint in NYC (September 30-October 5), they will also feature sound installations, creative workshops, film screenings, engaging discussions, and listening parties.

DETAILS:

WHAT: KCRW at Sonos Studio NYC feat. Mikky Ekko and Flight Facilities
WHEN: Wednesday, October 1
WHERE: NeueHouse (110 E 25th St, New York, NY 10010)
TICKETS/RSVP: The series is invite-only and RSVP is required to attend.
**Press can request review tickets by replying to this email.

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

About KCRW:

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

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KCRW Music Announcement, Programming, Station Announcement

KCRW Announces First ALL MUSIC Broadcast Station

KCRW Announces First ALL MUSIC Broadcast Station

Starting today, KCRW’s all-music stream Eclectic24 will broadcast on 106.9FM in Santa Barbara

Total listener hours for Eclectic24 have quadrupled since it launched five years ago. 

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 15, 2014) Starting today, KCRW’s famed music programming will take center stage in Santa Barbara on 106.9FM, which will air the LA public radio station’s 24-hour music stream, Eclectic24.

This is the station’s first all music terrestrial broadcast.

Launched almost exactly five years ago, KCRW’s online music destination, Eclectic24, has been a huge success, with total listener hours quadrupling in that time.

The popularity of the stream extends worldwide, with steady online listenership in Canada, UK, France, Germany, Mexico, Australia and more. Expanding the stream to a larger audience in the station’s own backyard was a natural evolution.

Curated by former Music Director and current DJ Chris Douridas, Eclectic24 shares an eclectic menu of artists drawn from the playlists of the station’s talented stable of deejays – as well as exclusive live performances recorded in our studio – 24 hours a day. You can view real-time playlists here.

Eclectic24 presents the best music on the planet – from all styles, past and present, including rare demos, unsigned artists, and exclusive live on air performances,” said Douridas.

“It has grown steadily and swiftly and its expansion onto the airwaves in Southern California satisfies a real demand for unique programming with a personal touch, all day, every day.”

KCRW’s on-air offerings can now be heard on a new frequency in Santa Barbara, 88.7FM, with local news programming.

Eclectic24 can be found online here and is also available to HD Radio users.
To best satisfy the growing demand for KCRW’s music programming, the station has actively pursued expansion on multiple platforms and with numerous partners, including a notable presence on services like Spotify and YouTube, as well as app development for mobile and much more.

The station continues to explore every opportunity to reach our fans and new listeners worldwide.

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
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Events, KCRW Music Announcement

Talent Announced for Masquerade: A Halloween Costume Ball & Dance Party Benefiting KCRW

Talent Announced for Masquerade:
A Halloween Costume Ball & Dance Party
Benefiting KCRW

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

FEATURING

DJ Sets by
BONOBO
LES SINS
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

Limited Press Tickets Available
Photos Available for Preview Coverage
*Please email rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org *

http://www.kcrw.com/masquerade

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 9, 2014) —KCRW’s annual Halloween fundraiser Masquerade returns on Saturday, October 25 and the public radio station is thrilled to announce the talented artists providing the soundtrack for this wildly popular event.

KCRW DJs like Jason Bentley, Valida, and Jeremy Sole spin at some of the biggest venues and most exclusive events in town – from Coachella to underground clubs – and having them all in one place is a truly special experience.

They’re 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.

See more on this artists, including exclusive remixes, song debuts and more on the KCRW Music Blog.

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.

A members-only pre-sale recently ended and 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

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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