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KCRW Reveals Best of 2016 Top Ten Album Picks

Santa Monica, CA (November 30, 2016) – KCRW has revealed the Best of 2016, the yearly coveted collection of top ten albums assembled by KCRW’s legion of dynamic and diverse DJs. Each year KCRW takes on the arduous task of whittling down the year’s releases to highlight what shined bright.

The list was announced in front of a live audience last night at a special KCRW Apogee Session hosted by Music Director Jason Bentley at Bob Clearmountain’s Apogee Studio. Jason was joined by ten KCRW DJs who individually revealed and reviewed the winners on stage.

KCRW’s Best of 2106

  1. Anderson .Paak – Malibu
  2. Kaytranada – 99.9%
  3. David Bowie – Blackstar
  4. A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your service
  5. Wilco – Schmilco
  6. Andy Shauf – The Party
  7. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
  8. Bon Iver – 22, A Million
  9. Autolux – PUSSY’S DEAD
  10. Solange – A Seat at the Table

In addition to the station’s Best of 2016 each KCRW DJ has revealed their personal top 10. Check it all out at the interactive and immersive Best of 2016 website.

About KCRW:

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

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KCRW and One Colorado Present KT Tunstall With DJ set by Jason Bentley

Free, All Ages Concert in The Courtyard

Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 7:30 PM


Santa Monica, CA (November 29, 2016) – KCRW and One Colorado are pleased to announce a very special evening of music with singer-songwriter KT Tunstall and her full band. KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley will bookend KT’s live set with two DJ sets. The concert is all ages and free to the public with open seating.

Two years ago KT Tunstall pulled the plug on playing music professionally. “I stopped. I gave up. I didn’t want to do it anymore.” Ten years had passed since her multi-platinum debut album, Eye To The Telescope was released, she’d lived a decade in the limelight, released three more critically acclaimed albums, but she was utterly burnt out.


Trading her UK home for Venice Beach, she tucked herself away in a salty-aired sanctuary to quietly immerse herself in the craft of film scoring. Her plan worked at first, but an unyielding urge to pick up the guitar and write riffs echoed in and very quickly took over her plot for solitude.

Fast forward to September 2016 and we have Tunstall’s album, KIN, born-and-bred LA. Fueled by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Tame Impala, and Devendra Banhart, she sees KIN as the long-awaited, full-blooded follow-up to her debut album years ago.  

“It’s rambunctious, anti-slick, pro-wild, psychedelic emotional pop. I’ve finally cut myself free from a disempowering, disabling search for approval. I’m being honest, and I’m having a load of fun.”

One Colorado is located at 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103.  For more information, please visit kcrw.com.

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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Robbie Robertson and Seu Jorge Featured This Week on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

Monday, November 28 (Robbie Robertson)

Tuesday, November 29 (Seu Jorge)

10:00 AM PST

Santa Monica, CA (November 28, 2016) – Today at 10:00 AM PST, one of the most beloved songwriters and guitarists of his time, Robbie Robertson will visit KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic to talk about the lasting influence of the iconic concert film “The Last Waltz,” which was released 40 years ago. With songs like “The Weight,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” and “Up on Cripple Creek,” he and his partners in The Band fashioned music that has endured for decades, influencing countless musicians. Robertson will also discuss the release of his autobiography “Testimony,” in which he finally tells his own spellbinding story of the band that changed music history, his extraordinary personal journey, and his creative friendships with some of the greatest artists of the last half-century. Check out the interview live on KCRW.com.

On Tuesday, November 29, at 10:00 AM PST, KCRW features Seu Jorge in studio for a short acoustic set and conversation. Jorge is in the midst of playing several sold-out shows in Los Angeles as a special tribute to the late David Bowie. Jorge, one of Brazil’s most talented contemporary singers, rose to international fame in the Wes Anderson film A Life Aquatic. In his acclaimed role as Pelé dos Santos, a singing sailor, Jorge performed several of Bowie’s songs in Portuguese, accompanying himself simply on an acoustic guitar. Jorge’s adaptations of Bowie’s music underscore the breadth and depth of his compositions and have gone on to have a significant cultural impact. Bowie himself commented, “Had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs in Portuguese, I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with.”

This week on MBE continues with Two Door Cinema Club on Wed, November 30 in advance of their show at The Shrine, and James Vincent McMorrow kicks off the month of December with his sexy, soulful, hip hop-inspired sounds on Thursday, December 1st.

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

About KCRW:

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

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Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse Dishes on His Favorite Songs for a Special Thanksgiving Episode of KCRW’s Guest DJ Project

Full episode online now at:

https://www.kcrw.com/music/shows/guest-dj-project/emeril-lagasse

Santa Monica, CA (November 23, 2016) – Emeril Lagasse, one of the most recognizable chefs in the world, joins host Eric J. Lawrence for the current installment of KCRW’s Guest DJ Project. Lagasse, a regional James Beard Award winner who owns 13 restaurants, and is well known for his Food Network shows Emeril Live and Essence of Emeril, serves up some of his favorite tunes just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

For Lagasse’s Guest DJ set, he highlights a New Orleans’ legend, expresses the importance of music in his everyday life and work, and shares some songs that simply make him happy. He also reveals a personal connection to one of Billy Joel’s biggest hits, “Piano Man.” “The interesting story is that there’s a character in one of the lyrics of the song [now John at the bar is a friend of mine]… and John used to work for me at Commander’s Palace, way before he was with Billy Joel. But what’s amazing about the song is that it’s, for me, it’s very deep, it’s very personal, there’s a lot in there that says a lot about people and places, and just things going on in life then and things that are going on in life now.”

Emeril Lagasse currently stars in the globetrotting Amazon series “Eat the World.”

Emeril Lagasse Guest DJ Project Tracklist:

1. Piano Man – Billy Joel

2. Vertigo – U2

3. Free – Zac Brown Band

4. Right Now – Van Halen

5. Iko Iko – Dr John

KCRW’s Guest DJ Project is an online-only production that features an array of cultural luminaries sharing and discussing songs that have inspired and moved them. Past guests on KCRW’s Guest DJ Project include Joe Mantegna, Andy Cohen, D’Angelo Russell, Bruce Campbell, Bill Hader, John Krasinski, Jeff Goldblum, Tilda Swinton, W Kamau Bell, Dr. Neil deGrass Tyson, Daniel Radcliffe, Jamie Lee Curtis, and many more. All previous episodes can be found 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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Los Angeles Lakers’ Point Guard D’Angelo Russell Shares His Game Day Anthem on KCRW’s Guest DJ Project

Full episode online now at:

http://www.kcrw.com/music/shows/guest-dj-project

Santa Monica, CA (November 2, 2016) – Los Angeles Lakers’ point guard D’Angelo Russell is one of the most promising players in the current lineup. KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley visited the Lakers’ practice facility to shine a light on some of Russell’s favorite songs for the current installment of KCRW’s Guest DJ Project. His all hip-hop playlist shows many sides of the 20-year-old Kentucky native.

During the taping, Russell reveals his game day anthem, how it feels to be a celebrity in Los Angeles, his penchant for discovering new music, and his thoughts on the upcoming season which just launched on October 26. “I think pre-season was great,” Russell comments. “As a team, we took a lot of steps forward. Everything was new for us; you know, new players, new coaching staff. It was just a whole whirlwind as far as those aspects, but I feel that we are on the right track.”

Russell is off to a great start. In the Lakers’ season opener, he scored 20 points in a 120–114 win over the Houston Rockets.

D’Angelo Russell Guest DJ Project Tracklist

1. J. Cole – “Rise and Shine”
2. Lil Uzi Vert – “I Can Drive”
3. Future – “Married to the Game”
4. Rae Sremmurd – “Look Alive”
5. Travis Scott – “Goosebumps”

*Note this podcast contains explicit language

KCRW’s Guest DJ Project is an online-only production that features an array of cultural luminaries sharing and discussing songs that have inspired and moved them. Past guests on KCRW’s Guest DJ Project include Bruce Campbell, Bill Hader, John Krasinski, Jeff Goldblum, Tilda Swinton, W Kamau Bell, Dr. Neil deGrass Tyson, Daniel Radcliffe, Jamie Lee Curtis, and many more. All previous episodes can be found here.

Upcoming guests include Emeril Lagasse, Andy Cohen, John Waters and more!

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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Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam Make Rare Radio Appearance with Live Session on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

Wednesday, October 26, at 11:00 AM PDT

Santa Monica, CA (October 25, 2016) – Hamilton Leithauser (The Walkmen) and Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend) joined forces for I Had A Dream That You Were Mine. Called “beautiful and mysterious” by the Los Angeles Times, the debut from the duo has been met with overwhelming critical acclaim. Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam will visit the KCRW studio for a rare live radio session on Morning Becomes Eclectic – Wednesday, October 26, at 11:00 AM PDT – performing tracks from their recently released collaboration.

During the past several weeks some incredible musical moments have been captured on Morning Becomes Eclectic. Below are just a few of the highlights:

  • Dawes – “We’re All Gonna Die” is the most ambitious album to date from the LA-based indie folk rockers. They returned to the KCRW studios for a live session that closed with a cover of Warren Zevon’s “Desperados Under the Eaves” which Taylor Goldsmith dubbed, “the king of all L.A. songs.”  Listen/Watch
  • The Avett Brothers – “True Sadness” is the group’s highest debuting album ever, and their most autobiographical. They experimented with new sounds under the guidance of producer Rick Rubin. Highlights from their live session at Apogee Studio include the very first live rendition of “Murder in the City” as a full band.  Listen/Watch
  • Wico –  In the midst of three sold out shows in L.A., Wilco set aside an afternoon to record a special live session for KCRW at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. They played selections from their latest album “Schmilco,” as well as old favorites, and set aside some time for Jeff Tweedy to chat with KCRW’s Chris Douridas.  Listen/Watch
  • Jamie Lidell – The latest album from Jamie Lidell is a meditation on love and family, inspired by the birth of his first child. His personal stories are told through smooth psychedelic soul. KCRW welcomed him and a top notch group of musicians for a live session recorded at the Village studio. Listen/Watch
  • Norah Jones –  “Day Breaks,” Norah Jones’ new album, is being hailed as a “kindred spirit” to the singer’s breakout debut, “Come Away With Me.” The nine-time Grammy winner recorded a live session at Apogee Studio,which included a reworked version of the smash hit, “Don’t Know Why.”  Listen/Watch
  • Ludovico Einaudi – Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi performed solo on a floating platform in the middle of the Arctic Ocean earlier this year. He brought a full band to the KCRW studio to share his breathtaking compositions.  Listen/Watch
  • Lush – When acclaimed UK indie band Lush announced their reunion last year, KCRW snagged them for their first live U.S. radio performance in 20 years!  Listen/Watch

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

About KCRW:

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

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Actor/Writer/Director Bruce Campbell Finally Gets Asked About Music on KCRW’s Guest DJ Project

Full episode online now at:

http://www.kcrw.com/music/shows/guest-dj-project

Santa Monica, CA (October 19, 2016) – Actor, writer and producer Bruce Campbell discusses songs that have inspired him in the latest installment of KCRW’s Guest DJ Project. Campbell talks to Eric J. Lawrence about a few of his favorite tracks, stating “I’m very happy to be here, because no one asks me about music, EVER!”

During the taping, Campbell professes his love of Motown, admiration of good lyrics, what not to listen to if you’re going through a break-up, and what motivated the cast and crew on the set of Burn Notice.

In addition to TV shows such as Xena: Warrior Princess and Burn Notice, and films like the critically acclaimed Bubba Ho-Tep, Campbell is the star of the cult horror comedy franchise the Evil Dead — and now the Ash vs Evil Dead TV series on Starz, where he reprises his role as the reluctant demon fighter.

Listen to the episode here.

Bruce Campbell Guest DJ Project Tracklist:

1. “Respect” – Aretha Franklin
2. “Delilah” – Tom Jones
3. “Small Town Saturday Night” – Hal Ketchum
4. “Bad Moon Rising” – Creedence Clearwater Revival
5. “Time in a Bottle” – Jim Croce

KCRW’s Guest DJ Project is an online-only production that features an array of cultural luminaries sharing and discussing songs that have inspired and moved them. Past guests on KCRW’s Guest DJ Project include Bill Hader, John Krasinski, Jeff Goldblum, Tilda Swinton, W Kamau Bell, Dr. Neil deGrass Tyson, Daniel Radcliffe, Jamie Lee Curtis, and many more. All previous episodes can be found here.

Upcoming guests include Emeril Lagasse, Andy Cohen, John Waters and more!

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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Actor/Comedian Bill Hader Discusses Comedic Inspiration of Frank Zappa in First Live Taping of KCRW’s Guest DJ Project

Full episode online now at:

http://www.kcrw.com/music/shows/guest-dj-project/bill-hader

Santa Monica, CA (October 12, 2016) – Actor/comedian Bill Hader is featured in the first-ever live taping of KCRW’s Guest DJ Project, recorded as part of LA Podcast Fest. Hader talks to KCRW DJ Anne Litt about his father’s influence on improving his musical taste, the comedic inspiration of Frank Zappa, getting over stage fright with the help of XTC, the humor in De La Soul’s particular brand of hip hop, and more.

During the taping, Hader’s comedic prowess is in full force throughout, opening the session with, “This is great. You guys are going to have to sit and watch me listen to a song. At eleven o’clock at night. In a weird ass hotel.”

Hader was a standout during his eight seasons on Saturday Night Live and starred in Amy Schumer’s breakout comedy Trainwreck. The second season of his parody series Documentary Now! is airing now on IFC.

Bill Hader Guest DJ Project Tracklist:

1. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention – “Who Needs the Peace Corp?”
2. XTC – “Making Plans for Nigel”
3. John Prine – “Hello in There”
4. NoMeansNo – “It’s Catching Up”
5. De La Soul – “Jenifa Taught Me (Derwin’s Revenge)”


Special Producer’s Cut Extended Version:

http://www.kcrw.com/music/shows/guest-dj-project/bill-hader-full-version

KCRW’s Guest DJ Project is an online-only special that features an array of cultural luminaries sharing and discussing songs that have inspired and moved them. Recent guests on KCRW’s Guest DJ Project include Eric Andre, Penn Jillette, W Kamau Bell and many more. All previous episodes can be found here.

Upcoming guests include Bruce Campbell, Emeril Lagasse, Andy Cohen, John Waters and more!

About KCRW:

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

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KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation Announce Final Lineup for Sound in Focus

FREE, Outdoor, All-ages Summer Concerts in Century Park

NEW ANNOUNCEMENT:
SATURDAY, JULY 16

BAABA MAAL

Classixx

Brazilian Girls

DJ set by Aaron Byrd

 PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED:

SATURDAY, JULY 9
EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS
Imarhan
DJ set by Jason Bentley

SATURDAY, JULY 23
NAS
Wild Belle
DJ set by Garth Trinidad

 KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation are pleased to announce the final lineup for the 2016 Sound in Focus series – three, free, all-ages concerts held at Century Park in Century City, home of the Annenberg Space for Photography.

On Saturday, July 16 Senegalese singer/guitarist Baaba Maal performs a headlining set with L.A. duo Classixx in a live band performance, and New York’s free-form, jamming quartet Brazilian Girls opening. To start things off, KCRW’s Aaron Byrd spins a DJ set.

Previously announced artists are Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Imarhan, and KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley on July 9th and Nas, Wild Belle, and KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad on July 23rd.
Admission to the Sound in Focus series is free; however, RSVP is required for entry but does not guarantee admission, which will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registered guests must collect wristbands upon arrival at check-in to gain access to the concerts. Advance registration is available at KCRW.com/soundinfocus and is required for every show.

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Baaba Maal’s work is a modern twist on the West African tradition of the griot: the storytelling troubadour. Born into a large family of fishermen in the Fouta town of Podor in 1953, Baaba Maal studied music in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, and Paris, and embarked on a two-year musical pilgrimage around West Africa with his friend Mansour Seck. He then recorded albums with Seck, including the desert blues classic Djam Leelii, and with the band Daande Lenol (The Voice of the People). Since the 1980s, he has released several solo albums, toured the world several times over, worked with Hans Zimmer on the soundtrack to Black Hawk Down, and collaborated with the likes of Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Tony Allen and U2. Despite his international perspective, he has always acknowledged his roots by singing in Pulaar, the Fulani dialect of the Senegal River valley.

Like a balmy breeze from a world of endless summer, Classixx are back with Faraway Reach, a buoyant follow-up to their 2013 debut – something to cruise to with the top down, from festival fields to the beach, from the dance floor to the shotgun seat. The album traverses locales, vocalists and inspirations. It’s a fitting movement for the duo, from Venice beach to the mountains of South Africa and everywhere in between.

Brazilian Girls’ music incorporates bits of reggae, electronica, jazz, bossa nova, and you name it. Despite their name, no one in the band is Brazilian. The sexy/quirky/mysterious group is comprised of three men – Didi Gutman on keyboards and computers, Jesse Murphy on bass, and Aaron Johnston on drums – and one woman, Sabina Sciubba, the vocalist who often enjoys wearing lacy eye masks on-stage and sings in no less than five different languages.
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The 2016 Sound in Focus concert series takes place at Century Park in the centerpiece park adjacent to the Annenberg Space for Photography and Skylight Studios. Both exhibition spaces will stay open late on these evenings (until 11pm) so that the concertgoers may enjoy both the concerts and REFUGEE, the current exhibition at the Photography Space, as well as the Skylight Studios installation New Americans. Powerful and timely, REFUGEE  features original images commissioned exclusively for the exhibition, and illuminates the global refugee crisis through the eyes of five internationally acclaimed photographers. A documentary short and VR experience accompanies the exhibition. The multimedia installation New Americans shares the inspiring stories of refugees who are building new lives after being resettled in the United States.

Concertgoers will have the opportunity to show their support for the thousands of families forced to flee for their lives each day by signing UNHCR’s #WithRefugees petition in the Photography Space, Skylight Studios or online. The petition calls on world leaders to work together and do their fair share for refugees, and will be delivered to UN headquarters for the UN General Assembly in September.

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

KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation first united in 2012 for a string of hugely successful summer music events to accompany the Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibit. 2014’s Country in the City series not only spotlighted emerging and established artists in the genre, but was part of the Annenberg Foundation’s 25th anniversary festivities. Last year’s series saw thousands of concertgoers enjoy headlining performances by TV on the Radio, De La Soul, Dwight Yoakam, and Cold War Kids.

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 Annenberg Foundation

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

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KCRW and The Hammer Museum Announce Line-Up for “Disappear Here: Music Made in L.A.”

Live Music and DJ Sets at the Hammer Museum

Free, Outdoor and All-Ages

Thursdays in July

Los Angeles, CA (June 14, 2016) – KCRW and the Hammer Museum once again partner this July to present four Thursday nights of live bands and DJ sets as part of KCRW’s Summer Nights series. Free and open to the public, this year’s series, Disappear Here: Music Made in L.A. features live concerts from noteworthy Los Angeles musicians, and sets from KCRW DJs, in the Hammer Museum’s lively courtyard.

The series kicks off on Thursday, July 7 with a DJ set from Los Angeles duo Poolside (né Filip Nikolic & Jeffrey Paradise). After a releasing a steady stream of buzzworthy tracks online, including a brilliant reinvention of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon,” the duo hunkered down in their poolside studio (literally) and cranked out, Pacific Standard Time one of the most casually blissed-out, fully realized debuts in recent memory. Producer, arranger, composer, musician, radio host, and DJ Carlos Niño & Friends also perform and KCRW’s Aaron Byrd launches the evening with his own DJ set.

On Thursday, July 14, LA-based Stones Throw Records, celebrates their 20th anniversary with a headlining set from record label founder/DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, recently named one of LA Weekly’s top 20 DJ’s. Whether it’s a private dinner party for the Clintons, a string of dates with the Beastie Boys, or a 12 hour Boiler Room set, he is always at home behind the turntables. Wolf, who has also discovered Mayer Hawthorne, Madlib and Anderson .Paak, taps label-mate Mndsgn to perform tracks off of his debut album Yawn Zen. Concertgoers will also be treated to an opening set from KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer.

On Thursday, July 21, LA-based / Tijuana-raised Ceci Bastida brings her blend of Latin, electronica, rock, hip-hop, and social commentary to the stage. She was nominated for a Latin Grammy for her 2011 release Veo La Marea (I See the Tide), which featured guests Diplo, Rye Rye, Niña Dioz, and Tim Armstrong. Her latest solo album, La Edad de la Violencia (The Age of Violence) includes songs influenced by the rise of everyday violence in the US and Mexico. KCRW’s Anthony Valadez starts off the evening with a DJ set. More artists to be announced.

The series closes on Thursday, July 28, with Young Art Presents TOKiMONSTA featuring vocalist Ambré and additional special guests. Known for her unique take on electronic, hip-hop, and dance music, TOKiMONSTA will be joined by vocalist Ambré and other surprise guests from her imprint Young Art Records. Launched in 2014 with the release of TOKiMONTSA’s album Desiderium, Young Art was created to provide a home for her work, and to help nurture the creative output of artists she believes in. Young Art’s releases include TOKI’s collaborations with breakout artist Anderson .Paak as well as Montreal producer CRi’s Tell Her EP. The electrifying evening starts off with a DJ set by KCRW’s Travis Holcombe.

Happy hour with food and cash bar starts at 6:30 p.m., KCRW DJ sets start at 7:30 p.m., and live music starts at 8:15 p.m. The museum’s gallery hours will be extended to 9 p.m. so guests can enjoy the Hammer’s museum-wide exhibition Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only, the third iteration of the biennial exhibition of emerging art from Los Angeles. Made in L.A. focuses exclusively on artists from the L.A. region with an emphasis on emerging and under-recognized artists. The Los Angeles biennial presents new bodies of work, newly commissioned works from emerging artists, and condensed surveys. Ranging from painting and sculpture to film and video, large- and small-scale installation, and performances, to name a few, the biennial gives a snapshot of current practices coming out of Los Angeles, one of the most active and energetic art communities in the world.

Disappear Here: Music Made in L.A. is sponsored by IKEA Burbank, with additional support provided by The Giving Keys and Tsingtao. Media sponsorship is provided by LA Weekly.

For more information, please visit:

http://events.kcrw.com/events/disappear-here-music-made-in-l-a/

Details:  

KCRW and the Hammer Museum present Disappear Here: Music Made in L.A., four free nights of live concerts by Los Angeles musicians in the Hammer’s courtyard. The museum’s gallery hours will be extended to 9 p.m. so guests can enjoy Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only, the third iteration of the Hammer’s biennial exhibition of emerging art from Los Angeles. #disappearhere

Doors at 6:30 PM, Music at 7:30 PM

Thursday, July 7th

Featuring Poolside + Carlos Niño & Friends + KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd

Thursday, July 14th

Stones Throw Records – 20th Anniversary Celebration

Featuring Peanut Butter Wolf +  Mndsgn  + KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer

Thursday, July 21st

Featuring Ceci Bastida + TBA + KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez

Thursday, July 28th

Young Art Presents

Featuring TOKiMONSTA with vocalist Ambré and additional special guests  + KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe

LOCATION

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90024

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION

Convenient parking is available under the museum for a $6 flat rate after 6PM. Parking for visitors with disabilities is provided on levels P1 and P3. In the event that the museum parking garage is full, use this map for additional parking options. Bicycles park free.

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

About KCRW:

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

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About The Hammer Museum:

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

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