Events, KCRW Music Announcement

KCRW to Curate Evening Music Programming at 2014 Sundance Film Festival

KCRW to Curate
Evening Music Programming at
2014 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 17-20

The station will program three nights of music at the Music Café, presented by Acura, in addition to three live broadcasts from the festival in Park City, Utah.

Los Angeles, CA & Park City, UT — LA public radio station KCRW will host three nights (January 17-19) of live musical performances presented by Acura, at the Music Café at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

KCRW will also broadcast live from the Acura studio space in Park City, Utah, January 18-20.

The collaboration between the Festival and the esteemed entertainment powerhouse began last year, with KCRW chosen as the first-ever radio station to join forces with the independent film festival in programming evening music performances.

Additionally, 2014 marks the second consecutive year KCRW has teamed up with Acura, a Presenting Sponsor and the Official Vehicle of the Festival, to bring Festival-goers an exclusive experience at the Music Café.

KCRW will bring its eclectic music programming to the Café for a series of showcases from 9:30pm to midnight that are free and open to the public (21 and Older), with talent to be announced in the New Year.

Music Director Jason Bentley
and DJ Anne Litt, both celebrated music supervisors, will co-host live radio broadcasts directly from the Acura studio in the heart of downtown Park City, at the corner of Main Street and Heber Avenue.

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

The curator of KCRW’s film series First Take, Matt Holzman, will also be attending and covering the festival, as well as Kim Masters, host of The Business, and show producer Darby Maloney.

A full schedule of musical performances will be announced in early January 2014.

Media Contacts:

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

Jessie Cohen
Sundance Institute
310.360.1981
jessie_cohen@sundance.org

About KCRW:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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KCRW Brings Aboard Andrew Walsh, Jolie Myers, Jenny Hamel, and Ben Gottlieb as News Producers

Walsh Joins as Executive Producer of To-Be-Announced News and Culture Show Hosted By Madeleine Brand

KCRW announced today it has brought aboard Andrew Walsh, Jolie Myers, Jenny Hamel, and Ben Gottlieb to the station’s team of news producers.

“Talented producers are at the heart of what we do everyday at KCRW. By creating original programs that cover the arts, culture, politics and technology, we strive to give our listeners a better understanding of their world.  We’re also preparing to launch our first daily program since 2001 with Madeleine Brand, and that means building a top-notch team,” said Gary Scott, program director for KCRW.

Walsh joins KCRW as executive producer of a daily news and culture show to be hosted by Madeleine Brand.  Walsh brings more than 15 years of experience producing public radio programs for Seattle’s KIRO Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, and Kent State University’s WKSU; and most recently as executive producer and host of The Andrew Walsh Show, a daily news analysis show broadcast on KIRO.

Jolie Myers will join as a producer on the new show, along with seasoned KCRW producers Christian Bordal and Anna Scott, who previously worked on Which Way, L.A.? and To the Point, and Matt Holzman, co-creator of The Business and KCRW veteran.  Myers brings experience in radio production, photojournalism, and web journalism, most recently working as associate producer on Marketplace’s Wealth and Poverty Desk.

Jenny Hamel and Ben Gottlieb join KCRW as producers of Which Way, L.A.? and To the Point. Both Emmy-award winning journalists, Hamel brings 11 years experience, previously serving as a general assignment reporter for San Diego’s FOX 5 and 6 CW; and Gottlieb holds experience as associate producer for HuffPo Live and KCET Public Television’s SoCal Connected.

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, Riverside and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties and the greater Palm Springs area. KCRW’s programming is available worldwide, both live and on-demand, at KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps (iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

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

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KCRW DJ’s Top 10 Albums of 2013!

KCRW DJ’s Top 10 Albums of 2013!

See them all here

Just in time for Cyber Monday and your holiday music shopping, we’ve compiled all our DJ’s Top 10 Albums of 2013.

UK soul singer Laura Mvula, who made her U.S. live radio debut on KCRW, was the top pick among our selectors, followed by Disclosure and Arcade Fire.

Two other artists who made their live radio debut on KCRW’s signature music show Morning Becomes EclecticRhye and King Krule – also made the list, as well as Lorde, whose YouTube video from her live session has racked up over three million views.

Rounding out the top most chosen artists:

Toro y Moi, James Blake, Jim James, and Australian psychedelic band Jagwar Mar, who will make their MBE debut on Friday, December 13.

The debut album from South African electronic project John Wizards, which was also a DJ favorite, is streaming now as part of KCRW’s Album Preview series.

See lists by all 22 DJs here and view Music Director Jason Bentley’s Top 10 below.

Jason Bentley’s Top 10 Albums of 2013


1. Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Merge)

2. Laura Mvula – Sing to the Moon (RCA)

3. Phoenix – Bankrupt! (Glassnote)

4. Jim James – Regions of Light and Sound of God (ATO)

5. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Live From KCRW (Bad Seed Ltd)

6. Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return (Carpark)

7. Jagwar Ma – Howlin (Mom + Pop)

8. Atoms For Peace – Amok (XL)

9. Mayer Hawthorne – Where Does This Door Go (Republic)

10. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork (Matador)

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 89.9FM is an NPR affiliate serving Southern California and licensed to Santa Monica College. The public radio station represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, 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 internationally renowned and available worldwide at KCRW.com. KCRW offers an all-music channel, Eclectic24, an all news channel and on-air simulcast. . Podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances are available on our website, as well as on our smartphone apps for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry. KCRW’s acclaimed Music Mine app for iPad is dedicated to music discovery.

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KCRW Announces Relaunch of Morning Becomes Eclectic Podcast

KCRW Announces Relaunch of
Morning Becomes Eclectic Podcast

The podcast will include favorite tracks from recent live sessions and will be available as a free download twice a month.

Find the latest episode here.

Los Angeles public radio station KCRW is relaunching its popular Morning Becomes Eclectic audio podcast, a free download that includes highlights from recent live band performances on the station’s signature music show.

Each edition of the newly revamped podcast, hosted by Music Director and MBE host Jason Bentley, will feature a selection of songs from three artists. The first podcast features LA’s own electro-pop dynamos Big Black Delta, UK rockers White Lies, and acclaimed Tuareg guitarist Bombino.

A new 45-minute podcast will be posted every other Monday.

The podcast is currently featured on iTunes and is also available through KCRW.com and your favorite apps, including Stitcher, TuneIn, Swell, and KCRW’s radio app.

“Our live performances in studio present a rare forum for bands – both new and established – to play their hearts out for the audience. There’s something special about live radio that makes for some truly amazing music moments,” said Bentley.

KCRW currently hosts 24 other news, talk and music podcasts, including Left Right and Center, To The Point, The Business, and Today’s Top Tune, our free daily song download.

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 89.9FM is an NPR affiliate serving Southern California and licensed to Santa Monica College. The public radio station represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, 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 internationally renowned and available worldwide at KCRW.com. KCRW offers an all-music channel, Eclectic24, an all news channel and on-air simulcast. . Podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances are available on our website, as well as on our smartphone apps for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry. KCRW’s acclaimed Music Mine app for iPad is dedicated to music discovery

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KCRW Brings EDM to NPR, Heads to NYC for Launch Event With Cut Copy

KCRW AND NPR MUSIC PARTNER TO BRING
DANCE MUSIC SHOW
‘METROPOLIS’
TO A NATIONAL AUDIENCE

NYC LAUNCH EVENT ON NOVEMBER 19 with
CUT COPY
+ DJ SET FROM ‘METROPOLIS’ HOST JASON BENTLEY


FREE TIX AVAILABLE WEDNESDAY; WILL STREAM LIVE AT NPR.ORG/MUSIC

(SANTA MONICA) November 12, 2013NPR Music has partnered with LA public radio station KCRW to bring their signature dance music show Metropolis to npr.org/music, with weekly episodes available at the site beginning today.

Metropolis host and KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley will also further expand NPR Music’s electronic music offerings through special features such as exclusive interviews and DJ mixes. Listen to the first episode now.

Giving the collaboration a proper kickoff, NPR Music and KCRW will present a free concert headlined by Australian Grammy-nominated band Cut Copy – currently touring in support of its latest album Free Your Mind – and also featuring a DJ set from Bentley on Tuesday, November 19 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City at 10pm (ET).

Fans planning to be in the area can RSVP for tickets starting Wednesday. Follow @nprmusic and @kcrw for details.

The concert will also be live streamed at NPRMusic.org for audiences worldwide.

Metropolis originally helped launch the electronic dance music revolution as a nighttime show in Los Angeles in the early 90’s. Bentley, who also hosts KCRW’s acclaimed Morning Becomes Eclectic, is one of the most respected figures in EDM, both as a DJ and an industry leader, and relaunched the show in February 2013 as a fun, smart, and sexy survey of the best of the genre.

“I’ve been immersed in the electronic dance music movement from its earliest incarnations, it has helped shape and define who I am today,” said Bentley. “Metropolis continues to be an important independent outlet for the genre on KCRW. With so much interest in the pop appeal of EDM today, thoughtful music curation is essential if the culture is to continue to thrive in the mainstream. The partnership with NPR brings a wider audience to Metropolis, and supports the growing stature of the music in popular culture.”

“We’re thrilled that KCRW’s Jason Bentley, one of public radio’s most trusted curators, will be driving NPR Music’s electronic music coverage,” said NPR Music director and executive producer Anya Grundmann. “Metropolis joins NPR Music’s roster of signature programs that span across genres to help people discover new music and appreciate the music they love in new ways.”

Metropolis
regularly offers interviews with some of the biggest, most established names in dance music, like Deadmau5, Paul Oakenfold, Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia and Fatboy Slim, as well as emerging artists with great promise like Disclosure and Jon Hopkins.

Find Metropolis on Twitter and Facebook.

Launch Concert Details

Who: Cut Copy + Jason Bentley
When: Tuesday, November 19
Time: 10pm
Where: Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, NYC (in NYC’s West Village)
Free with RSVP, starting Wednesday, November 13
Ages: 21+

About KCRW:
KCRW 89.9FM is an NPR affiliate serving Southern California and licensed to Santa Monica College. The public radio station represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, 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 internationally renowned and available worldwide at KCRW.com. KCRW offers an all-music channel, Eclectic24, an all news channel and on-air simulcast. . Podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances are available on our website, as well as on our smartphone apps for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry. KCRW’s acclaimed Music Mine app for iPad is dedicated to music discovery.

About NPR Music:
NPR Music collaborates with NPR’s newsmagazines, public radio Member stations and the passionate NPR community to celebrate great music in every genre. Visit at www.npr.org/music and via NPR Music mobile apps for more live in concert videos, as well as extensive archives of exclusive performances, interviews and reviews of artists from all genres.

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KCRW to Air Live Arcade Fire Album Preview Performance

KCRW to Air Live Arcade Fire Album Preview Performance
Monday, October 28 at 7pm

The band will play highlights from their highly anticipated album “Reflektor” the day before its release at Capitol Studios

(SANTA MONICA) October 28, 2013 — KCRW will air a live performance from Arcade Fire on Monday, October 28 at 7pm from Studio A at Capitol Studios here in Los Angeles, in conjunction with NPR Music.

The band will play songs from their highly anticipated new album, “Reflektor” the day before its release at the legendary music landmark, in addition to some old favorites. KCRW is one of a handful of NPR affiliates that has been selected to air this exclusive, hour-long broadcast.

Raul Campos will host this special programming, which will preempt Which Way, LA?, and Music Director Jason Bentley will be reporting live from the scene.

KCRW’s history with Arcade Fire started long before they were Grammy winners. In fact, the band performed live on Morning Becomes Eclectic in 2005 during their first trip to Los Angeles when they were in town to play the Troubadour.
This special programming is part of NPR Music’s “First Listen Live” series.

More Info.

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 89.9FM is an NPR affiliate serving Southern California and licensed to Santa Monica College. The public radio station represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, 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 internationally renowned and available worldwide at KCRW.com. KCRW offers an all-music channel, Eclectic24, an all news channel and on-air simulcast. . Podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances are available on our website, as well as on our smartphone apps for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry. KCRW’s acclaimed Music Mine app for iPad is dedicated to music discovery

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds to Release Live from KCRW Album

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds to Release Live from KCRW Album

Exclusive CD & vinyl release on Record Store Day, November 29

(SANTA MONICA) Wednesday, October 23 – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds announce the release of Live from KCRW (Bad Seed/Kobalt), to be pre-released on CD and double vinyl (with bonus tracks “Into My Arms” and “God Is In The House“) as a November 29 Black Friday/Record Store Day exclusive.

For a list of participating retailers, go to RecordStoreDay.com.

The fourth official live album in the band’s history, Live from KCRW features a stripped-down line-up performing four songs from the recent global hit album Push the Sky Away alongside classics spanning the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds songbook.

The performance took place on April 18, between the band’s two Coachella festival appearances.

It was recorded in front of a live audience for Morning Becomes Eclectic as part the public radio station’s KCRW’s Apogee Sessions series, which features station favorites in an intimate setting.

Past performers have included everyone from Patti Smith and Death Cab for Cutie to Janelle Monae and James Blake. The session was recorded by legendary producer/mixer Bob Clearmountain.

Live from KCRW will see wide release digitally on December 3. The album will also be available as a digital deluxe bundle with Push the Sky Away.

Watch the Live from KCRW trailer on YouTube.

Live from KCRW Line-Up

Nick Cave: Piano, vocals
Warren Ellis: Tenor guitar, violin, piano, loops, backing vocals
Martyn Casey: Bass
Jim Sclavunos: Percussion, drums, backing vocals
Barry Adamson: Organ, backing vocals

Live from KCRW Track Listing
 
1.   Higgs Boson Blues
2.   Far From Me
3.   Stranger Than Kindness
4.   The Mercy Seat
5.   And No More Shall We Part
6.   Wide Lovely Eyes
7.   Mermaids
8.   People Ain’t No Good
9.   Push The Sky Away
10. Jack The Ripper

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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Everything You Need to Know for Glow

Everything You Need to Know for Glow
 
The free art event returns to Santa Monica Beach THIS
Saturday, September 28

 
Join KCRW for an interactive art experience with
Colorfields by Steve Boyer
at 10pm

Download Before You Go: The Colorfields App
 
KCRW.com/glow

(SANTA MONICA) Wednesday, September 25Glow returns to Santa Monica this Saturday, September 28 from 7pm to 3am, with 15 artists from around the globe showcasing an incredible array of original works on the beach.

Glow is free and open to the public.

Prepare for the large scale art event with the help of KCRW’s Glow Soundscape, an audio tour hosted by KCRW’s DJs with the voices of each artist talking about their creations, navigation notes and music for the journey.

Download it in advance and let KCRW guide your experience during one of the largest public art events in the world!

Featured artists include Aphidoidea, Jonathan Markowitz Bijur, Mathieu Briand, Marni Gittleman, Steven Hull, Glenn Kaino, Shana Koenig, Rebeca Mendez, Patrick Scott, Victoria Vesna,Karen Atkinson, Djoko Walujo, Susie Allen, Marvin Tunney and Janet Echelman, who recently appeared on KCRW’s Guest DJ Project.

LA-based artist Steve Boyer will be launching the interactive art experience Colorfields, which will unite the masses gathered on the sand for a wondrous experience with color, light and sound via the device that often separates us – our cell phones.

While it will be ongoing throughout the evening, he is encouraging attendees to gather at 10pm to put his technologically-driven display to the test.

The participatory art experience will be centered at a location south of the pier on the beach in front of the Sea Castle apartments, between Loews and Shutters hotels.

Participants will need to download a special smartphone app, which is available now for both iPhone and Android devices. As visitors move from location to location within the Colorfield zone, the app synchronizes locational information via GPS and the colors and sounds on their cell phones will change.

A large video projection will display the full field of users on the side of the Wyndham Hotel.

Find out more at KCRW.com/Glow.

Glow is produced by the City of Santa Monica.

DETAILS:

WHAT: Colorfields at Glow
WHEN: September 28 at 10pm
WHERE: Santa Monica beach, south of the pier on the beach in front of the Sea Castle apartments
MORE INFO:  An art project from Steve Boyer, Colorfields will convert crowd behavior into fields of color and sound via their smartphones.
DOWNLOAD THE APP: http://blog.colorfields.org/

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 89.9FM is an NPR affiliate serving Southern California and licensed to Santa Monica College. The public radio station represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, 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 internationally renowned and available worldwide at KCRW.com. KCRW offers an all-music channel, Eclectic24, an all news channel and on-air simulcast. . Podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances are available on our website, as well as on our smartphone apps for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry. KCRW’s acclaimed Music Mine app for iPad is dedicated to music discovery.

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KCRW’s Last Outdoor Event of the Season – Movie Screening + DJ Sets!

KCRW Presents an Outdoor Screening of
Stones Throw Documentary
“Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton”
at Exposition Park
on Sunday, October 6 at 5pm
with DJ Sets from
Peanut Butter Wolf and Garth Trinidad
+8 Food Trucks
in conjunction with
Street Food Cinema

(SANTA MONICA) Monday, September 23 — On Sunday, October 6, KCRW and Street Food Cinema will host a night celebrating one of LA’s most influential record labels, Stones Throw Records.

It will include an outdoor screening of the documentary “Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This is Stones Throw Records” and opening DJ sets from Garth Trinidad and label founder Peanut Butter Wolf.

Tickets are available now at www.kcrw.com/vinyl.

The screening event at Exposition Park will also include at least six food trucks: Hungry Nomad, CJs Wings, Phantom Food Truck, Romolo’s Truck, Beignet Truck, Southern Fried Vegan. Outside food and beverage is permitted. Also, dogs are allowed!

“Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton” is a celebration of LA, art, risk taking and, most of all, music.

The documentary film illustrates the extraordinary history behind Stones Throw Records, featuring never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video, commentary by the likes of Kanye West, Questlove, Common, and others.

“Stones Throw began in 1996 as a home to rich, quality hip hop music with a flare for the classic and unconventional. Wrapped around various triumphs and tragedies, Stones Throw was set on a path of constant evolution and creative growth,” said Trinidad.

“It is home to a myriad of groundbreaking artists and projects that have and continue to inspire millions of people around the world to hear and see music differently.”

Early arrival is suggested as all tickets are general admission and seating in on a first come, first served basis.

This KCRWMoves event is made possible by the Mercedes-Benz Dealers of Southern California.

KCRWMoves is an initiative to bring the music discovery found on KCRW’s airwaves out into communities via a specially wrapped music mobile.

DETAILS

WHAT:  “Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton” outdoor screening PLUS DJ sets from
Peanut Butter Wolf & KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad
WHEN: Sunday, October 6
WHERE: Exposition Park
TIME: 5:30pm: Doors, DJs 5:30-7:30p, Movie 7:30p
TICKETS: $12 (Purchase Here)
PARKING: $10
More Info: www.kcrw.com/vinyl
http://www.streetfoodcinema.com/schedule.html

 

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 89.9FM is an NPR affiliate serving Southern California and licensed to Santa Monica College. The public radio station represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, 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 internationally renowned and available worldwide at KCRW.com. KCRW offers an all-music channel, Eclectic24, an all news channel and on-air simulcast. . Podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances are available on our website, as well as on our smartphone apps for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry. KCRW’s acclaimed Music Mine app for iPad is dedicated to music discovery

About Street Food Cinema:  Street Food Cinema summer event series presented by Moviefone is the ultimate outdoor event destination that includes movies, music, food trucks and more this summer in Los Angeles.  Street Food Cinema guarantees ALL screenings are “always on the grass” to help people transition from a picnic and concert in the park to a comfortable movie-going experience.   Movies are presented with cinema quality sound and projection on a large screen with an image more than 40 feet wide by 22 feet high.  Street Food Cinema is produced by TIL Lifestyle Marketing and Events.  For more information please visit www.streetfoodcinema.com.

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KCRW to Live Stream Moby Acoustic Set and Interview on You Tube September 23

KCRW to Stream Moby Acoustic Set & Interview
from Sonos Studio
*LIVE on YouTube*
Monday, September 23 – 8pm

 www.YouTube.com/KCRW

(SANTA MONICA) September 19, 2013 — Los Angeles public radio station KCRW will be live-streaming an interview with Moby, hosted by DJ Chris Douridas, as well as an acoustic performance, on their YouTube channel on Monday, September 23 at 8pm.

Sonos Studio is hosting the private listening event for Moby’s new album, “Innocents”.

KCRW recently started streaming their famed Morning Becomes Eclectic live sessions on YouTube and this is the first time they’ve extended the effort to an outside event.

The YouTube stream will be embeddable and sharing is encouraged.

Moby sought a partnership with KCRW to webcast the event as his new album, his 11th studio release, was recorded in the artist’s Los Angeles studio and is a reflection of the city he now calls home. “Innocents” is out September 30 on Mute.

Moby will perform live on Morning Becomes Eclectic on Thursday, October 3.

DETAILS:

WHAT: Live video stream of Moby acoustic performance and interview with Chris Douridas from Sonos Studio on youtube.com/KCRW

WHEN: Monday, September 23

TIME: 8pm — 9pm: Interview hosted by KCRW DJ Chris Douridas
9pm: Acoustic performance

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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 89.9FM is an NPR affiliate serving Southern California and licensed to Santa Monica College. The public radio station represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, 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 internationally renowned and available worldwide at KCRW.com. KCRW offers an all-music channel, Eclectic24, an all news channel and on-air simulcast. . Podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances are available on our website, as well as on our smartphone apps for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry. KCRW’s acclaimed Music Mine app for iPad is dedicated to music discovery

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