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Bands Added to KCRW’s Made in L.A. Music Series at the Hammer

Allah-Las and Chicano Batman

 Added to KCRW’s Made in L.A. Music Series

at the Hammer Museum

SANTA MONICA, CA, June 12, 2012 The talented music tastemakers from Los Angeles public radio KCRW (89.9FM and will take up residence in the Hammer Museum’s outdoor courtyard this summer in celebration of Made in L.A. 2012 and shine a spotlight on the wide array of music created in our city. The free events take place on Thursdays from June 28 to August 9 and begin at 7pm, with the museum staying open late night.

Two special evenings will feature live performances from up and coming local artists the Allah-Las and Chicano Batman.

On July 12, KCRW DJ Anne Litt will play some tunes and host the Allah-Las who channel a distinctively California sound, as they call it “the perfect mixture of the sands, the seas, the streets and cities of the golden state”.

“On my first listen to the Allah-Las, I loved them immediately. With a ‘60s West Coast dance groove, they are a perfect fit for this series and one of my early picks for LA breakout band of the year. Picture the gorgeous Hammer courtyard on a warm summer night, art, cocktails and the perfect sounds. I can’t wait!” said Litt.

On August 9, KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez will spin a set of music and host East LA’s Chicano Batman. The quartet’s globetrotting sound includes soul, 70’s Brazilian Bossa Nova, spacey psychedelia and surf rock cumbia. The LA Times says they “nail the essence of summer music” and it will be the perfect match for this outdoor setting.

Both bands will begin at 9pm. View the full Made in L.A. Music lineup below and here.

For these events, which are free and open to the public, KCRW DJs will select sets inspired by the idea of the “Made in L.A.”, an exhibit featuring emerging and under-recognized LA artists. The shows all begin at 7pm and the museum will be open late.

There will be a cash bar as well.

Generous support for Made in L.A. Music is provided by The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, AquaHydrate, and IKEA Burbank.

Made in L.A. Music  Line Up

Thursday, June 28 – Hammer Bash!
KCRW DJ Jason Bentley + KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole

Thursday, July 5

Thursday, July 12
KCRW DJ Anne Litt — Allah-Las

Thursday, July 19
KCRW DJ Chris Douridas

Thursday, July 26
KCRW DJ Valida

Thursday, August 2
KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole

Thursday, August 9
KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez – Chicano Batman

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

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

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 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.


The Hammer Museum, a public arts unit of the University of California, Los Angeles, is dedicated to exploring the diversity of artistic expression through the ages. Its collections, exhibitions, and programs span the classic to the cutting-edge in art, architecture, and design, recognizing that artists play a crucial role in all aspects of culture and society.

The museum houses the Armand Hammer Collection of Old Master, Impressionist, and Post-Impressionist paintings and the Armand Hammer Daumier and Contemporaries Collection. The Hammer’s newest collection, the Hammer Contemporary Collection, is highlighted by works on paper, particularly drawings and photographs from Southern California. The museum also houses the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, comprising more than 45,000 prints, drawings, photographs, and artists’ books from the Renaissance to the present; and oversees the management of the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden on the UCLA campus.

For current program and exhibition information call 310-443-7000 or


Rachel Reynolds – KCRW
(310) 314-4625