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KCRW’s SXSW 2015 Lineup Announced!

KCRW Showcases at SXSW
Wednesday, March 18

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


8pm-2am – The Parish



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?

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


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


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

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


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
(310) 314-4625

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, and through its smartphone apps(iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

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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.


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.


Tickets for the 2015 Hollywood Bowl season may also be purchased online at, 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

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