Events, KCRW Music Announcement

KCRW at SXSW — Showcases, Live Broadcasts, FLOODfest and More


Morning Becomes Eclectic Live Broadcast
From FLOODfest at Cedar Street Courtyard
(Set Times Just Announced!)  

Wednesday, March 18

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


8pm-2am – The Parish


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.


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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Events, Programming

Good Food at SXSW! Evan Kleiman and Jonathan Gold Take on Austin

Good Food at SXSW

Join KCRW’s Evan Kleiman for a live podcast event and a panel during the second annual SouthBites conference.

Los Angeles, CA (March 10, 2015)Good Food Host Evan Kleiman and Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold (LA Times) will head to Austin, TX during the annual SXSW conference and team up to take on the city’s cuisine, which they’ll discuss on the March 21 edition of the show.

They’ll be talking to local chefs, including BBQ master Aaron Franklin and Top Chef champion Paul Qui. They’ll also take a roadtrip out to Snow’s BBQ in Lexington, where female pitmaster Tootsie Tomanetz has over 50 years of BBQ experience under her belt.

If you’ll be in town for the festivities, join Kleiman at the Driskill Hotel during the SouthBites conference on Sunday, March 15 for a live podcast event.

She’ll interview an engaging array of food writers, thinkers and chefs for programming that will be recorded for later broadcast on KCRW.

The event takes place in the Jim Hogg parlor from 10am to 5:30pm. The schedule is as follows:

10am        Food as Lifestyle with Bon Appetit’s Adam Rapoport and Andrew

10:30am    Creating Chef Watson with Florian Pinel

11am        Change in the Grocery Aisle with “Supermarket Guru” Phil Lempert

2pm        The Kitchen as Sanctuary with chef Curtis Duffy and “For Grace”
Directors Kevin Pang and Mark Helenowski

2:30pm    How Tech is Changing Your Coffee with Erin Meister and Cameron

3pm        A Look at the Museum of Food and Drink with Peter Kim and Emma

4:30pm     The Changing Face of Food Writing with Alison Cook and Helen Rosner

5pm        Applying Kickstarter Culture to the Good Food Movement with Eileen
and Michael Chiarello

On Monday, March 16, Kleiman will moderate Food Criticism in the Digital Age with panelists Jonathan Gold (LA Times), Alison Cook (Houston Chronicle) and Helen Rosner (Eater) at the Driskill Hotel at 5pm. They’ll discuss how these talented writers have adapted their crafts in the era of Yelp, where everyone is a critic, and how they foresee the future of food criticism.

Good Food airs on Saturdays from 11am to noon on KCRW.

Rachel Reynolds
Music Publicity Director
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314-4625 DIRECT

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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