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KCRW Announces Live Webcast With Alabama Shakes on April 20

KCRW Presents
Live Webcast With Alabama Shakes
Playing New Songs from “Sound & Color”
Monday, April 20

Streaming Worldwide via KCRW and NPR Music’s First Listen Live Series

Los Angeles, CA (April 15, 2015) The day before Alabama Shakes release “Sound & Color“, Los Angeles public radio station KCRW will present a live webcast of the band playing songs from the new album, as well as favorites from their Grammy-nominated debut, “Boys and Girls”.

The album release party will take place at Apogee Studio — the private studio of famed producer/engineer Bob Clearmountain – on Monday, April 20.

The entire performance will stream live via and as part of NPR Music’s First Listen Live series (at starting at 7pm PT / 10pm ET.

The show will be hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley and recorded for future broadcast on Morning Becomes Eclectic on Friday, April 27.

This is KCRW’s first live webcast of their popular Apogee Sessions series, which has featured everyone from Nick Cave and Beck to James Blake and Vampire Weekend over the last five years.

Alabama Shakes
experienced a meteoric rise following the release of their 2012 debut and took their time crafting their sophomore album, expanding on their soulful blues-rock sound.

The new set of genre-bending songs are refreshingly complex and prompted some new additions to the core quartet, including touring keyboard player Ben Tanner and Paul Horton, a friend from their hometown in Alabama on keys and percussion, as well as three back up singers.

Both NPR Music (First Listen) and KCRW (Album Preview) will host the full album stream of Alabama Shakes “Sound & Color” starting on the evening of April 12.

Alabama Shakes Live at Apogee Studio

When: Monday, April 20
Where: Apogee Studio
Performance and webcast begins at 7 pm PT

For questions regarding KCRW, please contact Rachel Reynolds (

For questions regarding NPR Music, please contact Caitlin Sanders (

For more information about Alabama Shakes, please contact Erin Cooney:

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

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