Good Food & KCRW Music Reveal Details of the Next Episode of Sound Bites
Part Three Features Evan Kleiman and Anne Litt in conversation with Britt Daniel (Spoon) and Andy Valdez (HomeState)
Wednesday, June 30, at 7:00 PM PDT, via Zoom
This series is generously sponsored by the Toyota Mirai
Santa Monica, CA (June 23, 2021) – KCRW Music and Good Food announce details of Part Three of Sound Bites, the virtual event that pairs luminaries from the fields of music and food.
The third Sound Bites features Good Food’s Evan Kleiman and KCRW Program Director of Music Anne Litt in conversation with lead singer and guitarist of Spoon, Britt Daniel, and Andy Valdez from the beloved LA taco spot AND winner of KCRW’s 2020 Tortilla Tournament, HomeState, on Wednesday, June 30, at 7:00 PM PDT, via Zoom. The event is free with registration.
More About Britt Daniel and Spoon:
Spoon, Austin’s most esteemed rock ambassadors, have released nine albums to date including a string of four straight top 10 albums: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007), Transference (2010) They Want My Soul (2014), and Hot Thoughts (2017). Hailed by TIME as “one of the greatest American rock bands,” Spoon topped Metacritic’s chart as the single most critically acclaimed band of the aughts. In 2019, Spoon released Everything Hits At Once: The Best of Spoon, which was praised by NPR as a “convincing argument for Spoon being one of their era’s most distinctive and excellent rock bands.” Spoon return to the live stage this fall (including a September 24th show at the Hollywood Bowl with St. Vincent) for the first time since playing a monumental 30-date North American tour with Beck and Cage The Elephant in 2019, around which Fender released the Britt Daniel Signature Telecaster Thinline as part of their artist signature electric guitar series – highlighting the enduring influence of Daniel’s precision-punk style that has helped fuel Spoon to become what the Guardian calls ‘one of the finest bands of their generation.’
More About Andy Valdez:
Andy’s first love was music. She got a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin with the intention of writing about music. After years of streaming KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic from her desk while working in public radio in Austin, she packed a U-Haul and moved to LA to pursue a career in the music business. Fortunately, her triplet sister Briana had moved to LA from Texas a year prior. Unfortunately, the food from home; breakfast tacos, queso, were nowhere to be found. Years later when Briana called and said she wanted to try to develop and open what would eventually be HomeState, Andy jumped at the opportunity to help. After working more than a decade in the music business with talent like Little Dragon, Spiritualized, Nick Drake Estate, Cherry Glazerr and Pearl Jam, Andy came to HomeState to oversee their unique marketing, music, and brand identity. She created HomeState’s Band Taco program and Margarita Showdown festival, constantly seeking to bridge food, music, and community. She believes a good song is like the finishing salt to any great dish.
Sound Bites is a series of free, virtual events about the intertwined worlds of food and music. The series explores important questions with visionaries from these ever-evolving sectors. After a year of missing restaurant culture and live performances, where are we now? What does the future hold for two of our favorite things in life? The first episode in the series featured chef Roy Choi and John Gourley from Portugal. The Man, and can be viewed here. The second episode featured dynamic uncle-nephew duo Bryant Terry and Don Bryant and can be viewed here.
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:
KCRW Music and Good Food Present
Hosted by Evan Kleiman and Anne Litt
Special Guests Britt Daniel (Spoon) and Andy Valdez (HomeState0
Wednesday, June 30, at 7:00 PM PDT via Zoom
FREE with registration, donations optional
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Laura Cohen, LC Media, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Good Food
Evan Kleiman is a true culinary multitasker. Chef, author, radio host, restaurateur and sought after speaker, she has been called “the fairy Godmother of the LA food scene” for her central role in bringing a community of food people together through her radio show, Good Food. As host of Good Food on KCRW since 1997, Evan has interviewed more than 6000 guests ranging from celebrated chefs to local farmers, enabling her to explore every aspect of food and how it intersects with human life.
About KCRW Music
KCRW’s hand-picked music programming is thoughtfully curated by actual people, not algorithms. It encourages real music discovery and delivers a truly eclectic listening experience. KCRW Music is helmed by Program Director of Music, industry veteran Anne Litt and a team of influential tastemaker DJs – Aaron Byrd, Anthony Valadez, Chris Douridas, Dan Wilcox, Henry Rollins, Jason Bentley, Jason Kramer, Jeremy Sole, John Moses, José Galván, LeRoy Downs, Novena Carmel, Raul Campos, Scott Dallavo, Tom Schnabel, Travis Holcombe, and Valida. KCRW DJs are given one directive: “play what you love.” KCRW has hosted radio debuts and album celebrations for countless artists. Now household names, KCRW has been influential in helping launch the careers of such luminaries as Adele, Alabama Shakes, Anderson Paak, Angel Olsen, Beck, Billie Eilish, Brett Dennen, Coldplay, Eels, Fiona Apple, Gabriel Garzon Montano, Garbage, Gillian Welch, Janelle Monae, Jenny Lewis, Juana Molina, Kamasi Washington, Mac DeMarco, Natalia Lafourcade, Ray LaMontagne, Sofi Tukker, and Tame Impala, among many others. KCRW Music offers a robust array of music programming and content including nearly 100 hours of on-air music every week and a continuous curated stream of music, Eclectic24. In addition, KCRW is currently producing: a storytelling live session series In Residence that focuses on one artist via different platforms; Throwback Sessions that tap into the station’s vast archive of live performances exclusively available on YouTube; “Today’s Top Tune,” a free daily downloadable song; in-depth music reporting via the Lost Notes podcast; and Private Playlist which highlights local L.A. musicians and the music that’s moving them in the here and now.
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 L.A. 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 L.A., Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, and worldwide via the KCRW-developed smart phone app or online at kcrw.com.