KCRW Music Announcement, Station Announcement

KCRW Announces KCRW Live From…



Artists confirmed for Fall 2022 include:

Cuco, Andrew Bird, Tears for Fears, Say She She, Automatic, Nation of Language, Wet Leg, Stromae, and Danielle Ponder

Sessions Recorded at KCRW Headquarters, Bob Clearmoutain’s Apogee Studio, world-famous studio The Village, and KCRW Program Director of Music Anne Litt’s Backyard!

Santa Monica, CA (September 15, 2022) – Today KCRW unveils KCRW Live From…, a robust initiative to bring back live music to KCRW in a big way. Utilizing the station’s state-of-the-art headquarters (HQ), legendary mixer/producer Bob Clearmountain’s Apogee Studio, world famous recording complex The Village Studios, and the stunning backyard of Program Director of Music, Anne Litt, KCRW is reaffirming its longstanding commitment to feature live performances and insightful interviews from an eclectic array of artists, both superstars and rising stars.

KCRW Live From…kicks off its long awaited return of live sessions this Fall with confirmed artists that include Cuco, Andrew Bird, Tears for Fears, Say She She, Automatic and Nation of Language.

First up is KCRW Live From HQ with Cuco, which airs today, Thursday, September 15, on Morning Becomes Eclectic, in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Interviewed by MBE co-hosts Novena Carmel and Anthony Valadez, this session marks the return of live sessions to KCRW’s headquarters in Santa Monica.

Next is KCRW Live From The Village Studios featuring Andrew Bird interviewed by Anthony Valadez airing Wednesday, September 21 on Morning Becomes Eclectic, followed by Tears for Fears interviewed by Raul Campos airing on Campos’ show Saturday, September 24. In addition, KCRW Live From The Village featuring Nation of Language interviewed by Travis Holcombe airs on Holcombe’s nightly show Freaks Only, Wednesday, September 28.

Two KCRW Live From Apogee Studio sessions feature Automatic interviewed by Anne Litt airing on Wednesday, September 28 on Morning Becomes Eclectic and Say She She interviewed by Anthony Valadez airing on Morning Becomes Eclectic Wednesday, October 5.

Also on the horizon is KCRW Live From Anne’s Backyard featuring Wet Leg, KCRW Live From HQ featuring Stromae, KCRW Live From HQ featuring Danielle Ponder, with much more to come!

“It is so exciting to be bringing a consistent stream of live music back to KCRW,” says Anne Litt, KCRW Program Director, Music. “Live music has been a hallmark of the station for decades. Our sessions are musical gold: their vibe, their energy, the pure spontaneity. And the conversations that artists have with KCRW DJs not only offer great insight into their music-making and personal lives — they are downright fun.” 

“The pandemic gave us a chance to rethink and refresh the ways we are bringing live music back to our audience. We’re fortunate to have such tremendous partners in Apogee and The Village, and I’m lucky to be able to host outdoor sessions in my own backyard. We’re using every available option to bring back live music to KCRW’s channels in the freshest, most robust way possible.”

KCRW Live From… scheduled sessions:

Sept 15, KCRW Live From HQ featuring Cuco on MBE
Sept 21, KCRW Live From The Village Studios featuring Andrew Bird on MBE
Sept 24, KCRW Live From The Village Studios featuring Tears for Fears on Raul Campos
Sept 28, KCRW Live From Apogee Studio featuring Automatic on MBE
Sept 28, KCRW Live From The Village Studios featuring Nation of Language on Freak’s Only
Oct 5, KCRW Live From Apogee Studio featuring Say She She on MBE

For more information, please visit: kcrw.com/livefrom

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