KCRW Announces “Are Friends Eclectic?” Concerts with Jimmy Cliff and Iron & Wine

LA public radio station KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW.com) will celebrate the holiday season by bringing together some of our favorite artists for two nights of music at the intimate Orpheum Theatre, a newly-restored Downtown landmark celebrating it’s 85th anniversary this year.

The “Are Friends Eclectic?” concerts will take place on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 with different lineups each night and special guests. Proceeds will go towards supporting the station’s programming.

Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff will headline on December 2, joined by the joyful pop sounds of Brett Dennen, LA’s favorite world fusion band Fool’s Gold, the slightly psychedelic, occasionally funky White Denim, the epic chamber pop of Oklahoma’s Other Lives – who just last week opened for Bon Iver – and the sensual and spiritual stylings of Mia Doi Todd.

The December 3 lineup features folk-rock renaissance man Sam Beam with his band Iron & Wine, along with the ear-pleasing harmonies of local favorites The Belle Brigade, jaw-dropping guitar and vocals from UK blues diva Anna Calvi, darling Malaysian pop crooner Zee Avi, and the homespun retro-country sound of The Secret Sisters, who have opened for Paul Simon and count T Bone Burnett and Jack White amongst their fans.

“When envisioning a holiday concert to celebrate KCRW, I wanted to bring it back to basics and create an event that resonated with the spirit of the season. It’s simply a stellar lineup of artists we’re really excited about, capturing an intimacy to stir the soul,“ said KCRW Music Director and Host of Morning Becomes Eclectic Jason Bentley.

Tickets go on sale to KCRW members first on Tuesday, October 4 at 10am on KCRW.com. Tickets become available to the general public beginning Tuesday, October 11 at 10am. Ticket prices vary based on seating, from $55 to $200. It’s an all ages show.

WHAT: “Are Friends Eclectic?” Holiday Shows
WHEN: Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3
WHERE: Orpheum Theatre
842 S Broadway
Los Angeles, California 90014
TIME: 8pm
TICKETS: From $55 to $200 (All Ages)
DETAILS & TICKETS: http://www.kcrw.com/holidayshow

About KCRW: KCRW-FM, licensed to Santa Monica College, is National Public Radio’s flagship station for Southern California. The station serves Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura Counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara Counties and the greater Palm Springs area. Check here for our coverage area: http://www.kcrw.com/about/coverage-map

About The Orpheum Theatre: Celebrating its 85th anniversary, The Orpheum Theatre is one of L.A.’s most venerable landmarks. This newly-restored Downtown gem stands as a major Los Angeles entertainment venue, having hosted an array of concerts, exclusive private parties, and theatrical productions including a young Judy Garland’s vaudeville performance in 1933. For more information, visit http://www.laorpheum.com.

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