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Gary Clark Jr. 11/12 KCRW Berkeley Street Sessions Review

November 15, 2012 The Audio Perv 3

By Malvina Rincon

Starting off his set with ‘When My Train Pulls In” from his new album Blak and Blu, Gary Clark Jr. almost makes it seem too easy. Wielding his guitar at an immediately awestruck crowd, he is in his element. In front of a select audience at Apogee’s Berkeley Street Studio for KCRW’s “Berkeley Street Sessions”, he looks at home with his guitar in hand. Ripping through “Ain’t Messin’ Round”, the first track from his new …

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KCRW To Relaunch First Fridays on January 6th with Mariachi El Bronx

December 1, 2011 drainu182 0

Public radio station KCRW (89.9FM and will be presenting the First Fridays series at the Natural History Museum for the 3rd year in a row in 2012, with KCRW DJs spinning throughout the evening in the African Mammal Hall lounge.

This is the 8th season of the after hours series, where the museum doors are open until 10pm and packed with music lovers eager to see some of today’s best up and coming buzz bands. The event is …

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KCRW Announces Changes to Holiday Benefit Shows

November 6, 2011 drainu182 0

Fresh off a sold-out Halloween benefit event Masquerade, which netted the station over $60,000 that will go towards their unique public radio programming, KCRW (89.9FM and is announcing changes to their upcoming holiday benefit event.

The Are Friends Eclectic? shows planned for early December at the Orpheum Theatre will now be one night on Saturday, December 3 with Iron & Wine and Jimmy Cliff joining as headliners on the same evening, with more to be announced soon.

From KCRW …

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

September 26, 2011 drainu182 0

LA public radio station KCRW (89.9FM and 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 …

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My Morning Jacket KCRW Village Studios Performance (Watch)

July 15, 2011 drainu182 0

My Morning Jacket played an intimate benefit show for Los Angeles-based radio station KCRW (89.9FM and last month at the legendary Village Studios (read out review) and now the session is available in its entirety on demand at, as well as an interview with frontman Jim James.

Only a couple hundred people were in the audience for this special show, just a week after the band played for nearly 80,000 at the Bonnaroo Music …

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My Morning Jacket 6/21 Village Studios West Los Angeles Review

June 24, 2011 drainu182 1

My Morning Jacket KCRW-Only Show at The Village 6/21

By Kristal Bailey

The Village is one of those legendary Los Angeles places you hear about but you never go to. Such famous musicians and movies have recorded there; it’s a veritable treasure trove of entertainment history. The light fixtures are from the original Miracle on 34th St. (according to My Morning Jacket) and the walls are lined with gold and platinum records spanning the last several decades. Given that …

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Nic Harcourt Leaves KCRW To Become New MTV Music Supervisor

June 18, 2011 drainu182 0

Former KCRW Music Director Nic Harcourt has decided to leave the Los Angeles public radio station to focus his energy on a full time position as music supervisor in residence at MTV. He will helm music supervision for select shows during the coming year.

His work as a music supervisor for TV, film and advertising came about as an extension of his work hosting KCRW’s signature music show Morning Becomes Eclectic. He called the station his radio home for more …

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SAINT MOTEL ( has announced a SECRET SHOW this Saturday September 11th somewhere in Los Angeles, presented by KCRW. Additional details and location of the special show will be announced this morning September 10th when they appear on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley for a special live performance in the 11:00 AM hour.

The only band to conquer Main Stages at both Sunset Junction and the Sunset Strip Music Festival this year, SAINT MOTEL’s most recent …

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Quadron To Perform On KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic June 7th

May 26, 2010 drainu182 0

Denmark’s Quadron, the duo that the New York Post describes as “…a mix of Adele, The Supremes and Sade…” and BBC News calls, “electronic soul music that isn’t a contradiction in terms…” is preparing for a busy week in sunny Los Angeles. Performing at the UCLA Jazz Reggae Festival on Sunday, May 30, the band will then perform a free 5PM in-store concert at Amoeba Music in Hollywood, one of the world’s largest independent music stores, on Sunday, June …

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New The Middle East Tour Dates, Free MP3s, KCRW SXSW Video

April 8, 2010 drainu182 0

The Middle East have announced some new tour dates. Over the next two months, the band will find themselves playing with Passion Pit, Mayer Hawthorne, Pavement, Beach House, Frightened Rabbit, Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons. Oh yeah, they’re also playing Coachella. Check out the tour dates below and download the following songs for FREE!

“Lonely” MP3

“Blood” MP3

“The Darkest Side” MP3

4/14–University of California–Davis, CA (w/ Passion Pit & Mayer Hawthorne)
4/15–Fox Theater–Pomona, CA (w/ Pavement)
4/16–Soho Restaurant …