Apogee Sessions

This is the most intimate series we've ever produced, and what makes it really special is the location - Apogee Studio, the private recording studio of legendary producer/mixer, Bob Clearmountain and Apogee Electronics. With sound far superior to any live venue and a capacity of just 180 guests, this series caters to core music lovers who want to experience an artist up close.

Apogee designs and manufactures award-winning recording products in the USA that are used worldwide by professional and aspiring musicians, producers and engineers. Bob Clearmountain is an advisor for Apogee and has been instrumental in the development of hit Apogee recording solutions for iPad, iPhone and Mac such as MiC, ONE, Duet, as well as Apogee's flagship product, Symphony I/O.


January 16, 2014
Rosanne Cash

Grammy Award-winning artist Rosanne Cash performed songs from her poetic new album, The River & The Thread, for an intimate audience at Apogee Studios.

December 23, 2013
Jake Bugg

Young UK folk troubadour Jake Bugg recorded his latest album here in LA and recently returned to perform a blistering set in front of a live audience at Apogee Studio.

November 18, 2013
Johnny Marr

Legendary guitarist for The Smiths, Johnny Marr recently performed several classics plus some of his new songs in the intimate setting of Apogee Studio.

October 10, 2013
Gary Numan

Gary Numan is one of the pioneers of modern electronic music. We'll hear songs off his new album, recorded in front of a live audience at Apogee Studio.

September 26, 2013
Jim James

My Morning Jacket front-man Jim James recently performed songs from his soulful solo debut in front of a small audience at Apogee Studio.

August 5, 2013
KT Tunstall

Guitarist and songwriter extraordinaire KT Tunstall delighted a small audience, performing a solo acoustic set of songs from her new album at Apogee Studio. Read More

June 3, 2013
Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age performed their dangerously sexy new songs the day before the release of their highly anticipated album ...Like Clockwork for a live audience at Apogee Studio. Read More

May 30, 2013
Ludovico Einaudi

Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi and his ensemble enchanted a small audience at Apogee Studio with his cinematic classical pieces. In a Time Lapse for a live audience at Apogee Studio. Read More

May 17, 2013
Quadron

Seductive electro-soul outfit Quadron charmed KCRW supporters at a recent live session at Apogee Studios. Read More

May 13, 2013
The Olms

The Olms is a new project by singer-songwriter Pete Yorn and his collaborator J.D. King. Read More

May 9, 2013
Fitz and the Tantrums

Soulful pop collective Fitz and The Tantrums performed a slew of songs from their new album More than Just a Dream in front of a live audience at Apogee Studios recently. Read More

April 19, 2013
Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend took a break between Coachella weekends to join us for a set in front of a live audience, playing new songs and old favorites. Read More

April 18, 2013
Nick Cave

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds thrilled a room full of fans with a free-wheelin' live session of songs from their fantastic new album and back catalogue at our Apogee Studio session. Read More

April 15, 2013
James Blake

The swoon‐worthy sounds of UK musician James Blake captivated a small audience at Apogee Studios, as he performed songs from his excellent new album Overgrown. Read More

March 22, 2013
Cold War Kids

LA's own Cold War Kids are back and better than ever. Their raw brand of bluesy rock sounded fantastic in a session taped at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in front of a live audience. Read More

March 11, 2013
The Airborne Toxic Event

The Airborne Toxic Event have been road warriors over the last few years and returned to Los Angeles to present some of their new songs in a live session for KCRW at Berkeley St. Studios. Read More

January 24, 2013
Jose James

Jose James is a modern jazzman and an incredibly soulful singer. He enchanted a live audience at Apogee's Berkeley St. Studios, backed by an incredible group of musicians that made his music come alive. Read More

January 11, 2013
Local Natives

LA's own Local Natives chose their local public radio station to debut songs from their highly anticipated sophomore release. This live session, recorded at Apogee Berkeley St. Studios in front of a live audience, is a sneak peek at the album Hummingbird.Read More

December 4, 2012
Gary Clark Jr.

Guitar wizard Gary Clark Jr. recently performed for a small audience at Apogee's Berkeley St. Studios, mesmerizing the crowd with songs from his debut full-length, Blak and Blu. This session also features an intimate conversation with host Anne Litt. Read More

November 15, 2012
Patti Smith

Patti Smith took the stage at Apogee's Berkeley St. Studios a couple of weeks ago, we knew we were in for a very special performance. We share that experience on Morning Becomes Eclectic as Patti and her band perform new songs from her latest recording, Banga, as well as timeless classics. Read More

November 13, 2012
Divine Fits

Indie rock super group Divine Fits combines the talents of four unique musicians with a wide range of talents. They recorded a high-energy set of songs in front of a live audience at Apogee's Berkeley St. Studio. Read More

October 15, 2012
Band of Horses

KCRW was able to corral Band of Horses to perform a career-spanning set in the intimate setting of Apogee's Berkeley St Studios just a couple of weeks ago. Read More

September 25, 2012
Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor performed an emotional set of songs from her new album in front of a loving live audience at Apogee's Berkeley St. Studios. Read More

August 15, 2012
Bloc Party

UK dance-punk purveyors Bloc Party return to KCRW to premiere live versions of songs from their new album "Four", with a decidedly more rock-driven sound. The session was recorded in front of a live audience at Apogee's Berkeley St Studios. Read More

July 31, 2012
thenewno2

Dhani Harrison debuts new songs from the musical collective he founded, thenewno2. They played a session for us in front of a live audience at Apogee's Berkeley St Studios. Read More

May 29, 2012
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

We broadcast a live session with LA's own Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, recorded in front of a live audience at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studios. Hosted by Liza Richardson. We literally get down with the gang as we hear a batch of new songs on the day of their album release. Read More

May 3, 2012
The Shins

The Shins are back! To celebrate their return, we captured a set of songs in front of a live audience at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studios on Morning Becomes Eclectic in the 11 o'clock hour. Read More

April 10, 2012
M. Ward

M. Ward's expressive songwriting and excellent guitar playing are on full display in a live set recorded in front of a small audience at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio. Read More

February 6, 2012
Shelby Lynne

Grammy Award-winning singer Shelby Lynne performed a solo acoustic set in the intimate setting of Apogee's Berkeley St. Studios in front of a live audience early this year. Read More

December 2, 2011
Ryan Adams

We broadcast an intimate solo performance with singer/songwriter Ryan Adams recorded at Apogee Berkeley Street Studios in front of a live audience. Read More

November 1, 2011
Death Cab for Cutie

Seminal indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie performed tracks from their new release and old favorites for a small live audience at Berkeley St Studios and we broadcast that session, including an interview with host Anne Litt at 11:15am. Read More

October 6, 2011
St. Vincent

Annie Clark best known for her work as St. Vincent performed brand new songs from her stellar new release, Strange Mercy, at Berkeley St. Studios recently. We hear impassioned songs from this riveting artist and a charming interview on Morning Becomes Eclectic. Read More

May 26, 2011
Little Dragon

Swedish group Little Dragon delivered an impeccable set of soulful electro-pop in front of a small live audience at Apogee's Berkeley St. Studios recently. We share highlights from our intimate evening, including lots of brand new tracks. Read More

May 16, 2011
k.d. Lang

k.d. lang's incredible voice will fill the airwaves when we broadcast an intimate session with the Canadian chanteuse and her new band, the Siss Boom Bang. Read More

April 4, 2011
Teddy Thompson

Teddy Thompson has a musical pedigree that gets your attention immediately – as the son of folk legends Richard and Linda Thompson -- but it's his soaring voice that won our hearts. Read More

December 22, 2010
David Gray

Don't miss a special live session with singer David Gray recorded at Apogee Berkeley St. Studios for a live audience, with a featured intriguing interview and captivating performance from a favorite KCRW artist. Read More

November 10, 2010
Manu Chao

International superstar Manu Chao performed a fiery set of songs when he brought his trio to Apogee's Berkeley Street Studios. Beloved favorites and new songs came alive in this intimate setting in front of a live audience.


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September 9, 2010
Interpol

Don't miss a special live session with singer David Gray recorded at Apogee Berkeley St. Studios for a live audience, with a featured intriguing interview and captivating performance from a favorite KCRW artist. Read More

July 2, 2010
Janelle Monae

We'll broadcast our recent session with rising star Janelle Monae. The forward thinking R&B diva is undoubtedly a star and puts on a show like no other. Her ambitious sophomore album, The ArchAndroid, is being lauded in the media as "the most exciting, intriguing record of the year."


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June 3, 2010
Nas and Damian 'JR Gong' Marley

Garth hosted an incredible session with hip hop icon Nas and Damian 'JR Gong' Marley (son of Bob Marley) at Apogee Berkley Street Studio.


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May 1, 2010
JP, Chrissie and the Fairground Boys

Chrissie met JP Jones at a party thrown by artist Damien Hirst's wife just over a year ago and the duo had an immediate connection.


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All sessions produced at Apogee Studio.