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The Vintage Synthesizer Museum draws keyboard fans to Highland Park for classes, vibey sound baths, and a chance to play on its rare synth collection.

The Vintage Synthesizer Museum draws keyboard fans to Highland Park for classes, vibey sound baths, and a chance to play on its rare synth collection.

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Mamas Gun: KCRW Live from HQ

UK neo-soul quintet Mamas Gun hits KCRW HQ in the midst of a whirlwind US tour with highlights from 2022 LP “Cure The Jones” including “Good Love.”

‘Tenant relocators’ make big money from emptying out rent-controlled units

A lucrative industry has formed around moving rent-controlled tenants out of their homes. A new investigation from LA Public Press looks into it.

Hollywood strikes: Could Newsom, Bass or Biden be a mediator?

The WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes are costing California billions of dollars. Could the governor and LA mayor help broker a fair deal between workers and studios?

Discomfort and alienation of blindness: Andrew Leland opens up in memoir

Andrew Leland talks about his fears of going completely blind, how it would affect his marriage and family, and living in a world largely hostile to blind people.

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

KCRW's signature daily music show. New releases, live performances, and interviews.

Sep. 21 2 hr, 49 min

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

A soulful rhythmic journey through time and space... sonic love notes from cities to mountain tops, to the heart of the tropics and into the cosmos.

Sep. 20 2 hr, 59 min

FREAKS ONLY

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk. Served fresh every weeknight.

Sep. 20 2 hr, 1 min

LeRoy Downs

A varied sonic experience to jazz, blending music, style, and culture.

Sep. 17 2 hr, 1 min

Jason Kramer

Carefully curated music from around the world.

Sep. 17 1 hr, 57 min

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Fanatic! I’m sitting in a tour bus, waiting to leave. It’s early Saturday morning.

from Henry Rollins

Metropolis playlist, September 16, 2023.

from Metropolis

Brand new cuts from Fieh’s “III,” MUNYA’s “Jardin,” and Animal Collective’s “Isn’t It Now?” await.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

St. Panther spins Drake, Amy Winehouse and more in their Guest DJ set. Plus Ralphie Choo’s “SUPERNOVA,” and Jamila Woods’ “Water Made Us.”

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

This Week on KCRW

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Novena Carmel & Anthony Valadez.

Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist, September 21, 2023

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Novena Carmel & Anthony Valadez.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

"I look at the tortilla and work with its natural texture. It becomes a collaboration where the tortilla may suggest things."

Joe Bravo is more than just the world's greatest tortilla artist

"I look at the tortilla and work with its natural texture. It becomes a collaboration where the tortilla may suggest things."

from Good Food

Unstoppable South London native Raye has penned songs for Beyonce and John Legend, opened for Kali Uchis and SZA this summer, and is a part of British Vogue's 'The Vogue 25,” honoring…

Today’s Top Tune: Raye - ‘Worth It’

Unstoppable South London native Raye has penned songs for Beyonce and John Legend, opened for Kali Uchis and SZA this summer, and is a part of British Vogue's 'The Vogue 25,” honoring…

from Today's Top Tune

A soulful rhythmic journey through time and space... sonic love notes from cities to mountain tops, to the heart of the tropics and into the cosmos.

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras' playlist, September 20, 2023

A soulful rhythmic journey through time and space... sonic love notes from cities to mountain tops, to the heart of the tropics and into the cosmos.

from Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

Anne Litt guest hosts FREAKS ONLY.

FREAKS ONLY playlist: September 20, 2023

Anne Litt guest hosts FREAKS ONLY.

from FREAKS ONLY

Analia Saban’s new show, “Synthetic Self,” explores technology and global warming-related anxiety. It’s located at two LA galleries: Sprüth Magers and Tanya Bonakdar.

Anxious about AI and climate change? Analia Saban turns that into art

Analia Saban’s new show, “Synthetic Self,” explores technology and global warming-related anxiety. It’s located at two LA galleries: Sprüth Magers and Tanya Bonakdar.

from Greater LA

Unripe Quince smells sweet but is ruinously sour, and is rock hard. When cooked, it dramatically changes color, loses the fuzz on the peel, and becomes highly aromatic.

Quince: Use the ‘biblical fruit’ for jams, pastries, cheese boards

Unripe Quince smells sweet but is ruinously sour, and is rock hard. When cooked, it dramatically changes color, loses the fuzz on the peel, and becomes highly aromatic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

We reflect on killer KCRW: Live From and Guest DJ Sets over the past year as we invite you to rep your neighborhood as a KCRW member.

MBE playlist Sept. 20: Shouting out KCRW Members, wherever you listen

We reflect on killer KCRW: Live From and Guest DJ Sets over the past year as we invite you to rep your neighborhood as a KCRW member.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Will the stalwarts move on to the Eso Eight or will the newbies continue their history-making run?

Tortilla Tournament Week 3: And then there were Eso Eight

Will the stalwarts move on to the Eso Eight or will the newbies continue their history-making run?

from Good Food

About 28 years ago, Colombian duo Aterciopelados recorded “Mujer Gala” on the album El Dorado.

Today’s Top Tune: Aterciopelados - ‘Mujer Gala’ Live (Feat. Rubén Albarrán)

About 28 years ago, Colombian duo Aterciopelados recorded “Mujer Gala” on the album El Dorado.

from Today's Top Tune

Junf is back with a ballad, a groove, and Señor Discos vibes for us. Andre Beltrán’s voice and lyrics shine in “Un Adios y Dos Olvidos.”

The perfect soundtrack for escaping reality

Junf is back with a ballad, a groove, and Señor Discos vibes for us. Andre Beltrán’s voice and lyrics shine in “Un Adios y Dos Olvidos.”

from Global Beat Mexico

Longtime friend and editor of Bookworm, Alan Howard, returns to host this episode, the last of 10 shows to journey through Bookworm’s 33 years and offer a retrospective look at…

Friends of Michael

Longtime friend and editor of Bookworm, Alan Howard, returns to host this episode, the last of 10 shows to journey through Bookworm’s 33 years and offer a retrospective look at…

from Bookworm

Francesca Harding guest hosts FREAKS ONLY.

FREAKS ONLY playlist: September 19, 2023

Francesca Harding guest hosts FREAKS ONLY.

from FREAKS ONLY

St. Panther stops by KCRW HQ to wax poetic about Drake, Amy Winehouse, and more ahead of shows at School Night and the Moroccan Lounge in early Oct.

St. Panther: KCRW Guest DJ set

St. Panther stops by KCRW HQ to wax poetic about Drake, Amy Winehouse, and more ahead of shows at School Night and the Moroccan Lounge in early Oct.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

High school students from Boyle Heights built a hydrogen-powered race car and competed against teams from all over the world over the weekend. How did they fare?

‘We're chasing that trophy’: Boyle Heights students on competing in robotics

High school students from Boyle Heights built a hydrogen-powered race car and competed against teams from all over the world over the weekend. How did they fare?

from Greater LA

Rashaad Newsome’s new exhibit “Hands Performance” explores the history of queer Black cultural expression and how it’s shaping the future.

Voguing, ASL, afro-futurism collide in ‘Hands Performance’

Rashaad Newsome’s new exhibit “Hands Performance” explores the history of queer Black cultural expression and how it’s shaping the future.

from Greater LA

John Waters talks about his exhibit at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and his boundary-pushing films.

John Waters on going mainstream, new Academy Museum exhibit, and drag acceptance

John Waters talks about his exhibit at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and his boundary-pushing films.

from Greater LA

Boy band sensation *NSYNC reunited (again) at last week’s MTV Video Music Awards, igniting strong feelings of early 2000s nostalgia.

*NSYNC is back. What’s behind the enduring legacy of boy bands?

Boy band sensation *NSYNC reunited (again) at last week’s MTV Video Music Awards, igniting strong feelings of early 2000s nostalgia.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand