The Dirty Projectors, fronted by David Longstreth, have been a hugely influential band since their formation in 2002. Their distinct sound is beautifully off kilter and their latest effort Lamp Lit Prose is positively bright and bouncy. We have a live preview the day before its release.
Two of hip-hop's most skilled composers Ali Shaheed Muhammad (of A Tribe Called Quest) and Adrian Younge have partnered as The Midnight Hour. Their recently released self-titled debut has been a favorite across our airwaves and we’re excited to welcome them for a live set.
Calexico have always channeled the culture of the American Southwest in their music. Their 9th album, recorded here in California, is a fresh take on their indie rock sound. We’re excited to welcome them back to our studio for a live set.
Beloved Scottish band Franz Ferdinand released their 5th album -- a collection of dancefloor-ready, swaggering disco rock tracks -- earlier this Spring. They played a set at Apogee Studio in front of a live audience and we will share highlights.
Courtney Barnett has experienced a quick rise to indie rock fame thanks to whip smart lyricism and a stream-of-conscious singing style that puts the focus on her wry observations about everyday life. We will share highlights from our live session recorded at Apogee Studio on the release date for Tell Me How You Really Feel.
Dynamic duo Sofi Tukker have found an impassioned following for their infectious dance pop sound. They just released their debut full length Treehouse and will return to our studio for a special 4-song set at 10am.
Jade Bird is one of the most talked about artists of the moment. She more than lives up to the hype with incredible energy, wit and wisdom far beyond her 20 years. We host a live set before she heads out to the desert for the Stagecoach Festival.
Tom Misch was voted "Best New Artist" by KCRW's Djs last year and just released his debut album. He’s a musical chameleon who hopscotches across genres with ease, and we can’t wait to hear it live in his first US radio session.
On Moby's 15th studio album Everything was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt, the electronic music pioneer presents a view of the apocalypse with an undercurrent of beauty and a dash of hope. We bring you highlights from a live session recorded at Apogee Studio, including some of his classic tracks.
Music is in Hollie Cook’s DNA, as the daughter of S*x Pistols’ drummer Paul Cook. She got her start as a member of punk rock outfit The Slits and now makes solo music best described as tropical pop. It’s seductive, alluring and we look forward to hearing it live.
We air a live session with Jack White at 10am to celebrate the release of his new album Boarding House Reach. This will be one of his first live radio sessions behind this album and one of his first live performances in 4 years.
Cali rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club released their first album in five years earlier this year. Wrong Creatures veers from garage rock to moaning guitars and atmospheric slow burners, all with a dark edge.
New Zealand native Marlon Williams created his sophomore album Make Way For Love in the wake of a break up (with fellow musician Aldous Harding, who actually duets with him on one of the songs!). He visits our studio a few days in advance of the release of his album.