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Episode Live from Anne’s Backyard: Spoon
Austin's finest purveyors of rock n' roll Spoon join us for a release day celebration of “Lucifer on the Sofa” with a wild set and freewheeling conversation with DJ Raul Campos.
Episode Live from Anne’s Backyard: Jensen McRae
To celebrate National Poetry Month and her debut album “Are You Happy Now?”, LA bard-songstress Jensen McRae delivers an intimate performance and candid conversation about writing, coming of age, and courage.
Episode Live from Anne’s Backyard: Gabriels
Grab your boo or your best solo dance shoes and get ready to swoon as Gabriels take over Anne’s backyard with a nine-piece ensemble.
Episode application/x-troff-ms Live from Anne’s Backyard: Arlo Parks
The Mercury Prize winner, upcoming Grammy nominee, and KCRW 2021 Best Album artist stopped by Anne Backyard for an intimate performance and candid conversation with MBE’s Novena Carmel.
Episode Live from Anne’s backyard: Courtney Barnett
Hang onto your existential ennui, because our favorite purveyor of shredded riffs and incisive lyrics, Courtney Barnett, is back with a brand new album. The Australian artist popped by the Hollywood hillside backyard of KCRW Music Director Anne Litt to kick off our new, sun-kissed live performance series and grace us with some solo acoustic cuts from “Thing Take Time, Take Time” and more.
Episode Close your email, don some spandex, and dance to this CHAI live set
While we’d love nothing more than to don our finest and dance along to CHAI’s stage choreography in person, Morning Becomes Eclectic has the next best thing: A live performance and song commentary from CHAI, just for KCRW.
Episode How Arlo Parks followed her musical instincts into ‘Sunbeams’
Arlo Parks is an incredible 20-year-old singer-songwriter, musician, and poet. Arlo Parks joined us for a conversation and an exclusive performance for Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Episode Octet Stream In Residence: Yuna debuts R&B-pop gem and covers the White Stripes in live performance video
Yuna premieres new work in live performance for KCRW’s In Residence series. She also details her creative environment in Kuala Lumpur and discusses her crossover into the fashion world.
Episode Throwback Session: Field Music live on MBE in 2010
Field Music blend a pastoral vibe reminiscent of the folky side of progressive rock with a crafty slickness to their songwriting. Their 2010 MBE session was during the early days of their dependable career.
Episode object code Throwback Session: Robert Glasper live at Apogee Studio in 2020
Robert Glasper bridges the old school with the new —fusing elements of jazz, hip-hop, and R&B. He performed a powerful set of music right before COVID took hold. Revisit this stellar performance from the famed Apogee Studio.
Episode Throwback Session: King Krule live on MBE in 2013
Archy Marshall aka King Krule made an impressive debut at just the age of 18. He marked the release of his album, “6 Feet Beneath The Moon,” with a performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Episode Throwback Session: Femi Kuti live on MBE in 2011
Femi Kuti is the eldest son of Afrobeat legend and pioneer Fela Kuti. Femi began his career playing in Fela’s band Egypt 80, but carried on the Afrobeat torch in the 1980s, leading his own band, Positive Force.
Episode Throwback Session: Jimmy Cliff live on MBE in 2012
In 2012, influential reggae and ska musician Jimmy Cliff performed a special acoustic set on Morning Becomes Eclectic. Revisit this classic session featuring a living legend.
Episode Throwback Session: Orbital live on MBE in 2012
In 2012, English electronic dance legends, Orbital, emerged from an 8-year hiatus with a new album “Wonky.” KCRW DJ Mario Cotto recalls ‘totally losing his marbles’ during the set. Revisit this Throwback Session.
Episode Throwback Session: Cymande live on MBE in 2016
UK/Caribbean Afro-Soul outfit Cymande have been hugely influential in DJ and hip-hop circles for decades. Following a 40+ year hiatus, they reemerged for a few select performances including Morning Becomes Eclectic in 2016.
Episode C header Throwback Session: The Internet live on MBE in 2015
The Internet’s sound is full of swagger and style. Led by Syd, and featuring an incredible list of musicians and collaborators (Steve Lacy, Matt Martians and others), the band brought their unique sound to KCRW studios in 2015.
Episode CAAM + KCRW Presents: 'Feet Prayer' by Lynnée Denise
KCRW and the California African American Museum have co-commissioned artist Lynnée Denise’s art piece, “Feet Prayer,” and a contextual conversation with the artist, crunk-funk dancer Joi, and Morgan Rhodes, music supervisor, and co-host of the…
Episode Throwback Session: Hot 8 Brass Band live on MBE in 2017
The Hot 8 Brass Band literally shook KCRW's walls, with their signature style of heavy New Orleans jazz hip-hop funk, during their Morning Becomes Eclectic performance.
Episode Throwback Session: Laura Mvula live on MBE in 2013
The power of Laura Mvula’s voice was emotional and epic in her KCRW debut performance.
Episode Throwback Session: John Legend live on MBE in 2014
John Legend for this week's Throwback Session. Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW.
Episode ODS spreadsheet Jamila Woods
Before heading home to Chicago at the end of her tour, Jamila Woods brought her band to KCRW. She performed a handful of powerful tracks from her latest release Legacy! Legacy!
Episode Octet Stream Sessa
Brazilian pop artist Sessa recently stopped by KCRW to perform new tracks from his debut album Grandeza. Backed by a percussionist and 3 female vocalists, he breezed through a set of songs that celebrate life and love.
Episode Neal Francis
What do Dr. John, Leon Russell and boogie woogie piano have in common? Neal Francis is the answer. The Chicago-based musician channels 60s and 70s soul and funk music in his latest album Changes.
Episode Octet Stream Drama
Producer Na'el Shehade and singer Via Rosa are the force behind Drama. The Chicago duo released their latest album Dance Without Me two weeks ago and will bring their unique take on dance, pop and soul music to MBE.
Episode Soccer Mommy
Soccer Mommy is the project of 22 year old Sophie Allison. The Nashville native hit the music scene in the mid-2010's when she was still a high school student.
Episode Leif Vollebekk
When we first heard Leif Vollebekk's latest album New Ways we immediately fell in love with it. It offers a sense of warmth and familiarity at first listen, with the universal theme of love (both lost and found) being its driving force.
Episode Michael Kiwanuka
Michael Kiwanuka's third album is one of self-discovery and self- acceptance. He recently visited KCRW for a stripped down performance of new tracks from his latest album Kiwanuka.
Episode Los Lobos
East LA icons Los Lobos released their first ever Christmas album Llego Navidad earlier this fall. The album features reimagined versions of traditional holiday songs from across North, Central and South America.
Episode Angel Olsen
Angel Olsen's new album All Mirrors is a hauntingly beautiful body of work. She says "I knew I wanted something big and epic" and this album certainly delivers.
Episode Beck
Beck's fourteenth studio album Hyperspace is his most collaborative to date. The bulk of the album was co-written and co-produced by Pharrell and contains a spacious quality that plays to the strength of their artistic relationship.