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Episode The Church: KCRW Live from HQ
Legendary Australian psych-rockers The Church play a set of atmospheric gems and share the story behind their new album, “The Hypnogogue.”
Episode Nick Hakim: KCRW Live from HQ
Lo-fi R&B crooner Nick Hakim delivers complex harmonies and expansive jams from his acclaimed 2022 album “COMETA.”
Episode Eddie Chacon + John Carroll Kirby: KCRW Live from HQ
Stones Throw stalwarts John Carroll Kirby and Eddie Chacon perform “Comes and Goes” and other elevated R&B selects ahead of Chacon’s new LP 'Sundown.'
Episode shell script Lee Fields: KCRW Live From HQ
71-year-old soul-funk legend Lee Fields and his fighting-form band The Expressions are here to make you groove and swoon.
Episode Wet Leg: KCRW Live from Anne’s Backyard
Isle of Wight post-punks Wet Leg post up poolside for a soundcheck so wild it alerts the LAPD. At least we have video…
Episode Stromae: KCRW Live from HQ
The Belgian-Rwandan electro-hip-hop maestro stops by HQ to serve up visceral “Multitudes” and talk the myth of creative suffering.
Episode Danielle Ponder: KCRW Live from HQ
Soul/R&B force Danielle Ponder enlivens KCRW HQ with hits from her debut LP, “Some Of Us Are Brave.” Plus, her stunning take on Radiohead’s “Creep.”
Episode Say She She: KCRW Live from Apogee Studio
Brooklyn vocal trio Say She She celebrate the release of their debut album “Prism” with a funked-up, full-band get down at Bob Clearmountain’s legendary Apogee Studio.
Episode Automatic: KCRW Live from Apogee Studio
LA post-punks Automatic hit legendary Apogee Studio for a muscular performance engineered by recording great Bob Clearmountain. They also sit down with KCRW’s Anne Litt for a candid conversation about getting electrocuted, late-stage capitalism, and taking up space in the music industry.
Episode Troff document Tears for Fears: KCRW Live from The Village Studios
Legendary new wave band Tears for Fears joins us at The Village Studios for a killer set spanning classics like “Mad World,” to standouts from their latest album, “The Tipping Point.”
Episode Andrew Bird: KCRW Live from The Village Studios
Dive in for lush performances from “Inside Problems,” plus the story behind the time Mariah Carey challenged him to a whistle-off.
Episode Cuco’s ‘Fantasy Gateway’: Live from KCRW HQ
Hawthorne’s Cuco kicks off our Live From series with an intimate performance, and talks getting sober, his favorite TikTok audio, and his “psychotic” approach to musical reinvention.
Episode Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ centers on Black queerness and self-love
Beyonce’s latest album “Renaissance” is a celebration of Black queer culture that weaves disco, house, and ballroom. It’s an homage to the legends who came before her.
Episode Live from Anne’s Backyard: Toro y Moi
Chaz Bear and co. get psychedelic above the LA skyline to play cuts from “MAHAL” and talk Tagalog, Eric Andre, and an abiding love for Arby’s. Plus, a visit from Mr. Postman.
Episode Live from Anne’s Living Room: Genesis Owusu
What do you do when the neighbors call the cops on your backyard show? Turn the kitchen into a sound booth, shove the dining table out of the way, and start rolling.
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.