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 MiCONEDuet, as well as Apogee's flagship product, Symphony I/O.

Throwback Sessions

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.

John Legend for this week's Throwback Session. Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW.

Latest Performances

On the eve of the release of their second album Dancing on the People, Sofi Tukker delivered a dance fueled performance at their Apogee session for KCRW.

Rapper, actor, writer and philanthropist Common treated a small crowd of guests to a whirlwind performance at KCRW's Apogee Sessions last month.

The Cinematic Orchestra are back after a 12 year hiatus with their new album To Believe.

Celebrating their 20th year as a band, Metric's latest album Art of Doubt brings their guitar laden songs back to the forefront.

Beloved Scottish band Franz Ferdinand released their 5th album -- a collection of dancefloor-ready, swaggering disco rock tracks -- earlier this Spring.

The trio behind The xx have been playing music together since they were teenagers and have sold millions of records.

Sturgill Simpson is a country music outlaw.

Miguel is a proud LA native whose seductive hybrid of R&B and soul and boundary-pushing experimentation has earned him comparisons to Prince and cemented his role as a creative force…

Toro y Moi's Chaz Bundick continues to surprise and impress, exploring new territory with each album. On the band's 2015 release, What For?, he focuses on guitar-led psychedelic rock.

Glaswegian band Belle & Sebastian brought an evening of infectious pop to an intimate crowd at Apogee Studios.

TV on the Radio are a quintessential KCRW band and recently performed songs from their latest album, Seeds, in front of a live audience at Apogee studios.

LA darling Jenny Lewis performed a live set for us at Apogee Studio while she was touring behind her third solo album, The Voyager, her most personal album yet.

Conor Oberst, aka Bright Eyes, brought a full band for a special performance at Apogee Studio around his album Upside Down Mountain.

Extraordinary bassist and singer Meshell Ndegeocello graced the stage at Apogee Studio and delivered melodic and moody work from her album Comet, Come to Me, along with her classics.

Master guitarists Rodrigo y Gabriela transform their instruments into percussive vehicles of melody as they perform at KCRW's Apogee Sessions.

Chromeo's been playing its brand of 80's influenced electro-funk for the past decade. The duo's recent performance at KCRW's Apogee Sessions showcased its party-starting talents.

MGMT performed a career-spanning set for a live audience at Apogee Studio during Coachella week.

Beck's latest album, Morning Phase, is among his very best.

Kelis cooked up a spicy funky mix when she performed in the intimate setting of Apogee Studio recently.

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

Young UK folk troubadour Jake Bugg recorded his album Shangri La here in LA and returned to perform a blistering set for KCRW as part of our Apogee Sessions series.

Legendary guitarist for The Smiths, Johnny Marr, performed new songs and several classics as part of KCRW's Apogee series.

Gary Numan is one of the pioneers of modern electronic music. We recorded a special session at Apogee Studio around his album Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind).

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James performed songs from his soulful solo debut in front of a small audience at KCRW's Apogee Sessions.

Guitarist and songwriter extraordinaire KT Tunstall delighted a small audience, performing a solo acoustic set of songs from her new album at KCRW's Apogee Sessions.

Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi and his ensemble enchanted a small audience at KCRW's Apogee Sessions with his cinematic classical pieces.

Queens of the Stone Age performed songs from their dangerously sexy album, ...Like Clockwork, the day before its release as part of KCRW's Apogee Sessions.

The Olms is a new project by singer-songwriter Pete Yorn and his collaborator J.D. King. Their first LA show was a live session for KCRW's Apogee Sessions.

Seductive electro-soul outfit Quadron charmed KCRW supporters at a recent live session at KCRW's Apogee Sessions.

Back in 2013, Vampire Weekend took a break between Coachella weekends to join us for a set in front of a live audience at KCRW's Apogee Sessions, playing new songs and old favorites.

Soulful pop collective Fitz and The Tantrums performed a slew of songs from their new album in front of a live audience at KCRW's Apogee Sessions recently.

The swoon-worthy sounds of UK musician James Blake captivated a small audience at KCRW's Apogee Sessions, as he performed songs from his excellent album, Overgrown.

Cold War Kids’ raw brand of bluesy rock sounded fantastic in a set taped at KCRW's Apogee Sessions in front of a live audience.

The Airborne Toxic Event have been road warriors over the last few years and returned to LA to present some of their new songs in a live set at KCRW's Apogee Sessions.

Modern jazzman/soulful singer Jose James enchanted a live audience at KCRW's Apogee Sessions, backed by an incredible group of musicians.

When LA's own Local Natives prepared to release their sophomore album, they chose their local public radio station to debut new songs. Check out this special Apogee Session.

Guitar wizard Gary Clark, Jr. recently performed for a small audience for KCRW's Apogee Sessions, mesmerizing the crowd with songs from his debut full length.

Indie rock super group Divine Fits combines the talents of four unique musicians with a wide range of talents, and they recorded a high-energy set for KCRW's Apogee Sessions.

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

Regina Spektor performed an emotional set of songs from her album What We Saw in the Cheap Seats in front of a loving live audience at KCRW's Apogee Sessions.

UK dance-punk purveyors Bloc Party return to KCRW's Apogee Sessions to premiere live versions of songs from their new album, with a decidedly more rock-driven sound.

Dhani Harrison debuts new songs from the musical collective he founded, thenewno2, which performed for us in front of a live audience at KCRW's Apogee Sessions.

A live session with LA's own Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, recorded in front of a live audience at KCRW's Apogee Sessions. Hosted by Liza Richardson.

The Shins joined us for a special session in front of a live audience at Apogee Studios around their 2012 album Port of Morrow.

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 KCRW's Apogee Sessions.

Grammy Award-winning singer Shelby Lynne performed a solo acoustic set in the intimate setting of KCRW's Apogee Sessions in front of a live audience early this year.

We broadcast an intimate solo performance with singer/songwriter Ryan Adams recorded for KCRW's Apogee Sessions in front of a live audience.

Seminal indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie performed tracks from their new release and old favorites for a small live audience at KCRW's Apogee Sessions.

Annie Clark, best known for her work as St. Vincent, performed brand new songs from her stellar new release Strange Mercy at KCRW's Apogee Sessions recently.

Swedish group Little Dragon delivered an impeccable set of soulful electro-pop in front of a small live audience at KCRW's Apogee Sessions.

Canadian chanteuse k.d. lang and her band showcase songs from the record Sing it Loud at Apogee Studio.

Teddy Thompson's musical pedigree gets your attention immediately, as the son of folk legends Richard and Linda Thompson, but it's his soaring voice that won our hearts at KCRW's…

Singer David Gray recorded at KCRW's Apogee Sessions for a live audience. It's an intriguing interview and a captivating performance from a favorite KCRW artist.

International superstar Manu Chao performed a fiery set of songs when he brought his trio to KCRW's Apogee Sessions.

Don't miss a special live session with Interpol, recorded in front of a live audience on the eve of their highly anticipated album release exclusively for KCRW's Apogee Sessions.

We'll broadcast our recent performance from KCRW's Apogee Sessions with rising star Janelle Monae. The forward thinking R&B diva is undoubtedly a star and puts on a show like no other.

[LANGUAGE ADVISORY] In 2010, Nas and Damian Marley combined their styles to produce an album titled “Distant Relatives.”

Chris Douridas hosted an incredible session for KCRW's Apogee Sessions with JP, Chrissie and the Fairground Boys.