Our picks this month include a sacred sound bath, two music festivals, the father of Ethio-jazz, Mahler's titanic Symphony No. 8, and more.
Apr. 30from Music News
Carlos Izcaray , Music Director of American Youth Symphony, grew up in Venezuela.
Apr. 24from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Rhythm Planet’s latest mix includes 20 wonderful jazz, world, and classical tracks—mostly new but a few evergreens, too.
Apr. 16from Music News
This week we remember two African musicians who died recently. They might not be well-known here in the U.S., but both were legendary artists in African music.
Apr. 9from Music News
Rhythm Planet's picks this month include the fado singer Mariza, Algerian superstar Khaled, a new program from the Silkroad Ensemble, the incredible young multi-instrumentalist Rachel…
Apr. 1from Music News
We discuss “Heaven & Hell” by Vangelis, the theme song to Carl Sagan’s 1980 PBS series “Cosmos,” which is celebrating its 40th anniversary next year; “Desire” by Talk Talk, whose lead…
Mar. 25from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Jason Bentley, Anne Litt, and Anthony Valadez recap the action and introduce you to the buzzworthy,
Mar. 14from Morning Becomes Eclectic
The KCRW music crew are badged up and ready to hit the streets!
Mar. 13from Morning Becomes Eclectic
Every now and then, you’ll see a claim by some music writer, blogger, or critic, that the subject they are profiling is or will be “the voice of a generation.” …
Feb. 13from Music News
The seven-member K-Pop group BTS —short for either their Korean name Bangtan Sonyeondan (Bulletproof Boy Scouts) or an English name Beyond the Scene—is currently on the tail end…
Feb. 9from Music News
Today we bring you the premiere of a delectable new voice in the singer/songwriter world. Her name is Alicia Blue and she is a Mexican-American singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles.…
Feb. 6from Music News
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced today the initial line-up for the 2019 KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl.
Feb. 5from Music News
Wednesday-Thursday, February 6 & 7 | Chinese New Year Program with Ray Chen | Walt Disney Concert Hall (Downtown) Celebrate the Lunar New Year with an East-West program of both…
Given that the Pan Caliente feature is about music discovery, we sometimes forget to shine a light on classics of the past. Well, today through Alih Jey’s first single off…
Jan. 30from Music News
I hope you’ve been enjoying last week’s new music discoveries playlist.
Jan. 29from Music News
It was back in 2008, during the ‘wild, wild west’ phase of online music sharing (with torrents and .rar files making it easier for independent projects to distribute themselves), that…
Jan. 23from Music News
This week’s Rhythm Planet playlist showcases an eclectic array of new releases and rediscoveries that deserve some love. I’ll highlight a few here in the post, but see below for a…
Jan. 22from Music News
Today we turn our attention to Colombian-American singer/songwriter, Danny Murcia.
Jan. 16from Music News
I have a confession to make. When Nancy Wilson walked into KCRW’s humble studio on the John Adams Middle School campus on June 16, 1981, it caught me by complete surprise.…
Jan. 15from Music News
The new year brings with it a refresh of albums and bands to look forward to. Here’s a couple upcoming releases that we’re emocionados (excited) about: Nicola Cruz If you’re…
Jan. 11from Music News