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Get to know the dreamy, indie-pop band Girlpool, prior to their Summer Nights Performance (6/15).

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Jose Galvan shines a light on some heaters for this summer weekend.

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KCRW announces today that Jason Bentley will complete his ten-year term as KCRW’s Music Director and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Jason Bentley completing tenure as Music Director and host of MBE

KCRW announces today that Jason Bentley will complete his ten-year term as KCRW’s Music Director and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Pan Caliente presents a video premiere of a perfect summer jam, courtesy of East Los Angeles-based urban cumbia champions, Viento Callejero.

Pan Caliente Video Premiere feat. the upbeat rhythms of Viento Callejero

Pan Caliente presents a video premiere of a perfect summer jam, courtesy of East Los Angeles-based urban cumbia champions, Viento Callejero.

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On this week's Lost Notes, contributor Arshia Haq dove into origins of  Disco Se Aagay , a Pakistani pop album by Nermin Niazi.

Lost Notes: Uncovering a Pakistani pop gem

On this week's Lost Notes, contributor Arshia Haq dove into origins of  Disco Se Aagay , a Pakistani pop album by Nermin Niazi.

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Critically acclaimed indie band Hiss Golden Messenger announces anticipated new album Terms of Surrender, plus releases new single "I Need A Teacher."

Hiss Golden Messenger announces new album and releases single

Critically acclaimed indie band Hiss Golden Messenger announces anticipated new album Terms of Surrender, plus releases new single "I Need A Teacher."

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Music new and old, from Cape Verde, Senegal, Benin, and more.

Rhythm Planet Musical Potpourri

Music new and old, from Cape Verde, Senegal, Benin, and more.

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Legendary songwriter, award-winning arranger, and multi-instrumentalist, Malcolm “Mac” Rebennack Jr., known to the greater music world as Dr. John, died Thursday. He was  77.

Remembering New Orleans legend Dr. John

Legendary songwriter, award-winning arranger, and multi-instrumentalist, Malcolm “Mac” Rebennack Jr., known to the greater music world as Dr. John, died Thursday. He was  77.

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We bring you a track premiere from one of Cuba’s first-ever female electronic duo PAUZA.

Pan Caliente track premiere: Introducing Cuba's PAUZA

We bring you a track premiere from one of Cuba’s first-ever female electronic duo PAUZA.

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Tom Schnabel spotlights two jazz guitar wizards who can inspire anyone who’s not afraid of the challenge of learning and playing jazz guitar.

The Guitar Wizardry of Larry Koonse and Mike Moreno

Tom Schnabel spotlights two jazz guitar wizards who can inspire anyone who’s not afraid of the challenge of learning and playing jazz guitar.

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KCRW just lost a hero and benefactor of the jazz genre.

Remembering Bo Leibowitz, 1945-2019

KCRW just lost a hero and benefactor of the jazz genre.

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Jose Galvan serves up cosmic Amazonian beats courtesy of Ecuadorian musician Mateo Kingman.

Pan Caliente video premiere feat. the cosmic sounds of Mateo Kingman's ‘Tejidos’

Jose Galvan serves up cosmic Amazonian beats courtesy of Ecuadorian musician Mateo Kingman.

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Roky Erickson, co-founder of seminal psych rock band 13th Floor Elevators has passed away at the age of 71.

Texas psych rock legend Roky Erickson has died

Roky Erickson, co-founder of seminal psych rock band 13th Floor Elevators has passed away at the age of 71.

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Jose Galvan shares highlights from Vampire Weekend's impressive career-spanning session for Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Music For Your (Vampire) Weekend

Jose Galvan shares highlights from Vampire Weekend's impressive career-spanning session for Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Mario Cotto digs in with producer Allyson McCabe on Billy Tipton's fascinating story

Lost Notes: The identity and mystery of jazz pianist Billy Tipton

Mario Cotto digs in with producer Allyson McCabe on Billy Tipton's fascinating story

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Harriet Brown answers a few questions from Mario Cotto about his new album and anticipated Summer Nights performance in Pasadena, June 1st.

Harriet Brown on his new album and Summer Nights concert

Harriet Brown answers a few questions from Mario Cotto about his new album and anticipated Summer Nights performance in Pasadena, June 1st.

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Henry Rollins was joined in studio by legendary artist and producer Craig Leon. Leon’s responsible for the development of artists like The Ramones, Suicide, Talking Heads, and Blondie.

Producer Craig Leon (The Ramones, Talking Heads) shares stories and tracks with Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins was joined in studio by legendary artist and producer Craig Leon. Leon’s responsible for the development of artists like The Ramones, Suicide, Talking Heads, and Blondie.

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Sizzling Brazilian, Cuban, and jazz shows abound across Southern California this June. Here are Rhythm Planet's picks for the best.

Rhythm Planet Recommends: Best of June Concerts, from Bossa nova to Cuban sounds

Sizzling Brazilian, Cuban, and jazz shows abound across Southern California this June. Here are Rhythm Planet's picks for the best.

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Aaron Byrd curates fresh tracks by Men I Trust, Tyler, the Creator and other that should accompany your Memorial Day Weekend.

Music For Your Weekend feat. Tyler, the Creator, Men I Trust, Primrose Forever Sanctuary, and JAMESDAVIS

Aaron Byrd curates fresh tracks by Men I Trust, Tyler, the Creator and other that should accompany your Memorial Day Weekend.

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On this week's excellent episode of Lost Notes, KCRW Producer Carla Green explores the intriguing and occasionally cruel realm of artistic genius.

Lost Notes: Unpacking John Fahey's artistic and murky legacy

On this week's excellent episode of Lost Notes, KCRW Producer Carla Green explores the intriguing and occasionally cruel realm of artistic genius.

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After a 12-year hiatus, several trans-continental moves, and various literally cinematic projects, the founders of The Cinematic Orchestra performed new music live for KCRW.

The Cinematic Orchestra's performance sounds both timeless and futuristic

After a 12-year hiatus, several trans-continental moves, and various literally cinematic projects, the founders of The Cinematic Orchestra performed new music live for KCRW.

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KCRW Presents the 10th Anniversary of Summer Nights. Free, All-Ages, Outdoor Performances Featuring KCRW-Curated Bands, and the Station’s Stellar DJs. Check the lineup!

KCRW's 2019 Summer Nights concert series announced

KCRW Presents the 10th Anniversary of Summer Nights. Free, All-Ages, Outdoor Performances Featuring KCRW-Curated Bands, and the Station’s Stellar DJs. Check the lineup!

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Jose Galvan shares some catchy spring updates to the Pan Caliente Spotify playlist

Pan Caliente playlist updates feat. Divino Niño, Ximena Sariñana and more

Jose Galvan shares some catchy spring updates to the Pan Caliente Spotify playlist

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