Current MBE host Aaron Byrd shares work from two artists on opposite sides of the globe: Fat Freddy's Drop from New Zealand and Los Angeles band Brainstory.
Nov. 15from Music News
We have some exciting updates coming soon to our ticket giveaway process - get the inside scoop.
Nov. 13from Music News
Teri Gender Bender & co of Le Butcherettes have had a busy a 12-month period, with the release of an album, extensive tour and they also found time to record a new EP.
Aaron Byrd highlights from last week's Top 20 charts. Kim Gordon's strong solo effort, new work from Sudan Archives, and the mysterious artist SAULT all lead the way.
Check out November's KCRW Presents concert updates and recommendations. Newly confirmed artists include Andy Shauf and Maverick Sabre.
Nov. 12from Music News
Parisian duo Polo & Pan have an attuned ear for the past. We take a peek into Polo & Pan's record crates for further exploration of their influences and musical tastes.
Malian blues, Cuban son, Cape Verdean funaná, plus the latest jazz sides and crossover classical.
For today’s musical selections - we bring you new (and long-awaited) music from a veteran reggae/dub band out of New Zealand, a soulful dance track, and a burgeoning solo project from…
Nov. 8from Music News
Jose Galvan shares a freshly minted tune by Mexican duo Sotomayor. There’s the cumbia element, the pounding electronic basslines, but then there is also a rock ‘n’ roll urgency that…
Nov. 7from Music News
Since its founding 50 years ago, ECM Records has produced the best in jazz and contemporary classical music.
Nov. 5from Music News
KCRW DJ Novena Carmel cues up this week's Top 20 with a playful and creative post. Dig into the playlist.
Nov. 4from Music News
Aaron Byrd shares the story of Michael Kiwanuka reconnecting to his roots for his latest album, new work from violinist Sudan Archives, and unique beats courtesy of Acid Arab.
Nov. 1from Music News
Featuring fado and flamenco, Indian and Western classical, plus jazz guitar wizards and a powerful Congolese/French singer.
Oct. 29from Music News
KCRW late night DJ John Moses digs into the latest KCRW music charts. He thinks you'll find something to love but recommends the latest from Jim-E-Stack, Men I Trust, and Automatic.
Oct. 28from Music News
We're nearing the time of year when album releases start to slow down, but these three artists are only heating up.
Oct. 25from Music News
Novena Carmel shares her Halloween playlist. It's a killer music soundtrack full of retro flair with equal parts funk, camp and fright.
Oct. 24from Music News
Jose Galvan features the cumbia of Latin-grammy winning Spanish songwriter and guitarist Twanguero.
Oct. 23from Music News
On a rediscovered Coltrane recording, the artist covered his earlier classics with a new stylistic and contemporary stamp.
Oct. 22from Music News
Raul Campos highlights the latest KCRW Top 20 charts with new music from SoCal singer/songwriter Korey Dane, UK rockers Elbow ready their 8th album, and the return of Wilco.
Oct. 21from Music News
Aaron Byrd has selections for your weekend from Kim Gordon's solo album, Lee "Scratch" Perry collaborating with Brian Eno and two new global artists.
Oct. 18from Music News
Rocktober continues in and around Southern California. We'll see you out there!
Oct. 17from Music News
Pan Caliente premieres the new supergroup project LOCOBEACH. Their sound is equal parts Cumbia, Latin Disco and Psychedelic rock.
Oct. 16from Music News
Listen to the ethereal and powerful new track by chamber-pop artist Taali featuring José James.