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The “big, Black, queer-ass American Broadway” of ‘A Strange Loop,’ the Gen Z buoyancy of Dreamer Isioma, Shygirl’s latest collab with Arca, and more.

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Barry Can't Swim, Bruno Capinan can show nature's beauty through song, and Egyptian-Belgian artist Tamino upgrades his indie rock with some oud (Arabic lute).

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The SoCal psych festival celebrates ten years of music and art Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 on the shores of Lake Perris, Calif.

Desert Daze 2022 lineup: Iggy Pop, Tame Impala, King Gizzard headline

The SoCal psych festival celebrates ten years of music and art Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 on the shores of Lake Perris, Calif.

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Angel Olsen delves deeper into her recently revealed queer identity as Pride roars into focus, Saya Gray arrives fully formed with her “debut project,” and Viagra Boys are Anarchy.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Angel Olsen, Saya Gray, Viagra boys, and more

Angel Olsen delves deeper into her recently revealed queer identity as Pride roars into focus, Saya Gray arrives fully formed with her “debut project,” and Viagra Boys are Anarchy.

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Ravyn Lenae & Mereba glimmer in divine harmony, Alabama’s Lady Legs deliver an indie deep cut, LA's spill tab serves mega bedroom pop, and more.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Ravyn Lenae, spill tab, Gold Panda, and more

Ravyn Lenae & Mereba glimmer in divine harmony, Alabama’s Lady Legs deliver an indie deep cut, LA's spill tab serves mega bedroom pop, and more.

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A sweet surprise from Sylvan Esso, an irresistible mover from Meridian Brothers, church everywhere with Tank and the Bangas, and more

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Sylvan Esso surprises, !!! keeps it weird, and more

A sweet surprise from Sylvan Esso, an irresistible mover from Meridian Brothers, church everywhere with Tank and the Bangas, and more

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BadBadNotGood backs Daniel Caesar, Nidia Góngora styles up The Bongo Hop, Kikagaku Moyo offer a groovy farewell, Doechii offers a ‘song of the summer,’ and more

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Daniel Caesar x BadBadNotGood, Doechii, and more

BadBadNotGood backs Daniel Caesar, Nidia Góngora styles up The Bongo Hop, Kikagaku Moyo offer a groovy farewell, Doechii offers a ‘song of the summer,’ and more

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Valuable life lessons from Sharon Van Etten, dance-worthy punk with a cause via Kathleen Hanna and pals, Say Sue Me’s off-kilter South Korean indie rock, and more.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Sharon Van Etten, Kathleen Hanna, Say Sue Me and more

Valuable life lessons from Sharon Van Etten, dance-worthy punk with a cause via Kathleen Hanna and pals, Say Sue Me’s off-kilter South Korean indie rock, and more.

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Travel the globe without leaving your home courtesy of L.A.’s Warm Sound, NOLA’s favorite son Trombone Shorty, and our psychedelic Australian friends The Lazy Eyes.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: New bops from Trombone Shorty, Lisa LeBlanc, and Warm Sound

Travel the globe without leaving your home courtesy of L.A.’s Warm Sound, NOLA’s favorite son Trombone Shorty, and our psychedelic Australian friends The Lazy Eyes.

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KCRW’s intrepid music staff ventured into the 125,000-person crowd of the polo fields to hand pick Coachella’s can’t-miss musical offerings and gather some key dos and donts for…

Coachella Weekend 2 guide: Dos, donts, and must-sees

KCRW’s intrepid music staff ventured into the 125,000-person crowd of the polo fields to hand pick Coachella’s can’t-miss musical offerings and gather some key dos and donts for…

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We've gathered our 6 featured artists from the music edition of KCRW’s Young Creators Project for song selections spanning wavy beats, hip-hop, punk, and jazz-tinged alternative R&B.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Young Creators Project takeover

We've gathered our 6 featured artists from the music edition of KCRW’s Young Creators Project for song selections spanning wavy beats, hip-hop, punk, and jazz-tinged alternative R&B.

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DJ John Moses brings heady hip-hop, cinematically-minded sonic experiments, ethereal singer-songwriter sounds, and more to this expertly mixed and ready to mingle list.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: DJ John Moses takeover

DJ John Moses brings heady hip-hop, cinematically-minded sonic experiments, ethereal singer-songwriter sounds, and more to this expertly mixed and ready to mingle list.

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Walk on water with Trevor Hall x Marieme, ride to another dimension with a tea-sipping, animated Stephen Malkmus, and embody yourself as a late ‘60s balada star via Black Pumas’ Adrian…

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Stephen Malkmus ‘toons up, Adrian Quesada moonlights, and more

Walk on water with Trevor Hall x Marieme, ride to another dimension with a tea-sipping, animated Stephen Malkmus, and embody yourself as a late ‘60s balada star via Black Pumas’ Adrian…

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The band was completing a tour in South America when they announced the news Friday night on social media.

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dies at 50

The band was completing a tour in South America when they announced the news Friday night on social media.

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Andrew Bird takes inspiration from the pen of Joan Didion, LA’s Sudan Archives gives nesting tips, Bloghouse star Uffie revives the early ‘00s, and Belle & Sebastian offer relief.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Andrew Bird, Sudan Archives, and Bloghouse returns

Andrew Bird takes inspiration from the pen of Joan Didion, LA’s Sudan Archives gives nesting tips, Bloghouse star Uffie revives the early ‘00s, and Belle & Sebastian offer relief.

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Prepare to levitate — it’s another KCRW DJ takeover! This week's picks come correct from Tyler Boudreaux, who you can catch live on the airwaves every Thursday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: DJ Tyler Boudreaux paves a path of solid grooves

Prepare to levitate — it’s another KCRW DJ takeover! This week's picks come correct from Tyler Boudreaux, who you can catch live on the airwaves every Thursday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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Swaggering hip-hop from the Ethiopian-Ukrainian sister trio FO SHO, dance club-ready avant-jazz courtesy of Maria Chiara Argirò, and mxmtoon’s bedroom pop — our first 5 Songs to Hear…

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Ukrainian swagger, avant-jazz, and LA grunge-gaze

Swaggering hip-hop from the Ethiopian-Ukrainian sister trio FO SHO, dance club-ready avant-jazz courtesy of Maria Chiara Argirò, and mxmtoon’s bedroom pop — our first 5 Songs to Hear…

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Fresh cuts from Robert Glasper’s long-awaited “Black Radio III,” the intensely assured debut single from 21-year-old chanteuse Tianna Esperanza, South Korean hip-hop from Lil Cherry &…

5 Songs to Hear This Week: ‘Black Radio III’ arrives, Korean hip-hop, and more

Fresh cuts from Robert Glasper’s long-awaited “Black Radio III,” the intensely assured debut single from 21-year-old chanteuse Tianna Esperanza, South Korean hip-hop from Lil Cherry &…

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Whether you’re in a post V-Day love haze or ready to sweat it out, this week’s 5 Songs from Lion Babe, Rex Orange County, Guerilla Toss, and more are here for you.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Fresh cuts from Rex Orange County, Lion Babe, and more

Whether you’re in a post V-Day love haze or ready to sweat it out, this week’s 5 Songs from Lion Babe, Rex Orange County, Guerilla Toss, and more are here for you.

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Following a triumphant return to live performances in 2021, the LA Phil continues its longstanding KCRW partnership as we bring you the 2022 KCRW Festival at the Hollywood Bowl.

KCRW Festival returns to Hollywood Bowl with Grace Jones, Flying Lotus, CHVRCHES, and more

Following a triumphant return to live performances in 2021, the LA Phil continues its longstanding KCRW partnership as we bring you the 2022 KCRW Festival at the Hollywood Bowl.

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We’ve tossed the keys to KCRW DJ SiLVA to take us on a journey to get you movin’.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: DJ SiLVA dance floor edition

We’ve tossed the keys to KCRW DJ SiLVA to take us on a journey to get you movin’.

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Wondering what your favorite musicians were up to during the early days of COVID lockdowns? This week’s edition of 5 Songs can provide a few answers.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Flume returns, PJ Morton gets romantic, and more

Wondering what your favorite musicians were up to during the early days of COVID lockdowns? This week’s edition of 5 Songs can provide a few answers.

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The long awaited returns of Toro y Moi and Breakbot co-mingle with the latest in a series of hits from Denzel Curry, Mattiel, and Los Bitchos.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Special deliveries from Toro y Moi, Mattiel, and more

The long awaited returns of Toro y Moi and Breakbot co-mingle with the latest in a series of hits from Denzel Curry, Mattiel, and Los Bitchos.

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