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KCRW DJ Jose Galvan has been on a short sabbatical from the airwaves but he's been keeping up on all of the great new releases.

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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.

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We have some exciting updates coming soon to our ticket giveaway process - get the inside scoop.

More giveaways, more time to enter!

We have some exciting updates coming soon to our ticket giveaway process - get the inside scoop.

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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.

Pan Caliente Video Premiere: Le Butcherettes 'TUNISIA'

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.

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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.

KCRW Top 20 (11/4 - 11/10)

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.

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Check out November's KCRW Presents concert updates and recommendations.  Newly confirmed artists include Andy Shauf and  Maverick Sabre.

KCRW Presents: Showvember

Check out November's KCRW Presents concert updates and recommendations.  Newly confirmed artists include Andy Shauf and  Maverick Sabre.

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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.

KCRW Exclusive: Polo & Pan record picks

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.

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Malian blues, Cuban son, Cape Verdean funaná, plus the latest jazz sides and crossover classical.

Rhythm Planet’s new music favorites featuring jazz, tropical Latin, and crossover classical

Malian blues, Cuban son, Cape Verdean funaná, plus the latest jazz sides and crossover classical.

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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…

Music For Your Weekend feat. Fat Freddy’s Drop, Miami Horror, and Meija

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…

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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…

Pan Caliente: Mexican duo Sotomayor's electro-cumbia blend

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…

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Since its founding 50 years ago, ECM Records has produced the best in jazz and contemporary classical music.

Iconic ECM Records Celebrates 50 Years

Since its founding 50 years ago, ECM Records has produced the best in jazz and contemporary classical music.

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KCRW DJ Novena Carmel cues up this week's Top 20 with a playful and creative post. Dig into the playlist.

KCRW Top 20 (10/28 - 11/3)

KCRW DJ Novena Carmel cues up this week's Top 20 with a playful and creative post. Dig into the playlist.

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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.

Music For Your Weekend feat. Michael Kiwanuka, Sudan Archives and Acid Arab

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.

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Featuring fado and flamenco, Indian and Western classical, plus jazz guitar wizards and a powerful Congolese/French singer.

Rhythm Planet concert picks for November - from Santa Monica to DTLA

Featuring fado and flamenco, Indian and Western classical, plus jazz guitar wizards and a powerful Congolese/French singer.

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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.

KCRW Top 20 (10/21 - 10/27)

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.

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We're nearing the time of year when album releases start to slow down, but these three artists are only heating up.

Music for your weekend feat. Wolf Parade, Peter Bjorn and John, and MONOGEM

We're nearing the time of year when album releases start to slow down, but these three artists are only heating up.

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Novena Carmel shares her Halloween playlist. It's  a killer music soundtrack full of retro flair with equal parts funk, camp and fright.

Novena Carmel's campy, funky, and frightful Halloween playlist

Novena Carmel shares her Halloween playlist. It's  a killer music soundtrack full of retro flair with equal parts funk, camp and fright.

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Jose Galvan features the  cumbia of Latin-grammy winning Spanish songwriter and guitarist Twanguero.

Pan Caliente: Twanguero hooks you with 'Cumbia del Este'

Jose Galvan features the  cumbia of Latin-grammy winning Spanish songwriter and guitarist Twanguero.

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On a rediscovered Coltrane recording, the artist covered his earlier classics with a new stylistic and contemporary stamp.

Hear the rediscovered John Coltrane recording 'Blue World'

On a rediscovered Coltrane recording, the artist covered his earlier classics with a new stylistic and contemporary stamp.

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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.

KCRW Top 20 (10/14 - 10/20)

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.

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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.

Music For Your Weekend feat. Kim Gordon, Lee "Scratch" Perry w/ Brian Eno, Otha, and Noah

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.

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Rocktober continues in and around Southern California. We'll see you out there!

KCRW Presents: Spooky shows

Rocktober continues in and around Southern California. We'll see you out there!

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Pan Caliente premieres the new supergroup project LOCOBEACH. Their sound is equal parts Cumbia, Latin Disco and Psychedelic rock.

Pan Caliente Track Premiere: LOCOBEACH

Pan Caliente premieres the new supergroup project LOCOBEACH. Their sound is equal parts Cumbia, Latin Disco and Psychedelic rock.

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