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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

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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.

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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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Are you ready to get lost in the music? Each of these tracks are here to transport you to a new corner of your imagination.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Sonic dreamscapes from Melody’s Echo Chamber, Amaia, and more

Are you ready to get lost in the music? Each of these tracks are here to transport you to a new corner of your imagination.

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Selections ranging from the return of Bob Moses to down-home bluegrass courtesy of Sad Daddy honor KCRW’s commitment to eclecticism.

Five Songs to Hear This Week: Bob Moses, Bluegrass, and a Prince for Gen-Z

Selections ranging from the return of Bob Moses to down-home bluegrass courtesy of Sad Daddy honor KCRW’s commitment to eclecticism.

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The seminal Southern California music festival returns April 15-17 and 22-24 after two years on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Billie Eilish, Ye, Harry Styles to headline Coachella 2022

The seminal Southern California music festival returns April 15-17 and 22-24 after two years on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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This week’s offerings highlight a few of last year’s under the radar gems alongside the new and noteworthy.

Five Songs to Hear This Week: Extracurricular Radiohead, David Byrne with Yo La Tengo, and more

This week’s offerings highlight a few of last year’s under the radar gems alongside the new and noteworthy.

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Beat the algorithm with deep funk inspired by tropical birds, international grooves with a message, a new twist on a Jill Scott classic, and more.

The Best Music You Sent Us: Nasty neo-soul, hot jazz, and a fresh nod to Jill Scott

Beat the algorithm with deep funk inspired by tropical birds, international grooves with a message, a new twist on a Jill Scott classic, and more.

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Just in time for the holiday’s, we’ve handpicked some of the best new festive outputs to add to your playlists, including some fresh finds dug up and submitted directly by our…

The Best Music You Sent Us: Holiday Edition

Just in time for the holiday’s, we’ve handpicked some of the best new festive outputs to add to your playlists, including some fresh finds dug up and submitted directly by our…

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