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Aaron Byrd showcases summer favorites from multi-talented artist Blood Orange, BEA1991, and rapper Big K.R.I.T.

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Pan Caliente's José Galván rounds up some of summer's best downtempo tracks.

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Over the past fifty years since the Apollo 11 moon landing, many musicians have found inspiration in the historic moment and responded in song.

Celebrating Apollo 11's moon landing through music

Over the past fifty years since the Apollo 11 moon landing, many musicians have found inspiration in the historic moment and responded in song.

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José Galván digs into a new project comprised of members from Cut Copy and Midnight Juggernauts, plus the latest from Cuco and Summer Nights performer Wild Belle.

Music For Your Weekend feat. Sanctuary Lakes, Cuco, and Wild Belle

José Galván digs into a new project comprised of members from Cut Copy and Midnight Juggernauts, plus the latest from Cuco and Summer Nights performer Wild Belle.

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Summer in Los Angeles means shows, shows and more shows. Check out a few updates to the KCRW Presents calendar.

KCRW Presents: Summer in the City

Summer in Los Angeles means shows, shows and more shows. Check out a few updates to the KCRW Presents calendar.

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The Latin Alternative Music Conference is back this week and celebrating its 20th anniversary! Jose Galvan has a preview.

Pan Caliente: LAMC 2019 Preview

The Latin Alternative Music Conference is back this week and celebrating its 20th anniversary! Jose Galvan has a preview.

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Rhythm Planet's summer mix with  new releases in jazz, classical, and world music, plus a few reissues and   evergreens.

Stream Rhythm Planet's summer mix feat. globetrotting sunny sounds

Rhythm Planet's summer mix with  new releases in jazz, classical, and world music, plus a few reissues and evergreens.

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Aaron Byrd has a diverse stack of tracks for you to dig through for this holiday weekend.

Music For Your Weekend feat. H.E.R., Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, and Blick Bassy

Aaron Byrd has a diverse stack of tracks for you to dig through for this holiday weekend.

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Mario Cotto wraps up season 2 of Lost Notes with a Jessica Hopper q&a.

Lost Notes: Jessica Hopper examines complicated nostalgia

Mario Cotto wraps up season 2 of Lost Notes with a Jessica Hopper q&a.

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The summer concert season kicks off in full force with all-day music fests, plus music and dance under the stars across the region.

Big band, cumbia and jazz: Rhythm Planet's July concert picks

The summer concert season kicks off in full force with all-day music fests, plus music and dance under the stars across the region.

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Whether you’re grilling up some tasty bbq or just lounging by the pool, these jams will slide you into that summer state of mind.

Poolside Vibes: A summer playlist by Raul Campos

Whether you’re grilling up some tasty bbq or just lounging by the pool, these jams will slide you into that summer state of mind.

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This weekend we’re diving into some artists you can see at upcoming KCRW events (two of them FREE) across all points of Los Angeles. Let’s ride!

Music For Your Weekend feat. Summer Nights and World Festival artists Damian "Jr Gong" Marley, Black Pumas and Pavo Pavo

This weekend we’re diving into some artists you can see at upcoming KCRW events (two of them FREE) across all points of Los Angeles. Let’s ride!

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Marco Benevento premieres "Let It Slide," which explores yet another corner of the contemporary music scene, with a decided stripped-down new wave/krautrock vibe intermingled amongst…

Marco Benevento showcases his retro charm on 'Let It Slide'

Marco Benevento premieres "Let It Slide," which explores yet another corner of the contemporary music scene, with a decided stripped-down new wave/krautrock vibe intermingled amongst…

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Legend, the signature compilation album from Bob Marley & The Wailers,   has just turned 35. This best-selling reggae album of all-time sounds as fresh as ever.

Bob Marley’s 'Legend' gets a special 35th anniversary reissue

Legend, the signature compilation album from Bob Marley & The Wailers,   has just turned 35. This best-selling reggae album of all-time sounds as fresh as ever.

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Aaron Byrd serves up his current favorites to celebrate the first - official - day of summer, including a premiere by exotic psych band Flamingods.

Music For Your Weekend feat. Flamingods premiere, Jordan Rakei, and Salaam Remi & Terrace Martin

Aaron Byrd serves up his current favorites to celebrate the first - official - day of summer, including a premiere by exotic psych band Flamingods.

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Video Premiere: Watch the World Refugee Day inspired video "Language" by LA-based artist TRISHES

Watch the World Refugee Day inspired video 'Language' by TRISHES

Video Premiere: Watch the World Refugee Day inspired video "Language" by LA-based artist TRISHES

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Dream-pop outfit The Ocean Blue returns with album announcement and new single  "It Takes So Long,"

Track Premiere: The Ocean Blue returns with 'It Takes So Long'

Dream-pop outfit The Ocean Blue returns with album announcement and new single  "It Takes So Long,"

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Real World Records , the music label co-founded by the visionary  Peter Gabriel  and members of  WOMAD , celebrates its 30 th  anniversary this month.

Peter Gabriel's Real World Records label turns 30

Real World Records , the music label co-founded by the visionary Peter Gabriel  and members of WOMAD , celebrates its 30 th  anniversary this month.

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

Mario Cotto chats with Girlpool prior to Summer Nights performance

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.

Music For Your Weekend feat. Sofi Tukker & Bomba Estéreo, Tijuana Panthers, and Santana

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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