Alt-J, Little Dragon and More on KCRW This Week

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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY

Tuesday, September 9, UK’s Alt-J made their U.S. live radio debut on KCRW in 2012 and went on to win the Mercury Prize that year. Their new record is already getting steady spins and they’ll stop by for a live set on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Wednesday, September 10,Nabuma Rubberband” is Little Dragon‘s fourth studio album and adds a touch of R&B to the bands ready-made mix of fresh and fun dance music. We’ll air a performance taped in front of a live audience at Sonos Studio on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15 am.

Friday, September 26, Toumani & Sidiki combine for a rare father-and-son collaboration. Toumani Diabaté –a genius of African music who is widely recognized as one of the world’s best kora players – plays duets with his son Sidiki, the instrument’s emerging star. Hear it live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.


Thurs, September 11, Twilight Concert Series with Charles Bradley and King James & The Special Men hosted by Marion Hodges on the Santa Monica Pier
Sat, September 13, Porter Robinson at the Shrine Expo Hall
Thurs, September 18, Fatboy Slim with Nervo at the Shrine Expo Hall
Sat, September 20, Jose James at the Troubadour
Sun, September 21, KCRW’s World Festival features Caetano Veloso, Andrew Bird, Devendra Banhart and DJ Frosty at the Hollywood Bowl
Sun, September 21, Meshell Ndegeocello at the El Rey Theatre
Fri, September 26, Toumani & Sidke Diabaté with Rokia Traoré at UCLA’s Royce Hall
Sat, September 27, Bob Mould at The Roxy
Sat, September 27, Thievery Corporation with special guest Stephen “Ragga” Marley at The Greek Theatre
Sun, September 28, KCRW’s World Festival features the Pixies, Gogol Bordello, and Cat Power at the Hollywood Bowl
Sun, September 28, Thievery Corporation at the Santa Barbara Bowl
Wed, October 1, The War on Drugs at the Glass House in Pomona
Wed, October 1, Ryan Adams at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara
Thurs, October 2, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist at the House of Blues in Anaheim
Thurs, October 2, Nick Waterhouse at the Mayan Theatre
Fri, October 3, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist at the Hollywood Palladium.
Sat, October 4, Angélique Kidjo at UCSB’s Campbell Hall
Sat, October 4, Com Truise at the El Rey Theatre
Sat, October 4 and Sun, October 5, Glass Animals at the Troubadour
Fri, October 10, Bahamas at the Roxy
Sat, October 11, KCRW radio sponsor of Supersonico featuring Café Tacuba, Nortec Collective Presents Bostich + Fussible, Ana Tijoux, Bomba Estereo, La Santa Cecilia, Ceci Bastida, KCRW DJ’s Raul Campos and Anthony Valadez and more at The Shrine Auditorium
Wed, October 15, The Horrors at the Mayan
Wed, October 15 and Thurs, October 16, SBTRKT at Belasco Theatre
Wed, October 15, The New Pornographers with Neko Case at Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown
Thurs, October 16 through Sat, October 18, Culture Collide Los Angeles with live performances by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Quantic, Until the Ribbon Breaks, Nina Persson, Cloud Nothings, In the Valley Below and more at various venues across L.A.
Thurs, October 16, Massive Attack at the Greek Theatre
Thurs, October 16, of Montreal at the Mayan
Fri, October 17, Massive Attack at the Santa Barbara Bowl
Tues, October 21, Banks at Wiltern
Tues, October 21, Metronomy at The Regent Theater, Downtown L.A.
Thurs, October 23, Tom Vek at the Echo
Thurs, October 23, Kimbra at the Roxy
Fri, October 24, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr at the Regent Theater
Fri, October 24, Kimbra at the Observatory in Santa Ana
Fri, October 24, Tru Thoughts’ 15th Anniversary with Alice Russell at The Skirball Center
Fri, October 24, Exposed: Songs For Unseen Warhol Films featuring Tom Verlaine, Martin Rev, Dean Wareham, Eleanor Friedberger and Bradford Cox at Royce Hall
Fri, October 24, TV On The Radio at Pappy And Harriet’s
Sat, October 25, KCRW’s Halloween Ball Masquerade
Sat, October 25, Tennis at the Troubadour
Sat, October 25, Tinariwen at the Troubadour
Sun, October 26, Vacationer at the Roxy
Sun, October 26, Tinariwen at UCSB’s Campbell Hall
Mon, October 27, Little Dragon at The Observatory–Santa Ana
Fri, November 7, Fool’s Gold at the Echo
Wed, November 12, Tame Impala at The Shrine Auditorium
Fri, November 14, RAC at The Fonda
Sat, February 21, Mulatu Astatke at UCLA’s Royce Hall