Wednesday, July 27, Producer Amon Tobin is at the top of his game. He’s a master sampler who crafts imaginative and complex electronic arrangements which we’ll experience during his live set on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Thursday, July 28, Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore released a surprising solo record earlier this year that showed his softer side, with more acoustic arrangements and introspective lyrics. KCRW favorite Beck produced the collection of songs and we’ll hear them live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Friday, July 29, Tuareg singer and guitar wiz Bombino channels Jimi Hendrix and John Lee Hooker—we’ll catch a live session on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Monday, August 1, Metronomy has remixed everyone from U2 to the Gorillaz and was recently nominated for the one of the UK’s biggest music honors, the Mercury Prize. We will welcome them to our studios for a live performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Tuesday, August 9, Bay Area band Vetiver really hit their stride on their latest release, a collection of upbeat folk with memorable melodies. We’ll feature a live set on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Fri, August 19, The Clift Sessions featuring Dirty Beaches at The Redwood Room and Velvet Room in San Francisco.
Tues, July 26, The Mondrian Sessions featuring The Cults at the Skybar at the Mondrian Hotel on Sunset.
Thurs, July 28, Hammer Museum’s Also I Like to Rock Henry Clay People and Lady Danville plus our own Chris Douridas deejaying in the courtyard.
Sun, July 31, KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl: Reggae Night X featuring Tuff Gong Worldwide & Ziggy Marley saluting legends of reggae with special guests I-Threes featuring Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt, Wailing Souls, Mighty Diamonds, Ras Michael. The evening is hosted by our own Jeremy Sole.
Wed, August 10, Sia at the Wiltern.
Fri, August 12, Eels at the El Rey Theatre.
Fri, August 12, Junip at the Bootleg Theatre
Fri, August 12, The Decemberists at the Greek Theatre.
Mon, August 15, Little Dragon at the Roxy.
Sat, August 13, The Pacific Festival (with performances by Cut Copy, !!!, Toro Y Moi, Classixx, Superhumanoids and more) at the Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine.
Tues, August 16, k.d. lang at the John Anson Ford Amphitheater.
Tues, August 16, THE MOTH at EL CID.
Tues, August 16, Cut Chemist at the House of Blues, Anaheim.
Wed, August 17, Cut Chemist at the House of Blues, Sunset.
Wed, August 17, Mia Doi Todd at the Satellite
Thurs, August 18, The Mondrian Sessions featuring Dirty Beaches at the Skybar at the Mondrian Hotel on Sunset.
Fri, August 19, Rock Boxx with Z-trip, De La Soul, Nosaj Thing and Daddy Kev at the Hollywood Palladium.
Sat, August 20, The Mondrian Sessions featuring James Pants at the Skybar at the Mondrian Hotel on Sunset.
Sun, August 28, KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl: Serge Gainsbourg Tribute with Jean Claude Vannier and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; plus special guests Lulu Gainsbourg, Beck, Ed Droste (Grizzly Bear), Victoria Legrand (Beach House), Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl (The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger), Mike Patton (Faith No More) and Nika Roza Danilova (Zola Jesus). The evening is hosted by our own Anne Litt.
Wed, September 7, THE MOTH at ZANZIBAR.
Fri, September 9, Thievery Corporation with Fitz and the Tantrums at the Greek.
Sat, September 10, Ray Lamontagne and the Pariah Dogs at the Greek Theatre.
Sat, September 10, The Kills at the Wiltern.
Sun, September 11, Ray Lamontagne and the Pariah Dogs at the Santa Barbara Bowl
Sun, September 11, KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl concludes with an evening of triumphant, powerful and poetic rock as The National, Neko Case and Sharon Van Etten each take the stage. The evening is hosted by our own Jason Bentley.
Tues, September 13, Fleet Foxes w/ the Walkmen at the Santa Barbara Bowl.
Wed, September 14, Fleet Foxes and The Walkmen at the Greek.
Thurs, September 15, The Horrors at the El Rey Theatre.
Mon, September 19, Bon Iver at the Shrine.
Mon, September 19, James Blake at the Music Box.
Sat, September 24, James Vincent McMorrow at the Bootleg.
Sat, October 1, Portugal. The Man at the Avalon
Sat, October 1, Elbow at the Greek Theatre.
Mon, October 3, Toro y Moi at the El Rey Theatre.
Tues, October 4, Gomez at the House of Blues Anaheim.
Wed, October 5, Gomez at the House of Blues Sunset.
Sat, October 15, Bryan Ferry at the Greek Theatre.
Sat, October 15, Friendly Fires at Club Nokia.
Tues, October 18, Portishead at the Shrine Expo Hall.
Wed, October 19, Portishead at the Shrine Expo Hall.
Sat, October 22, Robyn and Royksopp at the Hollywood Bowl.
Wed, November 2, Tune-Yards at the Music Box
Wed, November 9, M83 at the Music Box.