Banks, The New Pornographers, Cold War Kids, Mia Doi Todd, Meshell Nedegeocello on KCRW This Week

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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY

Monday, October 13, L.A. chanteuse Banks is experiencing a quick rise to fame thanks to her excellent debut album. We’ll showcase some of the highlights, which were recorded in front of an audience at Sonos Studio, on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Tuesday, October 14, Beloved local band Cold War Kids return with a new lineup and a brand new set of songs. They celebrate the release date for “Hold My Home” with a performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Wednesday, October 15, Classically-trained artist Mia Doi Todd covered some of her favorite Brazilian songs on her new album “Floresta”. We’ll sway to her sublime interpretations when she brings her band to Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Thursday, October 16, Extraordinary bassist and singer Meshell Ndegeocello recently graced the stage at Apogee Studio and delivered her melodic and moody new work, along with her classics. We’ll air highlights from the session hosted by Chris Douridas on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Friday, October 17, Canadian super group The New Pornographers are one of KCRW’s favorite power pop bands. They’ll return with live renditions of new songs for Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Monday, October 20, Indie rock legend, iconic fashion figure, tireless songwriter, and frontwoman for Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Karen O just released her first official solo record. She brought two other station favorites — Moses Sumney and Holly Miranda – to round out her sound in a live performance from the Village Studios. Hear it on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Tuesday, October 21, Frazey Ford, formerly of the Be Good Tanyas, has a truly unique voice as a songwriter and she channels Memphis soul on her latest record. It’s a stunning collection of songs and we’ll hear them live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Thursday, October 23, Punk rock rebel Tom Vek is an enigmatic artist. We never know what to expect from the UK singer and we’re excited to see what he has in store at KCRW’s Masquerade Ball and in his live set on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Friday, October 24, Hollie Cook’s new album is a KCRW favorite, with reggae-tinged tropical pop songs that we’ve been playing on repeat. We’re thrilled she’ll join us for a live session on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am before taking the stage at KCRW’s Masquerade Ball.


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 with TV on The Radio at the Greek Theatre
Thurs, October 16, of Montreal at the Mayan
Fri, October 17, Massive Attack with TV on The Radio at the Santa Barbara Bowl
Sat, October 18, Ray LaMontagne 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, Hollie Cook at The Echo
Fri, October 24, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr at the Tower Theatre in downtown
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 at Park Plaza Hotel
Sat, October 25, Tennis at the Troubadour
Sat, October 25, Tinariwen at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex
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
Thurs, October 30, Delta Spirit at the El Rey Theatre
Wed, November 5, Mariachi El Bronx at the El Rey Theatre
Fri, November 7, Fool’s Gold at the Echo
Sat, November 8, Seu Jorge at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex
Mon, November 10, FIRST AID KIT at The Observatory
Wed, November 12, Tame Impala at The Shrine Auditorium
Thurs, November 13, RAC at The Fonda
Fri, November 14, RAC at The Fonda
Thurs, November 20, Cold War Kids at The Regent
Fri, November 28, Ariel Pink at The Regent
Sat, November 29, Jamestown Revival at The Troubadour
Sun, November 30, Jamestown Revival at The Troubadour
Thurs, December 4, Angel Olsen at the El Rey Theatre
Wed, December 10, tUnE-yArDs at The Wiltern
Thurs, December 11, The Allah-Las at the El Rey
Fri, December 12, The Barr Brothers at The Satellite
Thurs, December 16, Johnny Marr at Glass House
Sat, February 21, Mulatu Astatke at UCLA’s Royce Hall
Fri, February 27, Caribou at The Fonda
Sat, February 28, Caribou at The Fonda