Gorillaz, Rufus Wainwright and Los Lobos on KCRW

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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY

Friday, August 6, Massive Attack offer a rare and exclusive live session with an appearance from singer Martina Topley-Bird and Reggae superstar Horace Andy on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

>>>>KCRW’s Pledge Drive runs Monday, August 9 through Tuesday, August 17. Please support us so we can continue bringing you great live performances!<<<<

Wednesday, August 18, Gorillaz are a fictional band of cartoon characters created by Blur’s Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewitt. They may be the world’s most successful virtual band, but we’ll host them in real life for a live performance and a chat with Jason Bentley on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Thursday, August 19, After writing his first opera, renowned singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright returns to our studio to perform songs from his new album on our piano. He joins us on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Friday, August 20, New Zealander James Milne writes songs under the alter ego Lawrence Arabia, offering cheeky lyrics and lush melodies for Morning Becomes Eclectic listeners at 11:15am.

Tuesday, August 24, East L.A. favorites Los Lobos return to KCRW studios to perform an array of songs spanning their award-winning 40 year career on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Wednesday, August 25, Longtime KCRW favorite and multi-instrumental king Shawn Lee finally makes his live debut on the station to celebrate his latest recording, which showcases his love for ’60’s and ’70s soul. Hear it live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.


Wed, August 18, Sound Check with Sean Hayes and Jazzual Suspects at Americano at Hotel Vitale in San Francisco.
Wed, September 9, Sound Check with Si* Se at Americano at Hotel Vitale in San Francisco.


Tues, August 10, The Moth StorySlam at Busby’s East.
Wed, August 11, Frazey Ford at the Hotel Café.
Thurs, August 12, My Morning Jacket at the Greek. Avi Buffalo open.
Sat, August 14, Seu Jorge at Club Nokia.
Mon, August 16, Alice Russel at the Bootleg Theatre.
Tues, August 17, The Moth StorySlam at El Cid.
Tues, August 17, Darker My Love at The Bootleg Theatre.
Tues, August 17, “The Limit” at Redcat.
Wed, August 18, Rodrigo y Gabriela at The Greek.
Fri, August 20, Rufus Wainwright at the Greek Theatre.
Sat, August 21, Tijuana’s  Nortec Collective and the Colombian accordion stylings of Mr. Vallenato at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles.
Sun, August 29, KCRW’s World Festival features The Chemical Brothers, Chromeo and Yacht at the Hollywood Bowl. Jason Bentley hosts.
Wed, September 8, David Gray & Ray Lamontagne at The Greek.
Wed, September 15, The Walkmen with Japandroids at the Music Box.
Fri, September 17, Local Natives at the Music Box.
Sat, September 18, Autolux at the El Rey Theatre.
Sun, September 19, KCRW’s World Festival bring Viva Mexico!, featuring Calexico, Ozomatli, Mariachi Reyna Los Angeles, and Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company at the Hollywood Bowl. Raul Campos hosts.
Tues, September 21, Kele & Does It Offend You, Yeah? at The Music Box.
Wed, September 22, The XX at the Hollywood Palladium.
Fri, September 24, Dirty Projectors at the Wiltern.
Mon, September 27, The Black Keys at the Hollywood Palladium.
Thurs, September 30, Jamie Lidell at the Echoplex.
Thurs, September 30, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at the Troubadour.
Thurs, September 30, The OohLaLa Festival hosts Sebastien Tellier, Acid Washed, Kavinsky (DJ Set), Turzi at El Rey.
Fri, October 1, The OohLaLa Festival hosts The Bewitched Hands On The Top Of Our Heads, Revolver at Spaceland.
Fri, October 1, The Avett Brothers with Brandi Carlile at the Nokia Theatre.
Sat, October 2, The OohLaLa Festival hosts Gotan Project, General Elektriks, El Hijo De La Cumbia at Club Nokia.
Sun, October 3, Belle & Sebastian at the Hollywood Palladium.
Wed, October 6 – Sat, October 10, FILTER MAGAZINE’S CULTURE COLLIDE at the Standard Downtown/Spaceland/Echo/Echoplex.
Tues, October 12, The Eels at the Music Box.
Fri, October 15, Frightened Rabbit at the House of Blues in Anaheim.
Fri, October 15, Kruder and  Dorfmeister at the Club Nokia.
Fri, October 15, LCD Soundsystem with Hot Chip and Sleigh Bells at the Hollywood Bowl.
Sat, October 16, The National at the Fox Theatre in Pomona. Owen Pallett opens.
Sun, October 17, Jonsi at the Wiltern.
Tues, October 19, Broken Social Scene at the Wiltern.
Sat, October 23, Air with Quadron and Juliette Commagere at the Shrine Auditorium.
Sat, October 30, Janelle Monae opens for Of Montreal at the Hollywood Palladium.
Tues, November 2, Two Door Cinema Club at the Music Box .
Wed, November 3, Paul Weller at the Wiltern Theatre.
Fri, November 5, Dr. Dog at the Wiltern.
Sat, November 6, Florence and the Machine at the Wiltern Theatre.
Sun, November 7, Florence and the Machine at the Wiltern Theatre.
Fri, November 12, Stars at the Wiltern.
Sun, November 14, Junip at the Music Box.
Tues, November 16, Gregg Dulli at the Troubadour.
Mon, November 29, The Books at the Music Box.
Sat, December 18, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones at the Orpheum Theatre.