Jessy Lanza, Dan Croll, The War on Drugs and More on KCRW This Week

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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY

Tuesday, April 1, Jessy Lanza made a splash with her debut in 2013, which ended up on several KCRW DJ top 10 lists. Her electro R&B is simple yet captivating and we’ll hear it live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Thursday, April 3, Liverpool’s Dan Croll has been steadily releasing great pop songs for over a year. He’s an artist to watch and we’re happy to have him join Morning Becomes Eclectic around the release of his full length debut. Tune in at 11:15am.

Friday, April 4, Jason Bentley has called The War On Drugs’ new album one of his favorites of the year. You’ll hear why when the Philadelphia-based band joins us on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Tuesday, April 8, Local heroes Warpaint shot out of the gate in the late 2000’s with an acclaimed EP and packed live shows. Their sophomore release is fantastic and we’re excited to feature a live session on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Wednesday, April 16, Kentucky rockers Cage the Elephant blasted back with their third album and they’ll bring their high energy pop punk sound to our studio live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Thursday, April 17, North London’s Bombay Bicycle Club have an interesting, layered take on indie pop that is always enjoyable in a live setting. Hear songs from their new album when they perform live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Friday, April 18, Kelis cooked up a spicy funky mix when she performed in the intimate setting of Apogee Studio recently. We’ll share the best nuggets from her session hosted by KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.


Wed, April 2, Lo-Fang at The Troubadour
Fri, April 4, First Fridays with performances from Tijuana Panthers and Mikal Cronin plus DJ sets from KCRW’s own Raul Campos and Anthony Valadez at the Natural History Museum.
Sat, April 5, Mr. Little Jeans at The Bootleg
Thurs, April 10, Chromeo at the Fonda
Tues, April 15, Bonobo at The Glass House
Tues, April 15, Bryan Ferry at Club Nokia
Wed,April 16, Bombay Bicycle Club at the El Rey Theatre
Sat, April 19, Bryan Ferry at the Santa Barbara Bowl
Tues, April 22, Hauschka at the Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Fri, April 25, The National with Portugal. The Man at The Santa Barbara Bowl
Sat, April 26, Simian Mobile Disco performing “Whorl” at Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown
Sat, April 26, Desert Daze featuring performances by Blonde Redhead, The Raveonettes, Liars, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Allah-Las and more at Sunset Ranch Oasis in Mecca
Thurs, May 1, The Horrors and Toys at the First Unitarian Church
Sat, May 3, The 3rd Annual Los Lobos Cinco De Mayo Festival (featuring Los Lobos, Ozomatli and Mariachi El Bronx) at The Greek Theatre
Tues, May 6, Rodrigo y Gabriela at the Orpheum Theatre
Wed, May 7, Rodrigo y Gabriela at the Hollywood Palladium
Thurs, May 7, Tycho at The Fonda
Thurs, May 8, Tycho at The Fonda
Thurs, May 8, The music of William Onyeabor performed by David Byrne, Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem, Kele Okereke of Bloc Party, The Lijadu Sisters, Money Mark, Sinkane at The Greek Theatre
Wed, May 28, First Aid Kit and Willy Mason at the El Rey Theatre
Wed, May 28, Elbow at the WIltern
Thurs, May 29, Chet Faker at The Roxy
Thurs, May 29, Jamestown Revival at the Troubadour
Wed, June 11, Eels at the Orpheum
Sun, June 22, KCRW’s World Festival begins with Janelle Monáe, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Roman GianArthur at the Hollywood Bowl
Sun, June 29, KCRW’s World Festival features Röyksopp & Robyn at the Hollywood Bowl
Fri, July 11, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at the Shrine Auditorium
Thurs, July 17, An Evening with Rufus and Martha Wainwright at Pappy & Harriet’s
Sun, July 20, KCRW’s World Festival features Reggae Night XIII featuring Jimmy Cliff, Shaggy, Don Carlos and the Dub Vision Band at the Hollywood Bowl
Sun, August 10, KCRW’s World Festival features Glen Hansard and Iron & Wine at the Hollywood Bowl
Sun, September 21, KCRW’s World Festival features Caetano Veloso, Andrew Bird, Devendra Banhart and DJ Frosty at the Hollywood Bowl
Sun, September 28, KCRW’s World Festival features the Pixies, Gogol Bordello, and Cat Power at the Hollywood Bowl.