Karen O, Frazey Ford, Mikky Ekko, Tom Vek and More on KCRW This Week

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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY

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.

Wednesday, Oct 22, Nashville Singer Mikky Ekko made a name for himself as a top-shelf collaborator with names like Rihanna, Gwen Stefani and Chris Malinchak. At an intimate setting in New York City’s Neuehouse, Mikky performs songs off his upcoming release for 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.

Monday, October 27, Singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur was a big fan of and friend to Lou Reed. Arthur pays tribute to his mentor with an album of some of his favorite covers on “Lou.” We’ll hear live versions by Joseph Arthur on the first anniversary of the icon’s passing on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am

Wednesday, October 29, Conor Oberst, aka Bright Eyes, spent a recent evening performing at Apogee Studio in front of a live audience. We’ll share highlights from our session, hosted by Anne Litt on Morning Becomes Eclectic at11:15am.


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
Thurs, December 11, Ryan Adams with Jenny Lewis at the Fox Theater Pomona
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