Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, August 4, Soul man Leon Bridges hails from Fort Worth, where he teamed up with members of fellow Texan band White Denim to produce his debut. He’s one of the most talked about new artists of the year and deservedly so.
Thursday, August 6, UK folk favorite Laura Marling moved boldly forward on her latest release, “Short Movie”. It was written on electric guitar and has a striking openness and intensity. Her last two visits to the station were solo acoustic sets, but this time she brings a full band to present these new songs.
Friday, August 7, Scottish art rockers Django Django veer seamlessly between pop and psych-rock sounds with some synths and electronic music thrown in for good measure. It’s a musical melange that works really well and we look forward to welcoming them back to our studio.
Monday, August 10, With a ragged voice and raucous songs, the rollicking rock of Langhorne Slim has been wowing audiences across the country for many years and we’re thrilled to welcome him in studio for his MBE debut.
Tuesday, August 11, Longtime KCRW favorite Hot Chip returns to share songs from their latest album “Why Make Sense?”. They’re not afraid to tackle complicated emotions and be vulnerable, which is extra impressive since it’s also one of the best dance records of the year.
Thursday, August 13, Ratatat’s 5th studio album “Magnifique” — their first in five years — is a return to their core guitar-driven sound after the sonic experimentation of their last two records. We’ll bring you a live session with the Brooklyn duo recorded at Sonos Studio.
Friday, August 14, Producer Jamie xx burst onto the music scene as part of the highly successful group The xx and finally released his solo debut earlier this year. It’s a dazzling collection of songs and is among the most played albums of the year at KCRW. We welcomed Jamie xx for a DJ set at Sonos Studio that is sure to get your weekend started right!
Tues, Oct 13, Panda Bear at Bowery Ballroom
Thurs, August 6, Django Django at The El Rey
Thurs, August 6, Unknown Mortal Orchestra at The Roxy
Thurs, August 6, Australia Rocks The Pier — Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier
Sat, August 8, Dwight Yoakam and X at Sound in Focus in Century Park, hosted by Anne Litt
Sat & Sun, Aug 8-9, Splash House at Hacienda Day Club, The Saguaro & Hilton Palm Springs with Cassian, Com Truise, Goldroom (DJ set), Tokimonsta & more
Tues, August 11, Hot Chip at The Greek Theater
Thurs, August 13, Sister Nancy + Jesse Royal — Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier
Sat, August 15, Cold War Kids and Other Lives at Sound in Focus in Century Park, hosted by Jason Bentley
Sun, August 16, KCRW’s World Festival features Reggae Night featuring Bob Marley’s Roots Rock Reggae – a 70th Birthday Celebration with Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley, Inner Circle and The Skatalites at the Hollywood Bowl – hosted by Jeremy Sole
Thurs, August 20, Ariel Pink + The Mynabirds — Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier
Thurs, August 20, Savages at Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown
Thurs, August 27, Jefferson Starship + Purple Mountains Majesties — Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier
Sun, August 30, KCRW’s World Festival features Moses Sumney opening for St. Vincent and Erykah Badu at the Hollywood Bowl – hosted by Garth Trinidad
Thurs, September 03, Rebirth Brass Band + Miles Mosley And The West Coast Get Down — Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier
Thurs, September 10, TBA — Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier
Sun, September 20, KCRW’s World Festival returns with performances by Empire of the Sun and St. Lucia at the Hollywood Bowl – hosted by Anne Litt
Thurs, September 24, Future Islands at the Fox Theatre Pomona
Sun, September 27, KCRW’s World Festival features Grace Jones and Future Islands at the Hollywood Bowl – hosted by Jason Bentley
Tues, September 29, Gary Numan performs “Replicas” at the Teragram Ballroom
Sat, October 3, Supersonico with Aterciopelados, Ximena Sariñana, Kinky, Mariachi El Bronx and more at the Hollywood Palladium and Grounds
Thurs, October 8 – Sat, October 10, Culture Collide at Various Venues in Echo Park
Fri, October 9, Paul Weller at the Fox Theatre Pomona
Sat, October 10 and Sun, October 11, CRSSD Festival with TV on the Radio, The Flaming Lips, Jamie XX, Todd Terje, Panda Bear, Big Data and more at Waterfront Park in San Diego
Sat, October 10, Jr. Jr at the Teragram Ballroom
Tues, October 13, Patrick Watson at the Teragram Ballroom
Tues, October 13, Buena Vista Social Club at the Granada Theater in Santa Barbara
Wed, October 14, Kurt Vile and the Violators at the Fonda
Sat, October 17, Twin Shadow at the Fonda
Sun, October 18, Lianne La Havas at House of Blues Anaheim
Tues, October 20, Heartless Bastards at the Glass House in Pomona
Thurs, October 22, Heartless Bastards at the Fonda
Sat, October 24, Sufjan Stevens at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara
Wed, October 28, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings at Campbell Hall at UCSB
Fri, November 6, Bajofondo at Royce Hall
Wed, November 4, of Montreal at the Regent Theatre
Thurs, November 19, Kronos Quartet at Campbell Hall at UCSB
Thurs, December 3, Pink Martini Holiday Show at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara
Fri, March 4, 2016, Lucinda Williams at Royce Hall
Wed, March 9, Rosanne Cash at Campbell Hall at UCSB