Music For Your Weekend: Primavera Sound Preview Edition

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Do people still say FOMO (fear of missing out)? Let’s assume that they do, and I’m here to ensure that you don’t have it. If you donate $25 or more to KCRW any time between now and March 5th you will be automatically entered for the ultimate V.I.P. experience at this year’s Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona. You can read more about the exact details of how to enter, and everything that you’ll get if you win here. Sounds pretty spectacular right?

I don’t know who books Primavera, but my hat is off to them in perpetuity. They somehow manage to top themselves year after year. 2018’s line-up in particular looks like the contents of every KCRW listener’s dreams. It’s a glorious mix of long time favorites of ours including Bjork, the National, Arctic Monkeys (returning from a lengthy hiatus), Slyvan Esso, Unknown Mortal Orchestra… to up and coming producers like Toulouse Low Trax that you’ve likely only heard on Mario Cotto’s Saturday late night show. There are about a million different ways that you could curate your experience at this festival, and every single one of them would be amazing. With that in mind – I’ve made a Spotify playlist to share with you a bit of what my Primavera adventure would sound like. Enjoy, go to to donate, and best of luck in the sweepstakes!