Oberhofer, Esperanza Spalding and More on KCRW

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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY

Tuesday, April 24, Brooklyn-based Oberhofer’s debut is chock full of catchy choruses and energetic beats and we’ll share a live set with Morning Becomes Eclectic listeners in the 11 o’clock hour.

Thursday, April 26, Grammy Award-winning bassist and composer Esperanza Spalding leads her large band through whimsically poetic songs and sprawling jams when she performs on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Tuesday, May 1, Brooklyn trio Bear In Heaven veer from mega-catchy, dreamy dance songs to more experimental synth rock when they join Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Thursday, May 3, The Shins are back! To celebrate their return, we captured a set of songs in front of a live audience at Berkeley St. Studios on Morning Becomes Eclectic in the 11 o’clock hour.

Friday, May 4, Former Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman creates new tunes as Father John Misty. We’ll explore his musical alter ego in advance of his show at First Fridays at the Natural History Museum. Hear it on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.


Fri, April 27, An Evening of Music and Imagery with Stones Throw artists Madlib, Peanut Butter Wolf, Jonti, Jonwayne and Gary Wilson at Lot 613.

Wed, May 2, Tennis at the Troubadour.

Thurs, May 3, Metronomy at the El Rey Theatre.

Fri, May 4, First Fridayss – a monthly series of science talks and music, this round we’ll feature a performance from Father John Misty plus KCRW DJs Valida and Anthony Valadez at the Natural History Museum.

Sat, May 12, Brendan Benson at the Troubadour.

Sat, May 12, Rufus Wainwright at the Orpheum Theatre.

Wed, May 16, Portugal.The Man at Royce Hall.

Fri, May 18, Mondrian Sessions with Dam Funk at Skybar.

Tues, May 22, Mark Lanegan Band at The Autry Museum.

Tues, May 22, Lianne La Havas at the Bootleg.

Sat, May 26 and Sun, May 27, The Silverlake Jubilee featuring Kinky, Aloe Blacc, Princeton, Autolux and more in Silverlake.

Thurs, June 14, John Doe at the Echo.

Fri, June 15, Mayer Hawthorne and the County at the Wiltern.

Sun, June 24, KCRW’s World Festival with Glen Campbell and special guests Jackson Browne and Dawes at the Hollywood Bowl.

Fri June 29, Keane at the Orpheum Theatre.

Sun, July 1, KCRW’s World Festival with Ben Harper and Vieux Farke Toure at the Hollywood Bowl

Sat, July 7, Blind Pilot at the Fonda.

Sun, July 8, KCRW’s World Festival with Black Eyed Peas rapper and DJ Apl.de.ap as he Takes You To The Philippines with A Celebration of Global Music. Apl.de.ap will be joined by singer-songwriter Jeremy Passion; The Harana Kings – featuring Florante Aguilar, Felipe Alonzo, Romeo Bergunio and Celestino Aniel and his Black Eyed Peas bandmates Will.i.am and Taboo.  Lou Diamond Phillips will co host at the Hollywood Bowl.

Sun, July 15, KCRW’s World Festival when Tuff Gong Worldwide Salutes Legends of Reggae with Ziggy Marley,  Toots and the Maytals, Maxi Priest, Freddie McGregor and Bob Andy at the Hollywood Bowl

Fri, August 3, Real Estate at the Fonda.

Sun, September 9, KCRW’s World Festival Hot Chip, Passion Pit and Omar Souleyman at the Hollywood Bowl.

Sun, September 23, KCRW’s World Festival with Animal Collective and Tuvan throat singers Huun Huur Tu at the Hollywood Bowl.

Sun, September 30, KCRW’s World Festival ends with Wilco at the Hollywood Bowl.