Tallest Man on Earth, Animal Collective and More on KCRW This Week

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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY

Tuesday, September 4,
Swedish musician Kristian Matsson goes by the moniker The Tallest Man on Earth and sings striking folks songs in a gravelly voice that have led many to compare him to Bob Dylan. A lofty comparison to be sure but tune in to hear for yourself when he returns to Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15.

Wednesday, September 5, Baltimore’s Animal Collective has always been considered an experimental band but they stretch even their own boundaries with their new release. The band stops by Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am in advance of their appearance at the Hollywood Bowl as part of KCRW’s World Festival.

Monday, September 10,
UK band Hot Chip bring the party whenever they play live so get ready for a set of danceable pop when they appear on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Tuesday, September 11, The Walkmen will bring their explosive live performance to our basement studio when they return with songs from “Heaven” on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Wednesday, September 12, East L.A.’s Los Lobos celebrate the 20th anniversary of their recording “Kiko” by performing it in its entirety on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Thursday, September 13, One of the most exciting bands of the last few years, The xx, are finally back with new music. Hear a set of hypnotic pop when they play songs from their new recording live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.


Fri, September 7, The Heavy at the El Rey Theatre
Sun, September 9, Pink Martini at the Greek
Sun, September 9, KCRW’s World Festival with Hot Chip, Passion Pit and Omar Souleyman at the Hollywood Bowl hosted by Jason Bentley
Tues, September 11 through Thurs, September 13, My Morning Jacket at The Wiltern
Wed, September 12, The Walkmen at the Ford
Fri, September 14, Fiona Apple at the Greek
Sat, September 15, Pretty Lights with DJ Shadow, SuperVision and MartyParty at The Shrine
Wed, September 19, Band of Skulls at the Fonda
Fri, September 21, Church Sessions with Zee Avi at the First Unitarian Church
Sat, September 22, Delta Rae at the El Rey Theatre
Sat, September 22, Tar Fest a free concert with art installations, live painting, food trucks, biergarten and live performances by Blondfire, Helena, The Makepeace Brothers, Steelwells, So Many Wizards and Soft Swells at the La Brea Tar Pits
Sun, September 23, KCRW’s World Festival with Animal Collective and Tuvan throat singers Huun Huur Tu and Flying Lotus at the Hollywood Bowl hosted by Valida
Tues, September 25, Beach House at The Wiltern
Thurs, September 27, Conor Oberst at Royce Hall
Sat, September 29, Alt-J at the Bootleg Theatre
Sun, September 30, Kimbra at the Ventura Theatre
Sun, September 30, Elvis Costello at The Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara
Tues, October 2, Cate Le Bon at the Bootleg Theater
Wed, October 3, Conor Oberst at The Fox Theater
Wed, October 3, Kimbra at the Fonda
Thurs, October 4, Kimbra at the Fonda
Thurs, October 4 – Sun, October 7, FILTER MAGAZINE’S CULTURE COLLIDE (Performances by Of Montreal, Junip, Penguin Prison, Voxhaul Broadcast, Niki and the Dove and more) – VARIOUS VENUES ACROSS L.A
Fri, October 5, The Head and the Heart at the Wiltern
Fri, October 5, Dr. Dog at the Ford Amphitheatre
Fri, October 5, Ariel Pink at the Fonda
Sun, October 7, Dr. Dog at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown
Mon, October 8, The Raveonettes at the El Rey Theatre
Tues, October 9, Rufus Wainwright at Campbell Hall at UC Santa Barbara
Tues, October 9, Michael Kiwanuka at The Ford Amphitheater
Thurs, October 11 through Sat, October 13, The Ooh La L.A. Festival at The El Rey Theatre, The Satellite and Club Nokia
Sat, October 13, Fink at the Bootleg Theatre
Sat, October 13, An Evening with David Byrne and St. Vincent at the Greek Theatre
Tues, October 16, First Aid Kit at the Fonda
Wed, October 17, Bombay Bicycle Club at the Fonda
Thurs October 18, Stars at the Mayan
Fri, October 19, Paul Weller with Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings at the Greek Theatre
Sun, October 21, M. Ward at the Orpheum
Fri,October 26, Matthew Dear with live band at the El Rey Theatre
Fri, October 26, Church Sessions with Lost in the Trees at the First Unitarian Church
Fri, October 26, Gilberto Gil at Campbell Hall at UC Santa Barbara
Sat, November 3, Other Lives at the El Rey on Sat, November 3, 2012
Mon, November 5, Leonard Cohen at the Nokia Theatre
Thurs, November 8, Cat Power at the Hollywood Palladium
Fri, November 9, The Afghan Whigs at the Fonda
Wed November 14, Ben Gibbard at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre
Sat, November 17, Tame Impala at the Fonda


Fri, October 12, The Ooh La L.A. Festival with Tomorrow’s World, Housse De Racket, Citizens! and Lescop at The Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco
Wed, October 17, First Aid Kit at The Fillmore in San Francisco
Fri, October 19, Bombay Bicycle Club at The Fillmore in San Francisco
Sat, November 17, Lianne La Havas at Rickshaw Stop