Tennis, Kimbra and More on KCRW This Week

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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY

Wednesday, May 23, The story behind husband and wife duo Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley – better known as Tennis – has been compelling from the start. Their debut was fueled by an epic sailing trip and their second release is produced by The Black Keys Patrick Carney. We’ll catch up with this intrepid duo when they bring their band to Morning Becomes Eclectic in the 11 o’clock hour.

Thursday, May 24, We fell in love with New Zealand singer Kimbra when she joined Gotye on Morning Becomes Eclectic last year and we’re thrilled to bring her back to share songs off her solo album at 11:15am.

Tuesday, May 29, We’ll broadcast a live session with LA’s own Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros recorded in front of a live audience at Apogee’s Berkeley Street Studios. Hosted by Liza Richardson. we’ll literally get down with the gang as we hear a batch of new songs on the day of their album release. Join Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Wednesday, May 30, Ramona Gonzales, best known as Nite Jewel, stands out as a buzzworthy L.A. singer and composer. Her latest full length perfectly captures the lovelorn energy of the City of Angels. We’ll hear it on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Wednesday, June 6, Theresa Andersson is a one woman band from New Orleans and she returns to Morning Becomes Eclectic with songs from her new release Street Parade at 11:15am.

Thursday, June 7, Toronto-based artist Bahamas caught the attention of Feist and Jack Johnson for his skillful guitar work and powerful songs. Bahamas will treat KCRW listeners to some of those tunes on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am before he heads out to Pasadena’s One Colorado Courtyard this weekend. PRESENTS

Thurs, May 24, The Clift Sessions featuring Shlohmo at The Redwood Room and Velvet Room in San Francisco


Fri, May 18, Mondrian Sessions with Dam Funk at Skybar
Fri, May 18, Shelby Lynne at McCabe’s Guitar Shop
Sat May 19, Shelby Lynne at McCabe’s Guitar Shop
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
Sun, May 27, The 26th Annual Jazz Reggae Festival featuring The Roots, Booker T. Jones, Gary Clark Jr., Thundercat and more at the UCLA Intramural Field
Thurs, May 31, Santigold at The House of Blues in Anaheim
Thurs, May 31, Diego Garcia at First Unitarian Church
Fri, June 1, Santigold at Club Nokia
Fri, June 1, Tycho at the Troubadour
Fri, June 1, First Fridays at the Natural History Museum with Cut Chemist and Superhumanoids
Sat, June 9, KCRW Summer Nights Presents Bahamas and DJ Valida at One Colorado – Old Pasadena
Thurs, June 14, John Doe at the Echo
Fri, June 15, Mayer Hawthorne and the County at the Wiltern
Sat, June 16, Make Music Pasadena with Grouplove, Cults, Grimes, The Peach Kings, Y La Bamba, Electric Guest and Jason Bentley in Downtown Pasadena
Sat, June 23, KCRW Summer Nights Presents Delta Rae and KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox at One Colorado – Old Pasadena
Sun, June 24, KCRW’s World Festival with Glen Campbell and special guests Jackson Browne, Jenny Lewis, Kris Kristofferson, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Lucinda Williams and Dawes at the Hollywood Bowl
Thurs, June 28, Mondrian Sessions with Father John Misty at Skybar at the Mondrian
Fri June 29, Keane at the Orpheum Theatre
Sun, July 1, KCRW’s World Festival with Ben Harper, Vieux Farke Toure and Fitz and the Tantrums 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 as he Takes You To The Philippines with A Celebration of Global Music. will be joined by his Black Eyed Peas bandmates and Taboo,  Jeremy Passion; The Harana Kings – featuring Florante Aguilar, Ogie Alcasid, Dessa, Kayamanan Ng Lahi, Legaci, Martin Nievera, Philippine Chamber Singers, Poreotics, Rondalla Club of Los Angeles, Sandwich, Nicole Scherzinger, and Lou Diamond Phillips, Jo Kay and Vanessa Hudgens will co host at the Hollywood Bowl
Sat, July 14, Moby (acoustic performance and DJ Set) + DJ Jason Bentley at Who Shot Rock & Roll Live at the Annenberg Space for Photography
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
Sat, July 21, Portugal. The Man live performance + DJ Dan Wilcox and Gary Calamar at Who Shot Rock & Roll Live at the Annenberg Space for Photography
Sat, July 28, Dirty Projectors at the Wiltern
Fri, August 3, Real Estate at the Fonda
Sat, Aug 4, Raphael Saadiq and Band of Skulls live performance + DJ Anne Litt at Who Shot Rock & Roll Live at the Annenberg Space for Photography
Sun, August 12, Andrew Bird with special guest Sharon Van Etten at The Greek Theatre.
Tues, August 14, Regina Spektor at The Greek Theater.
Tues, August 14, Alabama Shakes with Michael Kiwanuka at the Fonda
Sun, September 9, Pink Martini at the Greek
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 and Flying Lotus at the Hollywood Bowl
Sun, September 30, KCRW’s World Festival ends with Wilco at the Hollywood Bowl
Tues, October 16, First Aid Kit at the Fonda
Wed, October 17, Bombay Bicycle Club at the Fonda
Mon, November 5, Leonard Cohen at the Nokia Theatre