The Afghan Whigs, Benjamin Booker, Interpol and More on KCRW

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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY

Monday, August 25, This year, The Afghan Whigs released their first record in 16 years to great acclaim. Frontman Greg Dulli and his bandmates return to our studio to perform the new songs live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Tuesday, August 26, New Orleans-based singer and guitarist Benjamin Booker is a newcomer with a debut album that is lauded by fans and critics alike. We’ll hear it live when he visits Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Friday, August 29, After four years, Interpol have released their fifth studio album which finds them reinvigorated and focused. The band played new and old songs in front of a small audience in L.A. and we’ll bring the performance to Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Tuesday, Sept 2, David Gray’s 10th studio album finds the singer/songwriter experimenting with his writing process and a change in tone. He’ll join Morning Becomes Eclectic for anecdotes and music at 11:15am.

Wednesday, September 3, Avi Buffalo released a terrific debut album just out of high school. He took four years to craft his follow up and we’ll get a preview a week before the album release on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Tuesday, September 9, UK’s Alt-J made their U.S. live radio debut on KCRW in 2012 and went on to win the Mercury Prize that year. Their new record is already getting steady spins and they’ll stop by for a live set on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.


Thurs, August 28, Twilight Concert Series with Lee “Scratch” Perry and Mexico 68 hosted by KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole on the Santa Monica Pier
Thurs, September 4, Twilight Concert Series featuring Ok Go with Allah-Las on the Santa Monica Pier
Fri, September 5, Grand Performances with DahkaBrakha/Carmen Rizzo hosted by Anne Litt at the California Plaza
Fri, September 5, Art of Elysium’s Genesis: A Celebration of Emerging Artists with live performances by Moses Sumney, Rodrigo Amarante, Nite Jewel, Soko and more at the Theatre at Ace Hotel
Sat, September 6, Grand Performances with Yuna hosted by Raul Campos at the California Plaza
Thurs, September 11, Twilight Concert Series with Charles Bradley and King James & The Special Men on the Santa Monica Pier
Sat, September 13, Porter Robinson at the Shrine Expo Hall
Thurs, September 18, Fatboy Slim with Nervo at the Shrine Expo Hall
Sat, September 20, Jose James at the Troubadour
Sun, September 21, KCRW’s World Festival features Caetano Veloso, Andrew Bird, Devendra Banhart and DJ Frosty at the Hollywood Bowl
Sun, September 21, Meshell Ndegeocello at the El Rey Theatre
Fri, September 26, Toumani & Sidke Diabaté with Rokia Traoré at UCLA’s Royce Hall
Sat, September 27, Bob Mould at The Roxy
Sun, September 28, KCRW’s World Festival features the Pixies, Gogol Bordello, and Cat Power at the Hollywood Bowl
Sun, September 28, Thievery Corporation at the Santa Barbara Bowl
Wed, October 1, The War on Drugs at the Glass House in Pomona
Wed, October 1, Ryan Adams at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara
Thurs, October 2, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist at the House of Blues in Anaheim
Thurs, October 2, Nick Waterhouse at the Mayan Theatre
Fri, October 3, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist at the Hollywood Palladium.
Sat, October 4, Angélique Kidjo at UCSB’s Campbell Hall
Sat, October 4, Com Truise at the El Rey Theatre
Sat, October 4 and Sun, October 5, Glass Animals at the Troubadour
Fri, October 10, Bahamas at the Roxy
Sat, October 11, KCRW radio sponsor of Supersonico featuring Café Tacuba, Nortec Collective Presents Bostich + Fussible, Ana Tijoux, Bomba Estereo, La Santa Cecilia, Ceci Bastida, KCRW DJ’s Raul Campos and Anthony Valadez and more at The Shrine Auditorium
Wed, October 15, The Horrors at the Mayan
Wed, October 15 and Thurs, October 16, SBTRKT at Belasco Theatre
Wed, October 15, The New Pornographers with Neko Case at Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown
Thurs, October 16 through Sat, October 18, Culture Collide Los Angeles with Cloud Nothings, Until the Ribbon Breaks, Quantic, Nina Persson and others at various venues across L.A.
Thurs, October 16, Massive Attack at the Greek Theatre
Thurs, October 16, of Montreal at the Mayan
Fri, October 17, Massive Attack at the Santa Barbara Bowl
Tues, October 21, Banks at Wiltern
Tues, October 21, Metronomy at The Regent Theater, Downtown L.A.
Thurs, October 23, Tom Vek at the Echo
Thurs, October 23, Kimbra at the Roxy
Fri, October 24, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr at the Regent Theater
Fri, October 24, Kimbra at the Observatory in Santa Ana
Fri, October 24, Tru Thoughts’ 15th Anniversary with Alice Russell at The Skirball Center
Fri, October 24, Exposed: Songs For Unseen Warhol Films featuring Tom Verlaine, Martin Rev, Dean Wareham, Eleanor Friedberger and Bradford Cox at Royce Hall
Sat, October 25, Tennis at the Troubadour
Sat, October 25, Tinariwen at the Troubadour
Sun, October 26, Vacationer at the Roxy
Sun, October 26, Tinariwen at UCSB’s Campbell Hall
Fri, November 7, Fool’s Gold at the Echo
Wed, November 12, Tame Impala at The Shrine Auditorium
Sat, February 21, Mulatu Astatke at UCLA’s Royce Hall