The Big Pink, Keane, Brendan Benson and More on KCRW

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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY

Monday, May 7, Buzzworthy British band The Big Pink pack soaring choruses and catchy hooks into a performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:115am.

Tuesday, May 8, KCRW favorites Keane share a gorgeous set of new songs to celebrate the release of their latest album Strangeland on Morning Becomes Eclectic in the 11 o’clock hour.

Wednesday, May 9, Brendan Benson may be best known for his work with rockers the Raconteurs but he is an expert at pop songcraft, which he explores in his solo work. We’ll hear a set of catchy new songs from his latest solo release when he performs on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Monday, May 14, Norwegian born and Swedish based singer-songwriter Ane Brun crafts delicately haunting melodies and counts Peter Gabriel and Ani DiFranco among her fans. Morning Becomes Eclectic will welcome her into our studios at 11:15am.

Tuesday, May 15, We visited Miike Snow backstage before their recent sold out show in LA. We’ll share our conversation and a batch of new songs recorded in rehearsal just for Morning Becomes Eclectic listeners at 11:15am.

Wednesday, May 16, Yann Tierson scored the hit film Amelie and the distinguished composer marries whimsy with minimalism in his work. We’ll hear it live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. PRESENTS

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


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
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
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
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, Electric Guest and Jason Bentley in Downtown Pasadena
Sun, June 24, KCRW’s World Festival with Glen Campbell and special guests Jackson Browne, Kris Kristofferson, Jenny Lewis, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Lucinda Williams and Dawes at the Hollywood Bowl
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
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 28, Dirty Projectors at the Wiltern
Fri, August 3, Real Estate at the Fonda
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