Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, June 28, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings recall the golden days of Muscle Shoals and Stax records with raw power and rhythmic swagger. They’ll perform songs from their original R&B arsenal and treat listeners to an action packed set on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Tuesday, June 29, New Zealand’s Fat Freddy’s Drop call their sound “hi-tek soul”– an alluring mix of reggae, soul and dub. They’ll perform songs from their new release on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Wednesday, June 30, Dr. Dog’s exuberant vocal harmonies recall bands of the ‘60’s, yet their overall sound is entirely fresh and invigorating, drawing from Americana, psychedelic pop and more. The Philly-based band have been touring behind their new album for months and we’ll hear them at the top of their game when they join Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Friday, July 2, We’ll broadcast our recent session with rising star Janelle Monae. The forward thinking R&B diva is undoubtedly a star and puts on a show like no other. Her ambitious sophomore album is being lauded in the media as “the most exciting, intriguing record of the year.” Hear why on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Tuesday, July 6, Electronica guru Daedelus was classically trained in double bass and bass clarinet — which explains why he remixes Wagner, as well as current artists. Hear the Santa Monica native craft a spellbinding set employing a wide range of techniques on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Thursday, July 8, U.K. sensations Marina & the Diamonds have received ecstatic reviews for their dazzling debut. See why the BBC is calling them an “artist to watch” during the band’s U.S. radio debut on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Friday, July 9, Konono No. 1 was founded over 25 years ago and specializes in African trance grooves native to their region, near the Congo border. They’ll fill our airwaves with thumb pianos, salvaged car parts and makeshift percussion as they join Morning Becomes Eclectic for a live session at 11:15am.
Wed, July 7, LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference) feat. Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible, El Guincho & Ana Tijoux at CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE (Rumsey Playfield).
Wed, July 7, LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference) feat. Maleco Collective, Ocote Soul Sounds and more at THE MERCURY LOUNGE.
Thur, July 8, LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference) feat. Alex Cuba, The Pinker Tones and more at LE POISSON ROUGE.
Thur, July 8, LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference) feat. Pacha Massive, King Chango and more at EL MUSEO DEL BARIO.
Thur, July 8, LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference) feat. La Bien Querida, Mexican Institute of Sound, Isa GT and more at BOWERY BALLROOM.
Fri, July 9, LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference) feat.Ozomatli, Fidel Nadal, Toy Selectah and more at PROSPECT PARK BANDSHELL.
Sat, July 10, LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference) feat. Maldita Vecindad, The Pinker Tones and more at CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE (Rumsey Playfield).
KCRW PRESENTS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Sat, June 26, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings at the Wiltern.
Sat, June 26, Summer Nights an evening hosted by our own DJ Chris Douridas plus local favorites Everest at One Colorado — in the heart of historic Pasadena.
Sun, June 27, KCRW’s World Festival features Goldfrapp, Orquestra Buena Vista Social Club feat. Omara Portuondo, and Tuneyards at the Hollywood Bowl. Tom Schnabel hosts.
Thur, July 1, KCRW Present’s the Hammer Museum’s Also I Like to Rock with Saint Motel and Kitten plus our own Dan Wilcox.
Sat, July 3, Baths and Daedelus at the Troubadour.
Thur, July 8, KCRW Present’s the Hammer Museum’s Also I Like to Rock with Admiral Radley and The Happy Hollows plus our own Anne Litt.
Thur, July 15, KCRW Present’s the Hammer Museum’s Also I Like to Rock with Fitz & The Tantrums plus a very special guest and our own Garth Trinidad.
Fri, July 16, Parisian outfit Caravan Palace at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles.
Fri, July 16, John Doe and Exene with The Living Sister at the Autry Museum.
Sun, July 18, KCRW’s World Festival features The Swell Season, She & Him and The Bird and the Bee at the Hollywood Bowl. Liza Richardson and Chris Douridas host an evening of duets.
Mon, July 19, The New Pornographers at the Music Box.
Thur, July 22, KCRW Present’s the Hammer Museum’s Also I Like to Rock with Voxhaul Broadcast and Chasing Kings plus our own Chuck P.
Fri, July 23, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson joined by fellow musicians at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles.
Fri, July 23, Delta Spirit at the El Rey Theatre.
Sun, July 25, KCRW’s World Festival features Reggae Night IX, with Jimmy Cliff, Sly & Robbie, and Tarris Riley at the Hollywood Bowl. Jeremy Sole hosts.
Wed, August 11, Frazey Ford at the Hotel Café.
Thur, August 12, My Morning Jacket at the Greek. Avi Buffalo open.
Sat, August 14, Seu Jorge at Club Nokia.
Wed, August 18, Rodrigo y Gabriela at The Greek.
Sat, August 21, Tijuana’s Nortec Collective and the Colombian accordion stylings of Mr. Vallenato at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles.
Sun, August 29, KCRW’s World Festival features The Chemical Brothers, Chromeo and Yacht at the Hollywood Bowl. Jason Bentley hosts.
Wed, September 8, David Gray & Ray Lamontagne at The Greek.
Fri, September 17, Local Natives at the Music Box.
Sun, September 19, KCRW’s World Festival bring Viva Mexico!, featuring Calexico, Ozomatli, Los Super Seven, Mariachi Reyna Los Angeles, and Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company at the Hollywood Bowl. Raul Campos hosts.
Fri, September 24, Dirty Projectors at the Wiltern.
Mon, September 27, The Black Keys at the Hollywood Palladium.
Sun, October 3, Belle & Sebastian at the Hollywood Palladium.
Tues, October 12, The Eels at the Music Box.
Sat, October 16, The National at the Fox Theatre in Pomona. Owen Pallett opens.
Tues, October 19, Broken Social Scene at the Wiltern.