Music Special Programming

Music Special Programming

15 min

Discover KCRW's exclusive artist interviews, live performances, original programming and streaming playlists. Our digital-first music programming is on-demand and updated weekly.

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Rufus Wainwright joins KCRW for a storytelling performance and exclusive Q&A behind his latest album “Unfollow The Rules.”

La Marisoul of La Santa Cecilia joins KCRW’s Private Playlist to talk about sharing stereo time with a four-year-old, living in her “sad-girl feels” with Cuco, and finding hope for the…

KCRW's In Residence sessions feature storytelling performances and commentary from some of our favorite artists.

The legendary Bob Mould joins KCRW’s Private Playlist to talk about his lifelong love of the Byrds, discovering The Avalanches in NYC, and the liberating gifts of Janelle Monáe.

KCRW's In Residence sessions feature storytelling performances and commentary from some of our favorite artists.

Vocalist/musician San Cha joins KCRW’s Private Playlist to talk about thinking big in a shrinking world; the universal appeal of Juan Gabriel; the enduring hope of Chavela Vargas; and…

KCRW's In Residence sessions feature storytelling performances and commentary from some of our favorite artists.

Guitarist/producer M. Ward joins KCRW’s Private Playlist to talk about Curtis Mayfield’s early work, the beautiful grit of Manuel Galbán, and the sense of discovery in John Coltrane.

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Henry Rollins hosts a mix of all kinds, from all over and all time.

from Henry Rollins

Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum producer and songwriter Ricky Reed has fine-tuned the work of Lizzo, Leon Bridges, and Maggie Rogers (to name a few).

from Today's Top Tune

Garth Trinidad hosts a progressive mix of soul, hip-hop, and world rhythms. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

from Garth Trinidad

The Latest

Exploring Berlin's influence on Techno, Electro and left field culture.

Latest Show

Exploring Berlin's influence on Techno, Electro and left field culture.

from Brave New Rave

Robert Glasper bridges the old school with the new —fusing elements of jazz, hip-hop, and R&B. He performed a powerful set of music right before COVID took hold.

Throwback Session: Robert Glasper live at Apogee Studio in 2020

Robert Glasper bridges the old school with the new —fusing elements of jazz, hip-hop, and R&B. He performed a powerful set of music right before COVID took hold.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Czech singer Marketa Irglova (of the Swell Season) relocated to Iceland and was introduced to fellow singer-songwriter Emiliana Torrini.

Marketa Irglova & Emiliana Torrini: ‘Quintessence’

Czech singer Marketa Irglova (of the Swell Season) relocated to Iceland and was introduced to fellow singer-songwriter Emiliana Torrini.

from Today's Top Tune

Featuring selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music…

Jason Kramer's playlist, August 6, 2020

Featuring selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music…

from Jason Kramer

Camilo Lara’s project, Mexican Institute of Sound, has unfailingly delivered by consistently putting out phenomenal records that continually embody the past, present, and future of…

Exclusive Premiere: Mexican Institute of Sound previews new album with ‘Dios’

Camilo Lara’s project, Mexican Institute of Sound, has unfailingly delivered by consistently putting out phenomenal records that continually embody the past, present, and future of…

from Music News

Berlin-based synth-punk band Mexican Radio hosts a one hour show featuring synth & post punk, Neue Deutsche Welle and New Wave artists.

Latest Show

Berlin-based synth-punk band Mexican Radio hosts a one hour show featuring synth & post punk, Neue Deutsche Welle and New Wave artists.

from Mexican Radio Radio Show

The title of Kate Bollinger’s forthcoming EP — “A word becomes a sound” — is quite telling as Bollinger has a prowess for nuanced lyrics and earworm melodies.

Kate Bollinger: ‘Grey Skies’

The title of Kate Bollinger’s forthcoming EP — “A word becomes a sound” — is quite telling as Bollinger has a prowess for nuanced lyrics and earworm melodies.

from Today's Top Tune

KCRW's all-music channel Eclectic24, blending the collected talents and tastes of KCRW's DJs into a single voice. Free music streaming 24/7 at KCRW.com.

Eclectic 24

KCRW's all-music channel Eclectic24, blending the collected talents and tastes of KCRW's DJs into a single voice. Free music streaming 24/7 at KCRW.com.

from Eclectic 24