Music Special Programming

Music Special Programming

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

L.A. punk legend Alice Bag joins KCRW's Private Playlist to share her favorite recent jams, including selections from her punk-rock exercise series, "Fit for the Apocalypse."

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

Musician and activist Madame Gandhi joins KCRW's Private Playlist to talk about Fela Kuti’s enduring message; the strange bravery of Brian Eno and Jon Hassell; and Kondi Band’s…

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

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

KCRW DJ Novena Carmel interviewed artist and DJ Lynnée Denise on what Tina Turner's career has taught us about the myth of the music genre.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Aimee Mann joins KCRW's Private Playlist to talk about Judee Sill's deceptive sweetness, the unspoken vulnerability of Steely Dan, and Linda McCartney's…

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In 2012, influential reggae and ska musician Jimmy Cliff performed a special acoustic set on Morning Becomes Eclectic. Revisit this classic session featuring a living legend.

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The Latest

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews guest hosted by Anne Litt.

Latest Show

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews guest hosted by Anne Litt.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Jazz composer and vibraphonist Roy Ayers joins Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad for a special “Jazz Is Dead” series release.

Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Roy Ayers: ‘African Sounds’

Jazz composer and vibraphonist Roy Ayers joins Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad for a special “Jazz Is Dead” series release.

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

Latest Show

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

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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, July 8, 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…

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Eve Owen’s “She Says” is a song rooted in appreciation for familial ties.

Eve Owen: ‘She Says’

Eve Owen’s “She Says” is a song rooted in appreciation for familial ties.

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Iconic West African group Orchestra Baobab celebrates the Golden Anniversary of its formation with new vinyl release of their 2002 reunion album,  Specialist in All Styles .

Orchestra Baobab Celebrates 50 Years

Iconic West African group Orchestra Baobab celebrates the Golden Anniversary of its formation with new vinyl release of their 2002 reunion album, Specialist in All Styles .

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Watch out, Night Shop is chugging down the line with locomotive speed on “Hello Take Me Anywhere.”

Night Shop: ‘Hello Take Me Anywhere’

Watch out, Night Shop is chugging down the line with locomotive speed on “Hello Take Me Anywhere.”

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As coronavirus cases continue to rise, there’s no telling when live music performances will come back.

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As coronavirus cases continue to rise, there’s no telling when live music performances will come back.

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