Music Special Programming

Music Special Programming

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Special live performances, interviews and more.

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Private Playlist is a listening session with Southern California’s most notable musical figures in their private creative environments. Inara George is a vocalist and songwriter best…

KCRW and CAP UCLA proudly present an exclusive concert with South African vocalists Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Longtime KCRW favorite Scott Hansen is the creative force behind the critically-acclaimed electronic music project Tycho.

1988 MBE Ladysmith Black  Mambazo  performance and interview with Joseph Shabalala, who recently passed away on February 11, 2020.

Pioneer of club culture Pete Tong joined KCRW's DJ Travis Holcombe in conversation about his work history with The Heritage Orchestra, his process of reimagining classic tunes, and his…

Genre-bending artist FKA twigs just released her anticipated and critically acclaimed album MAGDALENE.

Devendra Banhart performed tracks from his 2019 album Ma live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

LA singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist shey baba has been quietly working in relative isolation patiently crafting his forthcoming debut for the past two years.

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Generations of listeners have celebrated the signature songs of the artist who died this week at 81. But Withers' greater catalog reveals a man who stuck to his beliefs in the face of the pop machine.

from NPR

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

from Henry Rollins

Marion Hodges rounds up critically acclaimed new work from Waxahatchee, the return of RBCF, and the latest from The Strokes.

from Music News

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

Sunny Jain (Red Baraat drummer/bandleader) debuts new work charting his late father's migration from India to the USA.

Sunny Jain: “Immigrant Warrior”

Sunny Jain (Red Baraat drummer/bandleader) debuts new work charting his late father's migration from India to the USA.

from Today's Top Tune

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk.

Latest Show

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk.

from Travis Holcombe

KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic is featuring throwback live sessions every Thursday. Lean into the hypnotic grooves of Khruangbin with this essential 2018 performance.

Throwback Session: Khruangbin live on MBE (2018)

KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic is featuring throwback live sessions every Thursday. Lean into the hypnotic grooves of Khruangbin with this essential 2018 performance.

from Music News

Beloved virtuosic indie-pop musician Andrew Bird releases a new track titled “Capital Crimes.” Bird also shares an exclusive playlist and log of what he's been up to during quarantine.

KCRW Exclusive: Andrew Bird premieres new video and shares quarantine playlist

Beloved virtuosic indie-pop musician Andrew Bird releases a new track titled “Capital Crimes.” Bird also shares an exclusive playlist and log of what he's been up to during quarantine.

from Music News

Schlesinger's creative tendrils extended into the catalogs of many other brilliant artists.

Remembering Adam Schlesinger, One Of Pop's Great Collaborators

Schlesinger's creative tendrils extended into the catalogs of many other brilliant artists.

from NPR

Schlesinger's creative tendrils extended into the catalogs of many other brilliant artists.

Remembering Adam Schlesinger, One Of Pop's Great Collaborators

Schlesinger's creative tendrils extended into the catalogs of many other brilliant artists.

from NPR

LA's Tori Lund and Georgia's Blake English make up Few Miles South, a duo aiming to revive the golden age of country music.

Few Miles South: 'On Down The Road'

LA's Tori Lund and Georgia's Blake English make up Few Miles South, a duo aiming to revive the golden age of country music.

from Today's Top Tune