Music Special Programming

Music Special Programming

57 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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My dream of being a DJ came true! KCRW is giving me my very own radio show! It’ll be one awesome hour of crazy-good FUN!!

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Walt McClements pilots an ambient excursion from Allen Toussaint to Mary Lattimore.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Jelani Aryeh recounts his lifelong musical fascinations, from Roxy Music to Childish Gambino and beyond.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Gel Set selects her most satisfying sounds for hot dancefloors and cold winter nights, from Tangerine Dream to Machine Girl.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Lionel Boy constructs an elegy for his island-bound adolescence through songs by Morphine, Paula Fuga, and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Nick Waterhouse picks five discs that changed the course of his life, including Mose Allison and Dee Clark.

The iconoclastic composer and trumpet player Jon Hassell died on June 26 at the age of 84.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” kezia selects songs with the most spellbinding lyrics, including Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, and Modest Mouse.

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Morning Becomes Eclectic

With two decades of solo outputs under her belt, Neko Case presents a digital-only career retrospective of her oeuvre called “Wild Creatures.”

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Music to make you feel.

Francesca Harding's playlist, June 28, 2022

Music to make you feel.

from Francesca Harding

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

Travis Holcombe's playlist, June 28, 2022

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

from FREAKS ONLY

Nigeria born, Birmingham based Jacob Banks delights us with another powerful soul drenched single “By Design (Evel Knievel)."

MBE June 28: New Jacob Banks, CCR, and more

Nigeria born, Birmingham based Jacob Banks delights us with another powerful soul drenched single “By Design (Evel Knievel)."

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

Eclectic 24

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

As the grandson of Egyptian singer and movie star Muharram Fouad, Belgian-Egyptian rising star Tamino arrives with a sheen of rock royalty.

Tamino: ‘Fascination’

As the grandson of Egyptian singer and movie star Muharram Fouad, Belgian-Egyptian rising star Tamino arrives with a sheen of rock royalty.

from Today's Top Tune

An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.

José Galván's playlist, June 27, 2022

An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.

from José Galván

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

Travis Holcombe's playlist, June 27, 2022

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

from FREAKS ONLY

This week, we’re letting the music speak for itself.

6 Songs to Hear This Week: Roberta Flack, X-Ray Spex, Say She She, and more have something to say

This week, we’re letting the music speak for itself.

from Music News