Ariana Morgenstern

Executive Producer, Music Department & Today's Top Tune

KCRW Staff/Producer

Ariana Morgenstern on KCRW

Rufus Wainwright is known for his signature charismatic work, a mixture of smart pop and heartbreaking lyricism; but he's much more than that!

Rufus Wainwright: “Trouble In Paradise”

Rufus Wainwright is known for his signature charismatic work, a mixture of smart pop and heartbreaking lyricism; but he's much more than that!

from Today's Top Tune

A new album by icon ic artist  Booker T. Jones revisits a number of integral musical junctures of his career.

Booker T Jones: “Cause I Love You”

A new album by icon ic artist  Booker T. Jones revisits a number of integral musical junctures of his career.

from Today's Top Tune

The LA dynamic duo Classixx wind down 2019 with a bouncy new track dedicated to their hero - the late legendary producer Philippe Zdar.

Classixx: “Love Me No More”

The LA dynamic duo Classixx wind down 2019 with a bouncy new track dedicated to their hero - the late legendary producer Philippe Zdar.

from Today's Top Tune

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The Grammy-nominated Nortec Collective have been unofficial global ambassadors of Mexico, and especially Tijuana for the past two decades.

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Check out November's KCRW Presents concert updates and recommendations.  Newly confirmed artists include Andy Shauf and  Maverick Sabre.

from Music News

Moon Boots gathers a wide cast of characters on his new album - from pulling in the talented LA-based pop chanteuse Niia, to house diva Kaleen Zanders.

from Today's Top Tune

Parisian duo Polo & Pan have an attuned ear for the past. We take a peek into Polo & Pan's record crates for further exploration of their influences and musical tastes.

from Music News

After a 5-year hiatus, London's Da Lata are back with a new single featuring Senegalese singer Diabel  Cissokho.

from Today's Top Tune

Pixies frontman and lyricist Black Francis delves deep into his imagination to tell the tale of mountain woman Kate, who simply wants to catch her dinner.

from Today's Top Tune

We're nearing the time of year when album releases start to slow down, but these three artists are only heating up.

from Music News

For today’s musical selections - we bring you new (and long-awaited) music from a veteran reggae/dub band out of New Zealand, a soulful dance track, and a burgeoning solo project from…

from Music News

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

from Music Special Programming