FROM Rachel Reynolds
The The Legendary post-punk rockers The The have been out of public view for nearly 20 years and, when they announced tour dates earlier this year, many of them sold out immediately. They have a loyal and dedicated following, and for good reason – founder Matt Johnson has crafted some of the most lyrical masterpieces over his long and various career.
Tom Schnabel celebrates two notable centennials Rhythm Planet host Tom Schnabel drops by Morning Becomes Eclectic at 10am to celebrate two notable centennials. This year marks the 100-year annversary of French impressionist composer Debussey's death, and what would have been the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein.
Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats released their excellent sophomore album Tearing at the Seams earlier this year and have been on the road ever since. Inspired by personal drama, but full of hope, the new songs come alive on stage. We share highlights from a set recorded at Apogee studio, with host Anne Litt.
Neil and Liam Finn They’ve been playing music together for many, many years, but father/son duo Neil and Liam Finn waited until the time was right to record a proper album together. We air a live session with the New Zealand favorites, hosted by Chris Douridas, on the release date for Lightsleeper.
Charlotte Gainsbourg French singer Charlotte Gainsbourg came by KCRW to record a short set of music from her new album, “Rest.” This is her first US live radio session behind this album, and it includes a very personal interview about the life events that inspired this record.
Shannon Shaw Shannon Shaw, lead vocalist, bassist, and founder of Shannon & the Clams, has struck out on her own with her first solo album, produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. Her cinematic pop noir is delivered with a captivating charisma that we can’t wait to witness live.
Rex Orange County Rex Orange County is not from Southern California. In fact, it’s the moniker of 20-year-old UK musician Alex O'Connor, whose star has risen swiftly on the strength of the insanely catchy single Loving Is Easy. He brings his unique modern pop sound to our studio for a live session.
Chromeo Electro-funk duo Chromeo will be here to get the weekend started right. They bring a party wherever they go and stop by for a live set in the midst of an international tour, including appearances at Outside Lands and Bumbershoot.
Femi Kuti Femi Kuti is the eldest son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, and took up the reins after his death. He continues his family's socially conscious message on his new collection of songs, One People One World, and brings in his band The Positive Force for a live set.
Latest Show by Valida Dubbed “one of the most important figures in L.A.’s nightlife scene” by LA.com in 2006, Valida’s steady rise comes from her uncanny ability to seamlessly blend a variety of music styles that include indie rock, house, electro, disco, world rhythms, golden-era hip-hop, and some classic 80s, pop, punk, and reggae thrown in for good measure.