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We can’t wait to hit the dance floor at This Ain’t No Picnic , going down Aug.

from Today's Top Tune

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

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Hit play for a show chock-full of favorites, including a timeless jam from 2015 titled “Loud Places” (which samples Idris Muhammed’s 1977 “Could Heaven Ever Be Like This”) from…

MBE Aug. 17: Hot tunes and tix to Jamie XX, Wet Leg, and more

Hit play for a show chock-full of favorites, including a timeless jam from 2015 titled “Loud Places” (which samples Idris Muhammed’s 1977 “Could Heaven Ever Be Like This”) from…

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

We’re so excited for our upcoming “regional holiday,” ahem, festival This Ain’t No Picnic (going down Aug.

Wet Leg: ‘Wet Dream’

We’re so excited for our upcoming “regional holiday,” ahem, festival This Ain’t No Picnic (going down Aug.

from Today's Top Tune

A balanced diet of indie grooves, modern psych, alternative R&B and straight up rock and roll.

Tyler Boudreaux's playlist, August 16, 2022

A balanced diet of indie grooves, modern psych, alternative R&B and straight up rock and roll.

from Tyler Boudreaux

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

José Galván's playlist, August 16, 2022

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

from José Galván

The ultra-fluid grooves of Cali duo Brijean, ‘70s salsa band cosplay, and brand new Little Dragon.

KCRW’s Top 30: Brijean, Meridian Brothers, Little Dragon steadily advance

The ultra-fluid grooves of Cali duo Brijean, ‘70s salsa band cosplay, and brand new Little Dragon.

Break out your beach chair and shades for a groovy, sun-soaked Tuesday.

MBE Aug. 16: Open Mike Eagle’s spiritual mixtape, Herbie Hancock, house beats

Break out your beach chair and shades for a groovy, sun-soaked Tuesday.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

The late rapper's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is the 2,729th placed to date.

Nipsey Hussle gets Hollywood star on what would have been his 37th birthday

The late rapper's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is the 2,729th placed to date.

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.

This week, Today’s Top Tune hand-picks some of the artists playing This Ain’t No Picnic , going down Aug. 27 and 28 Brookside at the Rose Bowl.

Hana Vu: ‘Parking Lot’

This week, Today’s Top Tune hand-picks some of the artists playing This Ain’t No Picnic , going down Aug. 27 and 28 Brookside at the Rose Bowl.

from Today's Top Tune

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

José Galván's playlist, August 15, 2022

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

from José Galván

Fasten your rocket seat belts - you will be going on a cosmic sonic adventure...From house and electro to world rhythms and beyond, Valida’s mixes are seamless as she takes her…

Valida's playlist, August 15, 2022

Fasten your rocket seat belts - you will be going on a cosmic sonic adventure...From house and electro to world rhythms and beyond, Valida’s mixes are seamless as she takes her…

from Valida

Enjoy a feast of counter-culture weirdos: Panda Bear and Sonic Boom produce delightful harmonics, LA’s King Isis ices us down, Tom Vek returns, and more.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Panda Bear x Sonic Boom, Sango, Tom Vek

Enjoy a feast of counter-culture weirdos: Panda Bear and Sonic Boom produce delightful harmonics, LA’s King Isis ices us down, Tom Vek returns, and more.

from Music News

In the new album “Preacher’s Daughter,” Hayden Anhedönia (aka Ethel Cain) tells the story of a young woman trying to fit a mold that wasn’t meant for her.

Ethel Cain on not fitting the mold, producing ‘Preacher’s Daughter’

In the new album “Preacher’s Daughter,” Hayden Anhedönia (aka Ethel Cain) tells the story of a young woman trying to fit a mold that wasn’t meant for her.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The hip-hop maven also talks her first international tour and her forthcoming album "As Above So Below," out Sept. 9.

Guest DJ: Zambian rapper Sampa the Great on the Southern African underground

The hip-hop maven also talks her first international tour and her forthcoming album "As Above So Below," out Sept. 9.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

This week, Today’s Top Tune hand-picks some of the artists playing This Ain’t No Picnic , going down Aug. 27 and 28 Brookside at the Rose Bowl.

Pachyman: ‘All Night Long’ (Feat. Winter)

This week, Today’s Top Tune hand-picks some of the artists playing This Ain’t No Picnic , going down Aug. 27 and 28 Brookside at the Rose Bowl.

from Today's Top Tune

"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

LeRoy Downs' playlist, August 14, 2022

"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

from LeRoy Downs

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, August 14, 2022

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…

from Jason Kramer