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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

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…

Private Playlist: Inara George shares tips for raising music-literate kids during quarantine

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…

from Music Special Programming

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

Jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis has died at the age of 85, according to tweets from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Ellis Marsalis, Patriarch Of New Orleans' Most Famous Musical Family, Has Died

Jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis has died at the age of 85, according to tweets from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

from NPR

Exploring Berlin's influence on Techno, Electro and left field culture.

Latest Show

Exploring Berlin's influence on Techno, Electro and left field culture.

from Brave New Rave

Jose Galvan has some choice additions to the Pan Caliente playlist. Checkout the bilingual stylings of Ambar Lucid, Buyepongo's world beats, and Brooklyn's Salt Cathedral.

Pan Caliente: Playlist updates from world beats to sultry sounds

Jose Galvan has some choice additions to the Pan Caliente playlist. Checkout the bilingual stylings of Ambar Lucid, Buyepongo's world beats, and Brooklyn's Salt Cathedral.

from Music News

Balancing chaos and restraint, Yves Tumor cuts deep on "Gospel for a New Century." It serves as a springboard into the next phase of his artistic expression.

Yves Tumor: “Gospel for a New Century”

Balancing chaos and restraint, Yves Tumor cuts deep on "Gospel for a New Century." It serves as a springboard into the next phase of his artistic expression.

from Today's Top Tune

The African music titan Manu Dibango helped to internationalize African music and also influenced all of it in his wake.

Manu Dibango, the Lion of Cameroon, RIP

The African music titan Manu Dibango helped to internationalize African music and also influenced all of it in his wake.

from Music News

One thing about Shelby Lynne, she sure can write a love song! Lynne once said: "When love walks in, there's not a damn thing you can do about it.

Shelby Lynne: “Don't Even Believe in Love”

One thing about Shelby Lynne, she sure can write a love song! Lynne once said: "When love walks in, there's not a damn thing you can do about it.

from Today's Top Tune

Examining Berlin’s impact as the world’s uncontested center of cool.

Latest Show

Examining Berlin’s impact as the world’s uncontested center of cool.

from The Fink + Forty Show

LA-based singer-songwriter Josh Ostrander (aka Mondo Cozmo) is facing a postponed tour and a paused career due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Songwriting while quarantined with LA musician Mondo Cozmo

LA-based singer-songwriter Josh Ostrander (aka Mondo Cozmo) is facing a postponed tour and a paused career due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand