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KCRW Announces "Also I Like to Rock" Lineup. Fun to be had everywhere. Link:

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Since we all know I’m in love with KCRW, we all know that I’m definitely going to take some time to pay attention to the “Also I Like To Rock” festival, which is always good summer times. Starting July 7th and taking over every Thursday in July at Hammer Museum. Headliners include Graffiti6 (I really like those kids, actually), The Soft Pack, Grouplove, and The Henry Clay People. Swipe from the KCRW Blog:

KCRW is partnering with the Hammer Museum again for the free, all ages music series Also I Like to Rock, which takes place at the Hammer on four consecutive Thursdays in July

The night kicks off at 7pm with DJ sets by KCRW’s own selectors followed by two band performances, including headliners Graffiti6, The Soft Pack, Grouplove, and The Henry Clay People. The full line up is below.

Admission is on a first come, first served basis AND the museum galleries stay open late so you can take advantage of the tunes and the art appreciation all at once.

Also, if you’re a KCRW member, you get priority entry and exclusive access to the VIP lounge. That’s how we roll!

Head over to the Hammer Museum site if you need more info, and enj0y.

Written by E

July 5, 2011 at 10:05 pm

KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” sits down with Raphael Saddiq to talk about his new album, “Stone Rollin.”

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Next Up; Stone Rollin.

After putting the finishing touches on his newest album “Stone Rollin’,” Raphael Saddiq invited KCRW DJs and other friends to share the musical goodies with anyone who was willing to listen… which was everyone. “Stone Rollin'” is sounding a LOT like a wonderful meld of The Temptations with updated sounds and modern techniques. Received a wonderful reception from anyone who was around. You can check the tracklisting for the new album and  read reviews from DJ Jeremy Sole down to DJ Chris Douridas by clicking here or just reading below:

On Raphael Saadiq’s last album he channeled the “ghosts of The Temptations,” as he says. On his new one, Stone Rollin’, he keeps that retro style, but takes it MUCH further – as DJ Jeremy Sole says, “it’s his “Electric Ladyland.”

At a listening party at his studio last night, all the DJs gathered there agreed it is an album you will be hearing on the air a LOT in 2011.

More from Jeremy: We stepped into Ray’s world last night, and saw on the horizon the dawn of his tomorrow. It’s bright and well-developed – full of emotion and unflinching faith. Raphael’s new record is bold, lush, intentionally epic.”

The soulful pop of The Way I See It introduced Saadiq to a brand new audience and this is the perfect follow-up. Every single song has a killer beat and among those of us gathered there, each had a different favorite song – which says a lot.

As DJ Chris Douridas says “Saadiq is at the core of what we love at KCRW. He approaches his work like a young and hungry indie rock band, yet he’s got flawless taste, a distinguished pedigree and an insane Rolodex.

The resulting work is this edgy, modern hybrid that combines epic melodies, and timeless grooves with an urgent, alarming relevance. that aside, he’s a hell of a guy and a very snappy dresser.”

Stone Rollin’ Track List:

Heart Attack, Go To Hell, Radio, Over you, Stone Rollin’, Daydreams, Movin’ Down The Line, Just Don’t, Good Man, and The Answer.

Can’t wait to get access to the full album. Should be on its way soon, waiting for release date.
Thanks to Rachel for keeping me in the know; I’ll keep you updated as more comes along.

Enjoy.

Written by E

December 20, 2010 at 7:24 pm

KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" sits down with Raphael Saddiq to talk about his new album, "Stone Rollin."

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Next Up; Stone Rollin.

After putting the finishing touches on his newest album “Stone Rollin’,” Raphael Saddiq invited KCRW DJs and other friends to share the musical goodies with anyone who was willing to listen… which was everyone. “Stone Rollin'” is sounding a LOT like a wonderful meld of The Temptations with updated sounds and modern techniques. Received a wonderful reception from anyone who was around. You can check the tracklisting for the new album and  read reviews from DJ Jeremy Sole down to DJ Chris Douridas by clicking here or just reading below:

On Raphael Saadiq’s last album he channeled the “ghosts of The Temptations,” as he says. On his new one, Stone Rollin’, he keeps that retro style, but takes it MUCH further – as DJ Jeremy Sole says, “it’s his “Electric Ladyland.”

At a listening party at his studio last night, all the DJs gathered there agreed it is an album you will be hearing on the air a LOT in 2011.

More from Jeremy: We stepped into Ray’s world last night, and saw on the horizon the dawn of his tomorrow. It’s bright and well-developed – full of emotion and unflinching faith. Raphael’s new record is bold, lush, intentionally epic.”

The soulful pop of The Way I See It introduced Saadiq to a brand new audience and this is the perfect follow-up. Every single song has a killer beat and among those of us gathered there, each had a different favorite song – which says a lot.

As DJ Chris Douridas says “Saadiq is at the core of what we love at KCRW. He approaches his work like a young and hungry indie rock band, yet he’s got flawless taste, a distinguished pedigree and an insane Rolodex.

The resulting work is this edgy, modern hybrid that combines epic melodies, and timeless grooves with an urgent, alarming relevance. that aside, he’s a hell of a guy and a very snappy dresser.”

Stone Rollin’ Track List:

Heart Attack, Go To Hell, Radio, Over you, Stone Rollin’, Daydreams, Movin’ Down The Line, Just Don’t, Good Man, and The Answer.

Can’t wait to get access to the full album. Should be on its way soon, waiting for release date.
Thanks to Rachel for keeping me in the know; I’ll keep you updated as more comes along.

Enjoy.

Written by E

December 20, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Echoplex and KCRW have been winning lately. (Aloe Blacc and Henry Rollins Dates:)

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I need a dollar too.

 

For some reason, Echoplex and KCRW have teamed up to start offering tons of musical wins for either side of the musical spectrum. These are the two that I’m headed out to.

On Friday –
12.03.10: Echo, KCRW & The Do Over Present Aloe Blacc and The Grand Scheme

Aloe Blacc finally brings his genuine soul-stirring, retrotastic music to Los Angeles with the help of KCRW, and brought his band, The Grand Scheme to help him out. Once you combine and mix all that awesome with the fact that this is also a Do-Over sponsored event… I’m kinda geeked. Looking forward to this one… a couple of friends are going and were all set to meet at a venue I love. There’s very little way to lose tomorrow with this set up.

You can check out if tickets are still available here, alone with some of Echo’s other shows.

Next Up?
Henry Rollins – Rare Cuts and Conversation (One-Time Only Event)

Thursday, December 9 at 8pm at Echoplex
**Tickets On Sale Wednesday, November 17**

From the Announcement:

For the first time, Los Angeles public radio station KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW.com) will shine a spotlight on our most well-known DJ Henry Rollins, in a one-of-a-kind live event.

On Thursday, December 9 at 8pm, KCRW will present an exclusive listening party at the Echoplex which will serve as a benefit for the station. Rollins has been searching his musical vaults and will come armed with top selections from his personal music collection – some of which have never been heard before — to share with fans. In a living room-style setting, anecdotes in tow, he’ll share a night of unforgettable tunes and stories.

“I will play stuff that I am unable to on my regular show, due to the rare nature of the material. I have been planning the set for weeks and am so excited to be able to get some truly unique tracks to your ears,” said Rollins. “Basically, the Echoplex will be my living room, you are the guests and I am playing some of my coolest cuts from decades of gathering, complete with the story around the track and its acquisition.”

Now that sounds like fun.

For now, you can watch this, plan out your ticket purchase carefully (since this will probably sell out quick), and have fun.

Written by E

December 2, 2010 at 10:28 pm

If you need something to do this weekend, KCRW Masquerade is back. Witness the Awesome.

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Its baaaaaaaaaaaaack. ©Poltrigeist Girl

 

Wow. Now this is set to be good times. With Cut Chemist appearing in support of his new album “Sound of The Police” and performances by The mighty Duke Spirit… Its set to be good times for anyone who can make it out to the show.

Click here for more info and tickets for Masquerade and more info on their lineup.

Now if THATS not tickling your fancy, I’m sure that something off this list (from scenestar.com) will catch your attention.

Take a look below:

 

10.30.10
Of Montreal @ Hollywood Palladium
10.30.10
HARD Haunted Mansion @ The Shrine Expo Hall
10.30.10
Portugal. the Man w/ White Demin @ The El Rey Theatre
10.30.10
Ninja Tune 20th Anniversary w/ Amon Tobin, Cut Chemist, Kid Koala & more @ EchoPlex
10.30.10
Beats Antique @ The Music Box
10.30.10
Pelican @ The Troubadour
10.30.10
Lights Over Paris @ The Roxy
10.30.10
The Lovetones @ Spaceland
10.30.10
Lady Antebellum @ Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live
10.30.10
Zacharias Conducts Mozart @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
10.30.10
Trailer Park Boys @ The Wiltern
10.30.10
The Dan Band @ Club Nokia
10.30.10
Where Angels Suffer @ The Viper Room
10.30.10
Tiger Army @ Grove of Anaheim
10.30.10
The English Beat @ Saint Rocke
10.30.10
Common Sense @ Tiki Bar
10.30.10
Bob Saget @ The Ventura Majestic Theatre
10.30.10
Suffocation @ The Glass House
10.30.10
Dead Man’s Party @ Galaxy Theatre
10.30.10
Bonnie “Prince” Billy @ Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace
10.30.10
Halloween Bash w/ Ray J @ Citizen’s Business Bank Arena
10.31.10
HARD Haunted Mansion @ The Shrine Expo Hall
10.31.10
DJ Shadow: Live For The Shadowsphere @ House of Blues Sunset Strip
10.31.10
Murderdolls @ The Roxy
10.31.10
Joe Pug @ Spaceland
10.31.10
Zacharias Conducts Mozart @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
10.31.10
Purple Melon @ The Viper Room
10.31.10
Suffocation @ Whiskey
10.31.10
Horrorpops @ The Glass House
10.31.10
Tiger Army @ Grove of Anaheim
10.31.10
Halloween Massacre w/ Dev (Like A G6) @ The Reef
10.31.10
Sevendust @ House of Blues Anaheim
10.31.10
Richard “Humpty” Vission @ Pomona Fox Theater
10.31.10
Electro Halloween Ball @ Galaxy Theatre
10.31.10
Gabriel Iglesias @ Canyon Club

Enjoy.

Written by E

October 29, 2010 at 7:41 pm

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