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Grizzle Bear at Apogee Studio -- Photo: Dustin Downing
Grizzly Bear Shone in KCRW’s Diamond Apogee Session

KCRW celebrated a milestone this past week with their 75th Apogee Studio Session. Jason Bentley, the station’s weekday morning DJ and our host for the evening, recounted the previous 74 with glee. “Remember Ryan Adams just played for hours? As people left for the night, he’d wave goodbye and keep playing…what a fun night,” he […]

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Photos: Nas and Wild Belle Close Out KCRW’s Sound In Focus at Annenberg Space

Last Saturday at the Annenberg Space in Century City, Illmatic fans were in for a treat. The folks over at KCRW and the Anneberg Foundation went out with a bang for their final Sound In Focus event. Featuring acclaimed rapper Nas as the evening’s headliner, and brother-sister duo Wild Belle, the night shined with a […]

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5 Free Los Angeles Summer Concert Series You Need to Attend

Los Angeles is one of the best cities for a summer vacation, especially for music lovers. Robust with a variety of free shows and summer concert series, L.A. is thee summer travel destination for music. Sure, a lot of concerts and music festivals can come with a hefty price tag, but summers in Los Angeles […]

Free summer concerts in LA at the Hammer Museum featuring Poolside, Ceci Bastida and more

Is that another free summer concerts series in Los Angeles? Why, yes. Yes, it is. Without a doubt, Los Angeles is the place to be for free summer concerts. Adding another one on to this fruitful summer season, KCRW and the Hammer Museum have announced the lineup for Disappear Here: Music Made in L.A. Celebrating the music […]

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FIGat7th to feature City Beats, a FREE summer concerts series curated by KCRW’s Anthony Valdez

Another FREE Los Angeles summer concert series worthy of your attention. Curated by KCRW DJ Anthony Valdez, City Beats will make its way to Downtown Los Angeles this summer at FIGat7th, as Arts Brookfield brings the outdoor space to life. Showcasing up-and-coming acts across a colorful palette of genres. Get ready to summer soak your ears […]

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Free performances by Nas, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and more as part of Sound in Focus summer concert series at the Annenberg

The free summer music festivals and concerts in Los Angeles just keep rolling in. On top of that list is  KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation’s Sound in Focus series. This year’s series will kick-off on Saturday, July 9 with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Other acts include Nas, Wild Belle, Imarhan, and a surprise to-be-announced performance. Check out the […]

The Kills rock foundation of Apogee Studio away from the harsh winds of Coachella

The Kills vocalist Alison Mosshart paced the tiny stage at Apogee Studio back and forth, biting her nails waiting for guitarist Jamie Hince to launch into the opening song of their KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic performance. Once “U R A Fever” started, Mosshart and Hince were all business, after engaging in an oft-hilarious 20-minute conversation […]

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30 Days In LA Back Yard BBQ: a foodie and music lover’s delight

Before sending us off to Thanksgiving holiday, 30 days in LA hooked up a few lucky ones to pre-stuffing day with a fantastic backyard bbq hosted by KCRW’s Jason Bentley.  In a work/studio environment, guests were greeted with unique Crap Eyewear goodies while outside in the patio, generous food trucks and drinks awaited.  DJs Carlos […]

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Glen Hansard makes Apogee Studio crowd laugh, nearly cry

If there’s one thing that Glen Hansard has proven to be in his songwriting, it’s that he is one hell of a storyteller. Wednesday night, Hansard only further illustrated that point in an intimate performance at Santa Monica’s Apogee Studio for KCRW. What I expected to be an hour-long performance — including interview — turned […]

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Cold War Kids rock Annenberg Space for Photography for tepid crowd

Sometimes, I get this feeling that Los Angeles is spoiled when it comes to live music, and therefore they don’t appreciate how good they have it. Such was the case Saturday night, when Long Beach’s own radio-rockers Cold War Kids headlined the final night of KCRW’s Sound in Focus free shows at Studio City’s Annenberg […]

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