"When you're music director at KCRW," Jason Bentley says, "you're kind of music director of Los Angeles."
This may sound a bit presumptuous on its face, but it's basically correct. For many listeners, KCRW is a community as real as any actual physical location in the city, its personalities the fir ... More >>
It's pledge drive time again at KCRW. twice a year, the station -- one of the pre-eminent public radio stations in the country -- interrupts regular programming to ask for money. But this isn't your typical "send us five bucks and we'll mail you a bumper sticker" pledge event. No no, this one has Co ... More >>
A Los Angeles-based company called Raw would like to give your band a show. And also, possibly, an award.
In exchange, it would like a few dollars.
Raw's clunky, full moniker is RAW: natural born artists -- it's not an acronym but rather references "unpolished" performers. It puts on parties in mo ... More >>
Nic Harcourt hosted KCRW's flagship music program Morning Becomes Eclectic for over a decade beginning in 1998 and also acted as musical director of that station. He now hosts a new weekly radio show, Connections Made by Guitar Center, which runs from 4-5 pm Saturdays on 88.5 FM (KCSN). "[It's] new ... More >>
Influential music tastemaker Nic Harcourt will be leaving L.A.'s KCRW after more than a decade for a new gig at MTV, the Santa Monica-based station announced Thursday.
Harcourt served as Music Director and host of "Morning Becomes Eclectic" for ten years before ceding the position to Jason ... More >>
In this week's Best of LA issue of LA Weekly, writer Wendy Gilmartin gives proper love to two radio shows on KXLU: Part Time Punks' Michael Stock snagged Best Afternoon DJ, and Melissa McAllister was honored with the award Best Reason to Turn on Your Radio in the A.M.
Both great shows, and ... More >>
Cassie Ramone of the Vivian Girls (photo by Timothy Norris)
These things happened in LA music this week:
Erin Broadley sat down with Scott Weiland at his Lavish Studios for an interview, and the former Pilot, former Revolver, was, well, in a sentimental mood.
KCRW announced that DJ Jason Bentle ... More >>
Longtime KCRW nighttime DJ Jason Bentley is gonna have to adjust his sleep schedule, as he'll be taking over for Nic Harcourt as the new host of the station's Morning Becomes Eclectic program. The show, which runs from 9 to noon weekdays, is one of the most visible and influential slots in the count ... More >>
After ten years helming KCRW's wildly successful morning show "Morning Becomes Eclectic," Nic Harcourt has announced that he's stepping aside, and is ending his gig as the station's music director, as well. Harcourt, whose ear has helped launch the careers of many of music's heavy hitters (most fa ... More >>
At the end of James' rather excellent live set this morning on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, Nic Harcourt let slip a little leak that the band would be playing in LA over the weekend, though no show had been announced.
Here's the dirt: Tomorrow (Friday) night at Spaceland in Silver Lake. Ticket ... More >>
On Wednesday morning, the subterranean temple that is the KCRW studio complex on the campus of Santa Monica College played host to a great six-song set by Grizzly Bear, of Brooklyn, New York. Broadcast live on Nic Harcourt's Morning Becomes Eclectic show, the set, which you can listen to on the stat ... More >>
So, I need to tell you about the show of the festival. My mind is blown, dude!
I'm sitting in this bar, reading my Archies comics, because I am desperate for anything to keep me awake through a set by Aqualung. (Aqualung are one of these tragically earnest Nic Harcourt bands. They are attempting ... More >>