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Henry Rollins' 'Rare Cuts And Conversation': Records And Stories You've Never Ever Heard ... Live!

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Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 11:26 AM

click to enlarge MAURA LANAHAN
  • Maura Lanahan

Just announced: KCRW DJ, L.A. WEEKLY columnist (and soon-to-be-published interviewer) and all-round musicologist Henry Rollins will host a KCRW-sponsored night at the Echoplex on Thur., Dec. 9, where he'll share stories and--most crucially--play the records he says are too rare to play on KCRW.

Says Henry:

"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."

Considering this is a guy who routinely puts out one of the very best playlists on L.A. radio--a guy who keeps the Fall in heavy rotation between Impulse! jazz and Stiff punk and whatever intensity Vice Cooler is currently dispensing--this means you're getting a chance to basically walk inside the vault of vaults and have a beer while you browse.

Recently Rollins has been dipping in to the Lux And Ivy's Favorites comps--the long-running encyclopedic collections of every song Lux and Ivy ever mentioned during decades of interviews. (Find those, by the way.) So think of this as a live-and-in-person equivalent--Henry Rollins' private reserve. Complete press release below and tix on sale next week!

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."

Absolutely no photography or recording of any kind will be permitted. In fact, not even KCRW will be recording the event or presenting it at a later time on demand.

Only those in attendance will share this special evening. Truly one-time only!

Rollins has toured the world as a spoken word artist, frontman for both Rollins Band and Black Flag and - without a microphone - as a solitary traveler with insatiable curiosity bypassing the resorts in favor of places like Siberia and Senegal, or Burma and Bangladesh. He is also constantly at work as an actor, author of more than 20 books, and running his publishing company and record label 2.13.61.

Henry joined the DJ team at KCRW in March 2009 and can be heard live on Saturdays from 6-8p PST and in the archives here: http://www.kcrw.com/henryrollins

WHAT: KCRW Presents - "Henry Rollins - Rare Cuts and Conversation"

WHEN: Thursday, December 9

TIME: 8pm

WHERE:

Echoplex

1154 Glendale Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90026

WEBSITE: http://www.kcrw.com/rollinslive

TICKETS: On sale Wednesday, November 17 at 10am PST

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