Weekend = Sorted = Wasted. But not that kind of wasted. KCRW has teamed up with Homeboy Electronics Recycling for an E-Waste drive. It kicks off this Saturday, May 1, from 10 am to 3pm, and Homeboy has set it up especially for our KCRW fam. No doubt over the last year, you’ve spent some quality time cleaning closets, garages, and under the bed because there has been NO LIVE MUSIC! I have four bags to recycle of old phones, chargers, random stuff that I don’t even know what it is… Do something positive for our planet, stop by the Homeboy Recycling site in Commerce on Saturday, and pop the trunk. You don’t even have to leave your car.
If you’re still busy cleaning out your closets, KCRW DJs have music for you. We are charting our favorite albums and tracks each week and compiling them into a Top 30 Spotify playlist. A lot of goodness right there.
Finally, expect your closets to soon return to disarray as live music starts to come back. Tomorrow on Morning Becomes Eclectic, Anthony and Novena have tickets to give away to see Grammy-winning, psychedelic, and celebrated indie rock band out of Mexico City, Zoé at the Greek in October. You’re welcome.
Miss you and can’t wait to see your faces at a show.
In 1991, radio stations nationwide didn’t know it yet, but they were shuffling through records that would go on to define the hard rock sound of the decade. College radio stations pushed these albums, looking to buck pop music trends in favor of something grungier.
Bands like Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Metallica released albums that still remain some of the most influential rock records of all time.
This week, Press Play looks at some of the era’s iconic albums with KCRW music critic and longtime DJ Eric J. Lawrence, who was the music director at UCLA’s radio station in 1991.
Actor and comedian Eric André stopped by KCRW's The Treatment this week, and he did not disappoint. For the non-indoctrinated, André is the creator and host of “The Eric André Show” on Adult Swim and stars in the new Netflix film “Bad Trip.”
André, whose education was in music, discusses the parallels between free jazz and the orchestrated chaos of his prank comedy. He tells The Treatment that Sacha Baron Cohen succinctly dissected the differences between “Bad Trip” and Cohen’s confrontational comedy. And André says his goal for his pranks is actually to show the best of people, and not humiliate them.
Singer, songwriter, and producer Miguel is joined by artist Christina Quarles via The Hammer for an intimate, online conversation about art, identity, and mental health.
Deeply influenced by his Mexican and African American roots, Miguel’s lyrical, lush, award-winning music pushes the boundaries of R&B. Quarles is a Los Angeles–based artist whose multiracial identity informs her play with bodies, subjectivity, and ambiguity in her work, which has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions internationally.
The free event kicks off at 5 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, April 28.
Skirball Stages presents Yosmel Montejo and Vox Sambou for a night of intoxicating beats of the Caribbean. Cuban-born Yosmel Montejo recently released his first album Red Suitcase, and will be performing from the Skirball’s Ahmanson Hall with his band of accomplished Latin jazz musicians.
Afterwards, Haitian musician Vox Sambou will join in from his home in Montreal, Canada to incorporate traditional rhythms of Haiti with afrobeat, jazz, reggae, and hip-hop. This event will premiere on YouTube.
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