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August 28, 2015 Comment

DJ Session: The Music Of New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina

Nick Spitzer talks about the music that has resonated in the city since the storm, and how the music scene has changed.

August 24, 2015 7 Comments

An American Music Playlist From The Strokes’ Guitarist

Albert Hammond, Jr., who was born in L.A. to two immigrants, answers the question, “What does American Music mean to you?”

August 21, 2015 3 Comments

Akron Loves Devo

A piece of public art is designed to capture the moment the band made the leap from hometown heroes to worldwide fame.

August 19, 2015 2 Comments

DJ Session: From New Zealand Country To The Poetic Musings Of The Netherlands

KCRW’s Chris Douridas shares new music from Marlon Williams, Kurt Vile, Maximum Balloon, Waar is Ken? and Pokey LaFarge.

August 13, 2015 Comment

Australian-American Reggae Musician Nattali Rize Launches Solo Album

She’s known in Australia as the frontwoman for the Melbourne-based roots band, Blue King Brown.

August 12, 2015 25 Comments

DJ Sessions: ‘Teenage Kicks’ From The ’70s, ’80s And ’90s

We sit down with Jim McGuinn, host of the show “Teenage Kicks.”

August 12, 2015 Comment

Finding The Next Generation Of Donors

How do arts organizations attract and keep a younger audience to ensure the arts will be around?

August 6, 2015 2 Comments

Wood Poaching Case Targets Vendor Of Top Guitar Maker

One of the most prominent guitar manufacturers in the country may have unknowingly purchased poached wood.

August 6, 2015 3 Comments

Beach House: Dream Pop From Baltimore

The duo talks about their new album, their friendship and why it can be hard to figure out how to end a song.

August 3, 2015 2 Comments

Tony Award Winner Jessie Mueller On Taking On The Work Of Sara Bareilles

In the new musical “Waitress,” Mueller plays a waitress in a Southern diner set to the music of Sara Bareilles.

July 30, 2015 2 Comments

DJ Sessions: Latin America And Beyond

KCRW DJ Raul Campos shares four interesting alternative international musicians, from Chile’s Astro to Kutiman of Israel.

July 28, 2015 6 Comments

Shamir: From Country To Pop

The 20-year-old talks about his new album, his androgynous voice and how his disco-pop sound has evolved.

July 27, 2015 Comment

In California Drought, Musicians Find Inspiration

Across the drying state, musicians are writing songs about the lack of water, reports Ezra David Romero of Valley Public Radio.

July 24, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: Young Musicians Carry On Bluegrass Traditions

For this week’s edition of DJ Sessions, we sit down with Kinney Rorrer — he shares a number of young bluegrass musicians who are carrying on the music’s traditions.

July 24, 2015 4 Comments

Social Media Buzz: Race Relations, Nicki vs Taylor, #SandraBland

From Nicki vs. Taylor to online activism surrounding the death of Sandra Bland — we look at the top stories on social media this week.

July 22, 2015 2 Comments

An American Music Playlist From The Man Behind Newport Folk Festival

Jay Sweet shares what he thinks makes a song truly American, and what he looks for in the bands he chooses to play the festival.

July 21, 2015 6 Comments

Amy Helm Carries Father’s Legacy As She Goes Solo

She grew up the child of musical royalty – her father is Levon Helm of The Band. Now, she has her own album.

July 20, 2015 Comment

Tiempo Libre Brings Cuban Music To The World

The band’s musical director Jorge Gomez and lead vocalist Xavier Mili talk about their new album “Panamericano.”

July 16, 2015 Comment

This Nashville Vinyl Factory Is Still Pressing Records

As vinyl pressing plants around the world shut down, the plant that pressed The Beatles’ first American single in 1963 stayed open.

July 15, 2015 3 Comments

DJ Session: Why There’s So Much Music Coming Out Of Australia

“There must be something in the water down there, I haven’t figured it out,” KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd told Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson.

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August 28 Comment

DJ Session: The Music Of New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina

Nick Spitzer talks about the music that has resonated in the city since the storm, and how the music scene has changed.

August 26 13 Comments

A Recipe For Longevity? Beans, Friends, Purpose And Movement

For nearly a decade, Dan Buettner has researched the places people live longest, healthiest and happiest.

August 25 Comment

Recipes To Celebrate National Sandwich Month

From an end-of-summer tomato tartine to an Italian grilled vegetable sandwich, our resident chef shares her favorites.

August 25 3 Comments

Jimmy Carter’s Fight To Eradicate The Guinea Worm

The former president and founder of The Carter Center said he wants the last guinea worm to die before he does.