Former Mighty Lemon Drops guitarist/songwriter David Newton is back with a brand-new holiday tune called “Winter Tragedy,” which you can hear right now.
A new 10-part podcast series from California public radio mainstay KCRW celebrates ’80s college-rock era host Deirdre O’Donoghue and her archive of in-studio performances.
Thurston Moore did double duty promoting his new solo album ‘Demolished Thoughts’ on the radio yesterday, managing to appear on the air for live sessions on both KCRW in Los Angeles and 89.3 The Current in Minneapolis/St. Paul (the latter appearance was pre-taped, as Moore also played a gig in L.A. last night).
Gang of Four wrapped up its recent North American tour — in support of the band’s first all-new studio album in more than 15 years — in Los Angeles this week, and while the, er, gang was in L.A., they recorded a 40-minute live set for KCRW.
The influence of R.E.M. on indie-folk outfit The Decemberists is no secret, so it’s no surprise to see that Colin Meloy and Co. trotted out a cover of ‘Cuyahoga’ off ‘Lifes Rich Pageant’ during the band’s visit to KCRW’s ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic’ on Thursday.
One of our devoted readers just tipped us to this gem: indie-pop act Rogue Wave covering Depeche Mode’s 1985 single ‘Shake the Disease’ live in KCRW’s studio Thursday for the station’s cornerstone show ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic.’