17-year radio veteran and URB Magazine’s first editor Jason Bently has been named Music Director of the Los Angeles Public Radio powerhouse KCRW, replacing outgoing music director Nick Harcourt in oth title, and as host of KCRW’s tentpole show “Morning Becomes Eclectic.”
The cool peeps over at KCRW is bringing the heat per usual to the Hollywood Bowl for the 2008 World Festival. If you thought they couldn’t get any better than Jun’s stellar lineup, Thievery Corporation, Gilberto Gil and Devendra Banhart, you May need to think twice. This Jul will get even hotter, literally and musically, with performances by Feist, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Pacifika Gnarls Barkley, Youssou N’Dour and Deerhoof.
No matter how thin or fat your wallet is, you be will be able to find a ticket that meets your budget. The cheapest ticket is $10 and the most expensive is $96.
Visit www.kcrw.com for more details.
LA’s disco-funk quartet, Casxio, is like the boy your mother warned you about in high school- Polished and eloquent. Cheeky and Sly. Smooth enough to charm the pants off you.
Keeping us out past curfew, our next 100 mover headlined at Indie 103.1’s Check One…Two night at the Viper Room, vacillating between rock and pop, funk and soul, naughty and nice. The band’s retro basslines and adolescent, wish-fulfilling lyrics recall a more playful time in music, when Michael Jackson was doing the moonwalk, Rick James was setting hair trends, and Prince was still considered a sex symbol.
Motown references aside, Casxio’s innate contemporary appeal will propel the …
When the funk and soul was unplugged a few months ago, the citizens of Los Angeles cried out: Please dont stop the music…their Angelino prayers have been heard – Funky Sole lives again.
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LA’s longest running funk party will relocate to The Echo this Saturday night, marking it’s return to it’s East Side roots. That’s right. Sole is back – still free and still funky.
Back in 2001, Funky Sole was started at Rudolphos in Silverlake by Music Man Miles (Miles Tackett), founder of the band Breakestra and promoter of the popular LA night Root Down. Joined by DJ Egon of Stones Throw records, Tackett says they created the night as a place to ‘share the raw funk music crawling out of their crates with the folks of LA.’