The White Stripes: Live at Village Studios – Hosted by KCRW

Meg and Jack#Throwback Thursday

There isn’t much to be said about The White Stripes that hasn’t already been discussed, speculated and feverishly dissected. The Detroit duo has managed to cement their status in Rock and Roll history over the course of six phenomenal studio albums (2007’s “Icky Thump” has been labeled as the groups final LP). No stranger to success – the band has managed to draw both critical acclaim and consumer praise over the course of their career.

In addition to the bands celebrated studio records – The White Stripes eclectic performances have also become stuff of legend. Known for ditching set lists and changing arrangements on a whim – the bands dynamic performances would contain a fascinating “can’t look away ” tension.

Though it is sadly no longer possible to catch the group live – The Village is proud to present a Classic KCRW session featuring the dynamic duo in all their glory.


Grizzly Bear: Live at Village Studios – Hosted by KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

67-atmdGrizzly Bear is consistently noted as one of indie rocks best live acts – and for good reason. We were fortunate to have the band drop by shortly after the release of their 2009 album Veckatimest and they delivered a standout LIVE performance for our friends at Morning Becomes Eclectic. Special thanks to KCRW for another great session held here at The Village Studios.

Congratulations to our friend Ben Lear on his Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song in a feature length film

“Ben Lear’s, “Imaginary Friends,” is on the shortlist for the Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song in a feature length film. The song appears in “Olive,” the first feature shot entirely on a cell phone and the only film without distribution or festival appearances to be considered for an Oscar this year. A real underdog story, you might say. Ben Lear is an unsigned, self-distributing artist up against the likes of Mary J Blige, Elvis Costello, Chris Cornell, Elton John, and Lady Gaga (among many others). Listen to his song.

Here’s a fragment from “Olive”.

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The Chieftains: Éirinn Go Brách

For 50 years, The Chieftains have been making traditional Irish music together. The group has received 6 Grammy Awards and an Academy award in addition to countless collaborations with some of the most respected musicians of our time. They have worked with artists such as Joni Mitchell, The Rolling Stones, Sting and most recently, T Bone Burnett. Founder Paddy Maloney and the rest of the band were in Studio D as part of an epic, new project that is being kept secret for the time being. T Bone produced while Mike Piersante engineered and Chris Owens assisted.

Go ahead and listen to it.

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