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

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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.


Colbie Caillat performed the National Anthem at World Series 2013

Colbie Caillat performed the National Anthem at World Series 2013 Saturday, October the 26th.

Colbie is producer engineer Ken Caillat’s daughter. Ken has been a private client of The Village since the 70’s. He is best known for producing numerous Fleetwood Mac albums like ‘Tusk’ which was recorded here in Studio D. Congratulations Colbie and Ken!

Rufus Wainwright Captivated Us With a Live Broadcast

The incredibly talented Rufus Wainwright stopped by The Village this month to serenade the KCRW listeners with old favorites and a few new tunes. With an extensive catalogue of hauntingly distinctive originals, Rufus kept us all captivated during this live broadcast. For an added bonus, Wainwright’s sister Martha was in attendance lending her crystal-clear, folk style voice to several harmony parts, including a beautiful French piece taught to them by their late mother. Ghian Wright engineered with Ravel Boynton assisting.

Iron & Wine: Live at Village Studios – Hosted by KCRW

IWWith a name that stems from a dietary supplement by the name of “Beef Iron & Wine” – one may not know what to expect sonically from the act. The band – comprised only of singer-songwriter Sam Beam (and occasionally a few touring musicians) – represent a unique blend of folk and indie rock. Since releasing debut LP The Creek Drank The Cradle in 2002 – Iron & Wine has achieved great critical and commercial success. We had the honor of having both Sam and his backing band in studio for a KCRW session. We present the classic performance in its entirety below:

Spoon: Live at Village Studios – Hosted by KCRW

SpoonHailing from Austin, Texas – Spoon have become widely recognized as legends of the indie rock scene. Fronted by Brit Daniel (also of Divine Fits) – the four piece band has lead a career to much critical acclaim. In fact – Metacritic named them the “top overall artist of the decade” in 2009 – due to the consistently high marks the band had received over the previous decade.

It was recently announced that the band were back in the studio working on the followup to 2010s “Transference” . In the meantime – we have this classic KCRW performance to tide us over. With a setlist drawing from three of the bands albums (Transference, Girls Can Tell and Gimme Fiction) the knockout performance captures the band in top form here at The Village Studios.


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