Anne Litt, DJ and Director of Music Development at KCRW
As we head into Fall, I'm thinking of Halloween, so of course KCRW's benefit bash Masquerade
is at the top of my mind. It's one of the few times a year all of us DJ's get together to play music in the same space (the Park Plaza) that isn't on the airwaves at KCRW. Each DJ's distinctive point of view is vibrant, not only in music, but also in costume! It's a giant party platter of the best of KCRW music.
Also, there is a bunch of wonderful and important new music this fall that I'm playing on my show. Local band Grouplove, art siren St. Vincent, the stomping of Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, the rollicking poignancy of The Dex Romweber Duo, the master class in songwriting from Ryan Adams and the personal heartbreak of Shelby Lynne.
If I have to name one album right now that gets me the most excited, it's probably the druggy yet exhilarated, psychedelic rock of Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter. The song "Come To Mary" from Marble Son is an instant classic. With Halloween on the way, that album seems a perfect play into the abyss.
Photo courtesy of Anne Litt