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Jenny Lewis and the Johnnys Talk ‘Song One’


Song One is a romantic drama set against the backdrop of the Brooklyn music scene and starring actress Anne Hathaway.

Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice (known in music circles as Jenny and Johnny) wrote the songs for the film and Johnny Flynn is the actor who sings them. They talk to KCRW DJ Chris Douridas about how they worked together.

Photo Credit: Mark Leibowitz

Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch Takes on Sundance

Some of the best news out of Sundance wasn’t even about a movie — it was word that Belle and Sebastian are at work on a new album, their first in four years. Frontman Stuart Murdoch was in town behind his directorial debut, the musical God Help The Girl, and the band came together for a live show to celebrate.

He spoke with Anne Litt and Chris Douridas about the film, which is an ode to Glasgow and its music scene.

Photo Credit: Duston Todd

Willis Earl Beal Serenades the Crowd at Sundance

Artist Willis Earl Beal stopped by our remote studio to chat about the film he stars in, “Memphis”, which premiered at Sundance. 

The masked musician also serenaded the crowd outside, stopped for a whiskey at the bar, gave us his new EP and told us what books he’s reading at the moment. Read more here. 



Video and Photo Credit: Mark Leibowitz

KCRW Kicks Things Off at the Sundance Music Cafe

imageWe are bringing the Sundance Festival attendees 3 nights of signature music programming, starting tonight. Join me at the Sundance KCRW Music Café Presented by Acura. We’ll be open from 9pm to midnight and will feature emerging composers, singer-songwriters and will celebrate the role of music in movies. 

TONIGHT! Hosted by KCRW DJ Chris Douridas

And Hey, if you aren’t in Park City, no biggie! Tune into Chris’ and Anne’s shows for Sundance coverage and highlights from these performances - on air tomorrow!  

Dustin O’Halloran (Composer — “Breathe In”)

Emily Wells (Composer — “Stoker”)

Will Bates of Fall On Your Sword (Composer — “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks”)