Jeff Penfield

Best Of 2016 So Far

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 30 June 2016

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2016 has been a year marred by the passing of a number of great musicians. Fortunately we have been consoled by great new music and here's a quick look at some of KCSN's favorite albums half way through 2016.

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Transmissions: Pete Yorn

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 23 June 2016

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Pete Yorn released his 6th solo album earlier this year and took time to visit Nic Harcourt for an episode of Transmissions. Check out his performance of "Halifax" below and click here to watch the full episode.

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Transmissions: The Rubens "Hoops"

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 17 May 2016

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Australia has been a hot bed of new music the past few years, with acts like Courtney Barnett, Gotye, Boy & Bear, and more receiving praise as they come over to America. The Rubens are looking to be added to the list. Nic Harcourt sat down with the band and recorded a few songs for Tranmissions. Check out "Hoops" below and click here to see the full session.

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Transmissions: LP "Death Valley"

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 2 May 2016

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Nic Harcourt's new web series Transmissions premiered earlier this year and has already welcomed legends like Lucinda Williams and hot new Los Angeles bands like The Record Company. His next episode features new music from KCSN favorite LP! Check out her new song "Death Valley" performed live for Transmissions below and click here to watch the full episode premiring May 3rd.

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SXSW 2016 In Review

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 22 March 2016

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KCSN was proud to host its official SXSW Radio Day Stage on Thursday, March 17th, but of course we went to a TON of shows featuring the best new acts around. Here are a few of my superlatives from the conference:

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Download "Overnight" From The Wild Feathers

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 8 March 2016

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In case you haven't heard, The Wild Feathers new album Lonely Is A Lifetime comes out this Friday. The Nashville band's first album was a rousing success and the upcoming release sounds amazing so far. Download the first single "Overnight" for FREE below. Don't forget, KCSN Presents The Wild Feathers at The Troubadour on April 6th!

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Lake Street Dive Album Preview

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 11 February 2016

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Listen to Lake Street Dive's new album Side Pony below! KCSN Presents Lake Street Dive at the Wiltern on February 26th. Click here for tickets.

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Should You Film At Concerts?

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 14 January 2016

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Everyone who went to Jack White's concert at the Mayan in 2014 was greeted by the poster above. Using some of the hand signs from concertgoers in each decade, it highlights an emerging issue for artists and fans at modern concerts: the rise of the smartphone camera.

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2016 Album Preview

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 22 December 2015

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Now that we've taken a look at the Top 50 Albums of 2015, how about we take a look ahead at 2016? So far we have a few early looks at what's to come...

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New Coldplay Teaser

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 5 November 2015

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Looks like Coldplay is getting ready to release a new album as they share teasers over the past couple of days! Will we hear our first full song soon?

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