TV on the Radio, BOXED IN and Jason Bentley to Launch 'Sound in Focus' Series, 7/25

TV on the Radio, BOXED IN and Jason Bentley to Launch 'Sound in Focus' Series, 7/25

Sound in Focus, the free, all-ages, four-concert series presented by KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation and curated by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley, kicks off with a live performance by TV On The Radio on Saturday, July 25. Bentley, who appeared on the lineups for both Coachella and the Electric Daisy Carnival earlier this year, hosts the evening and spins a DJ set before BOXED IN hits the stage.

Sound in Focus is a free, all-ages concert series inspired by the "Emerging" exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography, which presents images by more than 90 emerging photographers from around the world who bring fresh perspectives and creative techniques to professional photography. The concerts will take place at Century Park, in the park adjacent to the Annenberg Space for Photography. The Photography Space will stay open until 11PM so that the concertgoers may enjoy both the concert and the exhibition.

Patrons are also invited to bring picnics that can be enjoyed on the grassy lawn beneath the two shimmering Century Plaza Towers at Century Park. There will also be food and refreshments available for purchase from a wide variety of cafes and food trucks, and a beer garden will be available for those 21 and over.

Admission is free; however early arrival is encouraged as entry is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests must collect wristbands upon arrival at check-in to gain access to the concerts. Be sure to listen to KCRW (89.9) or follow KCRW on Twitter for real-time updates on capacity the day of the show. For more information go to

About the Artists:

Throughout the years, TV on the Radio has been consistent in the standard they set for themselves. Their breakout release, Dear Science, was named best album of 2008 by Rolling Stone, The New YorkTimes, and Entertainment Weekly. In 2011, the band earned a Grammy nomination for their fifth album, Nine Types of Light. Their latest album, Seeds, creates a planetarium of sound with every song.Slate says Seeds has "TV on the Radio's best songs in years. They are sounding sharper than ever." They performed as part of KCRW's Apogee Sessions series in 2014 around the album release.

Producer/songwriter Oli Bayston is the mastermind behind BOXED IN. The London based artist's mix of moody, cerebral dance pop comes to life onstage with the help of drummer Liam Hutton, multi-instrumentalist Jack Benfield, and Mark Nicholls on bass. Riding the wave of their critically praised self-titled debut album, the band recently completed a sold-out run of tour dates in the UK and continue to play festivals and tour stateside. BOXED IN will appear live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic program on July 23 in support of their performance.


KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation present Sound in Focus

TV on the Radio
DJ set by Jason Bentley

Saturday, July 25
Doors and DJ at 5 PM
Live Music at 7 PM

Upcoming concerts in the Sound in Focus series:
August 1 - De La Soul + Quantic (Live) + DJ Set by Garth Trinidad
August 8 - Dwight Yoakam + X + DJ Set by Anne Litt
August 15 - Cold War Kids + Other Lives + DJ Set by Jason Bentley

About KCRW
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About the Annenberg Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation is a family foundation that provides funding and support to nonprofit organizations in the United States and globally. The Foundation and its Board of Directors are also directly involved in the community with innovative projects that further its mission of advancing a bettertomorrow through visionary leadership today. The Foundation encourages the development of effective ways to communicate by sharing ideas and knowledge.

About the Annenberg Space for Photography
The Annenberg Space for Photography is a cultural destination dedicated to exhibiting photography. The intimate environment features state-of-the-art, high-definition digital technology as well as traditional prints by some of the world's most renowned and emerging photographers. It is the first solely photographic cultural destination in the Los Angeles area. The Photography Space conveys a range of human experiences and serves as an expression of the philanthropic work of the Annenberg Foundation and its Directors. Visit

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