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KCRW Members-Only Summer Nights with The Huntington ft. KCRW DJ Anne Litt & Guest DJ Mark Speer of Khruangbin
August 5, 2023 • 5:30 pm PDT
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Attention KCRW and Huntington Members*! Come party with us at an exclusive Saturday night at The Huntington. Dance the night away amidst the stunning gardens to live sets from KCRW DJ Anne Litt and a very special guest DJ set by Mark Speer of Khruangbin. There will be bars, food offerings, and special surprises. Before the sun sets, explore The Huntington’s 130 acres of botanical gardens and then groove under the night sky. This party is for members only, so tell your other friends – the ones not in the know – that it’s probably a good time to become a KCRW Member. This is one they definitely won’t want to miss.
Members, invites with RSVP instructions have been sent! Didn’t get the email? Reach out to us at [email protected].
*Huntington Members at the Contributor-level and above are invited.
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM KCRW DJ Anne Litt
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM DJ Mark Speer of Khruangbin
ABOUT THE HUNTINGTON
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens is a cultural and educational institution of global significance. Building on Henry E. and Arabella Huntington’s renowned collections, The Huntington supports research and promotes education in the arts, humanities, and botanical science through the growth and preservation of its collections; the development of a community of scholars, school programs, and partnerships; and the display and interpretation of its extraordinary resources for diverse audiences. Visitor information: huntington.org.
ABOUT THE BOTANICAL GARDENS
Encompassing about 130 acres, the botanical gardens feature living collections in 16 stunning themed gardens with more than 83,000 living plants including rare and endangered species. Themed gardens include an Australian Garden, Chinese Garden, Desert Garden, Herb Garden, Japanese Garden, Lily Ponds, Palm Garden, and Rose Garden. Fountains and garden sculptures are featured throughout the grounds.
ABOUT MARK SPEER & KHRUANGBIN
Khruangbin is a three-piece band from Houston, Texas, formed in 2009 with Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar and Donald Johnson on drums. Taking influence from 1960’s Thai funk – their name literally translates to “Engine Fly” in Thai. Known for their marriage of sounds from across the world – including “a mix of R&B, reggae, surf rock, Middle Eastern melodies, Persian phrasing, Latin rhythms, ’90s hip-hop, West African instrumentation, ethereal harmonies, psychedelic effects and rump-shaking disco,” says Vanity Fair— Khruangbin has been on countless global tours, and graced nearly every major festival stage in the world including Glastonbury, Primavera, Coachella, & more. A tried and true touring band, Khruangbin embarked on their most monumental tour to date in 2022 which included multiple sold out nights at LA’s Greek Theatre, NYC’s Radio City Music Hall and a legendary performance at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace. As their own live show grows a steadfast following, the band has been equally committed to showcasing their favorite musicians with an effervescent palate highlighting a diverse repertoire of touring-mates.
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