Music Reviews
2:42 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Music Review: 'All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller'

Originally published on Tue September 16, 2014 3:12 pm

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All Songs Considered
12:51 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

New Mix: Radiohead's Philip Selway, Daniel Lanois, Bedhead, More

Clockwise from upper left: Daniel Lanois, Cold Specks, Phillip Selway, Niagara, Mr. Gnome
Courtesy of the artists

On this week's All Songs Considered, Robin Hilton kicks off the show by meditating on the perils of old age, and insisting that he still wants to be Daniel Lanois when he grows up. Cue "Opera," a powerful cut from Lanois' upcoming solo album, Flesh and Machine, and an unparalleled headphone listening experience.

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World Cafe
11:51 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Chris Smither On World Cafe

Chris Smither.
Jeff Fasano Courtesy of the artist

Bluesman, singer, and songwriter Chris Smither has been at it for 50 years. Still On The Levee, a new double-disc collection, honors that anniversary by having Smither revisit songs from all stages of his long career, re-recording them in his birthplace of New Orleans.

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Deceptive Cadence
11:45 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Watch A Sweet Little Butterfly Nearly Crush A Woman's Hopes And Dreams

Flutist Yukie Ota kept her cool at the Carl Nielsen Flute Competition yesterday in Odense, Denmark.
Odense Symphony

Originally published on Tue September 16, 2014 1:53 pm

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Front Row
11:40 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Front Row: First Aid Kit, 'My Silver Lining'

First Aid Kit performs live in Boston on June 8, 2014.

First Aid Kit performed "My Silver Lining" live at Boston's Paradise Rock Club on June 8. The song is from First Aid Kit's third album, Stay Gold, released two days after this sold-out show was recorded for WGBH's Front Row Boston.

Find more from Front Row Boston at its website.


  • "My Silver Lining"

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All Songs Considered
11:01 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Gotta Know Mexico: A Mexican Music Puzzler

Couples dance in Vera Cruz, Mexico with government buildings decorated for Independence Day celebrations.
Mockford & Bonetti Getty Iimages

Today is Mexican Independence Day. On Sept. 16, 1810, the Grito de Dolores ("Cry of Dolores") was delivered in the town of Dolores near the city of Guanajuato, marking the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence that ended Spanish rule.

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Music Videos
8:03 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Shara Worden On Q2's 'Spaces'

Shara Worden.
Q2 Music

My Brightest Diamond's endlessly busy and enigmatic singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist is a dizzying blur of creativity. A one-time member of The Decemberists, Shara Worden has collaborated with David Lang, Sufjan Stevens, Matthew Barney, yMusic and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. She also recently completed You Us We All, a Baroque opera, and her new album as My Brightest Diamond, This Is My Hand, came out this week.

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Book Reviews
5:03 am
Tue September 16, 2014

The Monstrous And The Beautiful Dance In 'White Van'

Originally published on Tue September 16, 2014 11:24 am

In the opening chapter of Wolf in White Van, the debut novel from singer-songwriter John Darnielle, protagonist Sean Phillips descends into a memory, and imagines other paths within it. "There are several possibilities," he tells us of a hallway in his family's home, with its many doors and secrets. "They open onto their own clusters of new ones, and there's an end somewhere, I'm sure, but I'll never see it."

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Music Articles
1:38 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Nick Cave: 'The Creative Process Is An Altered State In Itself'

"I've had to change," Nick Cave says. "Change is important and change is the energy that runs through all of our records."
Courtesy of Drafthouse Films

Originally published on Tue September 16, 2014 8:58 am

When you've been in the music business as long as Nick Cave, inevitably someone will want to make a documentary about you. From grainy footage of his early '80s band The Birthday Party to a mid-'90s pop duet with Kylie Minogue that made him an unlikely MTV star, he's a tempting subject.

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9:34 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Metropolis: 9/13/14

Redinho is featured on this week's episode of Metropolis.
Courtesy of the artist

This Week's Tracklist

  • Choir Of Young Believers, "Hollow Talk (Jody Wisternoff, James Grant, Lane 8 Remix)" (Anjunadeep)
  • Stefan Obermaier, "Magolie" (Drift)
  • Leftwing & Kody, "Tell Me" (Anjunadeep)
  • Flight Facilities, "Two Bodies (feat. Emma Louise)" (Glassnote)
  • Tokimonsta, "Drive (feat. Arama)" (Ultra)
  • Redinho, "Playing With Fire" (Numbers)
  • Flying Lotus, "Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)" (Warp)
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