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Mountain Stage
1:24 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

The Barr Brothers On Mountain Stage

The Barr Brothers.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Indie-folk band The Barr Brothers appears on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University. After cutting their teeth touring the U.S. as members of The Slip, brothers Andrew and Brad Barr relocated to Montreal and joined forces with classically trained experimental harpist Sarah Page.

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Music Lists
10:24 am
Wed May 20, 2015

Someday We'll All Be Free: 100 Hours Of Soulful Protest Music

The O'Jays in an undated photo. The Canton, Ohio, group also associated with Philadelphia is well represented in this stream: from "Love Train" to "When the World's at Peace" to "Back Stabbers."
Michael Ochs Archives Getty Images

Originally published on Wed May 20, 2015 11:35 am

Between noon Wednesday and 4 pm on Sunday (all ET), we're turning over our R&B and soul channel to protest music. These songs are timely and relevant and useful. We live and work in hope that one day our need for them will not be so acute. "I'll Take You There" is curated and hosted by Jason King of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University.

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Music Reviews
2:30 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

Review: 'Platform,' Holly Herndon

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 5:06 pm

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

(SOUNDBITE OF HOLLY HERNDON SONG, "NEW WAYS TO LOVE")

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

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World Cafe
1:24 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

The Districts On World Cafe

The Districts.
Rocco Peditto WXPN

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 1:56 pm

Rob Grote, Mark Larson, Connor Jacobus and Braden Lawrence formed The Districts in 2009, while they were still in high school; they released their debut album in 2012 and moved from Lititz, Penn., to Philly shortly thereafter.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
12:03 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

Young Fathers: Tiny Desk Concert

Maggie Starbard NPR

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 4:30 pm

They've made music together since they were young teens, coming together in Edinburgh from places as far apart as Ghana and Maryland. Young Fathers' hip-hop-infused poetry is intense; you can hear that on the group's new album, White Men Are Black Men Too.

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All Songs TV
8:59 am
Tue May 19, 2015

Rone, 'Acid Reflux'

A still from Rone's "Acid Reflux."
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed May 20, 2015 1:40 pm

If there's one takeaway from this video for Rone's "Acid Reflux," it's this: Don't eat the psychedelic sushi. (Or eat it, if that's your thing.)

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All Songs TV
8:00 am
Tue May 19, 2015

Lucifer, 'Izrael'

A still from "Izrael."
Courtesy of the artist

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All Songs Considered
7:54 am
Tue May 19, 2015

The Songs That Make Us Cry

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Favorite Sessions
7:03 am
Tue May 19, 2015

opbmusic Presents: People Under The Stairs

People Under The Stairs performs live at Pickathon 2014.
Tobin Copeland-Turner Pickathon

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Deceptive Cadence
6:26 am
Tue May 19, 2015

Bruce Brubaker's Flowing, Meditative Glass

Pianist Bruce Brubaker has been playing Philip Glass' music for more than 20 years.
Timothy Saccenti

Originally published on Wed May 20, 2015 7:11 am

In his new memoir, Words Without Music, Philip Glass tells the story of how he slugged a man in the jaw in Amsterdam. At a concert, a quarrelsome audience member climbed onto the stage and began banging on the composer's keyboard. That was in 1969, when Glass' repetitious, slowly evolving music fell on many ears like a needle stuck in the groove of a record.

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