Music

Favorite Sessions
12:40 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

The Helio Sequence: A Song For 'October'

The Helio Sequence performs for opbmusic.org.
opbmusic.org

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 11:50 am

It's been a while for The Helio Sequence. The Portland, Ore., duo returned in September with its first album in nearly five years, and Negotiations finds the band's tight, inventively spacey rock sound in fine form. Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel recently played a set of songs from the new record, including the lead single, "October," for our in-studio audience.

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The Mix
10:47 am
Tue October 9, 2012

The Mix: Your Guide To CMJ 2012

The CMJ Music Marathon is exactly that: a marathon, not a sprint. Prepare for a week that will look pretty much like this.
Christopher Parks NPR

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 6:46 am

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The annual CMJ Music Marathon is exactly that — a marathon, not a sprint. As hundreds of bands from all over the world descend on New York City in the middle of October, it's easy to feel like you have to see as many of them as quickly as you possibly can.

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Music News
5:12 am
Tue October 9, 2012

British Band Muse Displays Huge Musical Presence

Muse's Matthew Bellamy includes the heartbeat of his son in utero on the song, "Follow Me."
AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue October 9, 2012 10:54 am

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World Cafe
6:03 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Next: Moon Taxi

Moon Taxi.
Courtesy of darkroomdemons.com

Originally published on Tue October 9, 2012 9:31 am

  • Hear new tracks from Moon Taxi

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The Record
5:03 am
Sun October 7, 2012

Rock Hall Nominations: Who, Why And How Likely Are They To Be Inducted?

Donna Summer performs in October 2011. Summer, who died in May, is nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year for the fifth time.
Ethan Miller Getty Images

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Music Interviews
3:02 pm
Sat October 6, 2012

Ultraísta: Radiohead's Knob-Twister Takes Off

Detail of the cover art from Ultraísta, the debut album from Nigel Godrich's new trio.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue October 9, 2012 5:58 pm

At the beginning of 1997, Nigel Godrich was a relatively unknown recording engineer. He'd been looking for a band that would trust his instincts as a producer, and he'd finally gotten his chance — with the band Radiohead. By the end of 1997, Godrich was one of the most talked-about names in music.

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Favorite Sessions
9:28 am
Sat October 6, 2012

KCRW Presents: Los Lobos

Los Lobos performs on KCRW.
KCRW

Originally published on Sun October 7, 2012 6:09 pm

The legendary East Los Angeles band Los Lobos came through KCRW's studios to perform its album Kiko when it was originally released back in 1992. Now, it's back to celebrate Kiko's 20th anniversary. The hometown heroes' brand of roots-rock sounds as fresh as ever, particularly during this performance of "Kiko and the Lavender Moon."

Watch the band's entire session at KCRW.com.

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All Songs Considered Blog
9:47 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Six Minutes Of Absolute Majesty

Henry Jun Wah Lee

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 8:53 am

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Music
9:54 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Van Morrison, Born To Sing: No Plan B, Feature CD Friday 10/5

Van Morrison has returned to Blue Note Records with his new studio album ‘Born To Sing: No Plan B’ just released on October 2.  Morrison previously released the Grammy-nominated ‘What’s Wrong With This Picture?’ on Blue Note in 2003.

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Music Reviews
12:48 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Low Cut Connie: The Self-Deprecating Bar Band

Low Cut Connie's Call Me Sylvia is as raucous as its debut, though it's a bit more self-conscious.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 7:47 am

Low Cut Connie is one of an increasingly rare breed: a party band, a bar band, a band with a sense of rock 'n' roll history that isn't weighed down by nostalgia or the foolish feeling that music was better way back when. Positive fellows, for the most part, even when they're in their cups, these guys "say yes," as the title of one song goes, to a life in music. Oh, and they're also trying to get women to say yes to their craven come-ons.

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