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Tiny Desk Concerts
8:40 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Rufus Wainwright: Tiny Desk Concert

Rufus Wainwright performs a Tiny Desk Concert, at the NPR Music offices on July 24, 2012.
Claire O'Neill NPR

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 3:21 pm

We'd never tried to squeeze a piano behind the Tiny Desk, but when I saw a chance to have Rufus Wainwright play here, I wouldn't — and he probably wouldn't — have had it any other way. Somehow, we managed to fit a glossy black Yamaha upright against my full bookshelves. Then we tuned it and waited for some glorious moments.

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The Record
4:31 am
Sat August 18, 2012

It's Her Spotlight, The Band Just Lives In It

Lighting director Jackie Finney runs the light show during concerts for the band fun.
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:17 pm

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Live Fridays From XPN
1:19 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Band Of Horses In Concert

Band of Horses performs songs from their new album Mirage Rock at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
John Bartol WXPN

Originally published on Fri August 17, 2012 4:30 pm

Band of Horses has survived a tumultuous history. Of the four original members, only frontman Ben Bridwell remains. In 2005 the band got its first real break opening for Iron & Wine, catching the ear of the celebrated indie label Sub Pop. Under Sub Pop, Band of Horses was able to release Everything All the Time in 2006 to a large audience.

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Music Reviews
1:17 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Fire Up Your Kid's Imagination At The 'Science Fair'

Science Fair includes science-loving songs from Laura Veirs, Mates of State, Elizabeth Mitchell and more.
El Lohse

Originally published on Fri August 17, 2012 4:03 pm

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The Record
12:13 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

'We Are Not Guilty; The Whole World Says So'

A supporter of feminist punk band Pussy Riot wearing the group's trademark colored balaclava waves a flag on a balcony in Moscow on Friday.
Natalia Kolesnikova AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 12:23 pm

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Favorite Sessions
1:42 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

KCRW Presents: thenewno2

KCRW

Originally published on Wed August 15, 2012 1:47 pm

Dhani Harrison formed thenewno2 as an arts collective during a very dark period. With the passing of his father, George Harrison, and the September 11 attacks fresh in our collective consciousness, he needed a fresh direction to help bring some clarity to the swirling chaos of emotions. Channeling these complicated feelings, and with the support of some enduring friendships, Dhani has delivered thefearofmissingout, a layered and confident album that brings his individual voice to the fore.

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Live in Concert
12:46 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Live Friday: Dirty Projectors, With Wye Oak

Shantel Mitchell For NPR

Originally published on Sun May 12, 2013 6:36 pm

  • Full Audio: Dirty Projectors Live From The 9:30 Club

Few bands make music as strangely captivating - or make it as as fearlessly - as Dirty Projectors. The group's always unpredictable songs crisscross a mind-bending mix of genres and styles, with disjointed rhythms and structures, unusual melodies and harmonies that make it one of the most creative but polarizing groups of the past decade. For some it's an inspired form of high art, while others think it's just plain weird.

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All Songs Considered Blog
12:43 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Vote For The Albums Everyone Can Love, For Aug. 15

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Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 9:01 am

I guess it's not that big of a surprise, but according to last week's poll, 67 percent of you haven't heard Big Star's #1 Record. One of the nice side benefits of doing this series is that it gives people a chance to discover great albums they've never heard before, so if you're part of the 67 percent that hasn't heard Big Star, take some time to listen. You'll love it.

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Concerts
7:13 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Lyle Lovett In Concert

The Record
12:48 am
Wed August 15, 2012

My American Dream Sounds Like The White Stripes

The White Stripes.
Autumn De Wilde Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Wed August 15, 2012 1:27 pm

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