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All Songs Considered
10:34 am
Wed October 17, 2012

CMJ 2012: Discoveries Day One

Ben Gibbard performs at The HiFi Bar in New York City's Lower East Side during the CMJ Music Marathon.
Bob Boilen NPR

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 12:05 pm

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The Record
9:31 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Tori Amos On Her Muses, Her Song Girls And Her Father

Tori Amos in concert in New York City on October 5th.
Ebru Yildiz for NPR

Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 2:35 pm

Two weeks ago, the inimitable Tori Amos played an intimate show at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, accompanied by a string octet, in celebration of the release of her retrospective album Gold Dust.

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All Songs Considered
2:05 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Guest DJ Peter Gabriel

Jon Enoch Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 6:13 am

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Friday Feature CD
11:10 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Dave Matthews Band, Away From the World, feature CD, Friday 10/19

Dave Matthews Band recorded their latest album Away From The World with Steve Lillywhite, who produced its first three studio records Under The Table And Dreaming, Crash and Before These Crowded Streets.

Dave Matthews Band is Carter Beauford (drums), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar) and Boyd Tinsley (violin). The band was the biggest ticket seller worldwide of the past decade.

"their strongest album in years" --Rolling Stone

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Favorite Sessions
10:26 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Night Moves: Laurel Canyon, By Way Of Minnesota

Night Moves performs on The Current.
Nate Ryan The Current

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 9:37 am

The Minneapolis band Night Moves released its debut album, Colored Emotions, for free online in 2011, setting off a wave of buzz. Its Americana-tinged single "Headlights" became a staple on The Current's airwaves, and the group played the station's seventh birthday party at First Avenue in January of this year.

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Music News
12:03 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Jason Lytle Balances The Studio And A Life Outdoors

Former Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle just released a new album, Dept. of Disappearance.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 8:45 am

Jason Lytle is the man behind the Modesto, Calif., band Grandaddy. The band released its debut in 1997, but it was Grandaddy's second album — The Sophtware Slump — that broke through with critics and fans. Even David Bowie called himself a fan when he approached the band members after seeing them play.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
2:08 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Dirty Three: Tiny Desk Concert

Dirty Three plays a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 24.
Lauren Rock NPR

Every member of Dirty Three has a highly respectable career outside of the band: Violinist Warren Ellis works closely with Nick Cave, drummer Jim White is a sought-after collaborator with an instantly recognizable sound, and guitarist Mick Turner has released a string of gorgeous instrumental solo albums when he's not working as a visual artis

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World Cafe
1:09 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Next: Allah-Las

Allah-Las.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 1:54 pm

  • Hear two new tracks from Allah-Las

The vintage sounds of Allah-Las combine the harmonies and hooks of the British Invasion with the atmosphere of a West Coast psychedelic band. Three of the group's four members met while working at the legendary record store Amoeba, where they discovered a mutual love for '60s rock and the beach.

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Music Reviews
11:11 am
Mon October 15, 2012

More Than This: The 'Complete' Roxy Music

Roxy Music's eight studio albums are now collected in one box set, titled The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-1982.
Keystone Hulton Archive

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 12:40 pm

Roxy Music's eight studio albums have just been collected in one box set, titled The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-1982.

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In Practice
8:03 am
Mon October 15, 2012

In Practice: David Byrne And St. Vincent

David Byrne and Annie Clark of St. Vincent
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 3:07 pm

When I first heard that David Byrne and St. Vincent's Annie Clark would collaborate, I imagined a quirky, guitar-based dance band. I never expected an eight-piece brass ensemble or a theremin duet. What's brilliant about their album together, Love This Giant, is what makes collaboration exciting: the desire to explore and challenge. We find both artists outside their comfort zones, making music that couldn't have happened independently of each other.

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