Music

All Songs TV
7:03 am
Fri April 4, 2014

'At The Mercy Of It All,' A Short Film Inspired By The Body

Courtesy of Jason Evans

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 8:33 pm

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All Songs Considered
5:03 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Name That Drum Fill: Revenge Of Drum Fill

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 6:50 am

This week's batch of drum fills comes from a mix of classic rock and pop, and more recent cuts. As always, I was drawn to them simply because I love the songs themselves and was captivated at some point by the percussion. Pro tip: If you don't recognize a fill, try matching the timbre of it — the power behind it, the sound of the recording, etc. — to one of the album covers pictured (or to the period the album was recorded in).

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Music
6:43 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

The Railsplitters, RS, feature CD, 4/4

In honor of the 20th annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, this week's feature CD is "RS" by The Railsplitters. A Boulder-based quartet, their original take on the music, instrumental and vocal virtuosity, variety in tune selection (featuring powerful female and male leads and harmonies along with impressive instrumentals), and contagious enthusiasm and soul all leave audiences clamoring for more. Hear "RS" in its entirety at 12 p.m. Friday. If you correctly answer Jim Belcher's trivia question at about 12:30, you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria!

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Music Reviews
3:52 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

The High Voice Of The Low Anthem Breaks Out As Arc Iris

Arc Iris is the self-titled solo debut of Jocie Adams, a former member of The Low Anthem.
Shervin Lainez Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 5:34 pm

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Mountain Stage
2:43 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Charlie Faye On Mountain Stage

Charlie Faye.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Singer-songwriter Charlie Faye makes her first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.

In addition to her songcraft, Faye is known for her unique approach to touring and performing. In 2010, she made her home in 10 different cities in 10 months across the U.S. In each, she put together a band of local musicians, played shows, and wrote and recorded new songs. The resulting album, Travels With Charlie, reached the Top 10 on the Americana Radio Chart.

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World Cafe
2:35 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Cayucas On World Cafe

Cayucas.
Ericka Clevenger Courtesy of the artist

World Cafe goes California coastal today with the band Cayucas, the project of Zach Yudin. Yudin performed under the name Oregon Bike Trails starting in 2011; in 2012, the project became a full-fledged band. At that point, the name changed to Cayucas, a nod to the central California beach town of Cayucos.

Last year, Cayucas collaborated with producer Richard Swift for its debut, titled Bigfoot. The album and the group is a far cry from Yudin's original looped electronic songs — and, under Swift's guidance, Cayucas has become a true California guitar band.

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All Songs Considered
12:14 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Viking's Choice: Behold, Noneuclid's Confounding Thrash Alchemy

Noneuclid.
Courtesy of the artist

When you can count the director of the Wagner Festival and Tom G. Warrior (the mastermind behind metal behemoths Celtic Frost and Triptykon) among your supporters, you must be doing something right. After all, classical music and metal aren't all that different — both can be bombastic, complex pieces of music high on drama, to put it lightly.

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All Songs Considered
5:03 am
Thu April 3, 2014

The Sole Of A Band, April 3

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 6:32 am

Baggy pants make different music than skinny jeans. Cowboy hats sound different than fedoras. T-shirt-and-jeans bands make a different noise than suit-and-tie bands. You can often look at a band's clothing and have a pretty good idea what it'll sound like.

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World Cafe
1:34 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Angel Olsen On World Cafe

Angel Olsen.
Zia Anger Courtesy of the artist

Singer-songwriter Angel Olsen released her debut album in 2011 after spending time working with Bonnie 'Prince' Billy. Her third album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness, was released in February. Olsen's voice can be intense, even chilling, in ways that blend perfectly with her band. She recently moved from Chicago to Asheville, N.C., after recording Burn Your Fire for No Witness there.

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Music News
1:25 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

On The Auction Block: The Stradivarius Of Guitars

A few of the D'Angelico guitars set to be auctioned, pictured here at the GTR showroom in New York City.
Stephen Lovekin Getty Images

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 10:54 am

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