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Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

Alice Boman, 'Be Mine'

Friday, August 29, 2014

Take a deep breath, in black & white. Alice Boman's fragile singing, mixed with ethereal images from the Swedish countryside, make for a small, laptop vacation.

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Ages And Ages, Singing An Anthem For (And With) Everyone

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Recorded with the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir in the ruins within Newport's Fort Adams State Park, "Divisionary (Do The Right Thing)" has a message and a chorus that everyone can enjoy.

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Alt-J Will Debut New Album Live In New York

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NPR Music and WFUV present the quirky, intoxicating English rock band alt-J live in concert on Sept. 2, performing songs from its new, unreleased album, This Is All Yours.

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Nickel Creek: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The reunited band was made to sing and play around one microphone, so a Tiny Desk Concert seemed inevitable. All it took was a reunion tour — celebrating 25 years of Nickel Creek — to make it happen.

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Rodrigo Amarante: Tiny Desk Concert

Saturday, August 23, 2014

A veteran of Little Joy and Los Hermanos, Amarante makes warm, tender music as a solo artist. Here, he strips songs from Cavalo down to their essence using just his voice and a guitar from the '30s.

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Little League And College Football: The Week In Sports

Saturday, August 23, 2014

NPR's Tom Goldman previews the Little League World Series final games, and looks forward to the college football season.

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Song Premiere: Generationals, 'Black Lemon'

Monday, August 18, 2014

As the end of summer nears, here's one more bouncy tune to carry you into the fall. "Black Lemon," by Generationals, was produced with the pop master Richard Swift.

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Anthony D'Amato, 'Good and Ready'

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Shark attacks, poison, swords, lightsabers, a stake to the heart; in the video for the rootsy "Good and Ready," by Anthony D'Amato, all are more desirable than not having the love of your life.

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Ernest Ranglin: Tiny Desk Concert

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Watch a talented, charming guitar legend make magic as his band Avila holds down the beat. At 82, Ranglin still plays the ska, reggae and jazz sounds he's been perfecting for more than half a century.

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Emma Ruth Rundle, 'Arms I Know So Well'

Friday, August 15, 2014

Debut music from the ethereal performer Emma Ruth Rundle. Watch this beautiful portrayal of solitude and living with one's self.

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Sleepy Kitty, 'Don't You Start'

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Look! It's a band! It's a screen-printing project! No, it's Sleepy Kitty! Watch this St. Louis duo make art punk fun and a very inky animation for this song from the album Projection Room.

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Bob Mould: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, August 11, 2014

The former Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman plugs in for a characteristically loud four-song set — three from his new solo album (Beauty and Ruin) and one from the band that launched his career.

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Tweedy And Son Take To The Tunnels, Friends In Tow

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, joined by son Spencer and members of Lucius, gets out of the rain to perform "High As Hello." Watch the performance — and hear the version on Tweedy's forthcoming album Sukierae.

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The Family Crest: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, August 04, 2014

The band features seven players with training in classical and jazz, as well as instruments such as violin, cello, upright bass, flute, trombone, drums, guitar and Liam McCormick's powerhouse voice.

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Highasakite: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, July 25, 2014

This atmospheric Norwegian band draws the listener in with mysterious lyrics and a yearning sound. Also: See a flugabone!

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The Raveonettes, 'Killer In The Streets'

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The ocean serene, the sharks below: That's the contrast of noise and melody the Danish duo The Raveonettes do so well. Watch this lyric video for "Killer In The Streets" from their new album Pe'ahi.

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Jenny Lewis Stands Out With 'Voyager'

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

All Songs Considered features "The Voyager," the new album from Jenny Lewis, a singer known for complicated, emotional lyrics and vivid storytelling. It's part of NPR Music's "First Listen" series.

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Hamilton Leithauser: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Walkmen went on hiatus at the end of 2013. In this three-song set, singer Hamilton Leithauser demonstrates that he's lost none of his power, even as he's matured and loosened as a performer.

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Benjamin Booker, 'Have You Seen My Son?'

Monday, July 21, 2014

Benjamin Booker is a fiery 22-year-old guitar player from New Orleans about to hit the road with Jack White. This tune, from his debut album, is about an evangelical father praying for his son's soul.

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Reports: Texas Gov. Perry To Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen To Border

Monday, July 21, 2014

During an Iowa visit, Rick Perry said if the federal government did not act to curb the influx of immigrants along the southern U.S. border, he would take matters into his own hands.

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