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Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

First Listen: Wire, 'Nocturnal Koreans'

Thursday, April 14, 2016

A brilliant new album by an always unpredictable band, Nocturnal Koreans is a view of the more experimental side of Wire, mysterious and potent.

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New Mix: The National Covers The Grateful Dead, Free Cake For Every Creature, More

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

On this week's show we celebrate Bob Boilen's birthday and play the week's best new music.

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Mothers: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, April 08, 2016

Mothers' members chose a few of their slowest, most languid and fragile songs to perform in the NPR Music offices.

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All Songs +1: What Song Changed Your Life?

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Is there a song that changed you? A song that altered the course of how you think about life, changed what you do and how you do it?

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New Mix: Weezer, The Jayhawks, Colin Stetson, More

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

On this episode of All Songs, we premiere new music from The Jayhawks, Margaret Glaspy and more, plus new Weezer and saxophonist Colin Stetson's reimagining of Górecki's Third Symphony.

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PWR BTTM: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, April 04, 2016

The queer, glammy, wildly dressed duo has a keen sense of mischief and a gift for honest, punk-infused, tongue-in-cheek pop gems. Watch PWR BTTM perform four songs in the NPR Music offices.

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All Songs +1: Explosions In The Sky Finds Its Way Through 'The Wilderness'

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Members of Explosion in the Sky talk about the challenge of making "The Wilderness," the most adventurous record yet from an already sonically mind-bending band.

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Song Premiere: San Fermin & Sam Amidon, 'Shiver'

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sam Amidon's son played the drum pattern that eventually served as the beat for this collaboration between his father and the band San Fermin.

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New Mix: Explosions In The Sky, Parquet Courts, Wire, Told Slant, More

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

On this episode of All Songs: We remember Ross Shapiro of the Athens, Ga. band The Glands and play the week's best new music.

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Watch Tiny Desk Contest Winner Gaelynn Lea Join Lucius On Stage

Friday, March 25, 2016

After Lucius, which is led by a pair Tiny Desk Contest judges, invited the winner to share the stage at a show in Minneapolis this week, there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

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Hear Ryan Adams and Bob Mould Play Music And Talk About Everything Under The Sun

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Bob Mould has a new solo album, and Ryan Adams, who is a fan, invited the singer to his home studio for a rambling conversation that's occasionally interrupted by the pair recording a song together.

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SXSW 2016 Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

All Songs Considered shares the best performances and discoveries from this year's SXSW.

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South X Lullaby: Declan McKenna

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Declan McKenna has had a whirlwind year. At 1:00 a.m., as SXSW 2016 drew to a close, he played a quiet, reflective version of the song that changed his life.

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SXSW 2016 Music Preview

Monday, March 14, 2016

All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by Stephen Thompson and NPR's Music Saidah Blount for a look at a handful of bands we can't wait to see at SXSW this week.

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Graham Nash: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, March 14, 2016

In a short set that spans 50 years, the CSNY veteran's voice resonates and cuts to the core.

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Gaelynn Lea: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, March 11, 2016

Watch the singer and violinist who stood out from 6,000-plus entries in NPR's Tiny Desk Contest. Gaelynn Lea performs two of these four songs with fellow Duluth, Minn., musician Alan Sparhawk of Low.

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All Songs +1: Iggy Pop & Josh Homme Talk 'Post Pop Depression'

Friday, March 11, 2016

The pair behind Iggy Pop's latest album talks about theories of songwriting, formative musical experiences and why the perspective of a 68-year-old punk is essential to American music.

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George Martin Changed The Way I Listen To Music

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The producer's work with The Beatles opened the ears of a young Bob Boilen to the possibilities of a song, and stretched the boundaries of popular music.

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Song Premiere: The Arcs Cover A Buried Classic

Thursday, March 10, 2016

For the soundtrack to the HBO show Vinyl, The Arcs cover a classic R&B tune which influenced The Beatles' "I Feel Fine" and Led Zeppelin's "Moby Dick."

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New Mix: Sturgill Simpson, Beth Orton, Julianna Barwick, Damien Jurado, More

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

This week on All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton talk about Sturgill Simpson's more rock-inspired sound and how parenthood inspired Simpson's new LP, A Sailor's Guide To Earth. Bob also plays some great, guitar-driven rock from Weaves and Heron Oblivion.

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