Bob Boilen appears in the following:
Saturday, December 21, 2013
The hot and historic band from New Orleans brings us a tuba-wielding Santa and some original holiday cheer and praise — what its members call a Cajun Christmas from the French Quarter. The goal here is simple: to bring you joy.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Her voice feels old, but it's got power that's young and vibrant. In fact, Christine Salem sings songs that are old: They're work songs and chants from the maloya tradition on Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Hear new music from former Pavement founder Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks.
Monday, November 11, 2013
The former glam rock guitarist and producer for Fall Out Boy, Pink and others returns with his own song, and a moving love story.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
The British duo makes music using clips from old British government propaganda films as narratives for songs engineered to inspire dancing and general chaos. Its music explores the past as it looks into the future, with music meant for clubs that doesn't fit neatly into some EDM subgenre or nightlife cliche.
Friday, November 08, 2013
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen recently returned from what he calls the most creative music festival he's ever seen. Read about his five favorite moments from the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit.
Monday, November 04, 2013
The new record by James Mercer and Danger Mouse will make you think of the Gibb Brothers. Find out why in this interview with the duo, and hear their new song, "Holding On For Life."
Sunday, November 03, 2013
The Welsh singer's third album conjures images of Tom Verlaine's band Television and Velvet Underground collaborator Nico. But Cate Le Bon is no follower: She's a strong songwriter and a powerful, sultry singer with her own distinct phrasing.
Friday, November 01, 2013
Listeners share their thoughts and memories of Lou Reed and his music.
Monday, October 28, 2013
The orchestral folk-pop band's music bursts with ambition and extreme joy, and its self-titled debut is charged with great storytelling and rich vocals. Then there are the arrangements: little gems that turn these the songs into cinematic vignettes using trumpet, sax, keyboard, violin, guitar and drums.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
The band from Denton, Texas, was deep into the recording of its fourth album when its lead singer left the group. It forced the remaining members to scrap the new songs and start over with a brand-new sound. The result is Midlake's best record in years.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen was just a kid living in Queens in 1967 when he first heard about a band called the Velvet Underground. In the decades since, a week hasn't passed without Bob listening to Lou Reed's music.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
The dozen members of this Portland, Ore. band crammed behind the Tiny Desk for a transcendent set. See them perform songs from their latest album, White Lighter — the best arranged and most compelling of Typhoon's nearly 10-year run.
Friday, October 25, 2013
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen just got back from seeing more than 60 shows at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York, and his ears are still ringing.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
The entire new Arcade Fire album Reflektor can be heard here. It's an 85-minute lyric video.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
New York's brightly lit 6th & B Community Garden, with its lush greenery and mellow wildlife, provides just the right setting for the artist formerly known as Smog. Watch Bill Callahan perform "Small Plane," from his new album Dream River.
Monday, September 09, 2013
Watch the inaugural performance from multimedia artist Doug Aitken's Station To Station project.
Sunday, September 08, 2013
Bob Boilen rolls up for Station to Station, a cross-country musical journey featuring such musicians as Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and The Boredoms from Japan. Organized by multidisciplinary artist Doug Aitken, the trip runs from Washington, D.C., to Pittsburgh and Chicago and then points west.
Saturday, September 07, 2013
For our 300th Tiny Desk Concert, we showcase Omara "Bombino" Moctar, a Tuareg guitarist from Niger whose fierce, hypnotic and alluring jams can be traced back to a youthful appreciation of Jimi Hendrix.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
With director Hoku Uchiyama, the band uses food as puppets in a video that recalls MTV's early days.