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Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

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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Max Jury, 'Numb'

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Max Jury makes music steeped in country and soul. And, though the two genres are different in expression, at their core are similar themes of loneliness, love and devotion. For his newest music, Jury sought out help from a local church music director near his friend's home studio in North ...

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Julien Baker: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, March 07, 2016

There are nine spare, simple songs on Julien Baker's debut album, Sprained Ankle, and every one of them is sad. In fact, she came to the Tiny Desk with an untitled new one — since given the name "Funeral Pyre" — and she appropriately introduced it as "Sad Song ...

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Song Premiere: Weaves, 'One More'

Monday, March 07, 2016

"'One More' is in your face. It's raw." Those words from Jasmyn Burke are plainspoken and true. Her band Weaves was my No. 1 discovery at CMJ 2015, quirky, loud and mysterious, four amazing and downright fascinating players. "One More" is the first song off their very first ...

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All Songs +1: A Chat With Tiny Desk Contest Winner Gaelynn Lea

Friday, March 04, 2016

As one of the judges for this year's Tiny Desk Contest, I was so inspired by all the incredible entries we received — the level of thought, creativity and care that went into producing them and, of course, the music people made. But I'd be lying if I ...

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Hear Thrilling New Music From Sturgill Simpson

Friday, March 04, 2016

I knew this would be a thrill but I didn't expect the new Sturgill Simpson record to have bagpipes, a Nirvana cover and the Dap-Kings! Sturgill has announced that his new album, A Sailor's Guide To Earth, will be out on April 15, and he's released a single called "Brace ...

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PWR BTTM Brings Some Sparkle To An Abandoned Waterpark

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Can two crushed hearts breath life into a desolate, dreary waterpark in the Mojave Desert? If they're PWR BTTM, armed with confetti cannons, glitter and a blasting rock song of lost love, the answer is: Of course they can.

PWR BTTM is a loud, lovable duo from New ...

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And The Winner Of The 2016 Tiny Desk Contest Is ...

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Out of more than 6,000 entries, the musician selected as the winner of the Tiny Desk Contest created something "captivating," "serpentine," "beautiful," "unusual" and "tremendous."

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Mitski Talks 'Your Best American Girl,' Identity And Her New Album

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

There is new — and quite wonderful — music from Mitski. Mitski Miyawaki is an intense singer and guitar player who has been putting out albums since 2012. Yesterday she announced a new album, her fourth, which will be called Puberty 2. It's as impassioned as her previous records, but ...

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New Mix: Music From M. Ward, Nothing, Marissa Nadler, A Chat With Mitski & More

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

This week on All Songs Considered, Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton call up Mitski to talk about her new song "Your Best American Girl" from her just announced album, Puberty 2. We also play a new song by Kyle Craft, former singer of one of our ...

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Lake Street Dive: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, February 29, 2016

These four musicians made their first record together a decade ago, but for many of us, 2016 will be the year Lake Street Dive becomes a household name. The appeal of this band of New England Conservatory friends lies in their warmth in harmony and comfortably styled songs — ...

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The Ballroom Thieves (feat. Maine Youth Rock Orchestra), 'Bury Me Smiling'

Monday, February 29, 2016

The Ballroom Thieves is a folk trio with a cellist at its core. Singer Calin Peters and her bandmates, guitarist Martin Earley and percussionist Devin Mauch, have now teamed up with the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra on a music video for its song "Bury Me Smiling," and the combination makes ...

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