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Weekly Music Roundup: Going Backwards & Mastodon

Monday, March 20, 2017

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This week, Depeche Mode has (another) moment; new music from Mastodon & Colin Stetson, also, celebrating 100 years of jazz, and of Vera Lynn.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Spiritual Jazz & Gargoyle

Monday, March 06, 2017

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Week of March 6: This week, finding the lost music of Alice Coltrane, rediscovering Lorde, and checking in with Matisyahu. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Big Beautiful Day, Cubafonia, & "Carol"

Monday, February 20, 2017

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Week of Feb 20: This week, Cuban music – both funky and serene, a lament for the Internet-addicted, and a raucous yelp of empowerment.
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Weekly Roundup: Far Out Lute & Ibibio Sound Machine

Monday, February 06, 2017

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Week of Feb. 6: This week, sounds from West Africa, Crete, and other distant shores, plus the Great American Songbook via Bob Dylan.
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Weekly Music Roundup: L.A. Salami & "Hallelujah Money"

Monday, January 23, 2017

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Week of Jan. 23: This week, musical responses to the Inauguration; a first look at the Brooklyn Folk Festival 2017; and a video premiere!
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Weekly Music Roundup: Lazarus & Two-Toothed Troll

Monday, January 09, 2017

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Week of Jan. 9: This week, the new year kicks into gear with new songs from The Shins, Dirty Projectors, and the late David Bowie.
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The Lost (Now Found), DIY Musicals for WWII GIs

Thursday, January 05, 2017

As the war dragged on in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters, the Army found time for an unexpected push into musical theater. Now they will be performed on the USS Intrepid.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Georgia, In Winter & Freedom Highway

Monday, December 12, 2016

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Week of Dec. 12: This week, haunting sounds from the Republic of Georgia, a haunted song from Rhiannon Giddens, and a magnificent song from elbow.  
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Final Trip to Cuba, 68 Years Later

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Pianist and bandleader Arturo O'Farrill, son of legendary musician Chico O'Farrill, will repatriate his father's remains to Cuba as part of an official visit this weekend.

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After 100 Years, First Opera by a Woman Opens at the Met

Thursday, December 01, 2016

She knows it's shocking, but Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho hopes her music will be the center of attention.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Before the Dawn & Mystery Girl

Monday, November 28, 2016

Week of Nov. 28: This week, a dream of sheep, exploding color, and a noir-ish "mystery girl." Plus, post-rock for planet Earth.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Post-Election Soundtrack

Monday, November 14, 2016

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Week of November 14: new songs by A Tribe Called Quest, Drive-By Truckers, & London-based duo Shhh, all written before the election acquire different levels of meaning after it. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Polar Punk & Arab Spring

Monday, October 31, 2016

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Week of October 31: This week, polar punk, the voice of the Arab Spring, and a Halloween gift.  
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Four Young Men From Queens Who Changed Music

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Ramones and their first album, simply called, The Ramones, would change the music world…just not right away.

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Winter Is Coming, and This Is How We Know

Monday, December 21, 2015

The solstice starts at 11:49 p.m. tonight, but what exactly is happening?

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Curious Music From 'Alice in Wonderland'

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The playfully serious, seriously playful children's book for grownups has inspired music for all ages over its 150 year history.
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Terry Riley, a Founder of Minimalism, Turns 80

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Terry Riley helped kick off the genre known as minimalism with “In C,” a piece that was so unusual, no one quite knew what to make of it.

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Help Us Pick The Ultimate Summer Anthem

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Summer is not official until there is an anthem, and 2015 is missing a summer song. 

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The Surprising Origins of 6 Classic Songs

Thursday, June 04, 2015

The guitar riff to "Can't Get No Satisfaction" was nearly lost while Keith Richards was on a booze and drug-filled bender. We explore other popular songs that have unlikely origins.

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"American Idol" to End After Making an Enduring Mark on American Culture

Monday, May 11, 2015

WNYC's Julianne Welby talks with John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck, about the show's legacy.

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