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Friday, April 02, 2004

In this hour of Now Hear This, we hear how South Park creator Matt Stone was rescued from heartbreak by the Velvet Fog, we’ll relive our arena rock fantasies way downtown, and we’ll find the woman responsible for all those soda pop jingles that get stuck in your head.

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StewLive in the WNYC studios, an exclusive performance and conversation with the man frequently hailed as "The Black Bacharach."

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Cool Band Alert: The darkness

The Darkness Is it irony or is it just stupid? Four twenty-something Brits on a heavy metal-spandex trip.

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Band Therapy

Sleater KinneyEverybody's doing it, nobody wants to talk about it. Get on the couch with the man who saved Aerosmith and find out some ground rules for being in a band from indie rock trio, Sleater Kinney.

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Guilty Pleasure/Hidden Treasure: Matt Stone

Matt Stone South Park co-creator, Matt Stone shares his poisonous guilty pleasure song and reveals the crooner that made him swoon.

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Stephin Merritt

Stephin Merritt(Gail O'Hara) Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields pays a special visit to talk about his new albums and rock out (sort of) on the ukulele.

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Punk Rock Heavy Metal Karaoke

heavy metal karaoke Every Monday night at the club Arlene’s Grocery, Wall Streeters and hipsters alike relive their big hair and hard-rock fantasies. John musters up some dutch courage and dives in.

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