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Plastic Spoon

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Plastic Spoon plays songs about money. This newly-formed New York group features great, creative musicians who've played with everybody, pushed musical boundaries, and are now experimenting with being a somewhat normal rock band. Host David Garland welcomes Plastic Spoon to the WNYC Studio to perform and talk about their music. Lend an ear--but only one ear, because Plastic Spoon demands that their music be heard in mono!

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Mark David Ashworth

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Words and music do an elegant dance of meaning and dreaming in the music of San Francisco-based songwriter Mark David Ashworth. He explores themes of the natural world, ancient colonization, and personal insight. Host David Garland welcomes Ashworth to the WNYC Studio to talk about his music, and to perform with guitarist Taylor Jacobs and vocalist Crystal Fulbright.

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David Thomas Broughton

Sunday, March 27, 2011

British songwriter/improvisor David Thomas Broughton constructs suites of songs out a combination of purpose and accident, tonality and sound, absurdity and sincerity, coherence and incoherence. He sings these surprisingly tuneful pieces in an unlikely, plummy baritone, whisking listeners along to the peculiar opportunities of the moment. Host David Garland invites Broughton into the WNYC Studio to perform and talk about his music.

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Spinning on Air

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger makes songs that are ornate, fanciful, tuneful, and unusual. It's a collaborative duo featuring Sean Lennon (son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono) and his partner in life and music, Charlotte Kemp Muhl. Host David Garland brings them to the WNYC Studio for lively conversation and performances.

 

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Soundcheck

Linfinity

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Unlike many musicians whose musical careers began early in life, Linfinity front man Dylan Von Wagner didn’t start playing music seriously until his late 20s. From this latent interest in music sprouted Linfinity. This strangely-named sextet blends rock and Americana to create a sound that is both unique and unsettling. 

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Studio 360

They Might Be Giants: Idlewild

Saturday, December 31, 2005

A few years ago Studio 360 spent the day at Coney Island with the Brooklyn-based indie rockers They Might Be Giants. After a morning on the sand, they set up their instruments at the Coney Island Museum and they played this song for us.

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