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Watch Live: Bang on a Can All-Stars Unveil 'Field Recordings'

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

On Wednesday, May 13, watch a complete performance of "Field Recordings," the latest album from new-music trailblazers Bang on a Can All-Stars. Live from The Greene Space at WQXR.

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The Jonathan Channel

3 Things You Need to Know About Jazzman Freddy Cole

Monday, May 04, 2015

On Sunday, May 10th jazz musician Freddy Cole will join us for "It's All About Richard Rodgers" - live at BAM. Before you see him live, get to know a few things about our special guest. 

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Metropolis: 5/2/15

Monday, May 04, 2015

KCRW's Jason Bentley spins tracks from Ratatat, Niia, Disclosure and more in a two-hour EDM mix.

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Vijay Iyer Trio: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, May 04, 2015

Fueled by a dozen years of rhythmic interaction (and a lot of espresso), Iyer's working band transforms selections from throughout the pianist's deep and varied catalog.

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World Cafe Next: John Moreland

Monday, May 04, 2015

Hear and download two songs by the Americana singer, whose work taps a deep well of pain.

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The London Souls On World Cafe

Monday, May 04, 2015

The drum-and-guitar duo offers up a taste of its '60s psychedelic rock and soul style.

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Eric Bibb On Mountain Stage

Monday, May 04, 2015

Raised in the New York folk scene of the '50s and '60s, the blues guitarist now lives in Sweden.

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The Jonathan Channel

Cassandra Wilson: Coming Forth By Day

Monday, May 04, 2015

In April, we celebrated Billie Holiday’s 100th birthday. We continue with Cassandra Wilson’s newly released Billie Holiday tribute, “Coming Forth by Day,” as our album of the week.  

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Song Premiere: Farao, 'Hunter'

Monday, May 04, 2015

An ethereal voice and the sparkle of electronics introduce a new singer from Norway whose avoids the trap of some electronic production — repetition.

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Ashley Monroe, 'On To Something Good'

Monday, May 04, 2015

This confident, sunny romp of a song proves Monroe's ready to take on the bro-country establishment.

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KEXP Presents: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

Monday, May 04, 2015

With "Baby Bye Bye," performed live in the studio, the sibling trio puts a fresh face on a classic rockabilly sound.

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Songs We Love: Don Trip, 'White House'

Monday, May 04, 2015

The Memphis trap rapper's new song is both an indictment of a neglectful political system and an expression of frustration and rage.

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Soundcheck

Geeking Out About David Bowie, Deeply

Monday, May 04, 2015

Philosopher Simon Critchley and fellow superfan John Schaefer talk about the many faces of their shared musical hero.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Kiesza

Monday, May 04, 2015

Canadian powerhouse vocalist plays tonight at Irving Plaza. 

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New Sounds

Mountain Music

Monday, May 04, 2015

Spend some time in the Swiss Alps, Andes, and the Himalayan, Appalachian, and Sierra Mountains. Music from Wu Man, Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir, Eberhard Schoener, Inti Illimani, and more.

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Exploring Music

Fit for a King

Monday, May 04, 2015

This week, host Bill McGlaughlin xplores the life of the court composer and the challenge to make music fit for kings.

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First Listen: Patrick Watson, 'Love Songs For Robots'

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The Montreal singer-songwriter's brain seems to overflow with wise and exacting ways to reflect on the way hearts work.

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First Listen: Tyondai Braxton, 'HIVE1'

Sunday, May 03, 2015

What sets the Battles mastermind's new album apart is its playfulness — the feeling that experimenting with sound is a joyful game rather than an academic exercise.

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First Listen: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, 'The Traveling Kind'

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The veteran singers don't just share the spotlight. They also share the weight of legacy, influence and lifelong artistic investment.

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First Listen: Joanna Gruesome, 'Peanut Butter'

Sunday, May 03, 2015

On a sophomore album that packs 10 songs into less than 22 minutes, the Welsh band showcases its considerable gift for balancing sweetness and chaos.

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