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Chris Smither On World Cafe

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The singer-songwriter returns to the show to play songs from his new two-disc retrospective.

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Watch A Sweet Little Butterfly Nearly Crush A Woman's Hopes And Dreams

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

But flutist Yukie Ota didn't let a little insect throw her off her game at the Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition.

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Front Row: First Aid Kit, 'My Silver Lining'

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Watch the folk-pop duo perform "My Silver Lining" — from First Aid Kit's third album, Stay Gold — for a sold-out crowd at Boston's Paradise Rock Club.

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Gotta Know Mexico: A Mexican Music Puzzler

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

From Pre-Colombian sounds to hip-hop, Mexico's musical heritage is eclectic. To celebrate Mexican Independence Day and National Hispanic Heritage Month, test your knowledge of Mexican music.

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Twin Forks On Mountain Stage

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The roots-folk band, led by Dashboard Confessional singer Chris Carrabba, performs live in concert.

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Soundcheck

Buck 65 Crafts A Sonically Opulent Breakup Album

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The two-time Juno Award-winning Nova Scotian rapper returns with his most personal work yet, Neverlove, an album that documents his own divorce. Hear his latest single, "She Fades."
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Shara Worden On Q2's 'Spaces'

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My Brightest Diamond's busy and enigmatic singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist is a dizzying blur of creativity. Watch Q2 visit with Shara Worden in her Detroit home.

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The Monstrous And The Beautiful Dance In 'White Van'

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Musician John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats tries his hand at fiction in Wolf in White Van, the story of a disfigured genius who creates an immersive roleplaying game set in an imagined world.

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Morning Edition

Nick Cave: 'The Creative Process Is An Altered State In Itself'

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cave is the subject of a different kind of rock documentary called 20,000 Days on Earth, which attempts to debunk the creative process for what Cave says it actually is: "just hard labor."

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New Sounds

"Indie Classical" and "Garage Chamber"

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hear so-called “indie classical” works on this New Sounds - music which is at home in both the contemporary classical music world and the indie rock/pop music halls. 

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Ask John Schaefer Anything: Bakersfield Sound; How To Be Smarter About... Willie Nelson; Helado Negro Plays Live

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ask John Schaefer Anything continues with a look at the "Bakersfield sound." Laura Cantrell helps us get smarter about Willie Nelson. Helado Negro performs live with tinsel dancers.

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Gig Alert: Raul Midón

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New York guitarist Raul Midón plays tonight at Littlefield. Download "Don't Hesitate."

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Live Broadcasts

Tonight: The NY Philharmonic's Season Opener

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Join us tonight at 7:30 pm as WQXR brings you a live broadcast of the New York Philharmonic's season opener with Fleming, Bell and Groban.

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Metropolis: 9/13/14

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hear new music from Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, and Redinho in a two-hour EDM mix from Jason Bentley.

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Metropolis: 9/13/14

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hear new music from Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, and Redinho in a two-hour EDM mix from Jason Bentley.

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World Cafe Next: Motel Beds

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hear two songs from the Dayton band's new greatest-hits compilation, These Are The Days Gone By.

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All Things Considered

Music Reviews: 'Wired' And 'Appetite For Construction'

Monday, September 15, 2014

Amid the debate over the appropriateness of kids' use of the Internet comes the release of two kids' music albums that celebrate a less digital world.

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Luluc: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, September 15, 2014

The duo's music marries graceful singing and storytelling with guitars and textures that help create an unforgettable aura.

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The Autumn Defense On Mountain Stage

Monday, September 15, 2014

Featuring Wilco's John Stirratt and Pat Sansone, the band mines '60s and '70s rock and its history.

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KEXP Presents: Diarrhea Planet

Monday, September 15, 2014

Watch the guitar-loving Nashville garage-punk band tear up "Lite Dream," live from a Seattle studio.

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