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Question Dot GIF: What Hometown Artist Inspired You To Make Music?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Circuit Des Yeux, White Lung, SubRosa, Obnox, and others sit for GIF portraits during Raleigh, N.C.'s Hopscotch Music Festival, an event that celebrates its homegrown music scene.

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Question Dot GIF: What Hometown Artist Inspired You To Make Music?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Circuit Des Yeux, White Lung, SubRosa, Obnox, and others sit for GIF portraits during Raleigh, N.C.'s Hopscotch Music Festival, an event that celebrates its homegrown music scene.

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All Things Considered

Karen O's Intimate, Unpolished Solo Debut

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman follows her Oscar-nominated contribution to the Her soundtrack with Crush Songs, a collection of stripped-down recordings that take their tone from the album's name.

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Delta Spirit On World Cafe

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The New York rock band sits down with host David Dye to discuss its new album, Into The Wide.

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Song Premiere: Astronauts, etc.: 'Up For Grabs'

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The new cut from Oakland-based musician Astronauts, etc. swirls radiant synths with an elegant, catchy guitar hook.

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The Jonathan Channel

Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Miss Jonathan's weekend shows? Just in case, we've put together Jonathan's weekend playlists. Follow us on Spotify & listen to what you may have missed!

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Soundcheck

U2 Surprises With Free 'Songs' On iTunes

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Apple unveiled its latest iPhones and brand new Apple Watch yesterday. But the biggest surprise of the day was U2's first new LP in five years, given away for free exclusively on iTunes.
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Front Row: Chet Faker, 'I'm Into You'

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Australian one-man band wraps his expertly crafted voice-and-keyboard compositions in layered loops. Watch Chet Faker perform the 2012 deep cut "I'm Into You" live in Boston for WGBH.

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George Harrison, 'This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)'

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

George Harrison's first six solo albums are being reissued as a box set and we have this new version of a Harrison classic with his son Dhani on guitar and Ringo Starr on drums.

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Amen Dunes, 'Splits Are Parted'

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The flickering, disjointed images that flash before your eyes in the latest video from Amen Dunes, for the song "Splits Are Parted," are both beautiful and unnerving.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Encore: Avery Fisher Artists 40th Anniversary

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

This week hear an encore of the Avery Fisher Career Grant Program's 40th anniversary gala concert, with performances by 2014 recipients.

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Soundcheck

Greil Marcus' Ten Songs That Embody Rock 'N' Roll; Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij Scores For Broadway; MTV's VMAs At 30

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Veteran rock critic Greil Marcus discusses songs that embody rock history; Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij scores for theater; looking back on MTV's first VMAs.

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Gig Alert: Paul Jacobs

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

American organ virtuoso plays selections from Bach and Reger at Juilliard. Download Reger's Fugue Op. 59.

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Greil Marcus Covers The History Of Rock 'N' Roll In Ten [Surprising] Songs

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The veteran music critic and author chooses ten songs that he believes embody the spirit of rock 'n' roll. 

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Death, Sex & Money

Cult Comedy Heroes Have Bills to Pay, Too

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Comedian Chris Gethard and Hallie Bulleit met on a public access TV show that's beloved by its fans. Now they're getting married, which is great. Supporting a household is another thing.

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New Sounds

New Looks at Old American Folksongs

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Listen to arrangements of American folk music and their descendants for this New Sounds, including Julia Wolfe's "Steel Hammer" and new music by banjo duo Abigail Washburn & Béla Fleck.

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Mixtapes

Deerhoof's Bite-Sized, Mullet-Grabbing Mixtape

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Over the course of a 12-album career, Deerhoof has proven itself one of independent rock's most consistently inventive and eclectic ensembles. Hear their Mixtape today at 3 pm.

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The 33 1/3 Book Series For Music Nerds Hits Volume 100

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Series editor Ally Jane Grossan and author Amanda Petrusich talk about the book series that explores the best-loved records of the last fifty years on its tenth anniversary.

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Soundcheck

Ask John Schaefer Anything: Which Format Sounds Better -- Vinyl, CD's Or MP3's?

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Soundcheck's John Schaefer weighs in on the age-old question about listening formats. 

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All Things Considered

With Prince In Your Corner, It's Good To Be KING

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

They may have the endorsement of the Purple One, but the women of the R&B group KING have made a point of handling their own affairs. The trio speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about its debut album.

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