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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bob Mould: Reflecting On 'Beauty And Ruin'

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Bob Mould, the former angst-ridden Husker Du and Sugar frontman, released his 11th studio album, Beauty & Ruin, earlier this summer. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Remembering Gerald Wilson

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The big band leader and jazz composer began his career in music more than 75 years ago. 

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New Mix: Karen O Goes Solo, Lowell, Meatbodies, Bellows, More

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

On this week's All Songs Considered we share surprising solo music from Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O, the warped garage rock of Meatbodies and several new discoveries including Sweden's Amason.

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The Jonathan Channel

DJ for a Day: Cyrille Aimée

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Friday at 11AM, jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée takes a break from her busy performance schedule to play DJ for a day at WNYC.

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All Together Now: The Beatles Are (Back) In Mono

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The latest reissue project in the never-ending celebration of the most famous catalog in rock and roll goes back to the beginning. Does listening to The Beatles in mono make sense in 2014?

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Soundcheck

Ask John Schaefer Anything: Can A Musician Be Too Virtuosic?

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Soundcheck host John Schaefer answers questions from readers and listeners about whether technically impressive playing can leave you cold.
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Ryan Adams On World Cafe

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The roots-rock singer just released his self-titled 14th album. But the big news coming out of his World Cafe session was the debut of an unreleased song called "The Door."

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