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Watch: Gem Club, Live On Soundcheck

Friday, August 15, 2014

Watch Boston chamber pop band Gem Club perform songs from its latest album, In Roses, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Jacco Gardner

Friday, August 15, 2014

Dutch psych-pop songwriter at Seaport Music Festival tonight. Listen to 'Puppets Dangling.'

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Soundcheck

How To Be Smarter About... Van Morrison's 'Astral Weeks'; The Revivalists Play Live

Friday, August 15, 2014

In this episode: When Soundcheck asked listeners to tell us what they wish they were smarter about, one response begged to explain why Van Morrison -- and in particular, his 1968 album Astral Weeks – is so beloved and has such an enduring legacy. Billboard’s Joe Levy gives a thorough explanation.

And: New Orleans is known for jazz, zydeco, hip-hop... and now, thanks to The Revivalists, a kind of Southern-flavored, funk-infused indie-rock. The septet makes music that has echoes of Dr. John, maybe a little Sly and the Family Stone, and perhaps a smidge of Kings of Leon. Hear the band perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Studio 360

Rufus Wainwright: Music Won't Save You

Friday, August 15, 2014

Rufus Wainwright grew up surrounded by folk music royalty. But despite being steeped in that tradition, he encountered his strongest influence when he was a teenager — Verdi’s Requiem.

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Studio 360

Aha Moment: Doc Watson & Abigail Washburn

Friday, August 15, 2014

Abigail Washburn is a leading light of the Americana music scene. But she was on her way to study international law and practice in Beijing when a record by Doc Watson convinced her to pick up the banjo instead.

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New Sounds

Choral Music, Gamelan-Style

Friday, August 15, 2014

Listen to music for chorus, "gamelan-style" on this New Sounds.  Japanese drummer and composer Yoshimi is the mastermind behind OOIOO, an improvisation-based project whose latest effort, “Gamel” revolves around voices and gamelan instruments, (with a bit of electric guitar and weird effects.) Yoshimi also drums for the Boredoms, helped curate the epic gatherings of drummers/percussionists between the two bridges in in 2007, “77 Boadrum” and “88 Boadrum” (on 8/8/2008), and is involved in many other musical ventures. [Yes, she is the enigma for whom the Flaming Lips album “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" was named.] Listen to the gamelan-based wonder that is “Don Ah," from “Gamel,” the seventh record from OOIOO, which is all sorts of curious, and full of freewheeling manic energy.

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All Things Considered

In 10 Songs, A Pair Of Brothers Beat Tracks Across History

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ethan Johns' sophomore album, The Reckoning, follows the tale of two brothers as they travel across the 1850s American frontier.

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Soundcheck

Nina Simone: A Revolutionary Voice Of The Civil Rights Movement

Thursday, August 14, 2014

New Yorker staff writer, Claudia Roth Pierpont, gives context for the recent Nina Simone film controversy and discusses the events that fueled the singer's darkest songs and most provocative performances.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Marty Stuart

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Marty Stuart was on the Lopate show August 14, 2014 to talk about his new book of photography, American Ballads. He's a fan of Tony Bennett. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Dee Dee Bridgewater On JazzSet

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Held each summer in the lovely hillside country of Westchester County, the Caramoor Jazz Festival is in a rolling woods, 40 miles northeast of New York City. Hear Dee Dee Bridgewater lead her quintet.

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Soundcheck

The Revivalists: Warm New Orleans Funk Rock

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hear the New Orleans funk-rock band The Revivalists perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Fresh Air

Two Tenors Inspired By A Saxophone Colossus

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fresh Air critic Kevin Whitehead reviews two albums by Thelonious Monk jazz competition winners: Melissa Aldana and Joshua Redman.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Releases And Debuts, Part 2

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Host Fiona Ritchie handpicks more new sounds of the summer, featuring The Yanks, Clannad, Stockton's Wing and more.

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Ought On World Cafe

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hear the fresh music of a Montreal band whose sound was influenced by the protests around it.

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Conducting Business

How to Solve the Met Labor Dispute: Three Views

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Where will the Metropolitan Opera labor dispute end up? And how are the different parties making their cases? In this week's podcast, three views on the topic.

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KCRW Presents: Spoon

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Watch the consistently excellent Austin pop-rock band perform "Inside Out," from its new album They Want My Soul, live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Marty Stuart on Photographing Music Legends and Eccentric Americans

Thursday, August 14, 2014

He began photographing what he called "the history in the making" going on around him when he was a teenager, on tour with Lester Flatt.

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On The Turntables: Guest DJ Miss Mara

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Alt.Latino sometimes invites DJs to come on and spin records. This week: Miss Mara, who spins fun, eclectic mixes at a popular Mexico City bar called El Imperial.

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New Sounds

Non-Classical Music (Special Podcast)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

WNYC

For this New Sounds, listen to some non-classical music from classically-trained musicians, including an acoustic music quartet that is neither classical nor jazz - The 442s, comprised of members of the St. Louis Symphony, and jazz musicians. There’s also new music from Shara Worden, who records as My Brightest Diamond, from her brand-new EP, "None More Than You" scored for vocals, brass and percussion – something that can be performed with say – a marching band! Then, hear music by Andrew McKenna Lee with members of the Knells, some very cinematic work by the French-born London-based Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, and more music from the L.A.-based collective, wild Up. Plus, something from electronic musician/ sound designer/ producer/ programmer Michael Hammond, aka No Lands, as well as a tune from cellist Erik Friedlander. And more.

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Chorale For Horns And iPad App, In The Pouring Rain

Thursday, August 14, 2014

We had hoped that the great drummer Brian Blade would give us a little backstage percussion exhibition. But rain scuttled those plans. Instead, he and his band worked out a different kind of beauty.

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