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Staff Picks: The American Songbook Live

Monday, August 04, 2014

The Jonathan Channel is committed to bringing you great music - it's our job. Each week, we compile a concert calendar that is guaranteed to satisfy even the most selective music fan. In case you can't make it out, we've added a playlist to the page! Here are our picks for August 4 - 10. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: Steve Post

Monday, August 04, 2014

The former WNYC host and world-class curmudgeon's program "Morning Music” ran for two decades.

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The Greene Space

MUSIC | Hear the Traditional Irish Music Featured in Dubliners: A Quartet

Monday, August 04, 2014

James Joyce's writing is known for its rhythmic quality. And of course, music and song are deeply ingrained in Irish culture and storytelling. 

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Studio 360

Video: Lydia Loveless, "Blind" (Live)

Monday, August 04, 2014

The last thing you’d expect to hear out of country crooner Lydia Loveless is a pop song. But when she launches into a Kesha’s “Blind” — sans Autotune or a distracting dance beat — it seems like the song has been waiting for her all along.

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The Jonathan Channel

Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Monday, August 04, 2014

Maybe you missed Jonathan's weekend shows? Rest assured they were what you have come to expect: well-curated shows, full of rare recordings and timeless songs. Just in case you missed any of it, we've put compiled Jonathan's weekend playlists. 

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Operavore

In the Footsteps of Richard Wagner: Bayreuth

Monday, August 04, 2014

Operavore blogger Fred Plotkin writes about Wagner's influences on Bayreuth.

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All Things Considered

Tom Petty On Cheap Speakers And George Harrison

Monday, August 04, 2014

Petty says his new album, Hypnotic Eye, takes an observational look at the American dream: "I don't really take a side," he says. "I just invented characters that had their points of view."

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The Takeaway

Looking For the Song of The Summer of 2014

Monday, August 04, 2014

Last summer’s anthem was unquestionably Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” Yet, midway through the hottest months of 2014, there’s still no clear front-runner for the song of the summer. Is there an anthem for the summer of 2014?

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First Listen: Porter Robinson, 'Worlds'

Monday, August 04, 2014

Robinson is already headlining major EDM festivals, and with his debut album, he pivots away from trends to explore a virtual fantasy world inspired by video games, anime and M83.

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Morning Edition

Getting Spooky With Spoon

Monday, August 04, 2014

They Want My Soul is the band's first album in four years. Singer Britt Daniel says the recording process often felt like being in a horror movie.

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Hammered!

Keys to a Midsummer Swing

Monday, August 04, 2014

This week on Hammered!, join host Lisa Moore for keyboard selections from around the globe with a special focus on new music that swings in its own special kind of way. Listen mornings at 10 am.

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Exploring Music

Frédéric Chopin

Monday, August 04, 2014

On this edition of Exploring Music, the focus is pianoman Frédéric Chopin, whose work stretches from the most serene of nocturnes to a breakneck waltz lasting but a minute.

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New Sounds

New Releases, July 2014

Monday, August 04, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to the latest from Zion80, a horn-driven Jewish Afrobeat party band led by guitarist Jon Madof. The name is a nod to the band Africa 70, which was the great Afro-pop band put together by Fela Kuti in Nigeria. On their latest release, Zion80 take on more Jewish-themed music - in this case, Madof’s creative arrangements of 8 tunes from John Zorn’s “Book of Angels” from Masada Book II.

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Soundcheck

Paul and Mike Myers: Oh, Brothers

Monday, August 04, 2014

Actor and comedian Mike Myers and his musician brother Paul Myers host a very special episode of Soundcheck

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Ratking

Monday, August 04, 2014

Harlem hip hop group is at SOB's tonight. Listen to 'Canal.'

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Concerts from The Frick Collection

Cellist David Geringas Mixes Old With New

Monday, August 04, 2014

On this Concert From The Frick Collection, cellist David Geringas performs a program that stays true to his style. 

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First Listen: Sarah Jaffe, 'Don't Disconnect'

Sunday, August 03, 2014

A ferociously intelligent singer-songwriter, Jaffe never stops inventing, reinventing, exploring and reflecting on her (and our) place in a forbidding, foreboding world.

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Morning Edition

First Listen: Bunji Garlin, 'Differentology'

Sunday, August 03, 2014

The Trinidadian soca star is ready to follow up on the success of his breakthrough single, "Differentology."

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First Listen: JJ, 'V'

Sunday, August 03, 2014

On V, the Swedish duo strikes a curious balance among wildly divergent sounds. Along the way, it draws from cringe-worthy soft pop, indie-rock, and cutting-edge R&B and hip-hop.

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First Listen: Sinead O'Connor, 'I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss'

Sunday, August 03, 2014

On her 10th album, O'Connor returns to familiar ground, yet still widens the scope of rock with frank, urgent, compelling songwriting that proves how complicated the idea of the personal can be.

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