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John Németh: Channeling Vintage Memphis R&B

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Singer and harmonica player John Németh makes vintage-sounding soul and blues tunes with help from his veteran band The Bo-Keys. Hear Németh and Bo-Keys front-man, Scott Bomar, discuss their new record, Memphis Greaseand the old music that inspired it. 

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Guest DJs: Doc Martin And Marques Wyatt

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

L.A. house-music pioneers Doc Martin and Marques Wyatt share a six-song mix on Metropolis.

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The Metropolis Interview: Doc Martin And Marques Wyatt

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Two L.A. house-music pioneers, Doc Martin of Sublevel and Marques Wyatt of DEEP, join Jason Bentley on Metropolis to discuss their humble beginnings and share some of their current favorites.

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Carla Bruni: A Chanteuse Of 'Little French Songs'

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Soundcheck guest host Kurt Andersen talks with the former First Lady of France about her fourth album, Little French Songs, released earlier this year -- and she performs a bilingual live set in the studio. 

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Fresh Air

Dom Flemons Holds On To Those Old-Time Roots

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Prospect Hill is Flemons' first album since leaving the band Carolina Chocolate Drops. By coincidence, the multi-instrumentalist recorded the album the day Pete Seeger died.

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Metropolis: 7/26/14

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hear this week's two-hour mix of EDM and house music, curated by KCRW's Jason Bentley.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Mythography

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Explore myth, legend and mystery this week, in ballads and tunes of Celtic origin and inspiration. This episode features Nuala Kennedy, Sinead O'Connor, June Tabor and more.

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Jarekus Singleton On World Cafe

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Mississippi musician became serious about the blues after an injury stopped him from pursuing a basketball career. Singleton joins World Cafe to play three songs and tell the full story.

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A Breath Of Inspiration: John Luther Adams' New 'Sila'

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Watch highlights from the world premiere performance of the Pulitzer Prize winner's meditative and deeply moving outdoor work Sila: The Breath of the World at Lincoln Center.

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Sylvan Esso Performs 'Wolf' Live With Megafaun, Lambchop, Others

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Watch Sylvan Esso perform "Wolf" with members of Megafaun, Lambchop, Field Report and more.

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Morning Edition

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Download new music from Hiss Golden Messenger, Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis, Azekel, Beach Day, Strand of Oaks, The Wytches, Christian Gregory, KING, Jonah Tolchin and The Acid.

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Soundcheck

First Aid Kit Plays Live; Blues Harmonica Player John Nemeth; Carla Bruni's 'Little French Songs'

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

With John Schaefer on vacation this week, Soundcheck is inviting special guests to fill the host chair and revisiting some of our favorite interviews and in-studio performances.

First: Anna Sale, host of WNYC’s Death, Sex & Money podcast, takes a turn in the guest host chair and talks with the band First Aid Kit -- the Swedish duo made up of sisters Johanna and Clara Soderberg. The two play songs from their newest album, Stay Gold, and talk about the challenges and rewards of being in a band with the person who knows you best.

Then: David Garland, host of WNYC’s Spinning on Air, talks with blues singer and harmonica player John Nemeth, who plays live with his backing band, the Memphis soul outfit The Bo-Keys.

And, we listen back to Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen’s 2013 Soundcheck conversation with former French First Lady Carla Bruni, who played a couple of selections from her latest albumLittle French Songs – and charmed our entire staff with her elegant accent and joie de vivre.

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New Sounds

Big Sounds, Small Ensembles

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

For this New Sounds program, listen to smaller groups who are capable of large expansive sounds.  There’s music by the Cinematic Orchestra, led by keyboardist/composer Jason Swinscoe, which is surely filmic in scope, while informed by jazz and electronica.  Then, sample music by bass player Skúli Sverrisson & sax player Óskar Guðjónsson, from a record that they did together, “Box Tree,” which comes folded up in a map.

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Gig Alert: Jones Family Singers

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Family R&B group perform for the first time in New York at Damrosch Park tonight. Download "Down On Me."

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

At the Round Top Festival, Part II

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Young Artists Showcase returns to deep in the heart of Texas and the Round Top Festival Institute.

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Soundcheck

First Aid Kit: Two Sisters Create Wistful Folk

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The two sisters who make up First Aid Kit create wistful folk on their new record Stay Gold. Hear them talk about the record with Death, Sex & Money host Anna Sale, and perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Jenny Lewis On World Cafe

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The former Rilo Kiley frontwoman performs four songs from her newly released solo album, The Voyager, live in the World Cafe studios.

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All Things Considered

A Fond Farewell From An Old Memphis Maverick

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"Cowboy" Jack Clement produced and wrote songs for the likes of Johnny Cash and George Jones. On his final album, the late visionary reclaims some of those tunes and makes them his own.

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New Mix: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Join Fences, Plus Zola Jesus, Sun Kil Moon, More

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

On this week's All Songs Considered, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis collaborate with fellow Seattle band Fences, plus new music from Frazey Ford, Spider Bags, Zola Jesus, GOAT and more.

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The Takeaway

The Electronic Waste Orchestra

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Musician and programmer Colten Jackson is getting some use out stuff most of us call trash. With six hard drives and an old keyboard number pad, Jackson put together his first e-waste instrument: The hard drive guitar. It's part of a project called the Electric Waste Orchestra.

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