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Jane Monheit's Jazz Party: From Broadway to Ballads

Monday, July 21, 2014

This month, Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Jane Monheit and trio have been enjoying a residency at Birdland. Last week, we were lucky enough to catch a performance.

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World Cafe Next: Honeyblood

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Glaswegian band's self-titled debut mixes country and folk with songs that veer into lo-fi punk.

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New Sounds

New Releases, June 2014 (Special Podcast)

Monday, July 21, 2014

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New Sounds airs new releases from June 2014 for the world to hear. Listen to abrasive industrial-ish music by Ben Frost, and some playfully layered music from the Australian group, Rabbitsss, along with some Mali-pop from the NYC-based outfit, Benyoro.  Plus, hear hauntingly gorgeous music from SANS, a quartet made up of zither, duduk, bass clarinet, saxophone and fujara accompanying Finnish runo songs as well as some music from the flavorful and hypnotic Hungarian Serb tambura band, Sondorgo. 

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The Takeaway

Combating Alzheimer's With Music

Monday, July 21, 2014

Who do we become when we can no longer remember our own pasts? Could something as simple as music be a saving grace for the more than 5 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer's? 

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The Takeaway

The Music & Memories of Your Past

Monday, July 21, 2014

Close your eyes and think about a song. What memories does it invoke? We asked listeners like you to share the songs that remind you of the past. We got tons of calls and text messages, so we put together this unofficial playlist that can function as the soundtrack to your memories.

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Soundcheck

That Was A Hit?!?: Warren G, 'Regulate'

Monday, July 21, 2014

In our occasional series That Was A Hit?!? pop chart analyst and contributor to NPR Music and Slate Chris Molanphy returns to our studio to tell the story of 1994's summer smash "Regulate" by Warren G and Nate Dogg.

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Soundcheck

Summer '94: Comedian Hari Kondabolu On The Golden Age Of Weezer

Monday, July 21, 2014

Comic and writer Hari Kondabolu talks about his longstanding obsession with Weezer, pick his favorite Weezer songs, and discuss the heartbreaking disappointment that comes with being a Weezer fan.

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The Avett Brothers On World Cafe

Monday, July 21, 2014

In 2009, the roots-rock band performed three songs and discussed its work with producer Rick Rubin.

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Hamilton Leithauser: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Walkmen went on hiatus at the end of 2013. In this three-song set, singer Hamilton Leithauser demonstrates that he's lost none of his power, even as he's matured and loosened as a performer.

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KEXP Presents: Mark Lanegan

Monday, July 21, 2014

No matter what style or genre he's pursuing, Lanegan possesses a voice that's deep, dusky and unmistakable. Watch him perform "I Am the Wolf" live from KEXP's studios in Seattle.

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All Things Considered

Teenage Songwriters Take On 'Bro-Country'

Monday, July 21, 2014

In their first single, the young country singers Maddie & Tae make a splash by speaking up for the women in country songs who are expected to look good in the back of a pickup truck, nothing more.

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For TMM Intern, Robert Glasper's 'Black Radio' Expands Category Of Hip-Hop

Monday, July 21, 2014

As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, intern Miles Johnson shares his favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.

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On The Media

Ja Rule is Here to Help

Monday, July 21, 2014

A new site promises to provide you with the perfect Ja Rule song for any moment. 

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Metropolis: 7/19/14

Monday, July 21, 2014

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

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The Jonathan Channel

Staff Picks: The American Songbook Live

Monday, July 21, 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 (from New York to Stuttgart). In case you can't make it out, we've added a playlist to the page! Here are our picks for July 21 - July 27. 

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The Jonathan Channel

Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Monday, July 21, 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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Soundcheck

Weezer's Going 'Back To The Shack' Like It's '94

Monday, July 21, 2014

For longtime fans who felt a little burned by a string of not-so-good efforts, news of a new Weezer record always comes attached with some trepidation. But the band's new single "Back To The Shack" from the forthcoming album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, seems to point towards a return to its beloved early years.

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Benjamin Booker, 'Have You Seen My Son?'

Monday, July 21, 2014

Benjamin Booker is a fiery 22-year-old guitar player from New Orleans about to hit the road with Jack White. This tune, from his debut album, is about an evangelical father praying for his son's soul.

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Phil Kline

Phil Kline Spotlights Scandinavian Symphonist Per Nørgård

Monday, July 21, 2014

While the music of  Kaija Saariaho, Magnus Lindberg and Esa-Pekka Salonen has become quite familiar to American audiences in recent years, that of their important predecessor Per Nørgård has remained offshore. Join Phil Kline this week from 11 am to 1 pm on Q2 Music for a look at the Scandinavian symphonist. 

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Soundcheck

Relive Summer '94: Weezer And 'Regulate'

Monday, July 21, 2014

In this episode: Soundcheck's Summer ‘94 retrospective continues: Comedian Hari Kondabolu looks back on an album so near and dear to his heart that it that inspired his very first AOL screen name – Weezer’s self-titled debut, known to most as the "Blue Album."

Then: Also that summer: hip hop met yacht rock, when Warren G and Nate Dogg sampled Michael McDonald’s hit slow jam “I Keep Forgettin’” on their song “Regulate.” It was a match made in heaven. We feature the song in our occasional series “That Was A Hit?!?”

And: Hear Dum Dum Girls perform music from its latest album, Too True, in the Soundcheck studio.

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