Streams

 

Music

Soundcheck

Warren Haynes: Muscular Rock From Gov't Mule Leader And Honorary Allman Brother

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Warren Haynes has played with The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead, and his own group, Gov't Mule. Hear the hard-working guitarist perform solo in the Soundcheck studio. 

Comments [6]

Della Mae On Mountain Stage

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The bluegrass band makes its first appearance on West Virginia's most famous stage. Della Mae's latest album, This World Oft Can Be, landed the group its first Grammy nomination.

Comment

Fresh Air

Golem Ain't Your Grandparents' Klezmer

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The New York City band Golem describes its music as punk-klezmer. On Tanz, they mange to find new ways to balance urban irreverence with folk tradition.

Comment

Soundcheck

A Concertmaster Says Farewell To New York

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's concertmaster Glenn Dicterow talks with Soundcheck host John Schaefer about bidding farewell to the Phil after 34 years playing violin in the venerated orchestra. 

Comments [1]

All Things Considered

The Confounding, Enigmatic 'Ode To Billie Joe'

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Tuesday is June 3, a date memorialized in a 1967 hit by singer-songwriter Bobbie Gentry. Even with a suicide in the first verse, the song helped Gentry bump the Beatles off the top of the charts.

Comment

The Jonathan Channel

Archived Weekend Playlists

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Looking for a song? Look no further. Every weekend, we collect Jonathan Schwartz' playlists and archive them. 

Comments [3]

Trampled By Turtles, 'Are You Behind The Shining Star?'

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The adventurous, rock-leaning bluegrass band Trampled by Turtles has a new album coming in mid-July called Wild Animals. This video is for the first single, "Are You Behind the Shining Star?"

Comment

WAMU's Bandwidth Presents: Frankie Cosmos

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Lo-fi songwriter Greta Kline and her band stop by Bandwidth's Wilderness Bureau studio in Washington, D.C., to perform in a pile of balloons. Watch Frankie Cosmos perform "On the Lips."

Comment

The Jonathan Channel

Nelson Riddle: An Author of American Popular Song

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Nelson Riddle is widely considered to be one the of the greatest arrangers in this history of American popular music. Riddle was the preferred arranger of Frank Sinatra, producing the star’s most famous albums including the single "I've Got You Under My Skin". He won Grammy awards, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and influenced a generation of arrangers after him. Today at 12PM, Jonathan Schwartz plays his favorite Nelson Riddle arrangements & compositions.

 

Comments [1]

The Takeaway

Taking on Trauma Through Music and Art

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

In his fourth studio album entitled "PTSD," Pharoahe Monch tells stories that represent painful experiences for him, but they have also made him a champion for people whose limitations and challenges have never made it into popular culture. 

Comments [2]

Soundcheck

The Teen Age Captures The Reckless Exuberance Of Youth

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The Teen Age is still a relatively new band with only a few songs released so far. But the group has already made some waves thanks to its blown-speaker rockers, shoutable choruses, and reckless exuberance. That woozy youthful energy is on full display in the new music video for “Stop,” from the band’s debut EP, Ways To Adapt.

Read More

Comment

A Rational Conversation: Album Trailers, Really?

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Amy Phillips, who runs Pitchfork News, debates whether trailers are cheap promotional pieces or creative outlets for artists.

Comment

New Mix: Premieres From Jenny Lewis, My Brightest Diamond, Elephant Stone, More

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The latest episode of All Songs Considered features music that reflects on the passage of time, including incredible songs from singers Jenny Lewis and My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden.

Comment

New Sounds

Electronic Songs

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Hear electronic songs on this New Sounds program, involving voice, sometimes layered,  with more layers of keyboards & electronics, and other instruments.  There’s new music from the Geoff Smith Band (which now includes members of the band Portishead) and their adaptation of “Black is the Color.” It’s a blend of traditional folksong and poetry by Rimbaud.  Also, listen to selections from “Songs for Persephone” by Mimi Goese and Ben Neill, built on her voice and electronics along with ethereal music from Jonsi & Alex. Jonsi, the singer for the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós, and his partner, Alex Somers, have also recorded under the moniker Riceboy Sleeps. Plus, revisit Laurie Anderson’s “O Superman,” and meditate on her voice, keyboards & processing.  The song was a surprise hit song on the U.K. pop charts in the early 1980’s. And more.

Comment

The Rose Note with Isabel Rose

The Rose Note with Isabel Rose

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Tonight at 9PM, tune in to The Rose Note. Isabel will be spinning her favorite records and promises to take you on a "journey into a swirl of sonic heaven!" You'll hear a bit of Eydie Gorme, Fred Astaire and many others.

Comment

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: PTSD, Life in Captivity, and Art and Music as a Remedy

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

1. Is a Rift Growing Between the U.S. & Poland? | 2. Who Are the Taliban Fighters Released from Guantánamo Bay? | 3. Life After Captivity: What's Next for Bowe Bergdahl | 4. Coal Country Responds to Obama's Carbon Cuts | 5. Your Take: How Art & Music Helps You ...

Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Jack Walrath & The Masters Of Suspense

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Idiosyncratic jazz trumpeter and band leader plays in Harlem. Listen to "If Anya Goes To Edinburgh."

Comment

Soundcheck

Jamie Cullum Plays Live; Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow On 34 Years Leading The NY Phil

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

In this episode: British singer and pianist Jamie Cullum is known for his energetic live shows and his jazz-inflected reinterpretations of modern rock as well as old classics. He plays songs from his new album Momentum live in the Soundcheck studio, and sneaks in a surprising cover too.

Then: Thirty-four years after he began his tenure with the New York Philharmonic, concertmaster Glenn Dicterow is “retiring” back to his native California. He plays his final performance with the NY Phil on June 28, and talks about his decades in the lead seat.

Comment

All Things Considered

From A Band On The Border, The Stories That Shape 'South Of Nowhere'

Monday, June 02, 2014

Spanish Gold is a band out of South Texas, and the band's debut album, South of Nowhere, draws inspiration from life on the U.S.-Mexico border. Singer Dante Schwebel discusses the band's sound.

Comment

World Cafe Next: Esme Patterson

Monday, June 02, 2014

Download two songs from Woman to Woman, by the singer of the Denver folk band Paper Bird.

Comment