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Emily King: Soulfully Honing Her Craft

Friday, July 31, 2015

Emily King performs songs from her new neo soul album 'The Switch' live in studio. 

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Viking's Choice: The Hand, 'Slow Bullet'

Friday, July 31, 2015

Featuring a former member of Low, this barn-burner howls like Crazy Horse gone noise-rock.

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WQXR Features

10 Photos of New Yorkers Soaking Up a Summer Concert in the Park

Friday, July 31, 2015

See 10 snapshots from the Naumburg Bandshell that prove nothing beats a classical music concert in the park.  

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In The Middle Of A Whirlwind, Miranda Lambert Shares The Spotlight

Friday, July 31, 2015

Forget tomatogate. Put aside the still-fresh news of her divorce. When Miranda Lambert played the tiny stage at Nashville's 3rd & Lindsley last week, she put the focus on fellow female songwriters.

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KCRW Presents: Baio

Friday, July 31, 2015

Danceable strings! Orchestral pop! It's the bassist from Vampire Weekend, back and with vigor.

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The Jonathan Channel

Top Five Videos to Cool You Down this Summer

Friday, July 31, 2015

Is the summer heat getting to you? We’ve come up with our top five holiday videos to transport your imaginations to the comfort of winter!

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David Hyde Pierce On Song Travels

Friday, July 31, 2015

The TV and Broadway star performs his favorite standards and talks Beethoven, rap and Spamalot.

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Conducting Business

Music Festivals Increasingly Promote Their Value to Tourism and Economy

Friday, July 31, 2015

"Art for art's sake?" Not any more.

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The Takeaway

Thanks, Internet: The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, July 31, 2015

Tig Notaro joins Twitter, Key and Peele call it quits, and Prince Charles faces off against an eagle to win the internet this week. 

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Shamir: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, July 31, 2015

The singer's disco-infused funk and soul gets stripped down to a lone voice with a guitar, surrounded by an admiring throng of NPR staffers, interns and friends.

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Mac DeMarco Explains His Mini-Album Of Love Songs, Track By Track

Friday, July 31, 2015

The lived-in, sun-bleached songs on Another One explore adjacent angles on love that's simply not going to work out.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, July 31, 2015

Tig Notaro joins Twitter, Key and Peele call it quits, and Prince Charles faces off against an eagle to win the internet this week. 
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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: R. Ring

Friday, July 31, 2015

Ex-Breeder and all-around rock royalty Kelley Deal's newest project plays at Bell House tonight.

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Recommended Dose: Our Favorite Dance Tracks From July

Friday, July 31, 2015

This month's mix features boogie from Australia, funk and techno from London, deep house from Paris, broken beats from Berlin, and a remix of one of last year's most memorable songs.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

How Music Festivals Created The '60's

Friday, July 31, 2015

You can trace the history of the 1960's through its iconic music festivals:  Newport '65, Monterey '67, Denver '69, Woodstock, and Altamont.  Historian Craig Werner was there and says those festivals changed a lot more than American music.

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Humility, Gratitude And That Eaux Claires Sound

Friday, July 31, 2015

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon has created a nearly perfect summer music festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin -- his hometown.  25,000 people spent two days camping by a river, throwing frisbees and listening to indie bands. Festival narrator and local writer Michael Perry shares the story behind the town, the festival, and the musical legend.

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Why Do We Love Summer Music Festivals?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Summer festivals are a huge part of the American music scene -- and of the music marketplace.  Why do millions of people risk sunburn and dehydration when they could hear the same music better with earbuds?  Music critic Maura Johnston unpacks the economics and the atavistic lure of the summer music festival.

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Indigo Girls On The Power Of All-Women's Music Festivals

Friday, July 31, 2015

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers - The Indigo Girls - have been a mainstay of the music festival circuit for years.  They just released their 14th studio album, "One Lost Day."  They stopped by our studio to reflect on women, the music industry, coming out, and the decline of women's music festivals.

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The Festival That Rocked A Tiny WI Town

Friday, July 31, 2015

45 years ago, long-haired hippies and flower children from across the Midwest converged on a small Wisconsin farm for a weekend of peace, love and music including a band people were just beginning to talk about at the time - The Grateful Dead. Historian Michael Edmonds tells the story.

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New Sounds

New Releases July 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

A show of only new releases from July, featuring Sean Clancy, Jeremy Young and Aaron Martin, Peter Michael Hamel, Dave Soldier, and more

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