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A New Song From Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Longtime Sonic Youth guitarist and composer Lee Ranaldo shares a track from his upcoming album, Last Night On Earth. Plus, he puts together a Pick Three playlist.

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Marcus Miller, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Few musicians today are as versatile as the bassist, keyboardist, bass clarinetist, film composer, producer ... you get the picture. A veteran of Miles Davis' last band, and the ethos of that pan-stylistic music tends to carry over into his own. It headlines day one on the main stage.

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New Music: Cults, Avett Brothers, Kishi Bashi, More

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

This week's episode of All Songs Considered includes great songs from favorites old (Cults, The Avett Brothers) and new (Weed, Lily & Madeleine).

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Valerie June Wants To Be On Your Mind

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

June can sing a duel with the Devil, even as her voice tells you she knows she's already triumphed.

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The White Mandingos: Music That Defies Definition

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Three black musicians — a punk bassist, an L.A. rapper and a part-time guitarist — took on a name with ugly associations to make music that can't be categorized.

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Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo Debuts A New Song; Burning Man; Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

In this episode: Sonic Youth may be on hold for the time being, but that hasn't stopped the band's longtime guitarist Lee Ranaldo. Hear a sneak preview of Ranaldo's upcoming album, Last Night On Earth, with the new song "Lecce, Leaving." Plus he offers a playlist for our Pick Three series.

Then, a lookahead at the bonkers annual festival Burning Man.

And Ivan Neville brings his New Orleans funk band Dumpstaphunk to the Soundcheck studio for a raucous and gritty performance.

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New Sounds

Pianist Composers

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Listen to music by pianist/composers in a nocturnal vein on this New Sounds program.  There’s music from the Berlin-based pianist and piano-builder Davide Martello, who may be best known for showing up with his hand-made grand piano during the protests in Taksim Square to "inspire politicians through music."  Also, listen to music from Italian pianist/composer Ludovico Einaudi along with music by the late Dutch composer Simeon Ten Holt. 

 

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Dumpstaphunk: Dirty New Orleans Funk

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Watch Ivan Neville's funk band Dumpstaphunk perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Check Ahead: O'Brother, 'Disillusion'

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

On the heavy and melodic new album from the Atlanta-based rock band.

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Gig Alert: Christian McBride Trio

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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Jazz bassist Christian McBride and his trio performs at 54 Below on Tuesday. Download "Ham Hocks and Cabbage."

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Phyllis Chen Ennobles the Toy Piano in 'Little Things'

Monday, August 12, 2013

On Phyllis Chen's "Little Things," you forget about the novelty of the toy piano and start to focus on its possibilities. Stream the full album all this week.

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Question Of The Week: What Are The Best Apps For Making Music?

Monday, August 12, 2013

Of course you can make music using a smartphone or tablet. But which apps give you the best results? Which ones are easiest to learn? Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton offer a few suggestions.

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Shine And The Moonbeams: R&B For The Kids

Monday, August 12, 2013

Family music comes in a broad range of styles — folk, rock, punk and even polka. But, compared with its popularity among adults, there have been very few R&B and soul music albums for kids. Enter Shine and the Moonbeams.

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Alpine: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Australian sextet crafts busily impeccable pop music with a danceable sway, prominent synths and the charming shared lead vocals of Phoebe Baker and Lou James. But the band does a tremendous job translating its sound to the spare confines of the NPR Music offices.

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Phoenix On World Cafe

Monday, August 12, 2013

The French indie-rock band performs songs from its latest album, Bankrupt!, and the earlier Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix in Philadelphia.

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World Cafe Next: New Country Rehab

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Toronto alt-country band recently released its second album, Ghost Of Your Charms, to rave reviews. Hear two songs from the record on this edition of World Cafe Next.

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The Orpheus Myth Goes Grunge

Monday, August 12, 2013

Sarah McCarry discusses All Our Pretty Songs -- her new fantasy fiction novel that gives the Greek myth of Orpheus a punk rock update.

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Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach Is Broadway's New 'Soul Doctor'

Monday, August 12, 2013

Soul Doctor tells the tale of Shlomo Carlebach, the Jewish rabbi who spread his teachings through music during the mid-20th century.

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The Takeaway

Remembering Eydie Gorme

Monday, August 12, 2013

Eydie Gorme died yesterday at the age of 84 surrounded by her family in Las Vegas, the city where she and her husband Steve Lawrence performed so often and where they got married in 1957. She was famous as a crossover Latin American singer from the Tropicana days of the 1950's. John Hockenberry has this remembrance.

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Ty Segall Talks About His Latest Album, 'Sleeper'

Monday, August 12, 2013

Hear his new album, Sleeper, in its entirety and ask him about it.

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