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Gig Alert: Will Butler

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Butler brother steps away from Arcade Fire limelight for NYC solo debut tonight at Bowery Ballroom. 

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Gig Alert: Kitten

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Anthemic LA synth-pop band plays tonight at Baby's All Right.

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Banditos, 'Cry Baby Cry'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Banditos rolls through history on two wheels, making good, old fashioned Southern roots rock with — on this fun new song — a splash of boogie woogie piano.

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New Mix: Björk, Torres, Boots, More

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

On All Songs Considered this week, we share another great batch of tunes, including new work from Beyonce's collaborator Boots and a brand new song from the great Bill Fay.

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Young Buffalo, 'No Idea'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

In Young Buffalo's new video for the song "No Idea," a young boy builds a robot friend and then sets out to throw a massive party and break all the rules.

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Girl Band, 'Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

These Dublin upstarts, one of SXSW 2015's must-see guitar bands, covered Blawan's underground techno hit, and it actually works.

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Sinkane On World Cafe

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Hear the Brooklyn electro-funk band perform songs from its most concise pop record yet.

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TV On The Radio, Stromae & Courtney Barnett To Play NPR Music's SXSW Showcase

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Our opening night party in Austin — one of the highlights of our year — will feature a genre-spanning lineup that also includes up-and-comers Shamir and Boogie.

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Dry The River, Live In Concert

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Watch the British alt-rock band perform "Gethsemane" live in Boston.

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Torres, Live In The Greene Space

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Listen to the powerful singer-songwriter preview songs from her new record, Sprinter, live in the Greene Space.

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Love, Fear And Lady Lamb: A New Album, And A New Openness

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

As a teenager, Aly Spaltro came up with the whimsical stage name Lady Lamb The Beekeeper. Though she still performs as Lady Lamb, Spaltro is growing up and becoming more comfortable being herself.

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World Cafe Next: Nora Jane Struthers And The Party Line

Monday, March 02, 2015

Hear the alt-country band play songs off their new album and talk about their transition to pop.

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KEXP Presents: Israel Nash

Monday, March 02, 2015

Watch the singer and some talented friends bring his rich, rousing "Rain Plans" to fruition.

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Phox: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, March 02, 2015

The Wisconsin band performs three of its warm, accessible songs in the NPR Music offices.

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BRONCHO, 'NC-17'

Monday, March 02, 2015

BRONCHO's new video, for the song "NC-17," follows a pack of long-haired teenagers as they evade parents, broker drug deals and find more trouble than they bargained for.

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Kim Gordon: Redefining The 'Girl In A Band'

Monday, March 02, 2015

In her new tell-all memoir, the Sonic Youth co-founder reflects on her career in music and art, and her life after the end of her marriage and the band.
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First Listen: Matthew E. White, 'Fresh Blood'

Sunday, March 01, 2015

He wanted to be the behind-the-scenes guy, not the star. But backed by strings, choirs, horns and the house band of his own label, White made a second album that isn't different — just better.

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Sympathy For The Devils

Saturday, February 28, 2015

From Lana Del Rey to Father John Misty, musicians in the current pop moment who expose themselves, warts and all, do so in isolation, without support or challenge from a like-minded community.

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Gig Alert: Beth Hart

Friday, February 27, 2015

Powerhouse singer performs new songs at The Gramercy Theatre on Saturday night.

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Black To Comm, 'Hands'

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Marc Richter's music curves in multiple planes. Fittingly, the surreal and oddly moving video for "Hands" does the same.

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