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KEXP Presents: The Barr Brothers

Monday, December 15, 2014

Live in the studio, the Montreal folk-rock band performs an intimate take on "Come In The Water."

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Soundcheck

Foxing: Fine-Grained, Emotional Art Rock

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hear the St. Louis, Missouri band make emotionally-fraught art-rock in the Soundcheck studio. 

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Public Radio's 10 Breakout Artists Of 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hosts from across the country share their favorite new discoveries, from Niia to Hozier.

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12 Days Of Soundcheck: Primus Pumps Its 'Fisticuffs'

Monday, December 15, 2014

Download a live performance of "Fisticuffs", which one could imagine taking place on the Island of Misfit Toys.

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The Year's Best Music

Monday, December 15, 2014

WNYC
From a scorching breakthrough performance on Letterman to the Scandinavian explosion, Soundcheck host John Schaefer shares his favorite musical moments of 2014.
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All Things Considered

'Voices Within The Music': A Brief History Of Guitar Effects

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Be it an effects pedal or a hole stabbed in an amp, distortion and sound manipulation have long been part of rock 'n' roll's DNA.

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Elephant Stone On World Cafe

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Montreal band combines the sounds of Indian classical music and '60s psychedelic rock.

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KCRW Presents: Real Estate

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The band showcases its sunny, laid-back sound in a studio performance of "Talking Backwards."

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Robin Hilton's Top 10 Albums Of 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Singer-songwriters dominate the list of All Songs Considered host Robin Hilton's favorite albums of 2014, but the pick that tops the list is a monstrous, breathtaking rock assault.

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The Only 'Silent Nights' You Need

Thursday, December 11, 2014

"Silent Night" is not just a great Christmas song. It's a great song. Period. Here are the five best versions of the most-recorded holiday tune of all time.
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Soundcheck

Watch: Echosmith, Live On Soundcheck

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

It's what all the cool kids are listening to. Watch Echosmith perform its latest single "Bright" in the Soundcheck studio.

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Robyn Hitchcock On World Cafe

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The former member of The Soft Boys makes psychedelic folk rock with a tender, surreal bent.

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Yusuf/Cat Stevens: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Nearly 50 years after his first album, the singer-songwriter performs two new songs and two classics: "The First Cut Is the Deepest" and "Father and Son."

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All Things Considered

Just Who Is That 'Mean Old Daddy'?

Monday, December 08, 2014

Cary Raditz, 68, gives his side of the story behind Joni Mitchell's 1972 song about him.

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Peter Matthew Bauer On World Cafe

Monday, December 08, 2014

The former Walkmen bassist and keyboardist's solo material floats with an easy swing.

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Song Premiere: San Fermin, 'Parasites'

Monday, December 08, 2014

After a quiet opening passage, "Parasites" gets jarringly loud and frenetic, like several songs laid atop one another.

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WKRP In Perpetuity

Saturday, December 06, 2014

The AM radio station that gave the late 1970s series WKRP in Cincinnati its name was better than most real radio stations of its era. A new reissue includes most of the songs broadcast on the show.

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'Oxford American' Waltzes Across Texas

Saturday, December 06, 2014

The magazine's new Southern Music issue is all about Texas, from Bob Wills to Ornette Coleman.

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Public Radio's Most Played Songs Of 2014

Friday, December 05, 2014

Listen to a 24/7 mix of this year's highlights, including hits from Hozier, St. Vincent and more.

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Sons Of Bill On Mountain Stage

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Three brothers attribute their love of music to their father and namesake, Bill Wilson.

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