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Scott Ian, 'That Guy From Anthrax' Has A New Memoir; 'Stations Of The Elevated' Revisited; Sinkane Plays Live

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Scott Ian of the metal band Anthrax has a new memoir; Revisiting the graffiti and music documentary Stations Of The Elevated with its director; Sinkane performs in the Soundcheck studio.

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Hear: Marco Benevento, Live On Soundcheck

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Marco Benevento is known primarily for his instrumental work, but that all changes on his latest release Swift.

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Black Prairie On World Cafe

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Started by members of The Decemberists as a side project, the band finds a new direction on Fortune.

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WAMU's Bandwidth Presents: Ex Hex

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Watch Mary Timony's ferocious new band let loose on "Everywhere" at WAMU's D.C. headquarters.

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Elisa Ambrogio, 'Superstitious'

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The lead singer of Magik Markers will release her first solo record on Oct. 21. Watch a video for the album's arresting opening track, directed by Naomi Yang of Galaxie 500.

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Bryan Ferry Returns With 'Avonmore' And An All-Star Cast Of Friends

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Roxy Music frontman brought in an all-star cast for his latest album "Avonmore": The Smiths' Johnny Marr, Flea playing a Damien Hirst-decorated axe, and Ferry's own son on drums.

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Gig Alert: The Shivas

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fuzzed out surf rock ensemble plays Cake Shop tonight. Download "Ride On."

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Bryan Ferry On His New Album; 'On The Town' Back On Broadway; Wordless Music Orchestra Plays 'Tubular Bells'

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bryan Ferry discusses his new album, Avonmore; Leonard Bernstein's 'On The Town' is back on Broadway; Wordless Music Orchestra plays Tubular Bells in the Soundcheck studio.

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New Mix: Röyksopp, Hozier, Deerhoof, More

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

On this week's All Songs Considered, we share buzzing Canadian rock, lush Latin pop, dreamy Norwegian dance music, English punk and more.

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Bono On World Cafe

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The U2 singer discusses the unconventional release of his band's new album, Songs Of Innocence.

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When Music And Politics Collide; Sari Botton's 'Unshakable Love For New York'; Ariel Pink Plays Live

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mario Correa on the intersection of music and politics. Sari Botton on her latest book. And Ariel Pink performs in the Soundcheck studio.

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World Cafe Next: Lily & Madeleine

Monday, October 13, 2014

You can't beat sibling harmony.

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KEXP Presents: The New Pornographers

Monday, October 13, 2014

Watch the Canadian supergroup power through "Brill Bruisers," the title track from their latest album.

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Thirteen Under 30: Hear The Young Artists Who've Knocked Our Socks Off

Monday, October 13, 2014

A survey of some of the best young talent that has played live in our studio.

First Listen: Horse Feathers, 'So It Is With Us'

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The chamber-folk band's fifth album feels unerringly graceful — a quality that transcends tempo and tone, infusing every song with enough beauty to overwhelm sadness.

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First Listen: Thurston Moore, 'The Best Day'

Sunday, October 12, 2014

In the wake of Sonic Youth's collapse, Moore's new solo album is almost calming in its familiarity, particularly as it recalls a minor-key update of SY's well-loved late-'90s salvo A Thousand Leaves.

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First Listen: 'Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell'

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Red Hot Organization pays tribute to an inimitable character on a double-length tribute, with help from Robyn, Sufjan Stevens, Hot Chip, Phosphorescent, Blood Orange, Scissor Sisters and more.

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Let's Hear That One More Time, In Icelandic

Friday, October 10, 2014

Singer-songwriter Ásgeir shattered records in his native Iceland with his first album. This year he re-released it in English — but he says the originals have had an uncanny staying power.

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In A World... With Lake Bell; Tumi Molekane Performs Live; That Was A Hit?!? On Prince's 'Batdance'

Friday, October 10, 2014

Actress Lake Bell talks about her directorial debut, In A World. South African rapper Tumi Molekane plays in the Soundcheck studio. Looking back at Prince's song from Batman.

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Southern Rock And Celebrating 40 Years Of 'Free Bird!'

Thursday, October 09, 2014

In his new book Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock, Scott B. Bomar delves into the history of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Southern rock staple and more.

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