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The Soundcheck Stream: Women On The Edge

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Soundcheck and special curators assemble more than 12 hours of music from women who influenced and are currently shaping our world.
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Gig Alert: Kitty, Daisy, & Lewis

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sibling trio brings rockabilly vibes to Bowery Ballroom tonight.

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Hear Protomartyr's New Song With The Breeders' Kelley Deal

Monday, April 13, 2015

"Blues Festival," from an upcoming split 7" with Deal's band R. Ring, is full of universal truths. In true Protomartyr fashion, they each begin with the word "don't."

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Chadwick Stokes: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, April 13, 2015

Stokes' songs feel familiar; they're old friends before you're done hearing them for the first time. Watch the Dispatch and State Radio singer perform his solo material live in the NPR Music offices.

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Gig Alert: Adventures

Monday, April 13, 2015

Pittsburgh five-piece makes a massive sound, tonight at Amityville Music Hall. 

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First Listen: Speedy Ortiz, 'Foil Deer'

Sunday, April 12, 2015

What makes the band's second album truly crackle is the way Sadie Dupuis' words interlock with her band's barreling energy and turn-on-a-dime arrangements.

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First Listen: Built To Spill, 'Untethered Moon'

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The amiably fractured rock band sounds both melancholy and sinister on its first album in six years, while maintaining a sound that's approachable and organic.

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First Listen: San Fermin, 'Jackrabbit'

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Some of the pretty grandiosity of the band's debut moves aside to make room for grittier energy, while Jackrabbit roots around for big ideas amid arrangements that clamor and storm.

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First Listen: Alabama Shakes, 'Sound & Color'

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Brittany Howard and her band develop a vision of rock, blues and Southern soul that reaches high but remains practical in its reclamation of what works.

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First Listen: The Alchemist & Oh No, 'Welcome To Los Santos'

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sprawling over 14 songs and two dozen vocal acts, Welcome To Los Santos still holds together as a diverse, modern West Coast rap album, complete with heavy rock, electro and funk influences.

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And The Kids, "Devastation Celebration"

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Watch the all-female indie rock trio And The Kids' delightfully bizarre video for "Devastation Celebration."

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Beach Slang: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, April 10, 2015

James Snyder's euphoric punk anthems become raw and uplifting confessionals in this acoustic set — which includes a new song, "Too Late To Die Young."

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Will Butler On World Cafe

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Butler, a multi-instrumentalist for the band Arcade Fire, performs songs from his new album Policy.

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Larkin Poe On Mountain Stage

Thursday, April 09, 2015

A sister act with a bluegrass past, the Atlanta band now plays raucous Southern rock as a duo.

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KCRW Presents: Toro Y Moi

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Chaz Bundick and his psych-pop band perform a perfect springtime jam called "Empty Nesters."

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Josh Rouse Gets Back Together with Himself

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The restless songwriter visits the Soundcheck studio to play songs from his new album, 'The Embers of Time.'

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Matthew E. White On World Cafe

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The Virginia singer and multi-instrumentalist performs songs from his new album, Fresh Blood.

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Viking's Choice: Red Death, 'Strategic Mass Delirium'

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

One of the pit leaders of today's stellar D.C. hardcore scene is Red Death, a band that more than lives up to its name.

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Viking's Choice: Luxury, 'You Must Change Your Life'

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Many bands take extended breaks to pursue other projects or raise families. Luxury is no different, except that three of its members became Orthodox priests.

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Gig Alert: José González

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Intimate, emotive, and earthy tunes at Music Hall of Williamsburg. 

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