Daoud Tyler-Ameen

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Encore: The Many Musical Careers Of Katie Crutchfield

Monday, July 22, 2013

Alabama-born singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield broke through to a bigger audience last year by releasing an aching, bare-bones solo album. Her follow-up album came out in March. (This story originally aired on Weekend Edition Sunday on June 23, 2013.)

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Waxahatchee: A Lonesome Voice, Raised In Basements

Sunday, June 23, 2013

"I kind of came to everyone and was like, 'Guys. What if we call it ... Blue.' "

Katie Crutchfield's eyes light up as she says this last word, but her smile turns sheepish as she recounts what her bandmates, on hearing the pitch, gently reminded her: There's already a ...


First Listen: Lemuria, 'The Distance Is So Big'

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Lemuria's The Distance Is So Big opens with 40-odd seconds of droning, which gradually reveals itself to be a collage of human howls. It's cold and weird; even as the voices grow louder and clearer, they still feel vacant and remote. Closer and closer they come, until you can practically ...


Cayucas Spins A Twinkly Summer Daydream

Friday, April 05, 2013

Consider the one-man band: those brainy, studio-savvy musicians who can get the right sound out of any instrument they pick up. Solitary reflection is a given in their process, and that helps make them natural vessels for songs about summer romance — the most poignant of which take place long ...


Music, The Food Of 'Amour'

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Film scores are, by and large, manipulative. They do their work at the periphery of the senses, signaling danger, heralding victory, prodding us toward fear and joy in time with the unfolding story. Crucially, they are also empathic, letting us in on what the actors' words or faces may not ...


Cesária Évora, Grammy-Winning Cape Verdean Singer, Has Died

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cesária Évora, the Grammy-winning singer from the West African island nation of Cape Verde, has died, the Associated Press reported Saturday. She was 70.

Évora was perhaps the most widely known performer of morna, a style of music indigenous to Cape Verde. She began singing professionally when ...


Gig Alerts: The Tallest Man on Earth

Monday, September 27, 2010

Blog-buzzy Kristian Matsson, a.k.a. The Tallest Man on Earth, plays Webster hall tonight. Download his "King of Spain" here.


No Cover: Owen Pallett

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Owen Pallett, the violin-pop mastermind formerly known as Final Fantasy, recently took the stage of the Grand Ballroom at Webster Hall. Stream his entire set right here.

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Gig Alerts: Susana Baca

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Afro-Peruvian singer songwriter takes the stage at Le Poisson Rouge on Sunday. Download her take on "El Bosque Armado (La Canoa)," penned by the Peruvian great Chabuca Granda.


Gig Alerts: Kings Go Forth

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

This ten-strong group of soul revivalists plays the Mercury Lounge tonight. Download their fierce dancefloor number, "One Day."


Gig Alerts: Jahdan Blakkamore

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Brooklyn-based MC plays Santos Party House tonight. Download his auto-tune-happy dub track, "The General."


No Cover: Meshell Ndegeocello

Monday, April 19, 2010

The genre-defying songwriter performed three midnight sets at Joe's Pub earlier this month. Stream one of them in its entirety here.

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Gig Alerts: Mi Ami

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mi Ami brings their dance-punk party to Cake Shop tonight. Download their groove-heavy track "Latin Lover."


No Cover: Malachai

Monday, April 12, 2010

The enigmatically named Gee and Scott, better known as Malachai, brought their fuzzed-out patchwork pop to Le Poisson Rouge in March. Stream the whole show for free right here.


Gig Alerts: Pepi Ginsberg

Friday, April 09, 2010

The Brooklyn songstress will play at Loading Dock tonight before heading to the West Coast to tour with Dr. Dog. Download the slightly off-kilter "Coca Cola" from her new album East Is East.


Social Mixer: Kim Ann Foxman

Thursday, April 01, 2010

You might know Kim Ann Foxman as the slim-framed, Morissey-coiffed vocalist of Hercules and Love Affair — but she's also a celebrated New York DJ. Stream a playlist of her favorite songs to spin.


Social Mixer: DJ Moni

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Moni is a multimedia artist who has made her biggest mark as DJ, spinning the soul, funk, Latin, Caribbean and hip hop music that shaped her childhood. Stream her playlist.


No Cover: The Black Twig Pickers

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Black Twig Pickers had just released a collaborative album with their buddy Jack Rose when he died this winter. Last month, the group assembled at Issue Project Room to pay tribute.


Gig Alerts: Love Is All

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Swedish pop quintet Love Is All is playing Maxwell's on Saturday, alongside Crystal Stilts and Beachniks. Download their song "Kungen" here.