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Music Interviews
12:29 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Brazilian Singer Comes Out From Her Mother's Shadow, Honors Her Legacy

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Tiny Desk Concerts
2:03 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Moon Hooch: Tiny Desk Concert

Moon Hooch performs a Tiny Desk Concert.
Alex Schelldorf NPR

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 1:34 pm

People ask me all the time to name my favorite Tiny Desk Concert. It's my desk and I've seen almost all of the nearly 400 concerts up close. So you'd think this would be easy. Moon Hooch have made it a lot easier.

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Music Interviews
1:32 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

For Audra McDonald, Experience And Raw Emotions Make Better Music

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 1:44 pm

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Live Music
1:04 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Come See Us at this Weekend's Bunbury Music Festival

The 3rd annual Bunbury Music Festival returns to the banks of the Ohio River this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  As  you prepare for the weekend, you'll want to head over to bunburyfestival.com for help with your planning.  First things first.  Check out the lineup for each day and figure out who you want to see and where to see them.  Then, sign in to create your own schedule and share it w

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Music Interviews
5:21 am
Mon July 7, 2014

After Years Of Performing, Lake Street Dive Reaps Sold-Out Shows

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 1:14 pm

The members of the band Lake Street Dive have been making music together for nearly 10 years — but only recently have experienced commercial success. For many years, they toured and sometimes played shows without any audience members.

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Music Interviews
5:21 am
Mon July 7, 2014

How To Create A Song: Lake Street Dive Style

Lake Street Dive's new album is Bad Self Portraits.
Jarrod McCabe Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 1:14 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

We're hearing throughout today's program from Lake Street Dive. The music group has two men, two women, and we'll talk here with them about how to create a song.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "YOU GO DOWN SMOOTH")

LAKE STREET DIVE: (Singing) Would it be true to say that I ordered you? Or was it you that ordered me?

INSKEEP: Like this one. They use jazz instrumentation, more or less - trumpet, stand-up bass, guitar, some drums, voice. They play pop and soul, and draw big following.

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Music
3:21 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Lake Street Dive And The Chemistry Of Harmony

Lake Street Dive's latest album is Bad Self Portraits.
Jarrod McCabe Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 2:23 pm

Lake Street Dive is two men and two women, all in the neighborhood of 30, who met at the New England Conservatory of Music. As a group they use jazz instrumentation, more or less — trumpet, stand-up bass, guitar, some drums — but they play pop and soul, and draw a big following doing it. In fact, a video of them performing on a Boston street corner has been viewed more than 2 million times.

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Music Interviews
5:05 pm
Sun July 6, 2014

Years After 'The Killing Moon,' Echo & The Bunnymen Still At It

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 6:55 pm

The band Echo & The Bunnymen has released its first new album in five years, called Meteorites. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with frontman Ian McCulloch about the release.

Music Interviews
5:06 pm
Sat July 5, 2014

Longtime Rockers NRBQ Get Down To 'Brass Tacks' In New Album

Originally published on Sat July 5, 2014 7:14 pm

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KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:

We're back with ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Kelly McEvers.

(SOUNDBITE OF NEW RHYTHM AND BLUES QUARTET SONG)

NRBQ: (Singing) Why don't you sit in my lap, kiss me and give me a hug. You know that I'm thinking of...

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Tiny Desk Concerts
11:41 am
Sat July 5, 2014

The Foreign Exchange: Tiny Desk Concert

The Foreign Exchange performs at the Tiny Desk in May 2014.
Meredith Rizzo Meredith Rizzo/NPR

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 9:25 am

While on a world tour to support their fourth album, Love in Flying Colors, The Foreign Exchange stopped by the Tiny Desk to rev up a Friday afternoon. I've followed Phonte Coleman and Nicolay in their 10 years as a band — and it's evident their writing and production are honest and downright pungent at times. But when it's time to perform, it's all about fun.

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