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The Record
12:07 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

God, Drugs And Lizard Aliens: Yep, It's Country Music

Sturgill Simpson's second album, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, takes inspiration from both Ray Charles and research into near-death experiences.
Crackerfarm Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 8:51 am

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Studio 89
11:53 am
Tue April 15, 2014

STUDIO 89: Mark Stuart on April 21

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Microphone Check
5:30 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

E-40: 'I'm On The West Coast, Eating'

E-40.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 9:28 am

  • E-40 With Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley

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Studio 89
12:00 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Studio 89: Jimbo Mathus on Monday, April 14th

Jimbo Mathus
www.bestofneworleans.com

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The Record
8:03 am
Tue April 8, 2014

A Rational Conversation: A European's View On Coachella And U.S. Festivals

The view at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif.
Christopher Polk Getty Images

Originally published on Tue April 8, 2014 11:16 am

"A Rational Conversation" is a column by writer Eric Ducker in which he gets on iChat or Gchat or the phone or whatever with a special guest to examine a music-related subject that's entered the pop culture consciousness.

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

The Both: Tiny Desk Concert

Aimee Mann and Ted Leo perform together as The Both at a Tiny Desk Concert in February 2014.
Jim Tuttle NPR

Originally published on Tue April 8, 2014 2:05 pm

Singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo are often at opposite ends of the volume knob. But what started as separate sets during a mutual tour, then a few walk-ons during Leo's solo set, is now an adventure in collaboration and mutual songwriting — and the birth of The Both. Months after this Tiny Desk Concert, which we recorded in February, there's an album.

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Music Interviews
12:56 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

LiV Warfield Lets Her 'Unexpected' Voice Out

NPR

Originally published on Mon April 7, 2014 2:20 pm

Growing up, LiV Warfield's friends and family had no inkling that the track athlete could sing and write songs. But when she moved away from home, the artist inside her came out.

That hidden talent now has her in the spotlight; recently she's been on stage at the Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Her sound has been described as edgy and soulful. And her lyrical prowess has landed her support from music luminaries like Prince.

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Music Interviews
4:59 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

The Coming Robot Army Just Wants To Rock

British musician Tom Jenkinson, a.k.a. Squarepusher.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun April 6, 2014 6:50 pm

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Music
11:22 am
Sun April 6, 2014

Family Musical Legacy Is No Burden For 'Carter Girl'

Originally published on Mon April 7, 2014 8:48 am

Transcript

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LITTLE BLACK TRAIN")

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

That's a song called "Little Black Train" recorded in 1930's by a group recognized as the first family of country music, the Carter Family. A.P. Carter wrote it, and he sings it here with his wife, Sarah, and sister-in-law, Maybelle Carter. Fast-forward to the present day. Another member of the family has put her own spin on the song - Maybelle's granddaughter, Carlene Carter.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LITTLE BLACK TRAIN")

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Music Interviews
5:12 pm
Sat April 5, 2014

A Music Of Exile: Haiti During The Duvalier Years

Haiti Direct: Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds, 1960-1978
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat April 5, 2014 6:19 pm

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