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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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Music Interviews
7:42 am
Sat April 5, 2014

Puerto Rico's Most-Loved And Most-Hated Band

Originally published on Sat April 5, 2014 11:11 am

The bad boys of Puerto Rico have grown up. Step brothers Rene Perez Joglar and Eduardo Cabra of Calle 13 have a new album that takes a more thoughtful route to deliver their message.

Deceptive Cadence
4:30 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

A Time Capsule From A Soviet-Era Childhood

Music from the Suitcase: A Collection of Russian Miniatures
Corey Hayes Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu April 10, 2014 3:49 pm

Violinist Yevgeny Kutik was born in 1985 in the city of Minsk, in what is now Belarus. When he was 4 years old, his parents decided it was time to leave the country and come to America.

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A Blog Supreme
1:53 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

A Guitarist Starts Anew, Except For This Old Song

Matthew Stevens will record his debut album this year.
Maximilian Motel Courtesy of the artist

Matt Stevens' recorded debut as a leader was supposed to have come out back in 2011.

"I had a record that was completely done," the guitarist says. "But circumstances change, and by the time it came to release it, I wanted to do something totally fresh."

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Microphone Check
1:10 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Lunice: 'I Ain't Doing What That Guy Did'

Lunice, center, being interviewed by Microphone Check's Ali Shaheed Muhammed, left, and Frannie Kelley, right.
NPR

Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 11:02 am

Lunice is a DJ and producer from Montreal who got his start B-Boying. He works under his own name and, with Hudson Mohawke, in TNGHT. While in Austin, Texas, he rolled up on Microphone Check co-hosts Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelley in a loaner Bentley, sat down in a sunny backyard (that bordered another backyard full of dogs) and spoke on his performance style, learning from the greats and reading autobiographies.

Credits:

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CD of the Month
12:12 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Nickel Creek, "A Dotted Line"

nonesuch.com

The CD of the Month for April comes to you from Nickel Creek. It's titled "A Dotted Line"

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From the Boston Globe's review:

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