Studio 89
12:27 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Ivan & Alyosha in Studio 89 on November 11th

Seating is no longer available for Monday’s Studio 89, but you can tune in Monday night at 7pm to listen live.Β  Then, check back Tuesday afternoon for an opportunity to sign up for the next Studio 89.Β 

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The Record
10:03 am
Tue November 5, 2013

A Rational Conversation: Molly Lambert On Music Biopics

The real TLC (from left to right, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins, Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas) in the early-'90s.
Tim Roney Getty Images

"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. It previously appeared at The Daily Swarm.

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Music Interviews
3:04 am
Tue November 5, 2013

'I Built The Platform Myself': M.I.A. On Being Heard

M.I.A.'s fourth album, Matangi, is out now.
Daniel Sannwald Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue November 5, 2013 2:52 pm

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All Songs Considered
12:00 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Broken Bells Shares New Song, Accidentally Channels Bee Gees

Broken Bells β€” James Mercer (left) and Brian Burton (a.k.a. Danger Mouse) β€” are back with a new album. After The Disco is due out in January.
James Minchin

Originally published on Tue November 5, 2013 10:38 am

There's soon to be a new album from Broken Bells β€” the duo of James Mercer (The Shins) and Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) β€” and you're about to find out how it all came together.

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Music Interviews
4:36 am
Sun November 3, 2013

Ashley Monroe: Country Music Has Always 'Sliced Me In The Heart'

Ashley Monroe's latest album is Like a Rose.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun November 3, 2013 12:18 pm

In country music, Ashley Monroe is still a new kid on the block β€” but the 27-year-old artist has already worked with the likes of Wanda Jackson, Jack White and Miranda Lambert, and has also found success writing for other artists, including Carrie Underwood. The singer says her tastes are eclectic, but country has always had an especially tight hold on her.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
2:03 am
Sun November 3, 2013

Ashley Monroe: Tiny Desk Concert

Ashley Monroe performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in September 2013.
Chloe Coleman Chloe Coleman/NPR

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 3:54 pm

In the last few years, Ashley Monroe has cobbled together an impressive country-music pedigree by working alongside both upstarts (Pistol Annies with Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley) and longtime Nashville veterans (Vince Gill produced Monroe's solo album Like a Rose), and even collaborating with Jack White every now

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Music Interviews
6:46 am
Sat November 2, 2013

Midlake Makes The Most Of Its Leader's Departure

Midlake's new album, Antiphon, is out Nov. 5.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon November 4, 2013 12:09 pm

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12:18 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

The Poetry Of Music For "Every Lover Who Ever Loved"

Originally published on Mon November 18, 2013 4:13 pm



And as you just heard, Nikki Giovanni has inspired many people with her poetry and other writings. So we decided to turn the tables and ask what inspires her. As part of our occasional series In Your Ear, Nikki Giovanni shares the music that moves her.

NIKKI GIOVANNI: Hi, this is Nikki Giovanni. I'm a poet. And I'm listening to Jane Monheit, "Save Your Love For Me."


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CD of the Month
3:20 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Los Lobos, "Disconnected in New York City"

The CD of the Month for November comes to you from Los Lobos. It's titled "Disconnected in New York City"


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The Record
2:11 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Lonnie Holley: Self-Made Man

Lonnie Holley.
Courtesy of Force Field PR

Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 2:44 pm

Somebody does something a little different β€” they briefly step off the curb β€” and plenty of folks are ready to dub them a "self-made man" or "self-made woman." But what Lonnie Holley does, and what he has made of himself, demands a whole new term. He truly is his own invention.

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