Music

Live in Concert
5:01 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

tUnE-yArDs In Concert

Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, performing live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
NPR

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 10:26 am

A live performance by tUnE-yArDs is as thrilling and unshakeable as the music itself. For this set, recorded live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., Merrill Garbus, the mad genius behind tUnE-yArDs brought along two frenetic dancers and backup singers, an extra percussionist, a bassist, and two enormous pairs of glittery blue eyes that stared the audience down from the back of the stage.

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Music
1:14 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

The Wailers Carry On Bob Marley's Legacy

Originally published on Tue June 17, 2014 8:20 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

If you are a fan of reggae - and you know what? - even if you aren't, then you certainly know Bob Marley and the Wailers.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "IS THIS LOVE")

BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS: (Singing) I want to love you and treat you right. I want to love you, every day and every night. We'll be together.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
8:03 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Marian McLaughlin: Tiny Desk Concert

Meredith Rizzo NPR

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 3:29 pm

Marian McLaughlin is a unique musician based in the Washington/Baltimore area, and because she's lived in D.C., I've had a chance to watch her grow. She's an artist on her own path, making music like few others.

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Music Interviews
2:03 am
Sat June 7, 2014

What Philip Glass And Tommy Tutone Have In Common

Former Tommy Tutone member Jim Keller has just released his third solo album.
G M D THREE Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 10:30 am

As a member of the band Tommy Tutone, Jim Keller co-wrote one of the biggest hits of the 1980s: the anthemic "867-5309/Jenny." But his resume also includes another end of the musical spectrum: Keller also manages composer Philip Glass. Somewhere in between, there's his current individual career. The musician has just released his third solo album, Heaven Can Wait.

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All Songs Considered
8:52 am
Thu June 5, 2014

After Learning To Loosen Up, Spoon Readies Its Return: The All Songs Interview

Spoon.
Tom Hines Courtesy Of The Artist

Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 10:30 am

Spoon's first album in four years is called They Want My Soul. It won't be released until Aug. 5, but frontman Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno recently joined All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to play some of the record and share the stories behind it. You can hear the full interview using the link above, or read edited highlights below.

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Music Interviews
2:35 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Bob Mould's Beautiful, Ruinous Life In Punk

Bob Mould's latest album is Beauty & Ruin.
Jay Blakesberg Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon June 9, 2014 3:26 pm

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Music
10:00 am
Tue June 3, 2014

DCCH Music and Arts Festival...Fun for a Good Cause

DCCH Center for Children and Families was founded in 1848 as an orphanage. It has operated continuously since then, providing care for children in Kentucky. Every child at DCCH has been removed from their families by the state of Kentucky due to extreme physical, sexual and emotional abuse. The Residential Treatment Program at DCCH cares for 40 children on a 24 hour/day basis. DCCH provides each child with shelter, food, clothing, education, therapy and recreational activities.

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The Record
8:30 am
Tue June 3, 2014

A Rational Conversation: Album Trailers, Really?

A still from the album trailer for Daft Punk's Random Access Memories.
Courtesy of Columbia Records

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Music Interviews
4:36 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

From A Band On The Border, The Stories That Shape 'South Of Nowhere'

Spanish Gold brings together Dante Schwebel (left), Patrick Hallahan (center) and Adrian Quesada.
Alysse Gafkjen Courtesy of Sacks & Co.

Originally published on Tue June 3, 2014 11:33 am

Spanish Gold is a band out of South Texas, and the band's debut album, South of Nowhere, draws inspiration from life on the U.S.-Mexico border. Singer Dante Schwebel discusses the band's sound and the meanings behind the lyrics.

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
2:32 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Simone Dinnerstein: Tiny Desk Concert

Simone Dinnerstein performs a Tiny Desk Concert in April 2014.
Jim Tuttle NPR

Almost any pianist, from a budding beginner to a pro like Simone Dinnerstein, will tell you that one of the basic techniques of keyboard playing is also the toughest to master: making your hands to do separate things simultaneously.

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