Music

Deceptive Cadence
5:53 am
Sun November 23, 2014

For The Season, Trio Mediaeval Spans Centuries

Trio Mediaeval is (from left) Berit Opheim, Anna Maria Friman and Linn Andrea Fulgseth.
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Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 1:26 pm

For all those who just can't bear to hear "Jingle Bell Rock" or any of the other Yuletide earworms that will invade shopping malls and radio waves in the coming months, Norway's Trio Mediaeval has some new old music for the holiday season.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
8:03 am
Sat November 22, 2014

J Mascis: Tiny Desk Concert

Susan Hale Thomas NPR

The loudest guy in the world came to the Tiny Desk to perform some of his quietest music. Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis, for years a guy who's turned my ears red, showed up armed with just an acoustic guitar. I even had an amp for that guitar all lined up, but he decided to not plug in.

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Music Articles
2:03 am
Sat November 22, 2014

In 'The Homesman,' Wind Is The Sound Of Insanity

"I want it to be folksy, but surrounded by madness," director Tommy Lee Jones told The Homesman's composers.
Dawn Jones Roadside Attractions

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 11:21 am

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Music Interviews
2:03 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Bryan Adams Celebrates The Classics On New Covers Album

Bryan Adams' new album of covers is titled Tracks Of My Years.
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Originally published on Sun January 4, 2015 5:06 pm

Bryan Adams' "Summer Of '69" has inspired many a late night in a karaoke bar.

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TED Radio Hour
9:21 am
Fri November 21, 2014

How Does Singing Help Achieve Stillness?

"Singing for me is sweet relief. It is the only time when I feel fluent." - Megan Washington
Jean-Jacques Halans TED

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Quiet

About Megan Washington's TED Talk

Megan Washington is one of Australia's most popular singer-songwriters, and since childhood she has had a stutter. She discusses how she finds quiet and serenity in singing.

About Megan Washington

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All Songs Considered
3:09 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Sleater-Kinney 2.0: The Band Talks About Its First Album In 10 Years

Sleater-Kinney's Janet Weiss (left), Carrie Brownstein (center) and Corin Tucker (right) join All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to discuss new album No Cities To Love.
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Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 2:46 pm

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Studio 89
12:00 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Studio 89 with Kentucky Struts

WNKU welcomes Kentucky Struts to Studio 89 on November 24th.

Request your seats for the next Studio 89 today.

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The Record
8:03 am
Tue November 18, 2014

A Rational Conversation: Can The Delayed Album Curse Be Lifted?

Azealia Banks.
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Music Interviews
5:11 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

Bryan Ferry: A Classic Crooner Informed By The Art-Rock Movement

Originally published on Sun November 16, 2014 9:00 pm

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Transcript

ARUN RATH, HOST:

OK, Bryan Ferry's recording career in 60 seconds.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "DO THE STRAND")

ROXY MUSIC: (Singing) There's a new sensation.

RATH: It started in 1972 with the art-rock jolt of Roxy Music.

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Music Interviews
5:52 pm
Sat November 15, 2014

When The Lights Go Down, Who Will Hear 'The Last Transmission'?

Filmmaker and musician Melvin Van Peebles' new album with the London band The Heliocentrics is titled The Last Transmission.
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Originally published on Sat November 15, 2014 9:35 pm

A lot of popular musicians in the 1960s and '70s showed a passionate interest in getting extremely high — higher than any human had ever been.

We're talking, of course, about space exploration. David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Sun Ra, Funkadelic; all contributed to our shared space mythology. That doesn't happen so much these days.

But a new record from London band The Heliocentrics is a welcome, and trippy, exception.

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