Music Videos

NPR
October 20, 2014 | NPR · D’Amato’s new album The Shipwreck From The Shore can feel Motown-y, garage-y and Springsteen-y, and all that production serves his songs well. But here the Tiny Desk, his music is sparer.
 

KEXP
October 20, 2014 | KEXP · Watch the eclectic English rock band perform “Bloodflood Pt. II” from its new second album, This Is All Yours, live from a Seattle studio.
 

NPR
October 18, 2014 | NPR · The Icelandic singer’s voice is angelic and yearning, his songs simple and universal. At the Tiny Desk, his raw, slowed-down arrangements bring a sense of grace to what were already elegant songs.
 

KCRW
October 16, 2014 | KCRW · Scottish by birth and Italian by blood, Nutini frequently tops the charts in Europe. Watch his soulful performance of “Let Me Down Easy,” the second single from his new album Caustic Love.
 

NPR Music
October 16, 2014 | NPR · A group of European gypsy jazz masters closed out the Newport Jazz Festival with a dazzling set full of flying fingers. After everyone left, we asked the players to perform one more just for us.
 

WAMU
October 15, 2014 | bandwidth · Watch Mary Timony’s ferocious new band let loose on “Everywhere” at WAMU’s D.C. headquarters.
 

Courtesy of the artist
October 15, 2014 | NPR · The lead singer of Magik Markers will release her first solo record on Oct. 21. Watch a video for the album’s arresting opening track, directed by Naomi Yang of Galaxie 500.
 

NPR
October 14, 2014 | NPR · A Jimi Hendrix influence informs The Bots’ bluesy moments, both in the guitar and in Mikaiah Lei’s voice. There’s also a great rock-duo punch that recalls The White Stripes or JEFF The Brotherhood.
 

YouTube
October 14, 2014 | NPR · The instrumental group Steelism playfully blends vintage styles. It gets a perfect visual accompaniment with a parody of old British educational science videos in its video for “Marfa Lights.”
 

Courtesy of KEXP
October 13, 2014 | KEXP · Watch the Canadian supergroup power through “Brill Bruisers,” the title track from their latest album.
 

 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · When medical student Robert Snyder visited Rio de Janeiro last summer to do volunteer work, he learned the hard way that Birkenstock clogs are not a wise footwear choice.
 

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October 21, 2014 | KHN · To contain costs, some plans are capping how much they will pay for certain routine procedures, such as knee replacements. Patients can be on the hook for anything over the limit.
 

Quoctrung Bui
October 21, 2014 | NPR · For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.
 

Arts & Life

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · The online retailer has reached a multiyear deal with Simon & Schuster, one of the “Big Five” U.S. publishers. Meanwhile, Amazon’s pricing dispute with Hachette Book Group persists.
 

TED
October 21, 2014 | NPR · Psychologist Meg Jay answers your questions on making the most of your twenties — the developmental sweet spot — that defines the rest of your life.
 

AP
October 21, 2014 | NPR · A new biography of the Russian political prankster/author/revolutionary Edward Limonov asks what turns out to be an unanswerable question: What’s Limonov thinking, and what does he really want?
 

Music

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October 21, 2014 | WXPN · The D.C. band plays briskly catchy, piano-based pop songs from its self-titled fourth record.
 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani was among those who denounced The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams, calling it anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.
 

MTV
October 21, 2014 | NPR · MTV premiered R.E.M.’s first music video in the summer of 1981. On Nov. 24, the network will release REMTV, a six-DVD set that includes live performances, television interviews, and a new documentary.
 

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