Music Videos

KCRW
November 20, 2014 | KCRW · The former Rilo Kiley singer performs her new song “She’s Not Me” at Los Angeles’ Apogee Studios.
 

WGBH
November 18, 2014 | WGBH · Watch the Alabama soul band’s earthshaking performance of the opening track from its debut album, Half The City.
 

Courtesy of the artists
November 18, 2014 | NPR · This is the best thing you’ll watch all day. It turns out J. Willgoose, Esq. and Wrigglesworth, the two unassuming guys behind the band Public Service Broadcasting, have some killer moves.
 

Q2 Music
November 17, 2014 | Q2 · The composer and singer describes her own sound as “folk music from another planet.” Q2 visits the Tribeca loft that’s been home to Monk’s white-hot creative energies for more than 40 years.
 

KEXP
November 17, 2014 | KEXP · Seattle native Mike Hadreas performs “Queen” from Too Bright, his third album as Perfume Genius.
 

NPR
November 15, 2014 | NPR · The veteran Austin singer-songwriter, whose voice sounds familiar yet new, joins his stunning voice with that of touring partner (and Tiny Desk veteran) Gaby Moreno.
 

NPR
November 10, 2014 | NPR · Watch the vocal group sing new music with yelps, yodels and fine harmonies tightly spun.
 

AFP/Getty Images
November 9, 2014 | NPR · They’re some of the most popular musicians in West Africa, joining voices to sing (mainly in French but also in some local languages) about defeating an “invisible enemy.”
 

NPR
November 8, 2014 | NPR · Reflecting its ancestral roots in Panama, this rousing band from Kansas City mixes languages, styles and eras with infectious energy.
 

Courtesy of the artist
November 7, 2014 | NPR · It turns out there’s a cheap, easy fix for misery. It’s not Prozac or electroshock therapy. More of a lobotomy, really. Simply slip a small computer chip between your eyebrows and become a robot.
 

 

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News

Xinhua /Landov
November 21, 2014 | NPR · Madagascar reports hundreds of plague cases each year. Health officials are concerned that this year’s outbreak could grow rapidly now that it has reached a densely-populated city.
 

AP
November 21, 2014 | NPR · Monday night’s game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets is being played in Michigan, and tickets are being given away at no charge. Some Bills players began their trips on snowmobiles.
 

AFP/Getty Images
November 21, 2014 | NPR · The final report by the House Intelligence Committee concludes the CIA “ensured sufficient security for CIA facilities in Benghazi and … bravely assisted the State Department” on Sept. 11, 2012.
 

Arts & Life

Roadside Attractions
November 22, 2014 | NPR · Two composers became instrument builders to score the film, set in the pioneer days of the American West. “We both knew what the movie sounded like. We just had to find it,” Tommy Lee Jones says.
 

November 21, 2014 | NPR · President Obama announced an executive action on immigration this week. For an in-depth look at the issue, author Gustavo Arellano recommends two nonfiction collections about Mexican immigrants.
 

Black Bear Pictures
November 21, 2014 | NPR · Cumberbatch stars in The Imitation Game, as the British mathematician who helped break German codes. “It’s a war thriller, it’s a love story and a tragic testament to a genius wronged,” he says.
 

Music

Roadside Attractions
November 22, 2014 | NPR · Two composers became instrument builders to score the film, set in the pioneer days of the American West. “We both knew what the movie sounded like. We just had to find it,” Tommy Lee Jones says.
 

Courtesy of the artist
November 22, 2014 | NPR · The Canadian musician leaves the singing of his songs to karaoke stars around the world, and instead goes for hits by Bob Dylan, Ray Charles and others on Tracks Of My Years.
 

Courtesy of the artist
November 21, 2014 | NPR · Blanton sits down with host Michael Feinstein to discuss what makes a song memorable. Blanton performs her own “Smoke Alarm,” and Feinstein joins in for the standard “Two Sleepy People.”
 

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