Music Videos

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Few artists thrill and captivate live as much as Rodrigo y Gabriela. So it’s fitting that the duo’s new video, for “The Russian Messenger,” is a no-frills performance highlighting their guitar work.
 

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April 14, 2014 | NPR · Barnett can tell you a story like she’s your best friend, provided your best friend is a funny Australian poet. Hear three of her thoughtful, acerbic rambles, including the new “Depreston.”
 

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April 14, 2014 | NPR · For his surreal and wildly infectious new video, Atlanta soul singer Curtis Harding took visual cues from ’70s and ’80s cigarette and headphone ads, along with some staple Isley Brothers music videos.
 

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April 14, 2014 | KEXP · After a relentless outpouring of music in the last 30 years, the Crowded House and Split Enz veteran has returned with more. Watch Neil Finn perform “Driving Me Mad,” from his new album Dizzy Heights.
 

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April 13, 2014 | bandwidth · The dance-pop side project of Mountain Man’s Amelia Meath and Megafaun’s Nick Sanborn visits with Bandwidth, the music arm of Washington, D.C.’s WAMU. Watch Sylvan Esso perform “Coffee” live.
 

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April 12, 2014 | NPR · The unabashedly earnest and sentimental folksinger stops by the NPR Music offices for an intimate glimpse of three sweet songs from his new album, Grass Punks.
 

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April 11, 2014 | NPR · “I got a job. I like my job, it’s cool. But I’m sitting there writing raps,” says the Houstonian. “I go out to the club and I’m like, ‘Damn, I got this verse in my head.’”
 

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April 10, 2014 | NPR · TRUST is the dreamy electronic project of Robert Alfons. In his latest video, for the song “Capitol,” he floats in space serenading a mesmerized young woman. TRUST’s latest album is Joyland.
 

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April 10, 2014 | NPR · Tijoux’s hip-hop style and thoughtful lyrics are informed by music from all over the world. Watch the French-born Chilean musician perform the title track from her new album, Vengo, in the studio.
 

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April 9, 2014 | NPR · If you know Ciroc and Patron, you may well be listening to a lot of songs that name-check brand-name alcohol. And if you’re a teenager, you may be binge drinking a lot more, researchers say.
 

 

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Intelligence Squared U.S.
April 16, 2014 | NPR · Narcissistic and ill-prepared for the future? Or civic-minded and entrepreneurial? Two teams tackle stereotypes and realities about young Americans in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Lawmakers have proposed a bill that would make the Bible the state’s official book, but critics say it is unconstitutional and would open Louisiana up to legal challenges.
 

April 16, 2014 | NPR · U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland called the state’s ban on abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy “invalid and unconstitutional.”
 

Arts & Life

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · We do grouse about the weather, it’s true. But it’s miraculous, if you think about it, that we still manage to get excited about spring at all, given that it happens every year.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren’t afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Libby Hill looks at the worlds of televised drag competition and professional wrestling, and finds that the flash, art and gender performance of the forms make them more alike than they might seem.
 

Music

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · In celebration of Record Store Day, the latest All Songs Considered mix features never-before-heard cuts from The Boss and more.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Few artists thrill and captivate live as much as Rodrigo y Gabriela. So it’s fitting that the duo’s new video, for “The Russian Messenger,” is a no-frills performance highlighting their guitar work.
 

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April 15, 2014 | NPR · Longtime friends and collaborators Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter headline the numerous performing artists, ensembles and recordings awarded for achievement in the year 2013.
 

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