Rock/Pop/Folk

Rock/Pop/Folk

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April 19, 2015 | NPR · The band is performing in its ethnic homeland for the first time, on the centennial of the Armenian genocide. Singer Serj Tankian says that as historical events go, this one couldn’t be more personal.
 

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April 19, 2015 | NPR · New York musician Noah Wall surreptitiously recorded amateurs fiddling with guitars, pianos, keyboards, drums and more at a Guitar Center. He captured a lot of bad music and some wild ambition.
 

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April 18, 2015 | NPR · “I like all kinds of music, and nobody ever told me you gotta pick one, so I never did,” lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard says.
 

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April 18, 2015 | NPR · In the ’60s, the cheap music format was stocked in vending machines and embossed on cereal boxes. Now, magazines like Decibel and bands like Deerhoof are reviving the once-dead flexi disc.
 

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April 17, 2015 | NPR · What’s getting in the way of the much touted resurgence of vinyl albums? There are very few functioning record presses, and nobody’s making new ones.
 

April 17, 2015 | NPR · This week’s mini podcast offers a ten-minute preview of some of the must-have releases for Record Store Day.
 

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April 17, 2015 | NPR · Pygmy Lush doesn’t stray too far from the version of the song heard on MTV Unplugged. But then it brings the Crazy Horse-punk chaos.
 

Calibree Photography
April 17, 2015 | NPR · Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a selection of fills handpicked by Jess Gowrie, drummer for the band Happy Fangs. Hear the fill and match it to the song.
 

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April 17, 2015 | NPR · Of the more than 700 artists in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, only about 8 percent are women. Joan Jett is now one of them.
 

KCRW
April 16, 2015 | KCRW · Watch the British band, which just reunited after 20 years, as it performs “Leave Them All Behind.”
 

 

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Ntokou-Pikounda National Park, DRC
April 19, 2015 | NPR · Bouvier’s red colobus monkey — thought to have disappeared for good from the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo sometime in the 1970s — has been photographed by two researchers.
 

AP
April 19, 2015 | NPR · Former President Bill Clinton and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin spoke at a ceremony remembering the April 19, 1995 bombing — the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history.
 

AP
April 19, 2015 | NPR · The 14-by-3.5-foot cloth, believed by many faithful to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, will be shown to the public until June 24.
 

Arts & Life

NPR
April 19, 2015 | NPR · Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steven Millhauser explores the intersection of small-town familiar life and the bizarre and supernatural in his new short story collection Voices in the Night.
 

Disney
April 19, 2015 | NPR · Macaque monkeys born at the top of society live like royalty. The new film from Disneynature follows a monkey born at the bottom of the pile who struggles to makes a better life for her and her son.
 

April 19, 2015 | NPR · For each word starting with “W,” think of another word, also starting with “W,” that can follow the first to complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
April 19, 2015 | NPR · The band is performing in its ethnic homeland for the first time, on the centennial of the Armenian genocide. Singer Serj Tankian says that as historical events go, this one couldn’t be more personal.
 

NPR
April 19, 2015 | NPR · As graduation nears, the four students of The Howard Project share the songs that have carried them through the past four years — from “He Has His Hands On You” to India.Arie’s “Beautiful Surprise.”
 

Courtesy of Guitar Center
April 19, 2015 | NPR · New York musician Noah Wall surreptitiously recorded amateurs fiddling with guitars, pianos, keyboards, drums and more at a Guitar Center. He captured a lot of bad music and some wild ambition.
 

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