Rock/Pop/Folk

Rock/Pop/Folk

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · YAWN’s off-kilter new video for the song “Flytrap” is plagued (intentionally) by mistimed cues, faulty gear and more. It’s a strange and trippy scene scored perfectly by the band’s woozy guitar riff.
 

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · John Darnielle’s novel, Wolf in White Van, is about a man who survives a trauma. The songwriter tells Fresh Air about his difficult childhood and finding shelter in music and the Incredible Hulk.
 

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · Sure, Beach Slang’s got a Goo Goo Dolls thing going on. But the shimmering “Dirty Cigarettes” feels lived-in, even ugly, by comparison.
 

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September 16, 2014 | NPR · On this week’s episode, we share new music from the producer Daniel Lanois, a previously unreleased track from a Bedhead box set, solo material from Phil Selway, and recent discovery Niagara.
 

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September 16, 2014 | NPR · From Pre-Colombian sounds to hip-hop, Mexico’s musical heritage is eclectic. To celebrate Mexican Independence Day and National Hispanic Heritage Month, test your knowledge of Mexican music.
 

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September 16, 2014 | NPR · Cave is the subject of a different kind of rock documentary called 20,000 Days on Earth, which attempts to debunk the creative process for what Cave says it actually is: “just hard labor.”
 

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September 15, 2014 | WXPN · Hear two songs from the Dayton band’s new greatest-hits compilation, These Are The Days Gone By.
 

NPR
September 15, 2014 | NPR · The duo’s music marries graceful singing and storytelling with guitars and textures that help create an unforgettable aura.
 

Mountain Stage
September 15, 2014 | NPR · Featuring Wilco’s John Stirratt and Pat Sansone, the band mines ’60s and ’70s rock and its history.
 

KEXP
September 15, 2014 | KEXP · Watch the guitar-loving Nashville garage-punk band tear up “Lite Dream,” live from a Seattle studio.
 

 

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · The Fed said because wage-and-price hikes remain low and growth continues at a moderate pace, interest rates will stay at historic lows for a “considerable time.”
 

September 17, 2014 | NPR · Even though it was backed by both party leaders, the vote split politicians within their own ranks. The final tally on the narrow military measure was 273 to 156.
 

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · Dr. Kent Brantly, an American Ebola survivor, tells NPR what it was like to suffer from the deadly and “humiliating” disease.
 

Arts & Life

September 17, 2014 | NPR · Martin Amis’ latest novel, which takes place in Auschwitz, has already stirred up controversy in Europe according to the New York Times. But reviewer Alan Cheuse calls it the triumph of Amis’ career.
 

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · Hayes, a professor of writing at the University of Pittsburgh, was recognized for “reflecting on race, gender, and family in works that seamlessly encompass both the historical and the personal.”
 

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · How one woman’s quest to bring you the scientific method has resulted in a blog project chock-full of chocolate chip cookie experiments. Wear your oven mitt and bring a glass of milk.
 

Music

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · A slow fade, rather than a hard stop, used to be the popular way to end a pop song. NPR’s Robert Siegel speaks with Slate reporter William Weir about the fade-out’s history and recent decline.
 

Mountain Stage
September 17, 2014 | NPR · The Portland singer counts indie-rock, folk and Celtic musicians among his many collaborators, but here he performs both solo and accompanied by the Mountain Stage band.
 

NPR
September 17, 2014 | NPR · On a steamy morning upstairs in a record lover’s paradise KING laid down a gorgeous version of one of the songs that lit up Twitter three years ago and put the trio on Prince’s radar.
 

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