1. Posted on 21 October, 2014

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Carrie Brownstein by Parker Fitzgerald


Sleater-Kinney Reunites, Announces New Album
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    Carrie Brownstein by Parker Fitzgerald

    Sleater-Kinney Reunites, Announces New Album

    Also: Carrie and Fred Armisen on  Fresh Air 

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  1. Have you seen NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums of 2013?
I spy some Fresh Air favorites on the list including:
Jason Isbell
Brandy Clark
Kacey Musgraves
Vampire Weekend
HAIM
Valerie June

    Have you seen NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums of 2013?

    I spy some Fresh Air favorites on the list including:

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  1. Must watch: Valerie June's Tiny Desk Concert at NPR

    Hear Ken Tucker's review of her album “Pushin’ Against a Stone" : Valerie June Wants To Be On Your Mind

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  1. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead on Orrin Evans' new album titled “…It was beauty:”

On Philadelphia pianist Orrin Evans’ trio version of Ornette Coleman’s “Blues Connotation,” drummer Donald Edwards and bassist Eric Revis set a New Orleans second line groove tinged with vintage hip-hop. A beat like that is catnip to Evans, who gets right down and rolls in it. He quotes from [Thelonious] Monk and Miles [Davis] tunes in his solo, keeping the mood light.


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    Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead on Orrin Evans' new album titled “…It was beauty:”

    On Philadelphia pianist Orrin Evans’ trio version of Ornette Coleman’s “Blues Connotation,” drummer Donald Edwards and bassist Eric Revis set a New Orleans second line groove tinged with vintage hip-hop. A beat like that is catnip to Evans, who gets right down and rolls in it. He quotes from [Thelonious] Monk and Miles [Davis] tunes in his solo, keeping the mood light.

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  1. NPR Music has a First Listen for Bob Dylan's album "Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)"part of his ongoing Bootleg series. The album will be released August 27th. 

"If Bob Dylan’s long career as a genius of the American spirit has taught us anything, it’s that one fan’s trash is another one’s treasure. ‘I never looked at songs as ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ only different kinds of good ones,’ he once said."

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    NPR Music has a First Listen for Bob Dylan's album "Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)"part of his ongoing Bootleg series. The album will be released August 27th. 

    "If Bob Dylan’s long career as a genius of the American spirit has taught us anything, it’s that one fan’s trash is another one’s treasure. ‘I never looked at songs as ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ only different kinds of good ones,’ he once said."

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  1. Ken Tucker reviews Valerie June's debut LP “Pushin’ Against A Stone”:

Valerie June wants to be on your mind—to get inside your head. She writes or co-writes songs that mix blues, gospel, folk, and soul and which describe emotional isolation, financial deprivation, and an insecurity about her place in the world. She’s unafraid to proclaim her neediness. Perhaps because, possessed of a big, powerful voice, she knows that her vulnerability isn’t likely to come off as passive or self-pitying.
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    Ken Tucker reviews Valerie June's debut LP “Pushin’ Against A Stone”:

    Valerie June wants to be on your mind—to get inside your head. She writes or co-writes songs that mix blues, gospel, folk, and soul and which describe emotional isolation, financial deprivation, and an insecurity about her place in the world. She’s unafraid to proclaim her neediness. Perhaps because, possessed of a big, powerful voice, she knows that her vulnerability isn’t likely to come off as passive or self-pitying.

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  1. Posted on 17 April, 2013

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    Word on the street is this album is really good. 
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It’s been a pretty consistent truth in the contemporary music field, starting about the mid-to-late ’80s: If you asked a young singer coming up, who did they love, who did they put on the turntable, so many people would say Nick Drake. He’s become a real musician’s musician.

—Joe Boyd, who produced Nick Drake’s first two albums back in 1969 and 1970. He talks with All Things Considered today about a new Nick Drake tribute album.

Here is a Fresh Air interview with Joe Boyd. View in High-Res

    Word on the street is this album is really good. 

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    It’s been a pretty consistent truth in the contemporary music field, starting about the mid-to-late ’80s: If you asked a young singer coming up, who did they love, who did they put on the turntable, so many people would say Nick Drake. He’s become a real musician’s musician.

    —Joe Boyd, who produced Nick Drake’s first two albums back in 1969 and 1970. He talks with All Things Considered today about a new Nick Drake tribute album.

    Here is a Fresh Air interview with Joe Boyd.

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  1. Posted on 18 March, 2013

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    This post is from September, but that sentence “It’s just as heartbroken as you’d imagine” seems apt today.

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    Hear “Heart My Heart,” the first music from Jason Molina (The Magnolia Electric Company, Songs: Ohia) since 2009. It’s just as heartbroken as you’d imagine.

    [p4k]

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  1. Posted on 7 March, 2013

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Mark your calendars! On March 14, NPR Music will broadcast the SXSW keynote by the unofficial Mayor of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Dave Grohl. 
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    Mark your calendars! On March 14, NPR Music will broadcast the SXSW keynote by the unofficial Mayor of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Dave Grohl.

    Photo: Matt Sayles

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  1. NPR Music:

    When Cuban musician Juan de Marcos González teamed up with Ry Cooder to create Buena Vista Social Club, he became internationally known almost overnight. The bandleader is still at it, as you can see in this three-song set, recorded live for Jazz24.

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  1. Heads up, you guys: new Jimi Hendrix is being released March 5 and NPR Music has a First Listen:

    [T]he newest collection of Hendrixiana (titled People, Hell and Angels, out March 5) is a suitable addition to the guitar giant’s large posthumous output, drawn from recordings he’d made between 1968 and 1970 with a variety of co-conspirators.

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  1. Ken Tucker reviews the new Richard Thompson album on the show today. Above, Thompson’s Tiny Desk performance.

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  1. Kevin Whitehead on Rudresh Mahanthappa’s new album Gamak:

    On his new album Gamak, Mahanthappa takes off from Indian rhythms, but also the gamakas: the specific ways classical virtuosos tailor individual notes or move between them. They might attack a pitch from just above or below, or sweep upward as it trails off, or oscillate between notes. In these original tunes, as in traditional Indian music, those deviations are essential to the feeling and not mere decoration. Mahanthappa, who’s worked with Indian classical saxophonist Kadri Gopalnath, can get inside that authentic South Indian sound while turning it to his own ends.

    Above, Mahanthappa’s Tiny Desk Concert for NPR Music

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  1. Posted on 18 January, 2013

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    Nick Cave. New album. Yes, please.

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    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds “Jubilee Street,” from Push the Sky Away out Feb. 19.

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  1. Posted on 11 September, 2012

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    Grizzly Bear’s fourth album rewards listeners with strange surprises and a few hooky, expansive ringers. Along the way, it showcases the considerable gifts of four guys willing to hover patiently through the detours, without sacrificing the beauty that makes the journey worthwhile.
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    Grizzly Bear’s fourth album rewards listeners with strange surprises and a few hooky, expansive ringers. Along the way, it showcases the considerable gifts of four guys willing to hover patiently through the detours, without sacrificing the beauty that makes the journey worthwhile.

    Stream Shields now.

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