Thu November 20, 2014
All Songs Considered

Sleater-Kinney 2.0: The Band Talks About Its First Album In 10 Years

Sleater-Kinney's Janet Weiss (left), Carrie Brownstein (center) and Corin Tucker (right) join All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to discuss new album No Cities To Love.
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Tue November 18, 2014
The Record

A Rational Conversation: Can The Delayed Album Curse Be Lifted?

Azealia Banks.
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Sat November 15, 2014
Music Interviews

When The Lights Go Down, Who Will Hear 'The Last Transmission'?

Originally published on Sat November 15, 2014 7:35 pm

Filmmaker and musician Melvin Van Peebles' new album with the London band The Heliocentrics is titled The Last Transmission.
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A lot of popular musicians in the 1960s and '70s showed a passionate interest in getting extremely high — higher than any human had ever been.

We're talking, of course, about space exploration. David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Sun Ra, Funkadelic; all contributed to our shared space mythology. That doesn't happen so much these days.

But a new record from London band The Heliocentrics is a welcome, and trippy, exception.

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Sat November 15, 2014
marc on the blues

Charlie Musselwhite, A Blues Man Well Worth Hearing

Charlie Musselwhite at the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival, July 5, 2014.
Gregory Hanson Flickr - Creative Commons

Charlie Musselwhite stands out as one of the leaders of the 1960's "white Blues" craze that included The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Siegel-Schwall Blues Band. Musselwhite's harmonica, guitar and vocals are still having a major influence on both white and African-American Blues artists.

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Sat November 15, 2014
Tiny Desk Concerts

Davíd Garza: Tiny Desk Concert

Maggie Starbard NPR

Davíd Garza was already a favorite son for folks in Austin when I discovered a collection of his past works, filled with stunning songwriting and a voice that seemed familiar yet new. Once I heard his music, I knew I'd always look forward to whatever he produced.

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