Music

10:03am

Sat June 9, 2012
Music Interviews

'Call Me Maybe': Behind The Song Of The Summer

Originally published on Tue September 4, 2012 9:57 am

Carly Rae Jepsen is the 26-year-old singer behind the inescapable pop hit "Call Me Maybe."
Courtesy of the artist

"It's happened a few times, yes," Carly Rae Jepsen says. "And they usually think that they're the first person to do it."

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10:00am

Sat June 9, 2012
Music

Weekend Audition: Soul, Blues, and Uke-infused Folk

Truth And Soul Records

The sounds of the weekend. As today brings the Greeley Blues Jam to town, step inside for a soulful song from Lee Fields, some Blues from the 2011 Jam, and some live Danielle Ate The Sandwich.

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12:03am

Sat June 9, 2012
Author Interviews

How 'The Queen Of British Ska' Wrestled With Race

Originally published on Sun June 10, 2012 5:44 am

The British ska-revival band The Selecter formed in the late 1970s, playing what can be described as rock fused with calypso and American jazz.

Much of what set the band apart was its charismatic lead singer, Pauline Black. As one of few women in a musical movement dominated by men, she was called "The Queen of British Ska."

That experience is one of many recounted in her new memoir, Black by Design, which has just been released in the U.S.

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6:29pm

Fri June 8, 2012
Music

Kishi Bashi: Unique Performances In Time

Originally published on Sat June 9, 2012 8:58 am

Kishi Bashi is the stage name of Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist K. Ishibashi.
Jennifer Leigh

Consider this name: Kishi Bashi. It has a pleasant, repetitive character with a nice — if unusual — little loop. It's an apt stage name for a musician who's creating something haunting, beautiful and maybe a little off-kilter through the technology of looping.

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1:54pm

Fri June 8, 2012
World Cafe

Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros On World Cafe

Originally published on Mon December 31, 2012 9:36 am

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
Myles Pettengill

A band's sound is only as big as its members, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' music is huge. The 10 members are a whirl of roving horns, as well as whistles, claps, shouts, strummed string instruments and percussion involving drums, hands and anything else they can find. The group's communal folk sound blew up in 2009 with the heart-pounding, foot-stomping single "Home"; with its universal sentiment, the song includes a back-and-forth between frontman Alex Ebert and bandmate Jade Castrinos.

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