Tue May 29, 2012
World Cafe

The Lumineers On World Cafe

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 12:41 pm

The Lumineers.
Mark Sink

This week's Vintage Cafe goes back to 2012, when good things were starting to happen for a trio of musicians from Denver. The Lumineers' original members, Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, were high-school friends who moved to Denver thinking they'd have a better shot at getting noticed than they had in Brooklyn — plus, it was affordable. There, they met their third member, cellist Neyla Pekarek, through a Craigslist ad.

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Tue May 29, 2012

Video: The Civil Wars Cover Billie Jean At Twist & Shout

Screencap from the Civil Wars performance at Twist & Shout, Denver, CO

Last week's Civil Wars' show at the Ogden was preceded by a live appearance at Twist & Shout records. This video also "...Be Startin' Somethin'": Who has the best Michael Jackson cover?

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Tue May 29, 2012

Singer With a Big Worldly Heart

New York singer Eleanor Dubinsky
Todd Chalfant Used with permission

Does a worldly background give you greater empathy for others? We caught up recently with New York folk-world singer Eleanor Dubinsky, who has a multicultural background.

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Sun May 27, 2012

Why Music Matters

Originally published on Wed January 30, 2013 8:47 am



Every few weeks on the program, we've been running an occasional series called Why Music Matters, where we bring you the stories of music fans in their own words, about how certain songs or even bands have changed their lives. Today's story comes from a young artist in Seattle. Her name is Vivi Perez, and she almost gave up on high school, that is until a community activist group called El Centro de la Raza introduced her to the music business.

VIVI PEREZ: I felt kind of, like, I didn't know where I was going a lot in high school.

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Sun May 27, 2012
Pop Culture

A Rapper Ruined In An Online Firestorm

Originally published on Mon May 28, 2012 8:30 am

Tablo, also known as Dan Lee, really did earn both a bachelor's and a master's degree from Stanford — in less than four years.
Hee Chul Kim WireImage

Dan Lee goes by the name Tablo. He's a rapper and one of Korea's most famous artists. He's also been at the center of a media storm, but not because of his music. His is a story of pop-culture paranoia and conspiracy.

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