Mon January 23, 2012
New Music

Listen Up: First Aid Kit, 'The Lion's Roar'

First Aid Kit Wichita Recordings

It's all in the refrain to "Emmylou": 'I’ll be your Emmylou and I’ll be your June, And you’ll be my Gram and my Johnny too.' A tribute to not only those musical couples, but some of the inspiration you'll find on the Swedish sisters' new album The Lion's Roar.

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Sun January 22, 2012
Music Interviews

First Aid Kit: Swedish Blood, American Hearts

Originally published on Mon January 23, 2012 1:27 pm

First Aid Kit's new album is The Lion's Roar.
Neil Krug Courtesy of the artist

First Aid Kit is two sisters, ages 18 and 21, from Sweden. But their music sounds like a slice of Americana: acoustic guitar, autoharp and lots of vocal harmony.

Klara and Johanna Soderberg wrote the songs for their new album, The Lion's Roar, while on their last tour. Many started with ideas, short riffs, recorded on a cellphone.

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Sat January 21, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Remembering Etta James On The Nine O'Clock Blues

John K. Addis Creative Commons

Join me this evening for the Nine O’Clock Blues as we pay tribute to Etta James, who passed away yesterday after an extended illness.

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Sat January 21, 2012

Weekend Audition: Barr Brothers and Darrell Scott

For your auditioning pleasure this weekend: the self-titled work from the quartet, The Barr Brothers, and the latest from Darrell Scott...

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Fri January 20, 2012
The Record

Four Views On Megaupload

Originally published on Fri January 20, 2012 5:08 pm

Bram van der Kolk, Finn Batato, Mathias Ortmann and Kim Schmitz, also known as Kim Dotcom, (from left to right) are remanded in custody in New Zealand on Friday.
David Rowland EPA /Landov

When the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI shut down the web site Megaupload yesterday, there were many responses, from outrage to confusion to applause, and nearly as many questions. One that stood out was simple: If Megaupload provides a service that can be used for legal pursuits, are they legally responsible for the users who use it to illegally share copyrighted material?

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