Tue January 17, 2012

Alabama Shakes Announce Debut Album

Members: Brittany Howard, Heath Fogg, Zac Cockrell, Steve Johnson
Courtesy of the artist

The buzz has been building and to say that this is a highly anticipated debut is an understatement. Alabama Shakes, whom Paste declared 'the best band of 2011', have announced the release date for their debut album...

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Mon January 16, 2012
World Cafe: Next

Novalima On 'World Cafe: Next'

Originally published on Tue January 17, 2012 8:41 am

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Novalima began in 2001 when four Peruvian friends, all living in different parts of the world, took to the Internet to exchange ideas. Pulling from rock, pop, salsa, reggae, dance and electronic music, they formed a collective that would soon become known worldwide for its inventive form of Afro-Peruvian roots music. Novalima released its self-titled debut in 2002, and its 2005 follow-up won the Independent Music Award for best album in world fusion.

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Sun January 15, 2012
Movie Interviews

Ryan Tedder: A Hit-Maker With A Golden Touch

Originally published on Sun January 15, 2012 4:45 pm

Ryan Tedder performs with OneRepublic in 2011.
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Sat January 14, 2012
Marc on the Blues

A Truckload of Blues

Bob Brozman - A Truckload of Blues Rounder Records

In 1992 Bob Brozman released the album A Truckload of Blues and set a new benchmark for the slide guitar. While Bob has accomplishments and credits to fill an encyclopedia, it is his mastery of guitar that tops his list.

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Fri January 13, 2012

Weekend Audition: 3 New Orleans Winners

Ani DiFranco: "?Which Side Are You On?" Righteous Babe Records

What do musicians Ani DiFranco, Wynton Marsalis, and Norah Jones have in common? Answer: They've all been steeped in the rich New Orleans music scene. Let's take a listen -- and look -- at these different, talented artists, beginning with a new release from Ani DiFranco.

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