Music

3:23pm

Wed April 4, 2012
World Cafe

Robert Glasper Experiment On World Cafe

Robert Glasper Experiment fuses hip-hop, blues, soul and rock with jazz music.
Mike Schreiber

Though Robert Glasper Experiment is a fairly new entity, Glasper himself has been experimenting in genre mash-ups for his entire musical career. First and foremost a jazz pianist, Glasper grew to love hip-hop and began to incorporate it into his music. He's played in a jazz trio and toured the world playing at jazz festivals, but recently, he's become renowned for his ability to mix unlikely elements into something startlingly original — even if he's covering the work of another artist.

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6:00am

Wed April 4, 2012
The Record

'Shot Caller': Producer Harry Fraud On Bringing New York Rap Back

French Montana (in white shirt, chains and hat) and Harry Fraud (black shirt, black hat) at the center of the video for Montana's song "Shot Caller," which Fraud produced.
Video still from Vevo

3:12pm

Tue April 3, 2012
World Cafe

The Milk Carton Kids On World Cafe

Originally published on Mon May 5, 2014 3:03 pm

The Milk Carton Kids.
Brendan Pattengale

Today's Vintage Cafe features Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, who record under the name The Milk Carton Kids. The two made a wise choice in 2008 to join forces and give away their music for free — a bold move in any era.

This interview originally ran in 2013 around the release of their third album, The Ash & Clay. In this interview, they talk about their time together as a band and their new coming-of-age songs — particularly a gorgeous tune about Memphis. The duo's spring tour of the U.S. is already sold out through June 1.

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1:10pm

Tue April 3, 2012
Music Reviews

Dr. John: Swamp Grooves From The Bayou Underworld

Originally published on Wed April 4, 2012 8:41 am

Dan Auerbach (left) joins Dr. John on the latter's new album, Locked Down.
Alysse Gafkjen

Right now, Dan Auerbach is living a rock-star moment, with his hard-hitting blues-rock duo The Black Keys selling out arenas all over the country. Lots of people want him on their records. So what does he do? He seeks out the 71-year-old Dr.

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10:35am

Tue April 3, 2012
Music

A Conversation with Austin-based Singer Songwriter Vanessa Lively

Visual artist and singer/songwriter, and Old Soul, Vanessa Lively has been described as a woman who thrives on jumping into the unknown with both feet.

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