Sat December 3, 2011
Music Interviews

The Black Keys: Necessary Roughness

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney release El Camino, their latest album as The Black Keys, on Dec. 6.
Danny Clinch

The Black Keys' last album — Brothers, a winner of three Grammys — sold more than half a million copies. Now, the blues-inspired rock duo is trying for a harder sell: its old minivan. The band's new album, El Camino, is named for the band's 1994 Chevrolet coupe utility vehicle, which is currently for sale on The Black Keys' website. Both the van and the music are a little rough around the edges.

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Fri December 2, 2011

Weekend Audition: Let's Go "Crazy"


...Crazy for a little nostalgia. 

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Thu December 1, 2011
World Cafe

Sense Of Place: Of Bards and Balladeers

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 11:35 am

Glen Hansard sits in with a group of traditional Irish musicians at the Dublin pub O'Donoghues.
WXPN John Bartol

Throughout the week, World Cafe travels to Dublin, Ireland — the first stop in a quarterly series called Sense of Place. We hope to give you an idea of the past and present of the city's local music scene and provide tips from musicians and music lovers for those hoping to visit this culturally rich town.

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Thu December 1, 2011
Music Interviews

Shakira And Collective Soul's Hits, With A Burmese Twist

Originally published on Thu December 1, 2011 5:02 pm

Burmese pop singer Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein.
Courtesy of the artist


Thu December 1, 2011

Winter Songs: Dreaming Of 'California' From Far Away

Originally published on Tue February 14, 2012 1:24 pm

The Mamas and the Papas in England, 1967.
Les Lee Getty Images

The songs we turn to during winter months are as distinct from the light, joyous anthems of summer as tank tops and shorts are from the mittens and scarves we pull out of the closet when a chill creeps into the air. This season, we'll ask musicians, writers and listeners to tell us about a song that evokes winter for them, along with a memory or story that goes with it.

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