Wed September 28, 2011
World Cafe

St. Vincent On World Cafe

Originally published on Mon December 26, 2011 7:33 am

Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent.
Courtesy of the artist

Though Annie Clark began as a member of Sufjan Stevens' touring band and The Polyphonic Spree, those experiences do little to explain the incredible things that happen on Strange Mercy, her third album under the moniker St. Vincent. As if unleashed from the constraints of her previous work, Clark straight-up shreds.

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Tue September 27, 2011
World Cafe

Fruit Bats And Vetiver On World Cafe

Eric D. Johnson of Fruit Bats (left) and Vetiver (right) teamed up for a joint session of World Cafe.
Annie Beedy/Courtesy of the artist

As labelmates and tour companions, San Francisco's Vetiver and Chicago's Fruit Bats have strong ties to one another.

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Mon September 26, 2011

New This Week on KUNC Music

Some amazing new picks for KUNC Music this week! We have the latest from Wilco, The Whole Love & Lisa Hannigan's new album, Passengers. Videos & links inside. Tune in for KUNC Music, 9a - Noon every Monday through Friday.

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Mon September 26, 2011
Music Reviews

Wilco's New Album: Love The 'Whole' Thing

Wilco, from left: Mikael Jorgensen, Glenn Kotche, Patrick Sansone, Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Nels Cline.
Zoran Orlic

Usually, the whispers start after rock groups have been around for a while, as die-hard fans begin to worry about their beloved band getting stale. Despite its incredibly long run, Wilco has escaped that fate, and managed to stay fresh since 1994. It just released its eighth studio album in 17 years, and the first issued on Wilco's own dBpm Records label. The Whole Love represents a new peak for the critically acclaimed sextet.

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Mon September 26, 2011
Tiny Desk Concerts

Jenny Lin: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon September 26, 2011 7:00 am

Emily Bogle NPR
  • Audio Only: Jenny Lin's Tiny Desk Concert

Jenny Lin is a pianist who doesn't mind downsizing. She typically plays eight-foot Steinways in concert halls that seat hundreds. But for this performance, we squeezed her into a corner, behind Bob Boilen's desk, and gave her a Korg electronic keyboard that weighs about 20 pounds. That's a good sport.

It's rare to see a world-renowned pianist willing to make such a sacrifice, but that's how strongly Lin feels about getting the music out there, knowing that (with even more downsizing) folks could watch her perform this Tiny Desk Concert on their iPhones.

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