Tue September 20, 2011
The Record

Songs Of The Summer: 'Party Rock Anthem'

LMFAO (Redfoo on the left, SkyBlu on the right), so named because the response of SkyBlu's grandmother to their original name, Sexy Dudes, was, "LMFAO. Are you serious?"
Stephanie Ma Universal Records


Mon September 19, 2011
Tiny Desk Concerts

Jeremy Messersmith: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon September 19, 2011 11:57 am

Emily Bogle NPR
  • Audio Only: Jeremy Messersmith's Tiny Desk Concert

It's sort of astonishing that more people don't know about the sweetly effervescent pop of Jeremy Messersmith. Sure, the Twin Cities singer-songwriter's latest album, The Reluctant Graveyard, is a song cycle about death, and at his Tiny Desk Concert, he trots out a Star Wars-themed "Tatooine," which he says is "for the nerds." But, really, this guy is for everyone — his charming, timeless songs are just radiant, beautifully sung and beautifully played.

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Mon September 19, 2011

Hank Williams III: Ghosts And Cattle Calls

From country and klezmer to doom-rock and metal, Hank 3's latest output is plenty diverse.
Tara Israel

Hank Williams III, also known as Hank 3, is the son of Hank Williams Jr., as well as the grandson of Hank Williams, considered to be one of the greatest country music performers of all time. Hank 3 got his start in music playing punk and metal, then went on to form bands with members of Pantera and The Jesus Lizard. Hank 3 made country albums, too, but had little use for mainstream Nashville's restrictive culture.

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Mon September 19, 2011
Live @ Swallow Hill Sessions

Pieta Brown & Carrie Rodriguez: Live @ Swallow Hill

Live @ Swallow Hill is a joint production between Swallow Hill Music and KUNC. Denver’s Swallow Hill has been helping people make and enjoy music since 1979 as a source for roots, folk and acoustic music, including presenting more than 200 performances a year.

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Fri September 16, 2011
World Cafe

Nick Lowe On World Cafe

Originally published on Thu December 29, 2011 7:05 am

Nick Lowe.
Dan Burn-Forti

English singer-songwriter Nick Lowe's reputation often precedes him.

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