Music

12:30pm

Thu September 15, 2011
World Cafe

Jeff Bridges On World Cafe

Jeff Bridges.
Courtesy of the artist

It's not often that a well known actor of the caliber and fame of Jeff Bridges successfully (commercially and critically) crosses into another medium. But the Academy Award winner breaks the mold with his music — dark, bluesy country. It's good enough to make one forget about the celebrity at its source and just enjoy the music.

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2:14pm

Wed September 14, 2011
Music Interviews

For St. Vincent, Music Is The Easy Part

Annie Clark's songs, though anchored by her sweet vocals, often have an unsettling edge. Her latest album as St. Vincent is Strange Mercy.
Tina Tyrell Courtesy of the artist

If you've ever wanted to unlock your emotions without really talking about them, Annie Clark understands. The 28-year-old musician performs under the name St. Vincent and has become known for layering her sweet voice over sometimes harsh, creepy electronic and guitar sounds.

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12:30pm

Wed September 14, 2011
World Cafe

Del McCoury And The Preservation Hall Jazz Band On World Cafe

The Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Courtesy of the artists

Two venerable entities, Del McCoury and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, were both introduced to the world in 1963. Since then, both have brought their particular brands of roots music around the world — bluegrass for McCoury and New Orleans jazz for the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

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11:11am

Wed September 14, 2011
Music

Live @ Swallow Hill: Carrie Rodriguez & Pieta Brown

swallowhillmusic.org

Tune in this Saturday at 7pm for the 1st of many Live @ Swallow Hill concerts on KUNC. This premiere edition will feature multi-instrumentalist Carrie Rodriguez & “one of the best modern songwriters” (Sonic Boomers) Pieta Brown.

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12:30pm

Tue September 13, 2011
World Cafe

Villagers On World Cafe

Villagers' Conor O'Brien.
Courtesy of the artist

A lot has happened for Villagers' Conor O'Brien since he released his debut record in May last year. Becoming a Jackal landed on several "Best of" lists for 2010, was nominated for the Mercury Prize and topped the charts in his home country of Ireland. Not bad, considering that O'Brien played virtually everything on the record and did the album artwork by himself. The guy's got talent, and people are noticing.

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