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9:04am

Tue April 24, 2012
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Marooned In L.A. For A Week, Coachella Bands Make Do

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 8:51 am

Ian St. Pe of the band Black Lips performs at this year's Coachella festival in Indio, Calif. Like many of the artists on the bill, the band agreed not to book other shows in Southern California within months of the event.
Michael Buckner Getty Images

The massive Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival came to a close in California on Sunday after two weekends worth of sold-out shows by over 150 artists.

One of those acts was the Austin, Texas, band Explosions in the Sky, which first played Coachella back in 2007 and has seen its profile grow since then.

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2:41pm

Mon April 23, 2012
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Remembering Bert Weedon, Guitar Teacher To Rock Stars (And Many More)

Originally published on Mon April 23, 2012 5:39 pm

British guitarist Bert Weedon died Friday at age 91.
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Even if you've never heard the name Bert Weedon before, his death on Friday, at the age of 91, deserves a salute: a chiming, perfectly fingered D major chord salute.

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8:02am

Sat April 21, 2012
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Eulogy For A Record Store

Originally published on Mon April 23, 2012 8:01 am

The Melody Records storefront in February.
Tom Cole NPR

How do you measure the value of an experience — one that promises the thrill of new discoveries; the chance to experience, at least vicariously, foreign cultures, new ideas, unexpected emotions — and, at least for a moment, escape? What's that worth?

Probably more than words can express — whatever experience those questions might conjure for you. For me, they're prompted by the loss of an experience — of going to a record store.

Melody Records, on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, D.C., closed on March 9,2012, after 35 years in business.

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1:29pm

Thu April 19, 2012
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Levon Helm, Drummer And Singer In The Band, Dies

Originally published on Fri April 20, 2012 6:33 am

12:46pm

Thu April 19, 2012

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