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Rank #1: 847 - Chris Stapleton, Joan Osborne, Joe Ely, Rock My Soul.
Chris Stapleton, Joan Osborne, Rock My Soul featuring the Fairfield Four and the McCrary Sisters, and Joe Ely
Rank #2: 780e - Dr. Dog, Mountain Goats.
This week's broadcast of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce you'll hear a set from rock and roll oddballs Dr. Dog. Indie folk-rock sensation The Mountain Goats make their first appearance on the show, and multi-talented Mountain Stage favorite Nellie McKay returns. Ohio-based journeyman rock band Red Wanting Blue will also be there, and you'll also hear from Brooklyn-based string band Spirit Family Reunion.
Hear live shows from Spiritualized, Andrew Bird, Wilco, Bon Iver, Alabama Shakes, Beirut and many more. Recorded by NPR Music at venues and festivals across the country.
Rank #1: Bon Iver Live From the 9:30 Club.
The love for Justin Vernon and Bon Iver at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club was so overwhelming for this performance, it seemed fans might storm the stage and eat the humble frontman alive. The stage was set with just the essentials, bathed in thin columns of warmly colored lights. It was just enough to reveal the faces of a thousand or so glassy-eyed fans who mouthed the words to every song and swayed in a state of pure bliss. 8/4/11 Perth Minnesota, WI Towers Holocene Creature Fear Flume Hinnom, TX Wash. Brackett, WI Blood Bank Re: Stacks Calgary Wolves (Act I and II) ENCORE: Skinny Love Beth/Rest For Emma
Rank #2: The Avett Brothers: Newport Folk Festival 2009.
The Avett Brothers stomped and hollered high-energy songs from its new album at Newport Folk.
Straight from the knowledgeable KEXP DJs to your ears, now you can listen to a wonderfully eclectic mix of full length songs. KEXP brings you the music that matters from some of its favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world. See what KEXP's all about at KEXP.ORG.
Rank #1: Music That Matters, Vol. 684 - Runcast, Marathon Edition.
It's literally the MARATHON edition of the Music That Matters Podcast. Hosted by KEXP's John Richards, and infused with music and inspirational messages, this 3-plus hour podcast takes you through every aspect and emotion of running a marathon. We're cheering for you! 1. Explosions in the Sky - Your Hand in Mine2. Lord Huron - Time To Run3. The War on Drugs - Red Eyes4. Animal Collective - What Would I Want? Sky5. Maps - To the Sky6. Washed Out - Eyes Be Closed7. Arcade Fire - Keep the Car Running8. Bombay Bicycle Club - Carry Me9. Porcelain Raft - Big Sur10. On Dead Waves - Blue Inside11. Amen Dunes - Miki Dora12. Junip - Your Life Your Call13. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Terrified14. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Coming Down15. Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built16. Akron/Family - River17. Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs18. Yellow Ostrich - Marathon Runner19. Cut Copy - Free Your Mind20. Maribou State - Turnmills21. The Preatures - Is This How You Feel?22. Hammock - Everything and Nothing23. Sulk - Black Infinity (Upside Down)24. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Beat the Devil’s Tattoo25. Sharon Van Etten - Words26. Holy Esque - I Am the Truth27. FONTAINES D.C. - Chequeless Reckless 28. Broken Social Scene - Halfway Home29. Architecture in Helsinki - Heart It Races (Trizzy’s Rusty Tin Can mix) 30. Little Dragon - Ritual Union31. Young Fathers - GET UP32. Black Pumas - Colors 33. Jose Gonzalez - Leaf Off / The Cave34. Low - What Part of Me35. Brian Jonestown Massacre - Vad Hände Med Dem? 36. Nilüfer Yanya - In Your Head 37. BRONCHO - Class Historian 38. Matt and Kim - Daylight39. Dana Buoy - Preacher40. Washed Out - Don’t Give Up 41. Foxing - Nearer My God42. Strand of Oaks - Weird Ways43. Black Belt Eagle Scout - Soft Stud44. Lost Under Heaven - I&I45. Slowdive - Star Roving46. IDLES - Colossus47. Middle Kids - Edge of Town48. Quivers - You’re Not Always on My Mind49. Geowulf - Saltwater50. De Lux - Better At Making Time 51. Spiritualized - A Perfect Miracle
Rank #2: Music That Matters, Vol. 612 - No, Thank You! NO, THANK YOU!.
Get caught up with new music and intense gratitude with the No, Thank You! NO, THANK YOU! Music That Matters Podcast featuring John Richards as John "In the Morning" Richards. May the Blackwater Holylight be with you.1. Damien Jurado - Over Rainbows and Rainer2. Breckin - The Story Bridge3. Hilary Woods - Inhaler4. Lost Under Heaven - The Breath of Light5. Exitmusic - Iowa6. Now, Now - AZ7. Air Waves - Morro Bay8. Sam Evian - Health Machine9. No Thank You - Cubic Zirconia10. Chatham Rise - Hummingbird11. Mien - Earth Moon12. Blackwater Holylight - Sunrise13. Weller - Point of Personal Privilege
Music lovers from 89.3 The Current comb through mountains of music to choose the best new, independent, and unreleased songs to share with you each weekday.
Rank #1: The Milk Carton Kids - The Only Ones.
The Milk Carton Kids - The Only Ones
Rank #2: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Squid Eye.
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Squid Eye
NPR's From the Top showcases the music, stories, and unique humor of America's best young classical musicians.
Rank #1: Show 357 | Kalamazoo MI.
From one of the most prestigious teenage music competitions in the country, this episode of From the Top doubles as a documentary featuring the Stulberg International String Competition! In addition to adrenaline-filled performances from three young musicians striving for first prize, we'll hear from the organization's executive director and one of the judges.
Rank #2: Show 371 | LaJolla CA.
From La Jolla, California, this week's From the Top features renowned violinist and social justice advocate VijayGupta as guest host. Along with co-host Michelle Cann, they'll introduce us to the incredible San Diego Youth Symphony Chamber Orchestra, a young cellist who shares how studying the cello has helped him stand up for what he believes in, and a pianist who was a prize winner in Russia's famous Tchaikovsky Competition.
Live performances and conversations in which artists talk about their work, their process, and themselves. Genre-blind but open-eared. Hosted by John Schaefer.
Rank #1: Cosmo Sheldrake's Eccentric, Strangely Alluring Pop
London composer Cosmo Sheldrake is also a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. He’s got a knack for refreshingly playful and whimsical pop music that often incorporates natural sounds. On his latest record, The Much Much How How and I, the music gyres and gimbles like circus music meets forest-dwelling faeries in the wabe. There’s also a clever interplay of frolicking rhythms which perhaps reflects Sheldrake's work with young people. Cosmo Sheldrake performs some of his latest music in-studio. -Caryn Havlik
Rank #2: Indian Tabla Master Zakir Hussain's Percussive Wizardry
Genius Indian tabla player Zakir Hussain, is one of the world’s exceptional percussionists. The son of Ustad Alla Rahka (who would have been 100 years old this year), Zakir is also a composer, improviser, and a great communicator in Persian, Gujarati, German, English, as well as in jazz, Afro-Cuban rhythms, Nigerian talking drums, or Indonesian gamelan. One of the most exciting ways that Zakir Hussain shares this deep and vast knowledge in performance is by way of the Masters of Percussion Tour – which is exactly as stunning as a music fan (especially a drum nerd) might ever imagine. For this year’s tour, the ensemble includes the sitar virtuoso and instrument inventor Niladri Kumar, along with the extraordinary jazzer Eric Harland (Charles Lloyd, Dave Holland's Prism) on Western drums, and the Kerala Drummers from the Southwestern coast of India. Zakir Hussain, Niladri Kumar, and Eric Harland join us in-studio for a sample of this astounding musical magic. - (NSAPA and drum nerd Caryn Havlik) See the Masters of Percussion Tour in New York on Wed., Apr. 24, at Town Hall, 7:30 pm. Watch the session here:
A weekday download of standout songs, including advance releases, exclusive live tracks recorded at KCRW, remixes, and an introduction to new artists on our radar.
Rank #1: Andy Shauf: “Try Again”.
In 2016, Andy Shauf's debut album made several of KCRW' DJ's Top 10 lists, as did his side project Foxwarren this year. Now, a new album by the intrepid storyteller creates sympathetic characters that weave interconnected songs centered around a neighborhood dive bar. "Try Again" finds the narrator in a charming chat with his ex. See Andy Shauf Live Thu. Feb. 20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theater
Rank #2: Nick Cave: Jesus Alone.
Nick Cave is a master at creating menacing yet seductive songs. Author, musician, songwriter, actor and screenwriter, this Renaissance man lures us into his 16th album with "Jesus Alone." Photo: Kerry Brown
A preview of upcoming conversations and improvisations with Marian McPartland and the brightest stars from the world of jazz.
Rank #1: Tony Bennertt, 1990.
Ever-popular song stylist Tony Bennett was McPartland's guest for the first time in 1990. Bennett vocalizes American popular songs like nobody else can. When he was starting out, a voice teacher, Miriam Spier, famously told him: "Don't imitate singers, imitate musicians." So, Bennett decided to emulate Art Tatum. He also credits his relaxed delivery to the inspiration of Mildred Bailey. On this edition of Piano Jazz, Bennett sings "Stay as Sweet as You Are" and "Imagination." There's no need to guess who's playing the accompaniment.
Rank #2: Renee Rosnes,1990.
Upon moving to New York from Vancouver, Canada, pianist and composer Renee Rosnes established a reputation as one of the premier jazz musicians on the scene. Over her 30-year career, Rosnes has collaborated with a diverse range of artists, from established masters such as Jack DeJohnette to younger giants such as Christian McBride and Melissa Aldana. On this 1990 episode of Piano Jazz, she plays Monk's "Four in One" then improvises with McPartland on her own tune "Fleur De Lis."
Every week KEXP hosts live performances from our studios and now you can take them with you. With roughly 200 performances each year, KEXP boasts an impressive line-up of guests. Go to KEXP.ORG for a list of upcoming performances. 628142
Rank #1: John Craigie.
John Craigie imbues his songs with a wry sense of humor tempered with a deep understanding of American folk rock tradition. The San Francisco songwriter joins The Roadhouse's Greg Vandy at Avast! Recording Co. for a session of five songs. Recorded 11/29/2018. 5 songs - While I'm Down, Let's Talk This Over, When We're Sober, Don't Ask, Westbound Bart, 28Support the show.
Rank #2: IDLES.
For this year's International Clash Day celebration, KEXP traveled to London for our first-ever live broadcast from Studio 9294. British Band IDLES stopped by to perform songs during the Afternoon Show. Recorded 2/07/2019. 8 songs - Heel/heal, Queens, Faith in the City, 1040 Gotho, Television, Great, Danny Nedelko, Rottweiler.Support the show.
Highlights from Live from Here, the public radio variety show hosted by mandolinist Chris Thile. Each week, download Chris’s brand-new Song of the Week and Tom Papa’s report for Out in America. Unfortunately we can’t offer the entire show as a podcast due to music downloading rights, but you can stream any full episode from our website, www.livefromhere.org, or listen live on the radio Saturdays from 6-8 pm ET.Find us on social media @livefromhereapm. Produced by American Public Media.
Rank #1: Calvin and the Ghosties - October 14, 2017.
Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Calvin and the Ghosties," from our October 14, 2017 broadcast, with Rachael Price, Rich Dworsky, Matt Chamberlain, Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, and Sean Watkins.
Rank #2: Out in America - April 14, 2018.
This week: Tom Papa finds spring weather in New York and meets a cast of colorful characters on the way to his first Yankees game of the season.
eTown is an exciting weekly radio broadcast/podcast heard from coast to coast on NPR, public and commercial stations. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversations and information about the world around us. eTown's mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world.
Rank #1: Loreena McKennitt / Greg Laswell / Sue Lee (Sock It To ’em Sock Campaign).
We’re joined this week by Celtic/world musician Loreena McKennitt. McKennitt’s ‘eclectic Celtic’ music has received critical acclaim world-wide, and gold, platinum and multi-platinum sales awards in 15 countries across four continents. Also with us is folk-pop singer/songwriter Greg Laswell. Plus a conversation with eChievement Award winner Sue Lee, founder of the Sock It To ’em Sock Campaign […]
Rank #2: Gregory Alan Isakov / Rayland Baxter / Dara Schoenwald (Volunteer Cleanup).
This week, we’re joined on the airwaves by one of our good friends (not to mention one of our favorite songwriters out there), Gregory Alan Isakov (@GregoryAIsakov). This is Gregory’s sixth time on the show (his first all the way back in 2008) and he shares tunes from his critically acclaimed new record ‘Evening Machines.’ Also with us: Alt-country/American singer/songwriter Rayland Baxter (@RaylandisHere), a truly one-of-a-kind performer and individual (don’t miss his interview w/Nick). Plus we’ll hear from Dara Schoenwald, who along with her husband, founded Volunteer Cleanup, a website that connects potential volunteers with organized shoreline cleanups all over their state. Watch videos from this show at www.eTown.org
The KUTX team looks high and low for songs and artists that should be on your radar.
Rank #1: Hikes: “Been Thinkin'”.
Now wrapping up their first decade of intensive collaboration, Austin quartet Hikes has ventured into the realm of near undefinable. While “felt rock” was a placeholder label in the early years, dynamic elements of math rock, indie, folk, punk, pop, metal, shoegaze, and experimental are all on the table for these performance perfectionists, who are never fully comfortable with any tempo, rhythm, key, or time signature. In short, Hikes fittingly makes music that moves, and when you’re in a crowd of 100+ longtime fans, it really moves. Hikes hasn’t been without their own personal hardships though, and a shared sense of compassion earned over past couple years of internal turmoil has fueled their latest LP, Mahal Kita. Featuring the return of Mother Falcon co-founder Claire Puckett to the original lineup and taking its name from the Tagalog translation of “I love you”, the nine tracks on Mahal Kita will make you fall for Hikes all over again. They’ll be playing tonight at the Barracuda alongside Mary Bryce and Black Belt Eagle Scout, but be sure to listen through Mahal Kita, starting off with the Puckett-penned album opener, “Been Thinkin'”! Hikes celebrate the release of their new album with a party and show at Barracuda on January 17th with Christelle Bofale and The Kraken Quartet! –Jack Anderson
Rank #2: Berhana: “Lucky Strike”.
Born in Atlanta to Ethiopian parents, Amain Berhane grew up on Michael Jackson, Erykah Badu, Sam Cooke, and Stevie Wonder, so it shouldn’t surprise you to learn that his project Berhana is fueled by R&B, funk, and soul. In the time since his eponymous 2016 EP, Berhana’s relocated to NYC, played at a number of high-level festivals, and has had his music featured in the hit show Atlanta. Now backed by a live four-piece, Berhana shared his intimate debut full-length HAN in mid-October and kicks off a national tour in his hometown just before Thanksgiving. Berhana was set to play The Parish this Friday, but even though he had to cancel the initial Texas leg of the HAN tour, we’re still jazzed about his new stuff in the Lone Star State. Just try and resist from boogieing your way through HAN‘s fourteen funkadelic tunes, especially the album’s hard-hitting midpoint, “Lucky Strike”! –Jack Anderson
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Rank #1: Kishi Bashi - Bright Whites .
"A throughly DIY new solo career" Chris MacDonald IndieFeed IndiePop
Rank #2: Hey Ocean! - A Song About California (vault).
Rebroadcast of Hey Ocean! on IndieFeed Indie Pop
The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, from PRI, is a smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt introduces the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy – so let Studio 360 steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life. Produced in association with Slate.
Rank #1: All Shakespeare All the Time.
On the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, we look at the ways his work continues to change and adapt. In the 19th century, Shakespeare’s work got caught up in minstrel shows — and African-American actors are still struggling to claim the Bard as their own. Also, we find out how a father-son team is changing the way Shakespeare sounds by bringing back his original pronunciation. And we go inside the pioneering immersive theater experience “Sleep No More,” which might be the longest-running Shakespeare adaptation ever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: American Icons: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ — Part One.
A half century later, Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” is still shaping our future. With no help from CGI, the movie predicted private space travel, artificial intelligence and half of Apple’s product line. It showed the promise and perils of technology and explored life’s biggest mystery: Are we alone in the universe? In Part One, we look at the movie’s origins in 1960s New York and how it went from opening night bomb to counterculture icon. We’ll hear from effects wizard Doug Trumbull, actor Keir Dullea and superfan Tom Hanks, who has seen the movie more than 200 times. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
An award-winning weekly sports magazine for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider
Rank #1: The NBA's Real Birthday, Fighting Mike Tyson Blindfolded, Running Ultras With One Leg.
The NBA says its first game was played Nov. 1, 1946. But history suggests a different date. This week on Only A Game, a look back at the origin of the NBA — and how one of its founding leagues got boxed out. Also, in the midst of a record-setting snowstorm, a Canadian man decided to challenge Mike Tyson ... blindfolded. And the story of elite ultramarathoner Dave Mackey who lost his leg — and then set his sights on returning to the grueling Leadville Race Series. Join us!
Rank #2: Gov. Gavin Newsom, Black Sox Scandal, LeBron Faces Criticism.
Gavin Newsom says he would not be the governor of California if not for college sports. So why did he decide to sign a law that challenges the entire NCAA system? Also this week on Only A Game, the story of Boston gambler Joseph "Sport" Sullivan's role in the Black Sox Scandal. And LeBron James is facing criticism for his response to Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey's tweet about Hong Kong. Join us!