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12:10 am
Fri April 18, 2014

On the Next Galactic Travels 2014-04-24

On the next Galactic Travels...
Credit Bill Fox / WDS Productions

On the next Galactic Travels, a month-long Special Focus on Steve Roach continues.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be Day Out of Time on Projekt Records.

The previous show's playlist is available for your inspection.

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Music Reviews
4:57 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

A Duo's Debut Album: A Collaboration From 'The Both'

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DAVE DAVIES, HOST:

The Both is the name for the duo formed by veteran singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. "The Both" is also the name of their debut album. The two began performing together in 2012, when Ted Leo was Mann's opening act. Mann began joining Leo onstage during his set. They liked the sound their voices together and started collaborating. Rock critic Ken Tucker has this review of "The Both."

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "THE GAMBLER")

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Music Reviews
4:23 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Harmony-Loving Sisters Keep It Retro

The Secret Sisters' new album, backed by Jack White and produced by T-Bone Burnett, is called Put Your Needle Down.
Courtesy of Republic Records

Originally published on Thu April 17, 2014 8:06 pm

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All Songs Considered
3:39 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

The Good Listener: Does The World Still Need Cassettes?

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and amid the postage-paid crates we'll use to ship home the spring interns is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week, thoughts on cassette tapes and their utility in 2014.

Jennifer Spuehler writes via Facebook: "Will there be a place for cassette tapes in the future? What should I do with cassette tapes — especially those beloved mixtapes — that don't have a place to live anymore?

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Microphone Check
3:11 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Jeremiah Jae And Oliver The 2nd: 'Take It Back To The Essence'

NPR

Jeremiah Jae and Oliver the 2nd are cousins who grew up in Chicago and Los Angeles, respectively. Already from a musical family — Oliver's father, Phil Perry, is a smooth jazz R&B singer and Jeremiah's played keys with Miles Davis and produced a few of his records — they have formed Black Jungle Squad, a collective of relatives and close friends. "Taking it back to the days when there was a lot more crews in hip-hop," says Jeremiah. "Like Native Tongues or Boogie Down Productions. Just the vibe of different people coming together and making stuff."

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Deceptive Cadence
2:32 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Classical Quartet Gets All Twisted

Look, Ma! Behind our backs!
Courtesy of the artists

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All Songs TV
12:36 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Eternal Summers, 'A Burial'

Eternal Summers, "A Burial"
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu April 17, 2014 2:38 pm

The band's name tells you a lot about its sound. Eternal Summers make vibrant music. But as this video for "A Burial" unfolds, a darker side of this Roanoke, Va. band's song emerges.

The Record
12:07 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

God, Drugs And Lizard Aliens: Yep, It's Country Music

Sturgill Simpson's second album, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, takes inspiration from both Ray Charles and research into near-death experiences.
Crackerfarm Courtesy of the artist

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Music
11:26 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson on All Reet Street

Host Geoff Chambers welcomes singer-songwriter Willy Porter to the studio for an interview and performance along with vocalist Carmen Nickerson. (Original air-date Saturday, April 11).

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Mountain Stage
11:05 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Matrimony On Mountain Stage

Matrimony.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Matrimony make their first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.

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