Music

Mountain Stage
5:08 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Mollie O'Brien And Rich Moore On Mountain Stage

Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore perform on Mountain Stage.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 9:53 am

Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore appear here on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minn. Host Larry Groce says that of the nearly 2,000 guests who have appeared on the show, O'Brien is "perhaps the best singer we've ever had." This marks her 13th appearance on Mountain Stage, and her second alongside her partner in both music and life, guitarist and singer Rich Moore.

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World Cafe
5:03 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Kinky On World Cafe

Kinky.
Pablo Levinas

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 4:06 pm

A quintet from Monterrey, Mexico, Kinky formed in 1998. Dust Brothers' John King — who has worked with Beck, The Rolling Stones and The Beastie Boys — produced the band's latest album, Sueño De La Maquina (Dream Machine).

The band is nominated for Latin Grammy Awards in the categories of Best Alternative Music Album and Best Alternative Song, and is also nominated for Best Latin Artist North at the MTV Europe Awards. Dream Machine mixes hypnotic lyrics with electronic rhythms.

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Moogfest
5:01 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Richie Hawtin In Concert: Moogfest 2012

Adam Kissick for NPR

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 2:30 pm

Richie Hawtin came up in the Detroit techno scene during the '90s and built his reputation on minimalist dance music. It's not for everyone, but those who follow any of Hawtin's numerous aliases do so with impassioned vigilance. Hawtin is a regular winner of international DJing awards and has a devout following in Europe.

Here, Hawtin performs live as part of Moogfest 2012 in Asheville, N.C., on Oct. 26.

Moogfest
5:00 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Andy Stott In Concert: Moogfest 2012

Adam Kissick for NPR

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 2:29 pm

Andy Stott is known for deep, brooding techno that's shrouded in fuzzy tones. Hailing from Manchester in the U.K., the producer has released music under his own name and as Andrea for almost a decade. His latest album, Luxury Problems, is dark, textural and balanced with haunting, elegant vocals.

Here, Stott performs live at Moogfest 2012 in Asheville, N.C.

Moogfest
5:00 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Disclosure In Concert: Moogfest 2012

Adam Kissick for NPR

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 2:30 pm

Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence grew up on the outskirts of London, and got their start in the U.K. garage scene under the name Disclosure. One of their most popular remixes — of "Running" by U.K. pop newcomer Jessie Ware — gained support from BBC radio DJs like Annie Mac, and secured their status as one of the most exciting teams to hit the club circuit in years.

Here, Disclosure performs live at Moogfest 2012 in Asheville, N.C.

Moogfest
5:00 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Morton Subotnick In Concert: Moogfest 2012

Adam Kissick for NPR

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 11:55 am

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Morton Subotnick released the first all-electronic album, Silver Apples of the Moon, in 1967. Last Friday, he returned to Moogfest 2012 in Asheville, N.C., to perform the whole thing live.

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Deceptive Cadence
3:13 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Symphonic Superstorms: A Puzzler

A satellite's view of Hurricane Sandy as it moves inland, Oct. 30, 2012.
NASA Getty Images

Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 5:20 pm

Call it what you want — superstorm, Frankenstorm, post-tropical cyclone — Mother Nature dished out something freakishly fearsome with Hurricane Sandy. It claimed more than 100 lives throughout the Northeast and the Caribbean, while causing what will surely be billions of dollars of damage in the form of washed-out businesses and flood-ravaged homes. It's a history-making hurricane that, alas, will not be soon forgotten.

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All Songs Considered
12:02 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Song Premiere: Ilsa, 'Fluid Bound'

Ilsa by candlelight.
Courtesy of the artist

Ilsa makes no secret of reveling in debauchery and exploitation flicks, so Intoxicantations is a perfectly clever title for the band's new album. The word-mash is a little hokey, like a B-movie with a lot of blood and bare-chested women, but still a line every metalhead or pulp comic-book writer will wish he'd thought of first. But even the most awesomely gruesome titles and covers need real guts (spilling out or otherwise), and with "Fluid Bound," the Washington, D.C., metal band drips with demented horror.

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All Songs Considered
8:03 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Song Premiere: Haley Bonar, 'Bad Reputation'

Haley Bonar.
Courtesy of the artist

Haley Bonar has been crafting gorgeous, stately pop and wounded ballads for more than a decade now, and her fans still often find themselves explaining, "It's pronounced Bonner." At this point, Bonar deserves to have people pronounce her name correctly and then some, because she's a remarkable performer, with a terrific ear for detail and a gift for masking melancholy observations with hooks that stick.

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Music
4:35 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

After 26 Years, The Sam Rivers Trio Resurfaces

Sam Rivers' trio with Dave Holland and Barry Altschul (not pictured) recently released its 2007 reunion show on CD.
Ken Weiss Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 10:00 am

This review was originally broadcast on Sept. 26, 2012.

Jazz multi-instrumentalist Sam Rivers, who died at 88 in December 2011, recorded with many trios in the 1970s. But his most celebrated trio was barely recorded at all. In 2007, it played a reunion concert — its first in 26 years.

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