Music

JazzSet
10:24 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Benny Green Trio On JazzSet

Benny Green.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 10:32 am

The pioneering pianist Thelonious Monk left behind a treasure trove of compositions. Onstage at the KC Jazz Club at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., a current jazz treasure is here to play some of the best. Benny Green is on piano with Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums.

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The Two-Way
10:05 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Bill Dees, Who Co-Wrote Roy Orbison's 'Oh Pretty Woman,' Dies

Bill Dees during his 2008 interview with NPR.
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Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 10:43 am

  • Bill Dees on NPR in 2008

Bill Dees, who kicked off the creative process that produced one of rock 'n' roll's greatest songsOh Pretty Woman — has died. He was 73.

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All Songs Considered
5:20 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

The Best Of Moogfest 2012

Moogfest always draws a creative crowd. But the festival's proximity to Halloween inspires some fans to dress in unusual costumes.
Adam Kissick for NPR

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 4:01 pm

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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

  • Listen To The Performance
  • Listen To The Interview

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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