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12:16 am
Fri September 21, 2012

On the Next Galactic Travels 2012-09-27

Bill Fox WDS Productions

On the next Galactic Travels, I'll conclude the month-long focus on Manikin Records, celebrating two decades of music.  Many important artists have had their music released on this label.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be disk two from "Second Decade 2002-2012."  I will also play music by artists appearing at the Soundscapes Concert Series held

A Blog Supreme
4:55 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Five New Singers At The 2012 Monterey Jazz Festival

Meklit Hadero is based in the San Francisco Bay area, a two-hour drive north of Monterey.
Rus Anson Courtesy of the artist

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The Record
4:37 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Why Some Musicians Last

The singer Aaliyah, performing in 1998. Since her death in 2001, many singers have applied her soft, sexy vocal style to R&B, pop and indie hits.
Tim Mosenfelder Getty Images

Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 12:53 pm

The mists of eternity wafted over my Twitter feed the other night. Okay, not quite — but talk of eternity, or at least of the pop scene in thirty years, did make for a lengthy and spirited group exchange. It started when a friend who's not fond of singing competitions asked whether Kelly Clarkson will be remembered in 2042.

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World Cafe
3:52 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Latin Roots: The Sound Of Africa In Cuba

The Afro-Cuban progressive rock group Síntesis.
Courtesy of the artist

In this installment of World Cafe's Latin Roots series, Carlos Alfonso, one of the vocalists and principal songwriters of the Cuban progressive-rock band Síntesis, talks with host David Dye about the relationships connecting Cuban music, Yoruba music from Nigeria and Arara music out of Benin.

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World Cafe
3:39 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Síntesis On World Cafe

WXPN

Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 8:25 am

All month, World Cafe invites listeners to discover the music of Havana, Cuba, with the series Sense of Place.

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Music
3:28 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Tonight On Galactic Travels 2012-09-20

Tonight on Galactic Travels
Bill Fox WDS Productions

Tonight on Galactic Travels, I'll continue the month-long focus on Manikin

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All Songs Considered Blog
3:04 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Song Premiere: Neurosis, 'At The Well'

Neurosis.
Jason Roeder

For 27 years, the members of Neurosis have demonstrated what metal can be and what it can aspire to: transcendent, cathartic, graceful, innovative. Like the best films, Neurosis' albums are thoughtful and sometimes sublime escapes, navigating pain and salvation through Steve Von Till and Scott Kelly's words, as well as a dense atmosphere of distortion and noise. In the past decade, more deliberately paced and folkloric passages have made their way into Neurosis' sound, too.

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All Songs Considered Blog
1:42 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Vote For The Albums Everyone Can Love, For Sept. 20

Yes or no?
iStock

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 10:55 am

This will be the last in our summer-long series of polls in search of the albums everyone can love. We've featured a few hundred records since we started back in May, and have found a lot of surprises.

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Favorite Sessions
1:42 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Yeasayer: Synth-Toting Shapeshifters

WFUV

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 2:28 pm

Yeasayer is back with a trippy third album, Fragrant World, which pushes the trio — whose members dipped a bit into the indie-rock "mainstream" with 2010's Odd Blood — back into a more experimental zone.

Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton and Anand Wilder recently visited The Alternate Side's Studio A for a live session and a conversation with Russ Borris. Watch Yeasayer perform "Blue Paper" on this page.

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Mountain Stage
11:37 am
Thu September 20, 2012

The Quebe Sisters Band On Mountain Stage

The Quebe Sisters Band performs on Mountain Stage.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 3:13 pm

The Quebe Sisters Band makes its first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. While the sight of a triple-fiddle band is something to behold in person, the group's talent ensures that its sound translates easily to the radio and beyond.

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