Music

World Cafe
3:40 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Patterson Hood On World Cafe

Patterson Hood.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 12:25 pm

Southern rhythms have always been in Patterson Hood's blood. Born in Alabama as the son of David Hood, a bassist for the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, young Patterson started writing songs at age 8.

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Wednesdays Become Eclectic
3:24 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

KCRW Presents: Bloc Party

KCRW

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 12:41 pm

When Bloc Party performed this live session for KCRW, it was the first time any of us had heard songs from the band's latest album, Four, aside from the single "Octopus." While "Octopus" is a driving, punk-infused dance track similar to Bloc Party's previous work, the rest of Four seemed more influenced by '90s rock and metal. It was one of the loudest live sessions KCRW has hosted in recent memory, and that's a compliment.

Here's the band's performance of "Octopus."

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Mountain Stage
2:30 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Paul Thorn On Mountain Stage

Paul Thorn performs on Mountain Stage.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 3:06 pm

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All Songs Considered Blog
1:48 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Vote For The Albums Everyone Can Love, For Sep. 12

iStock

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 10:58 am

It turns out people really like The Beatles! Every record we've featured from the fab four have consistently rated higher than any other albums in these polls. According to last week's, 85 percent of you love Revolver.

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Music
12:33 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Bellamy Dances 'Risky Business' Style To Maroon 5

For Tell Me More's occasional "In Your Ear" series, guests of the program talk about songs they go to for inspiration or just to let loose. Comedian Bill Bellamy turns to Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," and goes into Risky Business style dancing in his living room.

Field Recordings
8:03 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Cloud Cult: A Moment Of Serenity

KEXP

Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 9:24 am

We were about to call it. The band was running late, our phone service wasn't working well backstage in the remoteness of the Sasquatch Music Festival in rural Washington state, and the next band was about to begin on the main stage nearby — thus making the prospect of a Field Recording impossible. Then, suddenly, a white van rolled up, straight from the main gate, and out popped six musicians with stringed and brass instruments.

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Music
4:45 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

What To Hear Now: This Month In Rock Records

Grizzly Bear's newest full-length, Shields, is one of a heaping handful of exciting new rock albums out this month.
Tom Hines Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue September 11, 2012 9:57 pm

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World Cafe
4:05 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Kelly Hogan On World Cafe

Kelly Hogan.
Neko Case Courtesy of the artist

Kelly Hogan is a professional backup singer who spends a lot of time on the road with her friends Neko Case, Jakob Dylan, Andrew Bird, Robyn Hitchcock and many others.

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Mountain Stage
1:53 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Delta Rae On Mountain Stage

Delta Rae performs on Mountain Stage.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 9:53 am

The folk-rock band Delta Rae makes its first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live in Huntington, W.V. A six-piece band with four powerful vocalists, Delta Rae was formed on and around the campus of Duke University in Durham, N.C.

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Favorite Sessions
1:47 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Bomba De Luz: High School Heroes

Nate Ryan The Current

Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 8:45 am

When Lydia Hoglund sings, her words convey the ache of an old soul. She unspools her melodies in big, booming somersaults that sound both effortless and ageless, her elastic delivery recalling emotive singers like Jeff Buckley and Sharon Van Etten. Yet Hoglund is only 17 — just beginning her senior year at Central High in St. Paul, Minn., and just beginning her journey into music.

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