Music

World Cafe
3:59 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Cold Specks On World Cafe

Cold Specks.
Autumn de Wilde Courtesy of the artist

Cold Specks is the stage name of 23-year-old Canadian-bred singer-songwriter Al Spx, but it's not as if "Al Spx" isn't a pseudonym itself; she created the moniker out of respect for her parents, who don't approve of her music career. The London-based singer started Cold Specks as a small acoustic project to showcase her soulful voice and thoughtful lyrics, but it's only grown from there.

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A Blog Supreme
3:42 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Finnish Patriotism, Christian Hymns And One Trumpeter's Mom

Dave Douglas.
Austin Nelson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri October 5, 2012 10:29 am

The band above is the new Dave Douglas Quintet, who we're webcasting live Wednesday night as part of WBGO's The Checkout: Live series. The quintet is actually six people: special guest Aoife O'Donovan, a folk and bluegrass singer, joins the band on stage and on the new album, Be Still.

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Mountain Stage
3:41 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Alejandro Escovedo On Mountain Stage

Alejandro Escovedo performs on Mountain Stage.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 2:13 pm

Austin, Texas, singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo makes his fifth appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. Known for mixing rock, punk, country and folk, Escovedo was named Artist of the Decade by No Depression magazine at the end of the '90s.

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All Songs Considered Blog
3:20 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Watch A Gorgeous New Animated Video For Wilco's 'Sunloathe'

'Sunloathe' from Wilco, with illustrations by Nathaniel Murphy
Nathaniel Murphy youtube

Originally published on Thu September 20, 2012 10:08 am

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Wednesdays Become Eclectic
3:10 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

KCRW Presents: Antibalas

KCRW

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 11:34 am

The Brooklyn collective Antibalas recently played a live set for KCRW on one of Los Angeles' hottest summer days. The 11-piece band is one of the leading purveyors of Afrobeat music and didn't disappoint, bringing the heat throughout a seamless four-song jam, of which we present "Dirty Money" here. The group spends a lot of time on the road, and you can see plenty of evidence of that in this performance.

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