Music Reviews
10:01 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Ray Anderson: A Pocket-Size Suite Makes A Huge Racket

It's tricky making a little band sound big on Sweet Chicago Suite, but trombonist Ray Anderson knows his tricks.
Jeanne Moutoussamy Ashe

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 2:47 pm

Ray Anderson's Pocket Brass Band is about watch-pocket size: With three horns and drums, it couldn't get much smaller. On its new Sweet Chicago Suite, Anderson makes what the group does sound easy. Just write some catchy, bluesy tunes and then have the band blast them out.

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World Cafe
9:50 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Nils Lofgren On World Cafe

Nils Lofgren specializes in high-energy blues-rock.
Rainer Drechsler

Nils Lofgren has built a stellar reputation as a masterful guitarist in both solo and collaborative endeavors, and his extensive discography showcases a unique brand of high-energy blues-rock.

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First Listen
9:35 am
Tue June 19, 2012

First Listen: Kevin Saunderson, 'KMS 25th Anniversary Classics'

Detroit producer Kevin Saunderson was part of techno's first wave in the 1980s.
Lars Borges

Originally published on Sun November 16, 2014 12:09 pm

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Kevin Saunderson worked as a security guard in a Detroit hospital when he started KMS Records in 1987 — humble beginnings for a man who would come to be known as one of the godfathers of techno.

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Mountain Stage
9:24 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Foster And Lloyd On Mountain Stage

Radney Foster (left) and Bill Lloyd perform together for the first time since 1991.

Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

The reunited country-pop pioneers in Foster & Lloyd return to Mountain Stage with songs from their first album together in more than 20 years, It's Already Tomorrow. With an influential sound that drew as much from The Beatles as Buck Owens, Bill Lloyd and Radney Foster rose to fame in the late '80s, during a remarkable period of creativity in country music.

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Monkey See
9:15 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Silverdocs: How Journey Found A New Lead Singer And Made Friends In Manila

Arnel Pineda became the lead singer of Journey in late 2007.

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 12:49 pm

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