Music

All Songs Considered
12:12 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

First Watch: Walk Off The Earth, 'Red Hands'

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 1:28 pm

I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for a confetti cannon. But even more so, I love it when visuals draw me into a song. It doesn't happen often, but this video for the song "Red Hands" by Walk Off The Earth had me scratching my head wondering how it was done while it kept me smiling at the same time.

It's not the first time this band has made me smile. Earlier this year this Canadian band gathered round a single acoustic guitar and recorded themselves playing a cover version of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" that has now been watched 138 million times.

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Deceptive Cadence
10:37 am
Thu November 1, 2012

How Is The White House Like The Opera House?

With the presidential election set for Tuesday, we take a look at operas that tackle today's toughest political issues.
Scott Olson Getty Images

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Alt.Latino
10:03 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Alt.Latino: Guest DJ Li Saumet From Bomba Estereo

Li Saumet (second from left) is lead singer of the Colombian band Bomba Estereo.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 10:05 am

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Field Recordings
9:45 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Allen Stone: A Rollicking Moment, Performed On The Wind

Allen Stone, right, accompanied by Trevor Larkin perform for a Field Recordings video backstage at Sasquatch! Music Fest
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

Originally published on Tue November 13, 2012 2:37 pm

"I feel like Zeus," Allen Stone announces with a laugh as gusts of wind whip his long hair in dramatic fashion. With a mountainous vista behind him, he's found himself in the kind of majestic rock 'n' roll moment that requires a callout to Kenny Loggins' "Danger Zone" — is there ever a bad time to invoke The Log? — seeing as how it takes place during the 2012 Sasquatch! Music Festival in rural Washington state.

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A Blog Supreme
9:26 am
Thu November 1, 2012

5 New Directions In Jazz Evolution

For his debut album, drummer Henry Cole put together a band united under the umbrella of Afrobeat.
Marisol Diaz Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 9:03 am

For better or for worse, jazz has been in a constant state of change since the day it was born.

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