Music

Mountain Stage
9:51 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Red Clay Ramblers On Mountain Stage

Red Clay Ramblers on Mountain Stage.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Now in its 40th year together, the North Carolina string band Red Clay Ramblers appears on Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, W.V. Red Clay Ramblers' roots reach from the mountain music of the group's native Carolinas to country, bluegrass and New Orleans jazz. The Ramblers also have a long association with musical theater, including their Tony-winning Fool Moon on Broadway and their many collaborations with actor and playwright Sam Shepard.

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NPR Music Essentials
6:32 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

KEXP is currently playing an epic track by Seattle rapper Raz called "They'll Speak."
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Originally published on Wed August 22, 2012 3:33 pm

This month's installment of Heavy Rotation demonstrates the breadth of music played on public radio stations every day. Hip-hop, electronica, contemporary classical, Cuban jazz, blues rock — it's a truly eclectic mix.

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All Songs Considered Blog
3:55 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

What Was The Most Important Band Of Your College Years?

The iconic cover art for U2's 1988 album Rattle and Hum.
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Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 7:36 pm

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World Cafe
3:05 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Next: Carrousel

Carrousel.
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  • Hear two new tracks from Carrousel

The Tallahassee band Carrousel released its first full-length album, 27 rue de mi'chelle, in May. The group's trippy, cathartic, lovelorn dream-pop often references time spent around the ocean, but there's meticulousness to the sound that could only come from countless hours in the studio. Download Carrousel's head-turning "14" and the new album's title track in this installment of World Cafe Next.

Deceptive Cadence
12:04 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

How Slow Can You Go?

What happens when musicians slow the music way down?
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Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 2:55 pm

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