Music

Mountain Stage
1:46 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Wanda Jackson On Mountain Stage

Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 1:34 pm

Wanda Jackson makes her second appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live in the border town of Bristol, Tenn./Va., in partnership with the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance. Enjoying yet another career renaissance on the heels of her Jack White-produced album The Party Ain't Over, Jackson returned to the studio earlier this year alongside Justin Townes Earle.

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All Songs Considered
1:24 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

What Can You Make With $80 And A Hot Glue Gun?

Courtesy of the artist

Here's a puzzle: You're a not particularly well-known rapper with a couple of albums under your belt, trying to introduce yourself to a wider audience. You've got a song with a harp sample and lyrics with a wide range of references that include Afrika Bambaataa, Cash Money Records, Rammellzee, Burt Bacharach, the Brill Building, Zola Jesus, Human League, outrageously expensive high-fashion brands like Prada and Balenciaga and low-budget but prolific art collectors Herbert and Dorothy Vogel.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
1:10 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Jason Lytle: Tiny Desk Concert

Jason Lytle performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 28.
Ryan Smith NPR

Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 1:58 pm

Sometimes, it's hard to know what constitutes a band. Billy Corgan wrote and sang all the songs for The Smashing Pumkpins and still records under the name, even though the other original members are long gone. Same deal with James Mercer and The Shins.

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Music Reviews
12:34 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Taylor Swift Leaps Into Pop With 'Red'

Taylor Swift's Red challenges her diehard fans while inviting naysayers to give her music another try.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 4:44 pm

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Live Fridays From XPN
11:27 am
Mon November 5, 2012

JD McPherson In Concert

JD McPherson puts on a fiery show at WXPN.
John Bartol WXPN

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 3:47 pm

Set List

  • "Dimes For Nickels"
  • "Your Love (All That I'm Missing)"
  • "Oil In My Lamp"
  • "Signs & Signifiers"
  • "Fire Bug"
  • "Abigail Blue"
  • "North Side Gal"
  • "Wolf Teeth"

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