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Thistle and Shamrock
2:41 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Thistle And Shamrock: Common Currency

Rua.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat November 10, 2012 6:41 pm

Follow the instrumental links and song-streams that connect musical traditions across miles and oceans.

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Music News
1:38 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Always A Rose: Elliott Carter Remembered

Elliott Carter at Tanglewood in 2008 on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz is sitting right behind Carter.
Michael J. Lutch

Originally published on Wed November 7, 2012 5:02 pm

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All Songs Considered
12:35 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

We Get Mail: How To Make A Mixtape Without Looking Like A Creeper

Artwork for Every Breathe You Take: The Singles by The Police.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 1:32 pm

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Favorite Sessions
7:03 am
Wed November 7, 2012

KCRW Presents: Matthew Dear

Matthew Dear performs on KCRW.
KCRW

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 1:35 pm

Drawing inspiration from diverse currents of alternative rock and electronic music, Matthew Dear is a true original. During his recent visit to the KCRW studios, he talked about trying to follow a more straightforward path, but "this is just what comes out." Good news, because it's a fresh and exciting dance-rock fusion.

Watch Dear perform "Earthforms" here, then catch our interview and the rest of his set at KCRW.com.

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All Songs Considered
6:12 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Dear 'Awful Band Name,' We Forgive You

Singer Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople made some amazing music. The band name, on the other hand, could have used some work.
Robert Altman Getty Images

Originally published on Wed November 7, 2012 11:00 am

I first found the music of Gashcat buried among 2,000 other songs in a playlist NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson put together to help us prepare for South By Southwest earlier this year. I assumed I wouldn't like them and only listened because I thought the name was ridiculous. Gashcat. What does that even mean?

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