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5:03 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Put Down The Camera And Watch The Show ... Really?

Concertgoers at Webster Hall in New York City during a show by M83 on Nov. 22, 2011.
Loren Wohl for NPR

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 7:47 pm

I try and see music as much as I can. I've been going to the 9:30 Club since it opened. In fact, I was in the first band to ever play the club. So when I walked in the front doors of the club to see an M. Ward show recently, I was surprised that I, along with everyone else getting their hand stamped, received the following marching orders: "Tonight, no photography or videos. Including cell phones."

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4:19 pm
Sun July 8, 2012

Who Is She? Just One Of The Most Popular Songs Ever

Astrud Gilberto performs "The Girl From Ipanema." Gilberto, the wife of Brazilian singer Joao Gilberto, had never sung professionally before recording the song.
YouTube

Originally published on Sun July 8, 2012 4:57 pm

Amy Winehouse. Ella Fitzgerald. Sammy Davis Jr. The Yale Whiffenpoofs. Mike Tyson.

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Music Interviews
4:19 pm
Sun July 8, 2012

'Initial Here': Jazz Musician Linda Oh Plays Out Her Heritage

Linda Oh's latest album, Initial Here, was released May 22.
Vincent Soyez Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun July 8, 2012 4:48 pm

Jazz bassist and bandleader Linda Oh says her new album, Initial Here, is an exploration of her heritage. She was born in Malaysia to Chinese parents, but as a toddler, she moved with her family to Australia.

Oh started taking piano lessons there when she was 4. Music was just a hobby back then, but once her uncle strapped a bass guitar around her neck, that's when she fell in love.

Oh cut her teeth playing bass in both jazz and rock bands all over her hometown of Perth in Western Australia.

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Music Interviews
5:08 am
Sun July 8, 2012

Old Crow Medicine Show: Something Borrowed

Old Crow Medicine Show's new album, Carry Me Back, comes out July 17.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun July 8, 2012 1:59 pm

Old Crow Medicine Show didn't count on the runaway success of its 2004 song "Wagon Wheel." In fact, say members Ketch Secor and Critter Fuqua, the Nashville band was just trying to finish a job Bob Dylan had started.

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All Songs Considered Blog
5:07 am
Sun July 8, 2012

The Shredder Behind '100 Guitar Licks' Speaks

Alex Chadwick, an employee of the Chicago Music Exchange, recorded a 12-minute video that chronicles the history of rock in one take and 100 songs.
YouTube

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 7:47 pm

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