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For immediate release
October 6, 2005
Contact:
Chad Campbell, NPR:
ccampbell@npr.org | 202.513.2304

NPR Music’s Hit Online-Only Concert Series Has Been Listened to More Than A Quarter Million Times

Series Continues With Three New Concert Performances October 10, 21, 24: My Morning Jacket, Son Volt and Death Cab for Cutie

Washington, D.C. -- NPR Music’s series of live online-exclusive concerts presented on NPR.org has been listened to more than a quarter million times with over one million page views. The hit audio web casts continue with three new live concerts from some of America’s most exciting and original rock bands: My Morning Jacket on Monday, October 10, Son Volt on Friday, October 21 and Death Cab for Cutie on Monday, October 24.

The live concert series, produced under the All Songs Considered banner, launched in January and has featured eleven live events to date most recently the September 27 White Stripes concert and the September 17 “Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Concert” with Norah Jones, James Taylor and Elvis Costello among many others. The series has a global fan base through the Internet with an overwhelming response from across the U.S. as well as worldwide, including Scandinavia, Australia, Asia and the Middle East. The three new concerts are streamed live from the prestigious 9:30 Club, a Washington, D.C. club known for booking breakthrough performers in rock, punk, hip-hop and country.

The upcoming concerts:

October 10: Experimental country-rock group, My Morning Jacket, fourth album, simply titled Z, is a collection of self-described "sad, mysterious dance music." My Morning Jacket was recently featured on the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s special “Listen To This” music section.

October 21: Led by Jay Farrar, alternative country-rock band, Son Volt, is touring to promote their first new album in seven years entitled Okemah and the Melody of Riot, which has been getting great reviews.

October 24: Seattle indie pop/rock group, Death Cab for Cutie, began in 1997 and has released several reflective, intimate albums. Their fifth album, Plans, debuted at number four on the U.S. album chart, and the group has been featured on the hit television show, The OC.

Past concerts in this series featured The White Stripes with The Shins, Sigur Ros, David Gray, Lucinda Williams, Secret Machines with the Kings of Leon, Bloc Party, The Decemberists, Interpol, Bright Eyes and Wilco. These concerts can be heard any time at npr.org/music.

The NPR Music brand extends through broadcast and satellite radio programming, original online content and merchandise. NPR’s news and information programming, including the weekday and weekend Morning Edition and All Things Considered, provide wide-ranging music segments, artist profiles and features. Its broadcast programming slate also has the trend-setting contemporary music series World Café as well as performance series showcasing jazz, classical, opera, symphony and Celtic music. NPR.org offers the All Songs Considered online-exclusive music discovery program which, in turn, sparked the online concert series. The NPR Shop offers a wide variety of compilation, themed and holiday CDs. The newest release is "I heard it on NPR: One World Many Voices," featuring performances by global artists profiled on NPR programming.

For information on the upcoming concerts and to hear the archived concerts please visit npr.org/music.

NPR is renowned for journalistic excellence and standard-setting news and entertainment programming. A privately supported, non-profit, membership organization, NPR serves a growing audience of 26 million Americans each week in partnership with more than 780 public radio stations. International partners in cable, satellite and short-wave services make NPR programming accessible anywhere in the world. With original online content and audio streaming, npr.org offers hourly newscasts, special features and eight years of archived audio and information.