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March 31, 2006
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NPR Music's Online Concert Series Continues With Yeah Yeah Yeahs, April 3
Concert, Live from the 9:30 Club, Also Available For Free MP3 Download on www.NPR.org and NPR All Songs Considered Podcast to Feature Songs
Washington, D.C. - NPR Music's series of free, live online concerts, available at www.NPR.org/music, continues with a performance by Yeah Yeah Yeahs on Monday, April 3.
The concerts will be streamed live from the prestigious 9:30 Club, a Washington, D.C. venue known for booking breakthrough performers in all genres, including rock, punk, hip-hop and country. Besides streaming live, the concerts will be archived on NPR.org, which allows fans to enjoy the full concert on-demand, any time. Additionally, the performance will be featured in the weekly NPR All Songs Considered podcast, which will be available Thursday, April 6. The ASC podcasts rank among the most-downloaded on iTunes, Yahoo and other leading directories, and are the No. 1 most-downloaded weekly podcast among NPR's offerings. The concert will also be available as a free MP3 download beginning Tuesday, April 4.
Currently based in New York, offbeat rock trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs got their start while students at Oberlin College in Ohio. They have opened for acts like The White Stripes and The Strokes and are currently touring in support of their second album, Show Your Bones.
The hit audio webcasts, produced under the All Songs Considered banner, launched in January 2005 and have featured 21 live events to date. With listener response coming from around the world, the concerts have showcased an eclectic group of performers including Belle & Sebastian, James Brown, the White Stripes, Sigur Ros, Sinead O'Connor, Death Cab for Cutie, Interpol, The Decemberists, Lucinda Williams and David Gray. Previous concerts have been listened to via NPR.org more than 1 million times, and concert-related NPR.org pages have been viewed more than 2 million times.
Pabst Brewing, maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon, continues as the exclusive sponsor of the NPR concert series.
For information on the upcoming concerts and to hear the archived concerts please visit www.NPR.org/music.