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John K. Samson.
April 5, 2012 The Weakerthans frontman stops by the studio to perform songs from his debut solo album, Provincial.
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July 19, 2011 This week on the show, the All Songs gang and listeners spill on the tunes that bring them to tears.
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July 6, 2009 On this edition of All Songs Considered, we ask the question: Do labels still matter? Host Bob Boilen talks with Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein, All Songs Considered producer Robin Hilton, and Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson about some of their favorite labels, as well as the role those labels play in making music great.
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March 14, 2008 With the keyboardist literally running in from the street to play, The Weakerthans play SXSW. Four albums in, The Weakerthans' members are still making intelligent, punk-tinged pop music. The band's leader, John K. Samson, is a fiction writer disguised as a songwriter, crafting an impressive array of troubled wanderers and everyday Joes.
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March 14, 2008 The solo virtuoso guitarist Kaki King is now supported by a full backing band. They played for the World Cafe Party at SXSW with The Weakerthans, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Liam Finn and The Whigs on March 14.
December 5, 2007 The Weakerthans' latest album is Reunion Tour, a collection of recurring characters, literary takes on John K. Samson's Canadian homeland and musical tributes to painter Edward Hopper. Hear an interview and in-studio performance from WXPN.
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September 26, 2007 The Weakerthans' members have built their careers around introspective, punk-tinged pop-rock. Their latest album, Reunion Tour, is full of songs that serve as short stories about bus drivers in Winnipeg, men in curling clubs, Bigfoot spotters and Edward Hopper paintings.
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December 8, 2003 Ethiopian roots music from Abyssinia Infinite, Clarinetist Aker Bilk and Van Morrison, A singing cat from The Weakerthans, San Francisco chanteuse Noe Venable, Stephin Merritt's Magnetic Fields, The Neil Young-inspired Sun Kil Moon. Featured Artist: The Youngblood Brass Band.
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