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August 13, 2008 Not every road trip is a symbol of celebration and freedom; sometimes you're just wallowing in grief, or perhaps fleeing the soul-shrapnelizing ruin you've created back home. Regardless of your misery's root cause, there's no better place to mourn ostentatiously than alone in a car late at night, when no one's around to witness your pitiful, spluttering sobs.
July 26, 2007 Playing under the name The Swell Season, Irish singer Glen Hansard and Czech newcomer Marketa Irglova sing affecting folk-rock songs with blissful harmonies. Hear the stars of the sleeper hit musical Once recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.
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May 9, 2007 Driven by singer Glen Hansard's charismatic persona, The Frames have become one of the best live bands working today. Blending atmospheric ballads with rousing rock songs, The Cost finds The Frames' legend continues to grow after more than 15 years in the business.
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April 26, 2007 Enormously popular in their home country of Ireland, The Frames make intimate, reflective rock led by singer/guitarist Glen Hansard. Now on tour for their sixth and best studio album to date, The Cost, The Frames visit Washington, D.C. for a concert, originally webcast live on NPR.org Apr. 26.
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February 12, 2007 The Cost finds The Frames harboring more commercial ambitions than usual, but no one involved has forgotten singer Glen Hansard's odd ability to sound sweetly romantic, big-hearted, self-deprecating and emotionally stunted at the same time.
January 19, 2007 Gorgeous string pop from The Frames; Brooklyn's dream pop group Mahogany; The otherworldly rock band Grizzly Bear; Remembering the music of Alice Coltrane; The haunting theremin of Clara Rockmore; Rachmaninoff from violinist Joshua Bell.
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May 13, 2002 Barbershop like you've never heard before: The Gas House Gang; music on a leaf from The Kronos Quartet; another great unknown: Dromedary; a dreamy instrumental from The Frames; a perfect afternoon with Josh Ritter; looking back at the remarkable Patti Smith; a puzzling tune from Cornershop.
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