November 28, 2011 Is this item familiar or does it make you scratch your head? Perhaps it's part of an IKEA cabinet?
November 21, 2011 The new service from Apple offers access to all of your songs, anywhere. It's a huge step forward for music lovers, and iTunes Match very nearly lives up to its promise.
November 16, 2011 Who is responsible for the health of your ears? The band? The venue? Or you?
November 12, 2011 Music, art and kittens collide in a work of hysterical genius. Say hello to K. Rex, David Meowie, Mew Reed and HISS.
Glen Hansard in The Swell Season.
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November 10, 2011 The documentary The Swell Season captures the end of a relationship between Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, two musicians who met when they starred in the Oscar-winning film Once.
Most guitar amps go to 10. These go to 11.
November 8, 2011 We celebrate 11/11/11 and the "Big Bottom" band with songs that sound best really, really, really loud.
Radiohead in concert at Roseland Ballroom in New York City, Sept. 28, 2011.
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November 7, 2011 Hear a live track from the band's recent Roseland Ballroom shows and get details on new tour dates.
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An image from Brian Eno's installation "77 Million Paintings" at Moogfest in Asheville, N.C.
October 29, 2011 Moogfest has only just begun, but Bob Boilen has already met his musical hero, seen some brilliant art and toured the Moog factory and headquarters.
Casiokids is one of the most memorable bands All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen has seen this week at the CMJ festival in New York City.
October 20, 2011 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen offers highlights from the best shows he's seen so far at the CMJ Music Festival in New York City this week.
October 18, 2011 Bob Boilen, along with other music writers and college journalists, pick their top five bands to see at this year's CMJ music festival in New York City.
October 17, 2011 Armed with acoustic guitars, tiny amps, a desktop percussion unit and a ton of grace, Wilco plays three new songs from The Whole Love and an old favorite in a stripped-down but powerful set at the NPR Music offices.
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October 11, 2011 Grouplove writes songs that have you pounding the steering wheel to the beat, and are worth rolling down the car windows and sharing with pedestrians whether they want to hear them or not. The young band brings that sort of infectious energy to the NPR Music offices.
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October 11, 2011 Bjork: "I found in the touch screen a way to visualize how I see a song when I close my eyes."
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Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs introduces the new iPod Nano in San Francisco in 2009.
October 5, 2011 We listen to music in the 21st century in a profoundly different way than we did in the 20th century. Although Apple didn't invent the portable music player, the vision of Steve Jobs and his company changed our listening landscape dramatically in 2001 with iTunes and the iPod.
Beth Gibbons of Portishead performs at the Convention Hall during ATP.
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October 2, 2011 Who would've ever possibly thought that Beth Gibbons from Portishead would stage dive?
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