February 28, 2008 Last night, we webcast Wilco from the 9:30 Club. It's the third time we've done this, though it's the first time I got to sit down and talk with Jeff Tweedy.
February 21, 2008 Let's cut to the chase.
February 20, 2008 Last night at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C., the bombastic band Black Mountain took the stage — or, should I say, stood on stage. This was a band with talent and a band with some vision, but this was also a band that barely acknowle...
February 14, 2008 This week, thanks to you and perhaps the alignment of the planets, we truly earned our name.We began the week with another installment of A Band To Call Your Own. Hundr
February 12, 2008 The SXSW (South by Southwest) music festival in Austin is about a month away (March 12-15). We'll webcast from there this year, as well as present a showcase of bands. Details are coming very soon, but you'll like it, trust me.
February 5, 2008 I don't think I've met a young, creative musician who was not politically left of center. In fact, I would go as far as to say that a huge majority of any crowd at any of the concerts we've done at the "9:30 Club" or "Rock and Roll Hotel" — with ...
January 29, 2008 There's nothing like a deadline to get me motivated. That's what the RPM Challenge is all about. The challenge: write and record an entire album in the month of February and submit it.
January 29, 2008 For those that use Twitter; you can follow All Songs Considered on twitter @allsongs
January 26, 2008 I was playing The Vampire Weekend CD for my family on a ride to the National Gallery of Art. We were going to see the >
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January 22, 2008 It was a random pull from my LP collection that has me writing about a much overlooked band from the '60s and '70s, Pearls Before Swine.It's been reported that this record, One Nation Underground sold 100,000 copies; a fact that I have
January 15, 2008 Thirty years ago, Iggy Pop put out Lust for Life, the second of two albums released in 1977 with David Bowie acting as producer. Lust for Life opens with one of the most infectious drum beats in rock.
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January 8, 2008 I was going through my 45s the other day and dusted off this Nick Lowe tune for consideration. That day, by coincidence, I received an email that Jesus of Cool, the LP this very song, "I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass" came from, was being
January 3, 2008 Is there a band you call your own? A band you love so much that on one hand, you want everyone to hear it, but on the other hand, you want to keep it to yourself?Be honest: I don't want your girlfriend's/brother's band, or your band.
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December 21, 2007 The British group climbs to the top of NPR's listener poll with In Rainbows. A look at that disc, plus the 34 other honorees.
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December 18, 2007 Long before MySpace, there were fan clubs. You could send a letter, maybe using a coupon in a teen magazine, to sign up. One benefit of signing up might be a free record.
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