April 29, 2009 On Sunday, May 3, New York's Radio City Music Hall is hosting a concert called Dark Was the Night, and All Songs Considered will be there to record the show.
April 27, 2009 A new concert DVD from Wilco is out, called Ashes of American Flags. The film includes concert footage from 2008 at historic venues in Tulsa, Mobile, Nashville, New Orleans and Washington, D.C. The film was shot by Brendan Canty (of Fugazi)
April 27, 2009 The Flaming Lips' song "Do You Realize??" is about to become Oklahoma's official rock song.Gov. Brad Henry signs that executive order April 28.
April 24, 2009 Mica Levi fronts the wildly playful and inventive British rock band Micachu and the Shapes. Normally, the group plugs in, turns up the volume and plays as a trio. But for this video performance at the South by Southwest music festival and conference, Levi plays by herself, with just a child-sized acoustic guitar. Watch how she stretches the limits of six nylon strings and a magic marker.
April 23, 2009 World got you down? Not to worry: The news has just been Auto-Tuned.
April 21, 2009 I'm left feeling empty by three major new releases by Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and >
April 14, 2009 I used to compose music for a theater company in Baltimore called Impossible Theater. It was experimental multimedia theater, with images from banks of slide projectors making for stunning foregrounds and backgrounds. What always struck me was how...
March 31, 2009 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen and producer Robin Hilton visit a practice studio outside Austin, Texas, where Annie Clark and her band St. Vincent rehearsed for the South by Southwest music conference and festival. See video of St. Vincent performing two new songs from the group's upcoming album, Actor.
March 27, 2009 The Decemberists did it. Loney Dear did it, and so did K'Naan. They all used prerecorded performances to enhance their own live appearances at this year's South by Southwest music conference and festival.
March 17, 2009 Full SXSW Coverage for Live Concerts and Exclusive Performances
March 5, 2009 Below is a press release for a Beatles video game. Perhaps this will be fun, but Apple Corps., I plead with you: FINISH REMASTERING THE CATALOG BEFORE I DIE.
March 4, 2009 I'm not a big reader of music blogs, magazines or interviews. I like to listen. So I really had no idea what it would be like to talk with Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons. I only know him from spending a lot of time with his previous alb...
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Antony and the Johnsons, performing live at the Sixth and I Synagogue in Washington, D.C.
March 4, 2009 Hear and see video of the band, recorded live in concert from the Sixth and I Synagogue in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 3. This stunning performance includes songs from the band's new album, The Crying Light, as well as its 2005 breakthrough, I Am a Bird Now. Video of the performance is provided by Pitchfork.tv.
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March 2, 2009 Last week, singer Tom Jones came to sing at my desk. It was truly surreal and sublime, but to tell the truth, I've never been much of a fan of his. Despite the fact that his
February 26, 2009 Listen to the brilliant poet and songwriter, recorded live at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Cohen revisits a body of work that's more than 40 years deep and full of songs that have inspired every generation of songwriters since.
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