July 29, 2009 Every Wednesday this summer, we're offering a quick course in early rock 'n' roll. Your professor will be Tom Moon, NPR contributor and author of the book "1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die."
July 27, 2009 NPR listeners cast thousands of votes in the All Songs Considered poll for the year's best music (so far) and kept the race tight. See and hear the results.
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July 27, 2009 by Bob Boilen
I came to work this morning to find new CDs by The Swell Season and The Avett Brothers. Nice start to a Monday.
What's on your desk?
July 22, 2009 Every Wednesday this summer, we're offering a quick course in early rock 'n' roll. Your professor will be Tom Moon, NPR contributor and author of the book 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die. These overviews, mostly from the 1950s, are n
July 20, 2009 I've told this story before. But on this 40th anniversary of the very first walk on the moon, like an old grandpa, I'll tell it again.
July 7, 2009 A few weeks ago, we asked you to nomiate your favorite three CDs of 2009 so far, along with your favorite three songs of the year. If you've not spent any time
July 7, 2009 If you missed the live Bowerbirds show, we will post it to the Tiny Desk Concerts page.Because of the backlog of concerts we will be posting, it could be late August before it goes online.
July 6, 2009 I was trying to search my iTunes library for all the music I owned on the Merge Records label when it hit me: Record-label data isn't listed in iTunes, which means I was up the creek. There was no easy way I could look at a song or album and know ...
July 6, 2009 If you see Canadian singer-songwriter Julie Doiron perform live, you'll hear a good deal of distorted guitars and intense drumming. Well, at least when she's not performing at the NPR Music offices. It took her a few takes, but we wound up with a bare, stark and memorable set at the Tiny Desk.
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June 30, 2009 I just learned about the death of an old friend. I began to loose touch with Don Bernstine when my music tastes went more toward Talking Heads and his went more toward Def Leppard.
June 30, 2009 Live June 30th until 9:00PM EST(we may loose audio from time to time)
June 30, 2009 This Saturday, July 4, 2009, the song "Give Peace A Chance" turns 40 years old.
June 30, 2009 According to Gawker.com Vibe Magazine is folding.
June 29, 2009 Fanfarlo's upbeat attitude infuses their contagiously melodic music and passionate, dreamy stories. Their new album, Reservoir, reveals itself with each listen: The melodies are full of emotion and the way the songs hang together is delicate and powerful. Hear the album in its entirety.
June 25, 2009 Sky Saxon, the lead singer of the '60s psychedelic garage band The Seeds, died today. His wife Sabrina Sherry Smith Saxon broke the news on her Facebook page.
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