Joan Baez and Bob Dylan performing Aug. 28, 1963 at the March On Washington, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech.
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July 29, 2013 This year marks the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's first performance at the Newport Folk Festival. Though he didn't seek the role, he became a spokesman for a generation and an entire movement of new music. Who today has the vision, imagination and voice to inspire and even unite young people?
July 25, 2013 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with Newport Folk Festival producer Jay Sweet about why the historic event is unlike any other festival.
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July 19, 2013 Does music have to be tied to your youth in order to spark nostalgia, or are 80-somethings wistful for the sounds of their 60s? Your picks for the music that, 20 years from now, will make us look back fondly on the 2010s.
July 16, 2013 David Bowie doesn't need a sprawling, big budget spectacle to make his videos unforgettable. His latest is a simple shoot in a single location, with just the singer and his guitar. But Bowie's penetrating gaze is enough to set the scene on edge.
July 9, 2013 If you love karaoke, chances are you've got that one go-to song you reach for every time you take the mic. It may not be your favorite song, but it's in a forgiving key with plenty of room to perform.
We asked readers what system they listen on, here is reader Andrew Limpic's music listening set up.
June 24, 2013 What does your stereo look like in the year 2013? Is it just an iPod plugged into a couple of tiny speakers? Or is it a major sound system with heavy duty components and a massive sub woofer? Whatever it is, we want to see it.
Cockroaches and beetles slither through a miniature world in a new video from Majical Cloudz.
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June 20, 2013 The Canadian electro-pop duo's latest video is disorienting, disturbing and utterly transfixing. Seemingly massive cockroaches and beetles invade the world, and it all ends in flames.
June 18, 2013 So far, 2013 has been a banner year for comeback records, with veteran artists such as David Bowie, My Bloody Valentine and Daft Punk releasing new albums after long breaks. So what veteran artist or band should be next? Any votes for Mott The Hoople?
June 14, 2013 We've reached the halfway point of 2013, so it's time to hit the pause button and look back on all the great music we've heard so far this year. We asked for your favorite songs and made a mixtape with some of the standout cuts. Hear the songs in our Rdio or Spotify playlists.
June 13, 2013 In an eerie new video from Low, the band plays inside a glitter-filled snow globe, wearing period costumes, while giant, alien creatures look on. It's a strange interpretation of "Plastic Cup," a song ostensibly about a friend's history of drug abuse and dependence on others.
June 10, 2013 In this video premiere, Young Galaxy shows an entire city destroyed piece by piece, mixing the apocalyptic chaos with the smooth sounds of "New Summer," a chill electro-pop cut from the band's latest album, Ultramarine.
A tiny owl tries to find its way in the world, in a new animated video from singer-songwriter Grant Olney.
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June 5, 2013 In a touching new video, singer-songwriter Grant Olney tells the story of a tiny owl ostracized by the other animals. The animated short follows the owl as it tries to find its own way in the world, with the help of a kind woman.
Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock uses a massive ear trumpet to really listen.
May 24, 2013 Earlier this week, we asked whether people really listen to full albums from start to finish. Most people said yes. But were they really listening to the records, or merely playing every song?
May 20, 2013 With so many distractions and different ways to hear songs, it's getting to be pretty impossible to give full albums the attention they deserve. When was the last time you actually listened to one all the way through, without any interruptions?
May 15, 2013 In an absorbing and comical new video, Vermont folksinger Sam Amidon finds himself in some strange woods inhabited by the creatures of his own imagination — including a knobby, human-like tree and a bearded siren.
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