Orgone Sets Funk Phasers to 'Killion'

KEXP

The San Francisco-based funk-soul band had listeners everywhere dancing in their cubicles.

Orgone in Studio on KEXP 1/29/08

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The Mountain Goats: Energy in Surplus

WNYC Radio

Versatile and prolific, Mountain Goats singer John Darnielle shows off his many talents.

The Mountain Goats in Studio on Soundcheck - 03/11/2008

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Holly Cole Examines Subtext in Song

KPLU

In an interview and performance on KPLU, Cole shares songs that say a lot between the lines.

Holly Cole in Studio on KPLU 3/13/08

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Sia: A Quick Wit, A Strong Voice

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

The Australian singer Sia is famous for her powerful delivery — and her "general goofiness."

Sia in Studio at WFUV - 03/13/2008

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Thurston Moore: Not 'A Real Guitar Player'?

KEXP

The celebrated Sonic Youth member performs stripped-down songs with violinist Samara Lubelski.

Thurston Moore in Studio on KEXP 10/24/07

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Grada Makes Irish Music New

WKSU

The musicians play a mix of traditional and not-so-traditional instruments.

Hear an interview and performance from Folk Alley

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Jason Lindner: The Sound of 'Now'

WBGO

The pianist's newest project, Now vs. Now, blends jazz, funk, hip-hop, and world music.

Hear an interview and performance from WBGO

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Steve Earle: Kinder and Gentler?

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

Hear an interview and in-studio performance by the outspoken roots-rock icon.

Hear an interview and performance from WFUV

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Les Savy Fav Explodes Beyond Radio

KEXP

The legendary live band translates its loud, angular, writhing rock into a funny, chaotic session.

Les Savy Fav in Studio on KEXP 11/30/07

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Leif Ove Andsnes: Pianist on the Precipice

WGBH Radio

Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes takes music of his compatriot, Edvard Grieg, to the WGBH studio.

Hear Leif Ove Andsnes play Grieg in the WGBH studio

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