Punch Brothers' members perform in WFUV's Studio A in New York.
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Hear the subtle pleasures, strange musical structures and opaque lyrics of the popular string band, led by Nickel Creek's Chris Thile, in this studio session with WFUV.
April 26, 2012
Punch Brothers: Sophisticated Strings
Now, Now performs on The Current.
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The Twin Cities rock trio released its new album, April 24, 2012 Threads, on Chris Walla's record label. See what attracted his attention in this video from Minnesota's The Current.
Grimes, a.k.a. Claire Boucher, brought her preset-powered electro-pop to the KEXP studios.
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The electro-pop producer surrounded herself with equipment, and began making magic with pedals and knobs at the KEXP studio in Seattle.
April 12, 2012
Mike Hadreas, a.k.a. Perfume Genius.
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Mike Hadreas, who performs as Perfume Genius, writes pretty songs about moments of crushing anxiety and emotional devastation. He brought his understated intensity to WFUV's April 11, 2012 The Alternate Side for a studio session.
Damien Jurado performed songs from the album
Maraqopa at KEXP in Seattle.
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The Seattle songwriter was right at home at KEXP during this session on the April 3, 2012 Morning Show. Jurado performed songs from Maraqopa with help from members of The Head and the Heart and The Shins.
Glen Hansard performs as part of KUT's "Live at the Four Seasons" sessions in Austin during SXSW.
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The singer, known for The Swell Season and The Frames (as well as the movie March 29, 2012 Once), offers a glimpse of his forthcoming album during this session on KUT, recorded live during SXSW.
From left: Steve Lehman, Damion Reid and Matt Brewer recently performed on WBGO's
The Checkout with host Josh Jackson.
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Lehman, an award-winning composer and sax player, is committed to both otherness and tradition. Here, his trio performs three tracks from its new album, March 27, 2012 Dialect Fluorescent, on WBGO's The Checkout.
Benny Golson (right) and pianist Sharp Radway perform at the KPLU studios in Seattle.
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Golson, who recorded his first album as a bandleader 55 years ago, is responsible for some of the most memorable songs in the jazz canon. Watch the tenor-sax legend perform at KPLU in Seattle.
March 22, 2012
Lara Downes plays contemporary takes on Bach's iconic
Goldberg Variations in NPR's studio 4A.
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The pianist performs contemporary takes on Bach's March 21, 2012 Goldberg Variations in the NPR studio
Lara Downes' New Viewpoints On Old Variations
The Chieftains kicked off their North American tour at WGBH's Fraser Studio in Boston.
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Fifty years into a storied career, The Chieftains have no intention of slowing down, as evidenced by appearance at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio in Boston. Folk-rock stars The Low Anthem join.
March 16, 2012
The Chieftains In Concert On 'A Celtic Sojourn'