Calexico Rings Alarm Bell On 'Carried To Dust'

WNYC Radio

Calexico riffed on a Pavement cover before launching into two very different new songs.

Calexico in Studio on WNYC's Soundcheck 9/24/08

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Stephin Merritt: Musical Polymath

KEXP

The Magnetic Fields leader surveys his catalog and fields questions in his typical deadpan style.

Stephen Merritt in Studio on KEXP 3/11/08

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Joseph Arthur: Acoustic 'Temporary People'

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

The versatile and prolific rocker offers up an easygoing session recorded by WFUV.

Joseph Arthur in Studio on WFUV 7/1/08

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Alisa Weilerstein: The Art Of Chopin's Cello

WGBH Radio

The young cellist makes a case for Chopin's Cello Sonata, one of the composer's lesser-known works.

Hear Weilerstein Play Chopin At The WGBH Studio

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Frightened Rabbit: Clouds On A Cloudy Day

KEXP

Hear the Scottish band give a cathartic performance in a dark, gripping session from KEXP.

Frightened Rabbit

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A3: From 'The Sopranos' To Joy Division

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

A3 strips down its roots-meets-dance sound with just two acoustic guitars and voices.

A3 in Studio on WFUV 6/30/08

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Smog's Bill Callahan Bares His 'Whaleheart'

KUT 90.5

Callahan, a.k.a. Smog, brought in members of Shearwater to record a big-sounding session on KUT.

Bill Callahan in Studio on KUT 5/16/07

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Cellist Haimovitz: Classic Bach, Classic Rock

American Public Media

The young musician loves to expand the musical horizons of classical, rock and jazz fans.

Hear Matt Haimovitz play Bach in the APM studio

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Telepathique Turns Studio Into Dance Club

KEXP

The band's combination of house, rock, bossa nova, funk and hip-hop sounds both unique and familiar.

Telepathique in Studio on KEXP 7/30/08

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The Hold Steady: A Band In Its Prime

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

Hear The Hold Steady blast through four new songs with the urgency of a band at its best.

The Hold Steady in Studio on WFUV 5/28/08

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