July 30, 2010 Hear Alex Ebert on his amazement with the band's success and its connection to fans. The sprawling, 10-person traveling band plays jubilant sing-a-long songs and sits in jam circles with fans at just about any show.
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July 27, 2010 This is the poster for the Gorillaz performing in Damascus, Syria this week. If you think it's cool and you wish you could have been there to see the performance, stay tuned to NPR Music!
A slow jam session with fidder Kevin Burke and guitarist Robin Bullock.
July 22, 2010 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen looks at the ways music can affect a person, and wonders whether musicians making the music hear songs differently than passive listeners.
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July 22, 2010 Hear dozens of sets from the legendary festival during our live webcast with WFUV and Folk Alley.
July 20, 2010 Though the '90s rave scene passed, Fading Collection's latest EP Attakk recalls the jolting sounds of electronica bands like The Prodigy and The Crystal Method.
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The Californian indie-pop band hit the ground running after SXSW and a Hype Machine hit with "Pumped Up Kicks."
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July 15, 2010 I hope your summer playlist isn't finalized yet, because here's one more for the mix. "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People is an laidback sundrenched song made for a drive to the beach or an afternoon BBQ.
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The Los Angeles-based garage rock revivalist group The Like.
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July 12, 2010 The All Songs Considered crew discussed why the '50s sound is so prominent in today's music. I can't explain what inspired an endless list of bands to go the retro route. But I know this music appeals to me because it’s simple and comforting.
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The Retribution Gospel Choir isn't a choir... and doesn't play gospel.
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July 7, 2010 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen recently saw the Retribution Gospel Choir featuring Alan Sparhawk from Low. They're not really a choir, don't play gospel, and there wasn't any apparent retribution.
July 7, 2010 The Brooklyn based rock band, MiniBoone, has an uninhibited love for fun and fast music. Their EP Big Changes is joyous power-pop with unpredictable twists and turns. You might want to strap yourself in.
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Idris Goodwin's rap album, Break Beat Poems, highlights well-produced beats with smart down-to-earth lyrics.
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July 2, 2010 In his album <em>Break Beat Poems</em> Goodwin's bassy voice weaves through punchy synth beats comparable to Timbaland. But his rhymes connect to the everyday guys just trying to pay the rent.
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June 24, 2010 If you've ever wanted to hear a concert streaming from your iPhone, or hear an exclusive stream of an album before its release, or maybe listen to an interview with LCD Soundsystem while grocery shopping, well now you can.
June 21, 2010 Coming tomorrow (Tuesday, Jun 22) on All Songs Considered we'll have a mix of this summer's best dance music. In the meantime, tell us what you're dancing to these days.
June 7, 2010 We're going to Bonnaroo and you're coming with us. Our live coverage begins Friday, June 11, and runs through Sunday, June 13. Concerts include The Flaming Lips, Kings of Leon, LCD Soundsystem, The National, The Avett Brothers, Norah Jones and more.
June 1, 2010 And so it begins -- or ends: Name your favorite album-closer and tell us what makes it your favorite. See what trends you notice: For example, are album enders often sadder than openers? Please leave your thoughts in the comments section.
May 27, 2010 Josh Ritter Video Premiere. "The Curse" is a love story between an archeologist and her mummy.
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