October 26, 2010 Minutes from CMJ: All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his New York music festival experience in a burst of 27 one-minute videos.
October 19, 2010 NPR Music's "Tiny Desk Concerts" took a field trip last week: to Capitol Hill, for a special performance for lawmakers by the band Lost in the Trees.
October 6, 2010 The Keytar is the single most obnoxious instrument in modern music. It was the worst part of a keyboard (plastic and monophonic), married to the even worse part of a guitar (no guitar strings, no body).
September 29, 2010 A fan of All Songs Considered writes in with a special request: What albums would you give to a 13 year-old to help get him or her through their adolescence? Host Bob Boilen offers a few of his favorite records from his youth.
September 21, 2010 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares a classic from his personal record collection. It may not sound like it now, but The Human League song "Being Boiled" was pretty exotic when it was released in the late '70s.
August 23, 2010 Sometimes a quick browse through our music collections are revealing. All it takes is seeing two CDs sitting alphabetically side-by-side to learn a bit about who we are. David Gilmour and Andy Griffin? The Mars Volta and Martha And The Vandals?
August 12, 2010 The All Songs Considered intern comes clean about the music everyone loves to hate.
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Intern Alex Spoto jams with Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros before the 9:30 Club performance.
August 3, 2010 NPR Music intern Alex Spoto worked his way into an interview with the band at a recent performance at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club, only to find himself playing with the band on stage.
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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