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Brooklyn songwriter Katie Mullins has a fan in WNYC's John Schaefer.

Read Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

February 27, 2013 – Download new music from from The Milk Carton Kids, Cayucas, Chance the Rapper and more.


Bonnie "Prince" Billy performing onstage at Lincoln Center's Allen Room February 7.

Watch Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Adjusts His Crown

February 13, 2013 – The eccentric and fairly revered folk-rock singer-songwriter is dipping his toes in the mainstream.

Scene from the video for the Maps & Atlases song "Fever."

Watch Mysterious Disease Infects Chicago Band: Love The Cure

February 13, 2013 – A new video from Maps & Atlases imagines a troubled addict in desperate need of a cure.

Jack Tatum performs on WFUV as Wild Nothing.

Watch Wild Nothing: Dream-Pop's Leading Light WFUV

February 12, 2013 – Watch Jack Tatum and his band perform the dreamy title track to his popular Nocturne album. WFUV

Bryan Ferry.

Read Bryan Ferry Wants To Be Your Valentine

February 12, 2013 – Ferry: "It's a rather lonely occupation, writing songs."


Brian Eno.

Read Brian Eno On World Cafe

February 11, 2013 – The innovative composer, producer and musician discusses his latest album of ambient music, Lux.


John Murry.

Read Next: John Murry WXPN

February 11, 2013 – Hear two dark, deep, alluring rock 'n' roll songs from Murry's debut album, The Graceless Age. WXPN


Mumford & Sons (from left: Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford, Ted Dwane and Winston Marshall) accept the award for album of the year at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

Read Mumford & Sons Take Home Album Of The Year Grammy

February 11, 2013 – No single act dominated, but rock bands — including The Black Keys and fun. — fared well.


Keith Richards collaborates with Tom Waits in "Shenandoah" for Son of Rogues Gallery, out Feb. 19.

Read First Listen: 'Son Of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys'

February 10, 2013 – Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Nick Cave, Beth Orton, Dr. John and more form a bleak-music Murderer's Row.

John Mark Nelson performs live on The Current in the Twin Cities.

Watch John Mark Nelson: A Teenager With Serious Talent KCMP

February 9, 2013 – Watch the 19-year-old Twin Cities songwriter and his cadre of teenage friends perform "Reminisce." KCMP

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' new album, Push the Sky Away, comes out Feb. 19.

Read First Listen: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, 'Push The Sky Away'

February 8, 2013 – Cave's songs seethe and surprise, marked by gorgeous strings and grabby, pervy innuendo.

Cover art for the "Good Vibrations" single, released in 1966.

Watch The Real Instrument Behind The Sound In 'Good Vibrations'

February 7, 2013 – Remembering the musician whose invention is almost always mistaken for a theremin.


Read Get Dumb: The Knuckle-Draggin' Riffs Of Endless Boogie

February 7, 2013 – "The Savagist" has the kind of boozy blues riff that sounds like boots sucking up mud.

Reg Presley in Hamburg, circa 1965.

Watch Reg Presley, The Voice Of 'Wild Thing,' Dies

February 5, 2013 – The lead singer of The Troggs, who had a string of hits in the 1960s, was 71.


Clockwise from upper left: Early photo of My Bloody Valentine, Grouper, The Knife, Ballake Sissoko.

Read New Music From The Knife, Four Tet And (Oh Yeah) My Bloody Valentine

February 5, 2013 – Hear how our show got hijacked by the most anticipated record of the last... wait for it.. 20 years.


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