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Watch International Hits: Keep Summer Alive With 'Tacata'

September 17, 2012 – The happily inane dance song conquered Scandinavia and Italy before taking over Spain.

For Aimee Mann, the moment a song begins is often just before a performance.

Read Aimee Mann: 'Charmer Is Just Another Word For Narcissist'

September 17, 2012 – Mann's new album, Charmer, is a series of character sketches exploring loyalty and exploitation.


Find the One is the latest album by the alt-bluegrass act The Coal Porters, led by Sid Griffin (far left).

Read The Coal Porters: Pulling Bluegrass Up By The Roots

September 16, 2012 – Sid Griffin's band owes as much of its sound to The Rolling Stones as to traditional bluegrass.


Korean rapper PSY is responsible for the song Gangam Style, whose flashy and humorous video has brought K-pop to new ears.

Watch In South Korea, K-Pop Gets New King

September 15, 2012 – Korean rapper PSY now shares a manager with Justin Bieber.


Cannonball Adderley.

Read Cannonball Adderley: 5 Songs From A Joyous Soul Jazz24

September 15, 2012 – With a sweetly ferocious style, the alto saxophonist bridged decades of expression. Jazz24

The Minnesota Orchestra may go on strike after management proposed to cut musicians' salaries by 28 percent.

Read Trouble In The Twin Cities: Two Orchestras In Labor Disputes

September 15, 2012 – Both the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra may be headed for a strike.


Jonny Greenwood is responsible for the score of The Master and There Will Be Blood.

Read Radiohead's Guitarist Adapts To Life In Widescreen

September 15, 2012 – Jonny Greenwood scored the new film The Master, his second for director Paul Thomas Anderson.


John Convertino and Joey Burns have been performing as Calexico since 1996. Their latest album is called Algiers.

Read Calexico: Road Songs For Wandering Souls

September 15, 2012 – The Tucson band's new album, Algiers, is named for the New Orleans neighborhood where it was made.


Read Haunted Harmonies On The xx's 'Coexist​'

September 14, 2012 – On the follow-up to its moody debut, the Mercury Prize-winning British band magnifies its grooves.


Joe Jackson's new album is The Duke.

Read Joe Jackson Pays Tribute To 'The Duke'

September 16, 2012 – Throughout his career, Joe Jackson has taken on any musical challenge — from the symphony to swing.


John Coltrane on the cover of Blue Train.

Read A Piece Of Technology That Makes Listening To Jazz Better

September 14, 2012 – The new Spotify app from Blue Note makes sense of the data jumble in which fans lose themselves.

Read ZZ Top: Taking The Blues Back To The Future

September 13, 2012 – After years dabbling in different genres, the band returns to a classic sound on La Futura.


Tabla player and concert organizer Samir Chatterjee plays alongside flutist Ronu Majumdar at Chhandayan's annual all-night concert in New York City in May.

Read Another Reason To Skip Sleep: Indian Classical Music

September 13, 2012 – These New York City concerts last until dawn, with music meant for specific times of day and night.


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