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Caroline Aiken

Listen Caroline Aiken On Mountain Stage

January 18, 2013 – Aiken, a folk-rocker for more than 40 years, plays with the Mountain Stage band for the first time.


Rev. John Wilkins of Memphis.

Watch Rev. John Wilkins On World Cafe WXPN

January 17, 2013 – Listen to a session from the Memphis gospel-blues singer, including a cover of "Prodigal Son." WXPN


The late Willie Mitchell of Royal Studio in Memphis.

Read Royal Studio On World Cafe WXPN

January 17, 2013 – Hear interviews with Al Green, Cody ChesnuTT and the son of Royal Studio producer Willie Mitchell. WXPN


Gunther Schuller conducts the Mingus Orchestra at St. Bartholomew's Church.

Listen The Mingus Orchestra On JazzSet WBGO

January 17, 2013 – Dig the deep, dark, blues-drenched, jubilant Mingus groove from St. Bart's Church in New York City. WBGO


Emeli Sande.

Read After Big Year, Emeli Sande's 'Version Of Events'

January 17, 2013 – The Scottish singer-songwriter performs for Michel Martin and chats about her whirlwind success.


"Music modulates levels of dopamine in the brain which is a chemical responsible for reward and pleasure," says author Daniel Levitin.

Read Who Needs Drugs When You've Got Music?

January 17, 2013 – When triggered by sound, chemicals in the brain can give rise to feelings of intense pleasure.

Sandra Velasquez's new album is titled Dig Deeper.

Listen Mad Musical Scientists: Latin Musicians Who Dare To Experiment

January 17, 2013 – This week on Alt.Latino, hear new music from Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Washington, D.C.


Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra, in concert at Carnegie Hall.

Read The Philadelphia Orchestra At Carnegie Hall WQXR

January 17, 2013 – The famed "Philadelphia Sound" comes to New York in music by Ravel and Shostakovich. WQXR

Randall Bramblett.

Listen Randall Bramblett On Mountain Stage

January 17, 2013 – Hear the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and songwriter play songs both old and new.


The Memphis rock band Lucero.

Watch Lucero, Live At Ardent Studios WXPN

January 16, 2013 – Listen to a stripped-down set from the Memphis rock band, recorded live at Ardent Recording Studios. WXPN


Big Star's members pose in front of their barn.

Read Big Star, Ardent Music And Defining American Power-Pop WXPN

January 16, 2013 – Listen to an interview with Big Star drummer Jody Stephens about Memphis' power-pop scene. WXPN


Artwork for Neutral Milk Hotel's In The Aeroplane Over The Sea.

Watch Loved By Millions, Hated By You — What To Do?

January 16, 2013 – What do you do with a classic album when everyone on earth seems to love it except you?


Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Northern Highlights

January 16, 2013 – Music from Scandinavian artists this week and their mates in northerly reaches of the Celtic world.


Poolside performs on KCRW.

Watch KCRW Presents: Poolside KCRW

January 16, 2013 – Watch the L.A. disco duo perform "Take Me Home," with some help from Brazil's Bonde do Rolê. KCRW

The Stooges Brass Band performs live at globalFEST 2013.

Watch The Stooges Brass Band: globalFEST 2013

January 16, 2013 – Hear the hip-hop, funk and R&B brass band, recorded live at New York City's Webster Hall.


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