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Detail of the cover art from Ultraísta, the debut album from Nigel Godrich's new trio.

Read Ultraísta: Radiohead's Knob-Twister Takes Off

October 6, 2012 – The super-producer behind Radiohead's albums has a new band to show off: his own.


Psy won't quit. Here he is performing in Seoul on Tuesday. On Thursday he played a free show in the South Korean capital to more than 80,000 people.

Read The Week In Music: What To Read Now, Insider Edition

October 6, 2012 – For you: smooth jazz, Daddy Yankee, Baroness, white girl rappers and broke indie rock royalty.

Los Lobos performs on KCRW.

Watch KCRW Presents: Los Lobos KCRW

October 6, 2012 – Watch a 20th-anniversary performance of "Kiko and the Lavender Moon," performed live in the studio. KCRW

Over the past four decades, Benoit Rolland has made more than 1,400 bows for violins, violas and cellos.

Read The MacArthur 'Genius' Bow Maker Who Makes Violins Sing

October 6, 2012 – Over four decades, Benoit Rolland has made more than 1,400 bows for violins, violas and cellos.


Josephine Foster's newest album is titled Blood Rushing.

Read Josephine Foster: A 'Vibrating Voice' To Shake The Soul

October 6, 2012 – The eclectic performer says she's inspired by singing styles that rattle the listener physically.


Ben Folds.

Read Musician Ben Folds Plays Not My Job

October 6, 2012 – The solo artist and Ben Folds Five member plays a game called "I'll Be Back!"


Jaden Smith in a still from "The Coolest."

Watch This Is My Jam: Jaden Smith's 'The Coolest'

October 5, 2012 – Why we like what we like is a mystery. Kwasi Ansu says the Fresh Prince 2.0 surprised him.

Versatile guitarist Frank Vignola has clearly studied Django Reinhardt-style jazz.

Read Django's Legacy: 21st-Century Gypsy Jazz Jazz24

October 5, 2012 – Decades after Django Reinhardt pioneered his distinct style, it's being adapted by bands like these. Jazz24

Times are (relatively) tough for Kenny G and other smooth jazz musicians, whose lifeline of radio airplay is quickly disappearing.

Read Around The Jazz Internet: Oct. 5, 2012

October 5, 2012 – Whither smooth jazz? Plus, Jenny Scheinman at home, Archie Shepp and new club openings.

"I can't even follow him on twitter."

Read #wheresthebeat

October 5, 2012 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Screenshot from the video for Mono's "Legend," directed by Henry Jun Wah Lee.

Watch Six Minutes Of Absolute Majesty

October 5, 2012 – The stunning video for Mono's "Legend" is a tour through the beautiful landscapes of Iceland.

A still from the Minnesota musicians' YouTube campaign.

Read (More) Lockouts, Lawsuits And Losses

October 5, 2012 – A roundup of all the classical news that's fit to link.

Beth Orton.

Read Beth Orton On World Cafe WXPN

October 5, 2012 – The English singer-songwriter delves into organic folk-pop music on her new album, Sugaring Season. WXPN


Pakistani pop singer Shehzad Roy (right) sings for teenage prisoners at a prison in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2008. Known originally for fluffy pop songs, Roy's music has taken a harder, more political edge, protesting injustice in Pakistan.

Watch Pakistan Heartthrob Trades Pop For Political Protest

October 4, 2012 – Shehzad Roy says charitable work in poor public schools opened his eyes to injustice in Pakistan.


Idania Valdés.

Read Buena Vista Social Club On World Cafe WXPN

October 4, 2012 – Revisit a 1998 conversation with Ry Cooder about one of his signature music projects. WXPN


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