Few can put on a one-man show like tech-savvy producer and soul singer Jamie Lidell. Here, he visits the Morning Becomes Eclectic studio at KCRW to perform the funky “Don’t You Love Me.”
From our Stubb’s showcase — featuring Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds — to Torres and Marnie Stern, hear the All Songs Considered crew recap the second day of SXSW.
Chaz Bundick (a.k.a. Toro y Moi) discusses chillwave, California and how his parents introduced him to music on today’s All Things Considered. He also shares one of his favorite songs from his new album Anything in Return — it’s called “Say That.”
It begins with a heartbeat. Released in 1973, The Dark Side of the Moon was Pink Floyd’s eighth studio album. It would become one of the best-selling albums of all time, and its iconic cover image still hangs in college dormitories everywhere.
The record turned 40 this week. To mark the occasion, Weekend Edition asked All Songs Considered hosts Robin Hilton and Bob Boilen where they were when they heard Dark Side for the first time.
Watch the short film for David Bowie’s new song, “The Stars (Are Out Tonight),” featuring Tilda Swinton. (Advisory: The video contains some nudity.)
The 74-year-old Mississippi blues guitarist Robert Belfour possesses a deep, earthy tone which makes his live performances enthralling and compelling.
Photos: Joe del Tufo for WXPN
Eggplant as bass drum? Carrots as hi-hat? Grapes as bells? Yes, you’ll want to watch J.Viewz play a beautiful — and just plain awesome — cover of Massive Attack’s 1998 hit “Teardrop” on a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Photo: Jay Silver/Flickr
Yesterday, My Brother’s Book, Maurice Sendak’s tribute to his brother, Jack, was posthumously published. Says Tony Kushner, “I really feel that the book is a goodbye from him to everybody who loved him—which was a lot of people.”
And here is our interview with Sendak, which is among the most personally effecting interviews in our archive. At least for us.
We’re 30 minutes away! Co-presented with WNYC’s Soundcheck, watch Flying Lotus, Death Grips, Buke & Gase and more play our CMJ showcase from Le Poisson Rouge in NYC, both on our site and on our free mobile apps, at 9 p.m. ET.
Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit blowing us away with a piano rendition of “Sleepyhead.”
For you this week: smooth jazz, Daddy Yankee, Baroness, white girl rappers and broke indie rock royalty.
The story of The Highwaymen is one of biracial friendships, lingering racism, painting and a murder — culminating in a contemporary clash over an artistic legacy.
via The Murder Of A Protege: The Story Of Alfred Hair by Jacki Lyden
Photo: Courtesy of Doretha Hair Truesdell
This story is fascinating. — Tanya B.