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  • Why are Kraftwerk deemed one of the most influential groups in music history?

    Listen to Jarvis Cocker’s brilliant krautrock doc on @BBCSounds to find out.

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  • Mike Nock – a concert with his Trio, Trio Plus, Noctet and more

    Mike Nock’s career has spanned a broad range of contemporary musical styles and he is widely recognised as an important voice in Australian modern music.  Based in Sydney since 1986, the award winning musician previously spent 25 years in the USA, working with many of the world’s top jazz artists.

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  • Lester’s Legacy

    As Maria Bustillos wrote in the New Yorker in August 2012, “…Lester Bangs was a wreck of a man, right up until his death in April of 1982, at the age of thirty-three. He was fat, sweaty, unkempt—an out-of-control alcoholic in torn jeans and a too-small black leather jacket; crocked to the gills on the Romilar cough syrup he swigged down by the bottle. He also had the most advanced and exquisite taste of any American writer of his generation, uneven and erratic as it was”.

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  • Music Is Truly a Universal Language: New Research Shows That Music Worldwide Has Important Commonalities

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s description of music as a universal language has become a well-worn cliché, usually uttered in a sentimental and not particularly serious way.  In the sciences, the “universal language” hypothesis in music has been taken far more seriously.

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  • McCoy Tyner, Groundbreaking Pianist Of 20th Century Jazz, Dies At 81

    An innovative member of the classic John Coltrane Quartet, few musicians have ever exerted as much influence as a sideman, but Tyner also had a long and consequential career leading bands of his own.

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  • Take 5: Butch Vig’s songs that blew his mind

    Butch Vig, drummer for rock band Garbage and producer of some of the biggest records of our time, takes us into the studios and garages of his memory, regaling some amazing moments in music.

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  • KCRW: Chris and Rich from The Black Crowes

    Chris and Rich Robinson perform a live acoustic session on KCRW’s Morning becomes Eclectic

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  • Take 5: Brendan Huntley’s wild songs

    The lead singer for Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Brendan Huntley, chats music, art, and the connection to humanity and community

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  • Altin Gün

    “Turkish pop psych rock – intrigued? So are we! Altin Gün combine traditional 60’s style Turkish pop sounds with psych rock anthems. We’ll hear their unique musical stylings during the debut MBE performance. “

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  • Sleaford Mods – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

    KEXP presents Sleaford Mods performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded April 5, 2017.

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