NPR Music: Requiem For A Monster Hit

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The kind folks at NPR Music deconstruct the song that’s been stuck in an endless loop in our heads and has no intention of leaving anytime soon.

Bob Mould releases new solo album

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Former Husker Du and Sugar frontman Bob Mould celebrates his mighty return today with the release of his brand new solo CD, Silver Age, and an appearance tonight on Letterman.

First Listen: The Avett Brothers, ‘The Carpenter’

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Because everyone loves a First Listen.  Right?  Right!

Film-maker Werner Herzog to direct Killers webcast

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A legendary director, live animals, and a Killer(s) show.

OK, I admit it.  I cave into my musical crushes on a daily basis.  My latest one hails from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and his album Signs & Signifiers makes me wanna back comb my hair, smack my gum and shake what the good Lord gave me.  Close your eyes and for a moment you might […]

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tumblr_m2f8x38pJD1qb97ja Here’s Gini’s interview with Stewart Copeland.  What a super-interesting upbringing and insight into music.  And his voice – magnificent.  Enjoy!

http://kxt.org/2012/04/heres-ginis-interview-with-stewart-copeland/

Willie’s still the man

Not that we needed any further proof, but a little reminder every once in a while doesn’t hurt.  Check out his cover of Pearl Jam’s “Just Breathe,” and go merrily into your holiday weekend.  Happy Friday, y’all. Gini.

tumblr_m14w07bF331qb97ja Check out Gini’s interview with LA artist L.P. at House Wine in Austin during SXSW!

http://kxt.org/2012/03/check-out-ginis-interview-with-la-artist-l-p-at/

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Check out Bahamas on World Cafe Bahamas opened for Noah & The Whale at Club Dada last summer and my life hasn’t been the same since.  Frontman Afie (yes, that’s AY-fee, not Alfie) Jurvanen and Co. stole my heart and swallowed it in a single gulp.  And did you hear them on World Cafe the other night?  If not, just […]

Bhi Bhiman.  Pronunciation-wise, think “bee” – then “beeman.”  You’ve got it!  He’s the second-generation Sri Lankan-American songsmith destined to win the hearts and ears of the 2012 SXSW crowd – and hopefully yours, too.  Thirty Tigers has just put out his second album – simply titled Bhiman.  It’s a subtle, soulful investment - well worth your time.  […]

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