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1:29 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

Music Review: 'Faded Gloryville,' Lindi Ortega

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 4:06 pm

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Music Reviews
11:33 am
Tue August 18, 2015

'The Thompson Fields' Mixes Prairie Dreaming With A Big-Band Beat

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The Record
8:39 am
Tue August 18, 2015

'Is It Rolling, Bob?': Remembering Producer Bob Johnston

Bob Dylan in the studio in the summer of 1965, while recording Highway 61 Revisited, which was mostly produced by Bob Johnston.
Michael Ochs Archives Getty Images

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 2:20 pm

This past Friday, Aug. 14, the record producer Bob Johnston died in hospice care near his home in Nashville, Tenn. He was 83 years old.

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Music News
11:03 pm
Mon August 17, 2015

A Meme Gets An Uncomfortable Backstory In 'Straight Outta Compton'

In Straight Outta Compton, Ice Cube's famous line from 1995's Friday — "Bye, Felicia!" — gets an origin story that has left some fans uncomfortable.

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 5:52 am

Straight Outta Compton, the provocative biopic on the late-'80s hip-hop group N.W.A, reportedly brought in more than $60 million last weekend. Among other things, it pays homage to a cultural reference made famous by its member Ice Cube in the 1995 film Friday -- one that later became shorthand to dismiss trolls on Twitter with the hashtag #ByeFelicia.

But writer Allison Davis didn't find the joke in Straight Outta Compton funny.

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Music Interviews
2:07 pm
Sun August 16, 2015

'Bringing Back The Home': Jon Cleary Celebrates The Soul Of New Orleans

Jon Cleary's new album, GoGo Juice, is out now. (Don't fret: He doesn't really know what gogo juice is, either.)
Danielle Moir Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 12:17 pm

Jon Cleary's songwriting is pure New Orleans. The pianist and singer has absorbed every last bit of sound from the Mississippi delta. But here's the thing: Cleary was born and raised in England.

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Music Interviews
4:42 am
Sun August 16, 2015

A Band Called The Internet, Preaching 'Ego Death'

Syd tha Kyd and Matt Martians are The Internet.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 6:34 am

Syd tha Kyd, the lead vocalist of the neo-soul crew The Internet, got that nickname from a next-door neighbor growing up. That man is still her neighbor, because she still resides in the house she's lived in since she was 2.

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Deceptive Cadence
1:03 pm
Sat August 15, 2015

At 75, Tanglewood's Student Program Holds Focus On New Music And People Making It

Soprano Dawn Upshaw (second from right) and fellows from Tanglewood's summer program performed the world premiere of Michael Gandolfi's Carroll in Numberland July 25.
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Originally published on Sat August 15, 2015 3:56 pm

The list of its faculty and students is a who's who of 20th-century music: Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, John Adams, Augusta Read Thomas.

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Music Interviews
2:31 am
Sat August 15, 2015

20 Years A Musician, Mike Flanigin Reflects On Firsts

Mike Flangin's debut album, The Drifter, comes out Aug. 21.
Ashley McCue Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat August 15, 2015 7:36 am

Mike Flanigin has been a working musician for two decades. His first gig was at a Holiday Inn in Dallas, Texas, followed by a stint in the house band at Antone's in Austin. And for eight years he made his Hammond B3 organ growl and purr for the crowds at the Continental Club Gallery.

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Still Peforming at 89 years old
11:54 am
Fri August 14, 2015

Hear American Blues Guitarist and Singer CeDell Davis on Beale Street Caravan, Tuesday at 11pm

Last Man Standing, CeDell Davis's brand new record, is aptly titled. The 89 year old may be the very last of a generation of itinerant musicians who once traveled the Memphis and Delta region playing blues in juke joints and on street corners. Davis is most notable for his distinctive style of guitar playing. Davis plays guitar using a table knife in his fretting hand in a manner similar to slide guitar. He uses this style out of necessity. When he was 10, he suffered from severe polio which left him little control over his left hand and restricted use of his right.

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Music
11:43 am
Fri August 14, 2015

Jon Pousette-Dart, Live in Studio Thursday at 11 am

Jon Pousette-Dart will be joining Brian Griffith in the studio on Thursday morning at 11 am, bringing his soothing and resonant charismatic voice to the KRCB airwaves. Hear him here, then go see him live in Marin County this week, where he's performing at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley on August 19 and 21.

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