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Music Interviews
5:31 am
Sat November 15, 2014

Tango Lessons: Rubén Blades Sings His Way Into Discovery

Rubén Blades made his Jazz at Lincoln Center debut in New York this week. Over his right shoulder is trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat November 15, 2014 10:21 am

Rubén Blades is one of the great salsa singers in the world. He also happens to be a composer, an actor, an activist and a man who's run for president of Panama. He lost that election, but became that country's Minister of Tourism.

His latest album, Tangos, has been nominated for two Latin Grammys: Album of the Year and Best Tango Album. On the record, Blades turns some of his well-known salsa repertoire into tango music with the help of Argentine composer Carlos Franzetti.

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All Songs Considered
8:06 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Drum Fill Friday, From Rise Against's Brandon Barnes

This week's guest Quizmaster is Brandon Barnes, drummer for the Chicago-based punk band Rise Against. Known for packing a punch at the kit, Barnes actually got his start in jazz and was influenced early on by drummers such as Elvin Jones and Tony Williams. So some of Barnes' picks for Drum Fill Friday are from drummers who often weave elements of jazz into their otherwise heavy rock beats. Give a listen and see what you think. And as always, good luck, careful listeners.

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Music Articles
5:43 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

T-Pain Rises Above The Haters

T-Pain.
Joshua Rashaad McFadden Courtesy of RCA Records

Originally published on Fri November 14, 2014 12:58 pm

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The Record
1:00 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

TV On The Radio And The Paradox Of The Midcareer Band

TV On The Radio's new album, its fifth, is titled Seeds.
JUCO Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu November 13, 2014 5:02 pm

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KOSU Music
5:46 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

KOSU Music: Natalie Prass, Father John Misty & Bryan Ferry

Natalie Prass
spacebombrecords.com

LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney joins host Ryan LaCroix every week to discuss music news and new music releases during All Things Considered on KOSU.

Today, we look at young Nashville songwriter Natalie Prass, the awesome weirdness of Father John Misty & an incredible collaboration between Bryan Ferry, Nile Rodgers & Johnny Marr.

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Music News
4:17 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

'Concert For Valor' Honors Veterans' Contributions

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 6:24 pm

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Heavy Rotation
10:48 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Oil Boom's song "The Sneak Tip" is a KOSU favorite this month.
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Every month, NPR Music asks public radio personalities around this country to name a new favorite song and then we feature one of those songs on Morning Edition.

Today we go to Oklahoma City, where Ryan LaCroix is the Operations Manager and All Things Considered host at KOSU. He also hosts a program called Oklahoma Rock Show, two hours of local music on KOSU every Thursday night.

The band Oil Boom is based in the Dallas / Ft. Worth metro area, but lead singer Ryan Taylor hails from Oklahoma City. LaCroix says the song "The Sneak Tip" is just plain fun.


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All Songs Considered
10:41 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Guest DJ Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl, center, with The Foo Fighters
Brantley Gutierrez

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 2:43 pm

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Microphone Check
8:35 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Run The Jewels: 'I'm Taking This Life'

El-P (Jaime Meline) and Killer Mike (Michael Render) are Run the Jewels.
Timothy Saccenti Courtesy of Biz 3 Publicity

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 6:59 pm

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Heavy Rotation
2:03 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

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