Microphone Check
8:03 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Andre 3000: 'You Can Do Anything From Atlanta'

Andre Benjamin during a Q&A at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles following a screening of Jimi: All Is By My Side last weekend.
Justin Baker WireImage

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Music News
7:17 am
Fri September 26, 2014

First Listen: 'Become Ocean' By John Luther Adams

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All Songs Considered
7:03 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Drum Fill Friday, With Wild Cub's Dabney Morris

Wild Cub drummer Dabney Morris getting it done.
Merrick Ales

Dabney Morris has been laying down beats for the Nashville-based band Wild Cub since the group first formed in 2011. The band's debut full-length is Youth and was recorded with help from (Spoon's drummer and Drum Fill Friday Alumnus) Jim Eno. There are at least a couple of fills in Dabney's puzzler you should know right off the bat. The other three, maybe not as much. Either way, good luck, careful listeners!

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First Listen
7:05 am
Thu September 25, 2014

First Listen: Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, 'Gone Girl (Motion Picture Soundtrack)'

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' soundtrack to the film Gone Girl comes out Sept. 30.
Rob Sheridan Courtesy of the artist

When British musician, film composer and audio engineer Atticus Ross found his band 12 Rounds signed to Trent Reznor's now-defunct Nothing Records, it proved to be a windfall for both artists. While the 12 Rounds album Reznor helped produce was left unfinished, Ross soon found himself working within Nine Inch Nails as the group experienced an early-21st-century renaissance, starting with 2005's With Teeth and stretching to the present.

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Music Interviews
3:23 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Jeff And Spencer Tweedy On Making Songs Together

Tweedy's new album is titled Sukierae.
Piper Ferguson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 25, 2014 12:26 pm

Sometimes when you make art, you can grasp the meaning ahead of time. Other times, the meaning has to reveal itself. That was the case with Sukierae, the debut album from Jeff Tweedy's new project, Tweedy.

The Wilco frontman had long held that in order to make a solo album, he would need to play all the instruments himself. And that's almost what happened.

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The Record
11:17 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Roots, Plugged In

Jonah Tolchin performs at Grimey's in Nashville during the Americana Music Festival on Sept. 20.
Erika Goldring Getty Images

Originally published on Thu September 25, 2014 11:10 am

When I put Jonah Tolchin's performance at Third Man Records on my schedule for Americana Fest, the annual gathering of roots-minded musicians that took over Nashville last week, I thought I was going to see a young artist playing old-timey music. Earlier this year, the 22-year-old New Jerseyite released an album, Clover Lane, that gently ranges from countryish ballads to uptempo numbers with a country blues feel.

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KOSU Music
5:50 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

KOSU Music: Kendrick Lamar, Radiator Hospital & Fear of Men

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 a brand new track from Kendrick Lamar, the tunes of touring band Radiator Hospital, and a Ty Segall cover by Fear of Men.

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The Fresh Air Interview
4:33 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

From Sideman To Star: A New Film Captures Jimi Hendrix's Pivotal Year

André Benjamin plays Jimi Hendrix in the new film Jimi: All Is By My Side.
Patrick Redmond Courtesy of Open Road Films

In 1966, Jimmy James, a guitarist working as a sideman in R&B bands, is discovered by Linda Keith, a 20-year-old music insider. She helps him move to London, where he developed his own sound. During that year, he transformed himself into an electrifying performer known as Jimi Hendrix.

Hendrix formed his band The Jimi Hendrix Experience, recorded his first album Are You Experienced, and soon became a star.

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All Songs Considered
3:06 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

New Mix: Damien Rice (Premiere), Leonard Cohen, Caroline Rose, Afternoons

Clockwise from upper left: Damien Rice, Leonard Cohen, Caroline Rose, Medicine
Courtesy of the artist

Do you find yourself saying "no" more often than not? Robin Hilton does, which is why he kicks off this week's All Songs Considered with L.A.-based Afternoons' joyful sing-along, "Say Yes."

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All Songs Considered
1:20 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross Share Four Songs From Their New 'Gone Girl' Score

Courtesy of the artist

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and producer Atticus Ross continue to tease their upcoming soundtrack for the movie, Gone Girl. The longtime collaborators have posted four new songs from the score to their Soundcloud page.

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