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All Songs Considered
2:03 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Viking's Choice: Nervosas, 'Parallels'

Nervosas.
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In the middle of a bunch of stage-dive-provoking hardcore acts at Damaged City Festival in May, one punk band set up in a straight line at the edge of the stage. It wasn't meant to keep the leaping kids at bay, so much as an equalizer that seemed to say, "Take 20 minutes and watch." Nervosas had a commanding presence, but also complex, melodic musicality. It was the kind of performance that sent several people — myself included — running to buy 2013's self-titled debut.

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All Songs Considered
11:35 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Guest DJ: Courtney Barnett

Mia Mala McDonald Courtesy of the artist

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The Two-Way
11:16 am
Tue June 23, 2015

James Horner, A Giant Among Movie Music Composers, Is Dead, Agents Say

Composer James Horner, seen here at a movie premiere in 2012, is believed to have died in a plane crash.
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Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 11:38 pm

Update: 11:30 p.m. ET

In a statement Tuesday night, the talent agency that represented Horner mourned "the tragic passing of our dear colleague."

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Music News
6:20 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Musicians Deny Requests To Allow Their Music To Be Streamed

Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 8:10 am

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The Two-Way
8:13 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

In The Battle Between Taylor Swift And Apple, Swift Didn't Fight Alone

Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 1:51 pm

Taylor Swift is no stranger to positive, even fawning, press coverage. Just this month, there was the story about teenagers using light-up bracelets from a Swift concert to flag down help when they were trapped inside their car after a crash. The headline from MTV read "Taylor Swift Saved Three Teens' Lives — Literally."

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Music
4:39 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

Taylor Swift Wins Battle With Apple Over Free Music Streaming

Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 6:31 am

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Remembrances
6:18 am
Mon June 22, 2015

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musician Gunther Schuller Dies At 89

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 8:07 am

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Music Interviews
5:11 pm
Sun June 21, 2015

Robert Glasper Puts His Trio On Shuffle

Robert Glasper's new piano trio album is called Covered.
Don Q. Hannah Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun June 21, 2015 6:18 pm

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Music Interviews
7:57 am
Sun June 21, 2015

Bored Flautist Plays The Tiny (Instrumental) Desk

Originally published on Sun June 21, 2015 3:48 pm

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(SOUNDBITE OF VIDEO, "THAT OTHER GIRL")

ANGELA SHEIK: (Singing) Oh, tell me why you got to leave me. Why you got to leave me?

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Music Interviews
7:57 am
Sun June 21, 2015

Lynyrd Skynyrd Hits The Right Notes For The Road

Originally published on Sun June 21, 2015 3:48 pm

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