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Dean & Britta

Friday, July 23, 2010

When guitarist Dean Wareham needed a new bassist for his band Luna, he placed an ad in the classifieds. Britta Phillips answered, and the two have been making rainy day indie-rock ever since. Back in 2007, Dean & Britta performed songs from their album Back Numbers ...

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Laura Veirs and Saltbreakers

Friday, November 30, 2007

Brainy, whimsical Laura Veirs sings about meteors, birds and bugs, the occasional mermaid -- but also storms and natural destruction. Kurt talks with Veirs and she performs with her band, Saltbreakers, live in the studio.

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Laura Veirs and Saltbreakers

Friday, May 25, 2007

Brainy, whimsical Laura Veirs sings about meteors, birds and bugs, and the occasional mermaid. Storms and natural destruction also find their way into her lyrics. Kurt talks with Veirs and she performs with her band, Saltbreakers, live in the studio.

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Alsace Lorraine

Friday, May 18, 2007

Paul Francke, who plays bass, is finishing up seminary outside of Washington, DC. Isol, who sings vocals, is a children's book author and illustrator from Buenos Aires. The unlikely pair made Alsace Lorraine's new album Dark One, without ever meeting face to face. This special Studio 360 ...

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Bonus Track: "Dulce et Decorum"

Friday, May 18, 2007

“Dulce et Decorum” from Alsace Lorraine's Dark One.

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Grant-Lee Phillips

Friday, April 20, 2007

You may know Grant-Lee Phillips as the “Town Troubadour” on the TV show “The Gilmore Girls” – but he’s also a veteran of the alternative rock scene who has been charming audiences with his velvety vocals since the early 1990’s. Grant-Lee tells Kurt about how he started ...

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Bonus Track: "Far End of the Night"

Friday, April 20, 2007

Grant-Lee Phillips performs “Far End of the Night” from Virginia Creeper in Studio 360.

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Bonus Track: "Soft Asylum"

Friday, April 20, 2007

Grant-Lee Phillips performs “Soft Asylum” from Strangelet in Studio 360.

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Dean & Britta

Friday, March 23, 2007

When guitarist Dean Wareham needed a new bassist for his band Luna, he placed an ad in the “Village Voice” classifieds. Britta Phillips answered, and the two have been making rainy day indie-rock ever since. They perform songs from their new album “Back Numbers” ...

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Ruthie Foster

Friday, March 02, 2007

Though she came from a home where Aretha Franklin and Sam Cooke played on the stereo, Ruthie Foster built a robust musical career on the folk festival circuit. Kurt talks to Ruthie about her new album, The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster, which brings the artist back to the ...

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More from Corey

Friday, February 09, 2007

Love songs aren’t just for lovers. Corey Dargel writes tributes for family members too – like this one, for a friend whose mother was suffering from Alzheimers.

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Enough with Silly Love Songs

Friday, February 09, 2007

Love may be something to sing about, but what if you can’t carry a tune? Hire someone to do the serenading for you. Singer-songwriter Corey Dargel will write and perform a 3-4 minute, custom-built love song for your lover, friend, family member, pet, whomever. Kurt finds out ...

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Rotary Downs

Friday, January 26, 2007

New Orleans is famous worldwide for its R&B, brass bands, piano players – not its indie rockers! The band Rotary Downs doesn’t sound like the New Orleans we’re used to, but their music still captures the anger and melancholy of the city now. They join Kurt in ...

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A Robyn Hitchcock Holiday

Friday, December 22, 2006

Singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock leans toward the surrealistic. Robyn was in the studio recently with his band The Venus 3, and we asked them for a Christmas song. They put one together on the spot, and it has a strange holiday spirit all its own.

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The Soldier and the Folksinger

Friday, December 15, 2006

When we hear about the musical tastes of the American troops in Iraq, it's usually heavy metal bands like Slayer or Drowning Pool. Marine Sergeant Matt Lowy's favorite music is a bit different: Frank Sinatra, Cat Stevens — and the singer-songwriter Jess Klein. Not long ago, the ...

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