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NPR Music editor, writer, yakker; Pop Culture Happy Hour panelist; long-ago Onion A.V. Club editor; snack-eater; TV-watcher; dad and multicade owner; nap-taker.

Song Premiere: Mimicking Birds, 'Dead Weight'

npr.org — For years, Nate Lacy's Mimicking Birds project has been linked to his friends and colleagues in Modest Mouse. That band's singer, Isaac Brock, released both of Mimicking Birds' terrific studio albums on his Glacial Pace label, and both groups are scheduled to tour together in August.

First Watch: Glen Hansard, 'Winning Streak'

wnyc.org — · by Stephen Thompson From Glen Hansard's career stretches back more than a quarter of a century; in fact, his band The Frames celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. In that time, Hansard has won an Oscar for the song " Falling Slowly" - alongside Marketa Irglova, his co-star in the film Once - and made several albums with Irglova as The Swell Season.

First Watch: Glen Hansard, 'Winning Streak'

npr.org — Glen Hansard's career stretches back more than a quarter of a century; in fact, his band The Frames celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. In that time, Hansard has won an Oscar for the song " Falling Slowly" - alongside Marketa Irglova, his co-star in the film Once - and made several albums with Irglova as The Swell Season.

Kacey Musgraves Sings One For Marriage Equality

capradio.org — NPR Music | STEPHEN THOMPSON Country singer Kacey Musgravesopened this Friday's Tiny Desk Concert with four charming songs from her new album, Pageant Material, which we'll post online soon. But she couldn't possiblyskip "Follow Your Arrow" on the very day the Supreme Court handed down its historic ruling on Obergefell v.

Kacey Musgraves Sings One For Marriage Equality

wnyc.org — · by Stephen Thompson From Country singer Kacey Musgraves opened this Friday's Tiny Desk Concert with four charming songs from her new album, Pageant Material, which we'll post online soon. But she couldn't possibly skip "Follow Your Arrow" on the very day the Supreme Court handed down its historic ruling on Obergefell v.

Kacey Musgraves Sings One For Marriage Equality

npr.org — Country singer Kacey Musgraves opened this Friday's Tiny Desk Concert with four charming songs from her new album, Pageant Material, which we'll post online soon. But she couldn't possibly skip "Follow Your Arrow" on the very day the Supreme Court handed down its historic ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges.

First Listen: Bully, 'Feels Like'

npr.org — Alicia Bognanno isn't one for wasted motion: The indefatigable lead singer of Nashville's Bully crafts her songs for maximum impact in minimal time, taking care never to overstay her welcome or overdress her arrangements. Feels Like, the Nashville band's effervescent debut, speeds by in about half an hour, having left behind a trail of two- and three-minute songs that stick in the brain for ages.

The Good Listener: Will We Remember Today's Pop Stars In 50 Years?

npr.org — We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and alongside the mail-order grapefruits that have us pondering the nature of the mail-order-grapefruit business is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives. This time around: thoughts on pop music's staying power. Steven F.

Larry David · Interview · The A.V. Club

avclub.com — Seinfeld's co-creator talks about the show, his background, and his feature-film debut, the black comedy Sour Grapes. As a director, writer, and co-creator of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld, Larry David has quickly become one of television's most influential figures. But he walked away from the show two years ago, opting to take time to write screenplays and get some rest.

The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach Announces New Album With The Arcs

wnyc.org — · by Stephen Thompson From Dan Auerbach spreads himself thin: The singer-guitarist's career has found room for a solo record, prolific production work with the likes of Dr. John, the side project Blakroc and, of course, eight albums as half of The Black Keys.
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Jul 01, 2015

Today on All Songs Considered, @allsongs and @loveismaroon preside over a rundown of 2015's best new artists so far: n.pr/1RS6MQp

Jun 30, 2015

In the hope of staying a step ahead of obsolescence, I've posted a Best Songs Of 2015 (So Far) playlist to Spotify: open.spotify.com/user/npr_music…

Jun 30, 2015

Watch a video for "Winning Streak" -- from @glen_hansard's new solo album, Didn't He Ramble, out Sept. 18: npr.org/event/music/41…

Jun 29, 2015

@pinkladygala Thank you! This is 250 full episodes, not counting Small Batches or reruns.

Jun 29, 2015

@ghweldon Well, it was emotional, let's leave it at that.

Jun 29, 2015

We forgot to get a sheet cake for Pop Culture Happy Hour's 250th episode taping, but we did get this pita chip: pic.twitter.com/AOr9FF7PJt

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