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Got Desk? 2018 Tiny Desk Contest

NPR Music is once again asking unknown bands and musicians across the country to film themselves performing one song at a desk of their choice. The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest will be sponsored for the fourth year by Lagunitas Brewing Company , and the winner will play NPR's famous Tiny Desk in Washington, D.C., before embarking on a U.S. tour that includes appearances at a taping of NPR's Ask Me Another and at events hosted by NPR Music and Lagunitas, in partnership with Member stations,...

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Hickey's to host 'Food for Strings' benefit

Nov 18, 2016

Hickey’s Music is hosting its second annual “Food for Strings” event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at its Dey Street store. Bring in five or canned food donations, and the staff will install a free set of D'Addario strings on your six-string acoustic or electric guitar (sorry, shredders – no Floyd Rose bridges allowed). All food items will be donated to the Friendship Donations Network for distribution to area food banks.  

"Death Boogie"
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The Kitchen Theatre Company continues its mainstage season with “Death Boogie” by Darian Dauchan, a hiphop musical that combines physical theater, music, video and poetry in a stunning projected environment.

Violinist Mathew “MattViolinist” Silvera and double bassist Desmond Bratton will provide live accompaniment for this one-of-kind theatrical musical event that runs through Dec. 4.

Shortly after his 82nd birthday, Leonard Cohen sat down with KCRW's Chris Douridas for an interview. The two talked about Cohen's health, the role of religion in his life, his 14th and final album, You Want It Darker, and much more.

The conversation took place at the Canadian Consulate in Los Angeles on Oct. 13 as part of a special listening session for You Want It Darker. It's the last interview Cohen gave before his death on November 7.

Influential singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has died at the age of 82, according to a publicist for his U.S. record label.

Cohen died Monday, but news of his death came out late Thursday. His Facebook page had this announcement:

"It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away.
We have lost one of music's most revered and prolific visionaries.

Hi, World Cafe fans! I just moved to the U.S. from Toronto, Canada, to become World Cafe's new contributing host and producer. Yes, I'm from Drake's hometown. And yes, that's the most frequently asked question since I've been here. But if your musical knowledge north of the 49th parallel doesn't extend past Drizzy and The Six, you're in luck. I brought a pile of musical gifts across the border with me.

As of today, 10/14/16, WITH has a new events Calendar. The link is on the top of the page or by going directly to http://withradio.org/community-calendar will get you to the calendar.  Be sure to read the submission guidelines at the bottom of the form and feel free to use this online tool help promote your events on WITH and WITHRADIO.ORG.

The Nobel committee made a bit of a surprising announcement Thursday morning: Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature for, according to the Swedish Academy, "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature. The prolific musician is the first Nobel winner to have forged a career primarily as a singer-songwriter. What's more, he's also the first American to have won the prize in more than two decades. Not since novelist Toni Morrison won in 1993 has an American claimed the prize.

Join Different Radio at Record Archive in Rochester on Tuesday, September 6th, for a special listening party for Wilco's new album, Schmico. Record Archive has again been chosen to be part of a group of select record stores around the country to preview an up-coming release and provide exclusive prizes to it's customers. To give you an idea, the next closest place to hear this is Scranton, PA! 

Larry Groce On Mountain Stage

Aug 16, 2016

Larry Groce performs on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. It's been a long time since the Mountain Stage host and founder last performed a full set of music on the show — and even longer since he's recorded and released an album. But both of these things have happened in 2016.

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Different Radio will air concert sets from this year's Newport Folk Festival from 9AM to Noon, and again 6PM to Midnight. Wilco, John Prine, Shovels & Rope,  and Hurray for the Riff Raff are just some of the acts you can hear. It all starts Monday, Labor Day, at 9AM, only on Different Radio, WRUR 88.5 FM and WITH 90.1 FM. 

Here is the lineup (times aproximate):

9:00  AM  John Prine & Friends

10:10 AM  Marlon William

10:46 AM  Wilco

TuneIn and NPR Music are on the ground at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival, streaming live sets from across its three stages. TuneIn's Newport Folk Radio channel will bring you live music from Newport, Rhode Island, from 12-7pm ET each day of the festival. Artists confirmed for the live webcast include Big Thief, John Paul White of The Civil Wars, The Wild Reeds, and Pinegrove, but expect to hear from many more. You can use the player on our homepage on the right or the player from this post.

Austin based Sweet Spirit, is punchy, powerhouse party band. Their raucous live shows earned them a fan in Britt Daniel of Spoon, who gave them a leg up on their debut album. Sweet Spirit performs music from their follow-up record called St. Mojo and share wild and fun stories befitting a wild and fun band on the next World Café.

On his new album City Music, Kevin Morby, taps into his love of Lou Reed and Patti Smith to craft characters and songs that evoke New York City. Morby was also inspired by a 2015 New York Times article called "The Lonely Death of George Bell" to write about the solitude of living in a big metropolis.

Phoenix holed up in an old Paris opera house in 2014 to begin recording their new album Ti Amo. The French band turned their feelings of unrest about the tumultuous times around them into music that serves as an escape. Ti Amo explores “love, desire, lust and innocence” with the a romanticized flair of summer discos in Italy.