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Robert Christgau Reviews His Own Life

One of rock music's most loved, feared and prolific scribes, the 72-year-old Christgau says he knew early on that he liked criticism better than journalism: "I didn't want to get into people's faces."

'You Have To Be Bored': Dan Deacon On Creativity

The electronic artist's new album, Gliss Riffer, is his most accesible yet. In a conversation with Arun Rath, he waxes philosophic on stress, technology and the value of a wandering mind.

Feet On The Coast, Mind On The Prairie: Tom Brosseau's Rootless Sound

A Californian by way of North Dakota, with a voice that belies his gender, the singer-songwriter takes pride in being hard to pin down.
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The Bounce: The Week In Music News From WAMU's Bandwidth

Lady Gaga started the week with a bang, D.C.'s Raheem DeVaughn had some choice words about contemporary R&B, and Kenny G met Warren G.


A Wrong Note Sets The Right Mood In 'House Of Cards'

The show's distinctive score is the work of Jeff Beal, who ushers viewers into its clandestine, manipulative and sometimes violent world by breaking a few musical rules.

Madonna's Tumble At Brit Awards Lights up Twitter, Stirs Ageism Debate

The 56-year-old singer fell off the steps next to the stage while performing her song "Living for Love." But she picked herself up and continued her performance.

Mavericks' Singer Raul Malo Restlessly Explores Genres

In the band's latest album Mono, Malo demonstrates how he likes to make music that confounds the usual expectations of what a country hit-maker can do.

Statik Selektah On Boom Bap And His Mom's Favorite Rapper

The DJ and producer spoke to Microphone Check about his fifth album and giving his childhood to hip-hop.

Cormega: 'I Just Want To Be A Soldier For My Culture'

The New York rapper on the music industry — from sitting on the shelf, to refusing deals, posthumous releases to sales expectations — music journalism and taking risks, personal and professional.

Podium Diplomacy: Conductor Takes Chinese Music West And Vice Versa

5 years, 40 works: Long Yu wants China and the West to know each other's contemporary music better. He's launching a big project to accomplish just that.