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Music Review: 'In My Room,' Jacob Collier

Tom Moon reviews the debut album from Jacob Collier, In My Room.
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Deathfix, Sun Machines

Songs featured July 13, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
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Jazz Pianist Dan Cray's 'Outside In' Features Slow Tempos, Meandering Melodies

Much of the music on Cray's new album stems from a year he spent teaching at the University of Nevada in Reno. Critic Kevin Whitehead says Outside In is a reminder of the power of open spaces.
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Thaylobleu Live At WAMU

Terence Nicholson says that when people think “D.C. rock,” they probably think of punk from the ’80s and ’90s — Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Fugazi. His band Thaylobleu doesn’t have that deep...

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Alt.Latino Brings New Music To Refresh Your Summer Playlist

Need a playlist boost for that summer road trip, or some hours lounging at the beach? Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras of NPR's Alt-Latino share some new tunes with NPR's Lynn Neary.
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Music Review: 'Wildflower,' The Avalanches

Will Hermes reviews a second album by The Avalanches that was 16 years in the making called Wildflower.
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Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard On Small-Town Life, Big-Time Music

Howard was raised on her father's junkyard in the small town of Athens, Ala. "It was a really interesting way to grow up," she tells Fresh Air. Originally broadcast Jan. 28, 2016.
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D.C.’s Color Palette Bears A Darkened Heart On ’80s-Indebted Album

It’s easy to compare Color Palette to bands like the Cure and the Smiths, and many listeners already have. The band has the melodic sensibilities of Roger O’Donnell, and its lyrics ring like echoes...
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Low Power, High Spirits: Takoma Radio Prepares To Bring FM Airwaves To The People

In 2013, for the first time in more than a decade, the federal government opened a window for the creation of Low Power FM radio stations. Marika Partridge was ready....
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An Opera Percussionist Traces Her Path 'From Juilliard to the Orchestra Pit'

Patti Niemi has been a percussionist for the San Francisco Opera Orchestra since 1992. She speaks with Fresh Air's Sam Briger about performance anxiety, muscle memory and her memoir, Sticking it Out.

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