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A Mexican Restaurant Turned Iconic Venue? 'That's Nashville'

3rd and Lindsley, a performance space for big and small acts in Music City, lets the music shine by keeping things (like its name) simple.
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D.C. Rapper Shy Glizzy Arrested In Maryland

D.C. rapper Shy Glizzy was arrested in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, Monday evening....
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Saxophonist Ben Wendel Reimagines Tchaikovsky's, 'The Seasons'

Almost 140 years ago, Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote a solo piano piece for every month of the year called The Seasons. Now saxophonist Ben Wendel has taken this famous body of work and reinterpreted each piece by bringing along a different artist every month. Reviewer Michelle Mercer says through these collaborations, Wendel is giving the listener insight into some of today's sharpest musicians.
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KEXP Presents: Built To Spill

As cosmic as their jams can be and as free-floating as their new album’s title appears, Built to Spill have never seemed more grounded. On Untethered Moon, their eighth studio album and...
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Hot Pants, Glitter And Alan Lomax: How A Rising Singer Found Folk Music

Sam Lee wants to bridge old U.K. folk traditions and today's music — even though his own path to folk was circuitous, to say the least.
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Oddisee Is A Citizen Of The Globe In His New Video For ‘Belong To The World’

“Where I’m at is where I go, and a circle ain’t my thing,” Oddisee raps on “Belong to the World,” an introspective track from his most recent LP, The Good Fight. It’s a meditation on...
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New Release Features Jazz Flutist Sam Most's 'Breathy, Punchy Sound'

From the Attic of My Mind is a batch of reissues drawn from the old Xanadu catalog of Sam Most recordings. Critic Kevin Whitehead says the late flutist makes "every note in a fast phrase pop out."
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Premiere: ‘Go Bi,’ An Anthem About Bisexuality From D.C. Indie Rockers BRNDA

The title of “Go Bi,” a new tune from D.C. indie-rock band BRNDA, doesn’t falsely advertise: It’s a song about bisexuality. But the title alone doesn’t tell the whole story....
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On Its New Album, Bomba Estereo Is 'Watching The World' From Colombia

After a decade of music, the electro-cumbia band from Bogotá is expanding its vision. Simón Mejía discusses the group's major-label debut, Amanecer.
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The Guitar In The Window: How One Instrument Steered Sir Richard Bishop's Life

Bishop's new album, Tangier Sessions, springs from a love affair with a mysterious and temperamental guitar, found in a secondhand store in Switzerland and inscribed with indecipherable writing.

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