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Marc Ribot Isn't Trying To Comfort Anyone

Marc Ribot has spent nearly three decades as a guitarist on the margins. Critic Robert Christgau explains why Ribot's new hard-rock album with Ceramic Dog ranks among his most daring pieces of music.

Remembering Janos Starker, The Cellist 'Born To Be A Teacher'

Although renowned as a soloist and Grammy winner, the famed cellist devoted much of his life to teaching students at Indiana University. Starker died Sunday at age 88.

Iron And Wine: Words Like Seedlings

Sam Beam says he isn't "worried about people understanding exactly what's happening" in any given song. In this interview, he discusses the "exposed, vulnerable place" described in "Caught in the Briars," as well as the themes that run through Ghost on Ghost, Iron and Wine's new album.

Jazz Diva Jane Monheit Gets To The Heart Of The Matter

Growing as a musician is often a balancing act of challenging yourself without alienating your fans. For jazz diva Jane Monheit, maturity has given her singing new depth, and has given her new confidence as a performer. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with the Grammy nominated vocalist about her latest album The Heart of the Matter.
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Rolling Stone Names 9:30 Club 'Most Welcoming Venue' In U.S.

Washington, D.C.'s art scene just got some new bragging rights, as one of the District's premier music venues has been named number one in the nation.


Dawes: Songs And 'Stories' From Laurel Canyon

The newly independent California band plays songs from its new record, Stories Don't End, and singer-songwriter Taylor Goldsmith talks about the inspiration behind the album.