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'It Changed My Intent': Shirley Manson On Garbage And Growing Up

It's been more than 20 years since Garbage broke through, but Manson says she didn't think of herself as an artist until much more recently.
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'Pet Sounds' And The Band That Gets To Play It Onstage

To celebrate the anniversary of his masterpiece, Brian Wilson is taking Pet Sounds on tour with a band of musicians who grew up on its songs and sounds.
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D.C. Label DZ Tapes Is Now Five Years Old — Wizened By DIY Standards

Brett Isaacoff holds the secret to keeping something going for five years without burning out: relax....
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With Her New Music, Vocalist Carolyn Malachi Goes Au Naturel

For Carolyn Malachi, there isn’t a big difference between the way she lives and the way she sounds....
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LISTEN: At Hirshhorn, An Exhibit For Audio Adventurers

The ninth annual "Sound Scene" turns the Hirshhorn museum into a sonic playground.
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In Colombia, Preserving Songs That Tell Stories

Vallenato, traditional music from Colombia, was immortalized in One Hundred Years Of Solitude and popularized by superstar singer Carlos Vives. Betto Arcos tells its story from the Vallenato Festival.
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Behind The Black Power Goddess: Betty Davis' Early Demos Released

Betty Davis was already gaining attention as Betty Mabry in the late 1960s when she met Miles Davis. He produced legendary sessions for her that have never been released — until now.
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At Former Al Capone Hangout, The Hammond B3 Is The Star

These days the Green Mill is a respectable jazz club. As part of the series "Musicians In Their Own Words" producer David Schulman introduces us to Chris Foreman who plays the Hammond B3.
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Timmy Sells His Soul, Bumper Jacksons

Songs featured July 3, 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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The Scotch Bonnets, ROM

Songs featured July 1, 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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