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A D.C. Rapper’s Love Song To A Gentrifying Hometown

Live in a place long enough and you’ll see it start to change: new people in your neighborhood, new buildings reshaping an old skyline. Washington, D.C. is no exception....
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Six Pics: Smashing Pumpkins And Liz Phair At Lincoln Theatre

Billy Corgan brought the latest incarnation of Alternative Nation titans Smashing Pumpkins to the Lincoln Theatre Sunday night as part of his “In Plainsong” tour....
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To Be Clear: Flasher Is Not An English Band From 1979

At the rate that D.C. DIY bands form and split, one could be forgiven for not keeping up. So if you’re not hip to Flasher, here’s the gist: It’s a trio formed by members of Priests, Big Hush, Bless...
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Mothers: Tiny Desk Concert

While Kristine Leschper was singing her songs behind my desk, in the crowd was a tiny baby in a stroller. As I watched the child and the band, I couldn’t help but think about both the promise and...
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On 'Junk,' M83's Anthony Gonzalez Reconnects With His Past

"I'm a very nostalgic person," the French musician says. "I just keep looking backwards all the time." The new album draws on the sounds of his roots in more ways than one.
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A D.C. Rapper's Love Song To A Gentrifying Hometown

Tarica June wrote "But Anyway" in response to quickening change in District. What she didn't expect was the wave of positive feedback — especially from other gentrifying cities across the country.
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Alt.Latino Gets Experimental

Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd, the hosts of NPR's Alt.Latino podcast, share three new songs from incredible female artists, ranging from groovy to sultry, to experimental.
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South African Musician Johnny Clegg On Touring The American South

South African musician and artist Johnny Clegg has traveled the world, but never toured the southern U.S. He's on a North American tour right now, promoting peace and racial healing.
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Graham Nash's Wild Night Out With The Everly Brothers

"The phone rings in my hotel room, and it was Phil Everly," Nash says of the strange evening in 1992 when he fulfilled a childhood dream.
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Miike Snow Aims To Provoke Both The Ear And The Intellect

The production team behind "Toxic" takes a more cerebral approach with its own music. At South By Southwest, the members spoke with Audie Cornish about the big ideas they smuggle into their songs.

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