Tag Archives: NPR

Aimee Mann’s Tiny Desk Concert

Video: Aimee Mann – NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert Aimee Mann is so stinkin’ good it’s ridiculous. Her new album, Mental Illness, has provided great comfort to me in these awful, awful times. Her Tiny Desk Concert features a stripped down run through of four songs from it: “Rollercoasters,” “You Never Loved Me,” “Goose Snow … Continue reading Aimee Mann’s Tiny Desk Concert

Killer Mike and El-P find out if NPR has rhythm

Video: Run the Jewels – Tiny Desk Concert This is so great. I love these guys. They exude the righteous joy performers feel when they know they’re doing something awesome. RTJ can be fun and playful and serious and cutting all within the same verse. I wonder if Mike and El realize how much we … Continue reading Killer Mike and El-P find out if NPR has rhythm

On The Media: Facing the (Free) Music

On The Media is a great weekly public radio podcast on everything media. This week, they explore something close to the hearts of Glorious Noise readers – the digital age of music. From Napster to the Pirate Bay, Hank Shocklee to Girl Talk, they break down the past 10 years of the music industry and … Continue reading On The Media: Facing the (Free) Music

Sleater-Kinney vs. Weezer

Cat fight! This is awesome. Over on her Monitor Mix blog for NPR, former Sleater-Kinney guitarist (and general badass) Carrie Brownstein succinctly lays down exactly why Weezer has sucked for this entire fucking decade: I don’t know if Weezer hates its fans or just the (apparently) stifling concept of sincerity, but you should listen to … Continue reading Sleater-Kinney vs. Weezer

High School Play inspired by Neutral Milk Hotel Album

NPR Music has a piece about the high school theatre group in Massachusetts that has collaborated with Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls on writing a play inspired by Neutral Milk Hotel’s In the Aeroplane Over the Sea: The students at Lexington High School say they haven’t just written a play based on this album, … Continue reading High School Play inspired by Neutral Milk Hotel Album

New Wilco – The Happy Banker

They have a new album—Wilco (The Album)—coming in late June, but you won’t have to wait until then to get yourself some new Wilco. A new cover of Woody Guthrie’s “The Jolly Banker” is available now on their website with suggested donation of $2 to the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives. (GLONO donated $10, so … Continue reading New Wilco – The Happy Banker

Leonard Cohen – Live in Manhattan

NPR has a live Leonard Cohen show from the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan. It’s not the complete set, but it’s a great collection of songs: “Dance Me to the End of Love” “The Future” “Chelsea Hotel” “Tower of Song” “Suzanne” “The Partisan” “Hallelujah” “Recitation With N.L.” “Take This Waltz” “So Long Marianne” “First We Take … Continue reading Leonard Cohen – Live in Manhattan

M. Ward – Never Had Nobody Like You

MP3: M. Ward – “Never Had Nobody Like You” (ft. Zooey Deschanel) from Hold Time, due February 17 on Merge. Good, chooglin’ reverb-drenched blues pop. Zooey Deschanel takes a back seat, so this is definitely more M. Ward than She & Him, but it’s still up that same alley. NPR is streaming the whole album. … Continue reading M. Ward – Never Had Nobody Like You

Stream Tom Waits in Concert

NPR‘s All Songs Considered is streaming the July 5 Tom Waits concert at Atlanta’s Fox Theater. I’m listening right now, and it sounds great. 2 hr, 21 min, 41 sec. The oldest songs in the set list are “‘Til the Money Runs Out” and “On the Nickel” off 1980’s Heartattack and Vine. Why’s he gotta … Continue reading Stream Tom Waits in Concert