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01/22/2017 at 03:02. Facebook
If you don't think a DJ has revolutionary rallying power, then you've not witnessed The Black Madonna.

Guest Dose: The Black Madonna
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01/22/2017 at 01:21. Facebook
For your Saturday night, a nightmarish Shakespearean song from Becca Stevens.

Becca Stevens Gives 'Queen Mab' A Nightmarish Reading
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yesterday at 23:42. Facebook
Laura Stevenson, Jeff Rosenstock and more take on tracks by The Replacements and Jenny Lewis.

Listen: Cayetana, The Menzingers, Restorations On ACLU Covers Comp
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yesterday at 21:13. Facebook
On her solo debut, Allison Crutchfield is a liberated wanderer, sharply reflecting on what's left when you leave something behind.

First Listen: Allison Crutchfield, 'Tourist In This Town'
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yesterday at 19:17. Facebook
In just over a month, we'll have a new release from Dirty Projectors. Listen to "Up In Hudson" in the meantime.

Dirty Projectors Announces New Self-Titled Album, Shares New Song
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yesterday at 17:51. Facebook
The debut record from Priests presents itself as a broken and abstract view of what it means to live in a broken and abstract society.

First Listen: Priests, 'Nothing Feels Natural'
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yesterday at 16:22. Facebook
If you make music of any kind, enter our Tiny Desk Contest anytime before 11:59pm ET on Jan. 29 for your shot at playing a Tiny Desk and touring the country!

Take A Chance On Your Music
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yesterday at 15:21. Facebook
Political outrage has long been front and center in music, especially in with jazz, with artists like Samora Pinderhughes leading the charge, melding grassroots activism and art.

Radical Imagination: Jazz And Social Justice
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01/20/2017 at 23:29. Facebook
Oakland-based Australian Hazel English is one to watch this year.

Hazel English Performs 'More Like You' Live
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01/20/2017 at 22:16. Facebook
Foxygen's latest record cements the self-professed theater nerds' reputation as eccentric purveyors of pure fun.

Hear Foxygen On World Cafe
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01/20/2017 at 20:55. Facebook
Meet the man behind the Mission: Impossible theme.

Hear Lalo Schifrin On Piano Jazz
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01/20/2017 at 19:31. Facebook
Love is probably the most popular songwriting topic of all, but also the most exhaustive — and exhausting. Enter Tall Friend's parasitic tune.

Tall Friend's 'Termites' Is For All The (Gross) Lovers
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01/20/2017 at 18:07. Facebook
Hear Jeff Rosenstock cover Bikini Kill and members of Cayetana take on PUP and The Mountain Goats.

Listen: Cayetana, Mezingers, Restorations On ACLU Covers Comp
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01/20/2017 at 16:09. Facebook
"It's this total intimacy that transpires at these things." NPR Morning Edition host Rachel Martin shares her Tiny Desk moment. Enter the Tiny Desk Contest for a shot at your own Tiny Desk moment — read the official rules and enter at
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01/20/2017 at 15:18. Facebook
Long before she was The Black Madonna, one of the world's most popular DJs, Marea Stamper was known the mixtape girl.

Guest Dose: The Black Madonna
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01/20/2017 at 14:25. Facebook
Just as there's a clear message in the song, there's some obvious intentionality behind the timing of this cover's release today.

Charles Lloyd and Lucinda Williams Cover Bob Dylan's 'Masters Of War'
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01/19/2017 at 23:44. Facebook
This is the video that won last year's Tiny Desk Contest. Gaelynn Lea Music filmed it on a cell phone. Take your shot at this year's Tiny Desk Contest — send us a video of you or your band playing an original song (at a desk!) by 11:59 p.m. ET on Jan. 29:
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01/19/2017 at 22:53. Facebook
Happy 71st birthday to Dolly Parton, who says she knows why "Jolene" has been covered more than any of her other songs.

Dolly Parton's 'Jolene' Still Haunts Singers
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01/19/2017 at 22:25. Facebook
Brush up on your Bruckner with a primer on the misunderstood and maligned Austrian composer.

Why Bruckner Matters: A Listener's Guide With Daniel Barenboim
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01/19/2017 at 21:51. Facebook
Just in time for Friday's inauguration, Arcade Fire and Mavis Staples team up to deliver a message for all elected officials: "I give you power / I can take it away."

Hear Arcade Fire's New Song With Mavis Staples, 'I Give You Power'