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Newport Folk Festival
9:41 am
Tue July 22, 2014

NPR Music Returns For 2014's Newport Folk Festival

Hurray For The Riff Raff performed at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival ‚ÄĒ and makes a return engagement this year.
Meagan Beauchemin NPR

Originally published on Fri July 18, 2014 11:39 am

The Newport Folk Festival has been around for more than half a century now ‚ÄĒ this is its 55th year, to be exact ‚ÄĒ and the event now routinely sells out months before its lineup is even announced. And why shouldn't it?

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Music
9:41 am
Tue July 22, 2014

At 2014's Newport Folk Festival, 5 Discoveries To Stretch Folk's Limits

If you look closely, Reignwolf's guitar is plugged in. Newport's 1965 crowd would not be pleased.
Dana Yavin

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 3:37 pm

From its legendary beachfront locale to its celebrations of folk music's past, the Newport Folk Festival draws on more than half a century of celebrated traditions. But it's also an event in which folk's boundaries are tested: This is, after all, where Bob Dylan famously plugged in an electric guitar 49 years ago, in the process enraging the purists in the crowd.

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Newport Folk Festival
9:19 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Ryan Adams Live webcast Friday @ 6PM

Ryan Adams
Credit Julia Brokaw

¬†Ryan Adams used to be the picture of ramshackle prolificacy ‚ÄĒ a man with Prince's desire to flood the market with product, not to mention an equally slippery grip on the quality-control lever. But Adams has¬†¬†¬†calmed down dramatically in recent years, for reasons ranging from a stabler personal life to his battles with M√©ni√®re's disease, which attacks the inner ear and affects hearing and balance.¬†In September, the former Whiskeytown singer returns with his self-titled 14th studio album, which comes out nearly three years after his lightly brooding Ashes & Fire.

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Live from World Cafe Live
11:52 am
Fri July 11, 2014

The Bacon Brothers Live from World Cafe Live July 11th @Noon

The Bacon Brothers

When Kevin Bacon isn't busy starring in legendary movies like Mystic River or Apollo 13, he's playing in his folk 

  rock band, The Bacon Brothers, with his brother, Michael Bacon. The Philadelphia-born duo released their first album, Forosoco, in 1997, and have released six more albums since, including a live performance at the John Harm's Center for the Arts in Englewood, New Jersey back in 2003, and a greatest hits album called Philadelphia Road - The Best of the Bacon Brothers. Catch them Friday afternoon, July 11th, when they perform as a part of Live from World Cafe Live. 

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Live from World Cafe Live
10:48 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Strand of Oaks Live from World Cafe Live June 27th @Noon

Strand of Oaks

Join us this Friday at Noon as Strand Of Oaks performs our weekly Live from World Cafe Live 

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Live from World Cafe Live
10:45 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Jungle Live from World Cafe Live June 20th @Noon

Jungle

Join us this Friday at noon for our next Live From World Cafe Live concert, as Jungle performs. The band 

  began making a buzz in the British music press last fall, and with their infectious blend of soul-laced R&B and dance music, it won't be long until they’re more widely recognized. Their self-titled debut album comes out July 15, and you’ll be able to hear them play music from it by joining us for this live concert.    

Release: Jungle
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Label: XL Recordings

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Music
4:48 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

NPR Music Presents Live Webcasts From Spoon, Jack White & TUnE-yArDs With Sylvan Esso

Originally published on Mon June 9, 2014 12:33 pm

NPR MUSIC LIVE WEBCASTS JUNE 9-13: SPOON, JACK WHITE & TUNEYARDS WITH SYLVAN ESSO

WATCH LIVE PERFORMANCES IN LA, NY & DC AT NPR.ORG/MUSIC, ON MOBILE

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Live in Concert
5:05 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

tUnE-yArDs In Concert

Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, performing live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
NPR

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 10:26 am

A live performance by tUnE-yArDs is as thrilling and unshakeable as the music itself. For this set, recorded live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., Merrill Garbus, the mad genius behind tUnE-yArDs brought along two frenetic dancers and backup singers, an extra percussionist, a bassist, and two enormous pairs of glittery blue eyes that stared the audience down from the back of the stage.

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Live in Concert
12:08 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Jack White, Live In Concert

Jack White, performing live at the Ford Theater in Hollywood, Calif. on Jun. 10, 2014.
TourGigs for NPR

Originally published on Tue September 23, 2014 10:18 am

"I'm in a talkative mood," Jack White told the sold-out crowd at Hollywood's historic Fonda Theater. Though it ended up being one of the few comments the singer and guitarist made during the performance, White frequently threw it to the audience for the refrains of several White Stripes songs, including "Fell In Love With A Girl," "We're Going To Be Friends," and the thrilling encore closer "Seven Nation Army."

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