WRUR 88.5 Different Radio

David Dye

Friday, December 9, 2016 Shonen Knife continue their classic pop-punk sound with a new lineup on their new album, Adventure .

The mountain hamlet of Woodstock in upstate New York was well known as an artists' colony even before the mid-'60s influx of musicians. In fact, it was known well enough among the musicians who lived there, particularly Bob Dylan , that it lent its name to the famous festival that actually took place many miles away. Journalist Barney Hoskyns, a one-time Woodstock resident, has written a book about the town called Small Town Talk. Hoskyns says that Dylan's longtime manager Albert Grossman was...

Michael Hollett On World Cafe

Nov 7, 2013

For this installment of Sense of Place: Toronto , host David Dye talks with NOW Magazine editor and publisher Michael Hollett. For 32 years, Hollett has guided the alternative news publication to reflect the music culture of Toronto. Hollett is a fount of information about the city's past and present music scene. In addition to discussing changes in the area, he also talks about co-founding North By Northeast — a Canadian music and arts festival that started as an offshoot of Austin's South...

In the Latin world, the big celebration around this time of year isn't for Halloween — it's for the Day of The Dead, or Día de los Muertos. As NPR's Alt.Latino co-host Jasmine Garsd explains in this edition of Latin Roots , Día de los Muertos is far more a day of remembrance than anything scary. But to appease those who prefer to indulge in the eerie, Garsd has selected three songs, each drawn from a hair-raising urban legend. The best known is "La Llorona," a classic Mexican story about a...