06 November 2007

Sing me Spanish techno, NPR

Yesterday, the fine purveyors of good music at NPR launched its NPR Music Web site, which culls all its live concerts, in-studio performances, band interviews, news and more in one orgy of a web page.

There's lots of stuff in three categories: jazz, classical (both of which you might typically associate with radio stations located in the upper 80s on the dial) and an amazingly virile rock/pop/folk section, which skews to indie acts. Right now there are concerts by Cincinnati's sultry Over The Rhine and Canadian semi-super-group The New Pornographers, for instance, one of the Nickel Creek farewell shows, a video session with a capella act Sweet Honey in the Rock and an interview with Dee Dee Bridgewater. And lots more. There's even a new song by the Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt, which he wrote after noodling around hours inside NPR's new studio facility for 48 hours.

Check the site out. It'll make you happy.

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