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World Cafe
3:41 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Bassnectar On World Cafe

Bassnectar's new album is Vava Voom.
Peter Samuels

Originally published on Thu August 16, 2012 11:09 am

Since beginning his "open-source" musical project in the 1990s, Lorin Ashton and his Bassnectar alias have become nearly superhuman. Bassnectar is associated with a community of devoted Bass Heads, several non-profit and charity organizations and shows of such epic proportions, they're called Bass Centers. Ashton describes his music as "the motion of [his] cells bouncing back at the world," and tens of thousands of people connect with it as a deeply human pursuit, as well. Last year, he sold out a New Year's Eve show attended by 10,000 fans.

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Mountain Stage
3:34 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Whitehorse On Mountain Stage

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 9:38 am

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The Thistle and Shamrock
3:13 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Thistle And Shamrock: Celtic Romance

Celtic band Solas.
Courtesy of the artist

Lose yourself in the sound of soulful ballads and songs of loving, leaving, and loneliness in new and traditional Celtic music of the heart.

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A Blog Supreme
2:20 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

The World-Class Jazz Club Run By Volunteers

Saxophonist Paul Dunmall and drummer Mark Sanders perform (with guitarist Hasse Poulsen, off camera) at The Vortex in London.
andynew Flickr

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:00 pm

As an acclaimed pianist and composer, Vijay Iyer is able to perform his music in concert halls and jazz clubs around the world. But few venues are quite like the one he played May 1-2 of this year.

Yesterday the BBC's Jazz on 3 posted a live recording of a new song by the Vijay Iyer Trio — too new, even, for the band's 2012 album Accelerando. The song is called "Hood":

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The Record
12:54 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Adam Levine Has Our Number (And Won't Stop Calling)

Adam Levine in the video for Maroon 5's song "Payphone."
Music video still Universal Music Group

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 6:48 pm

LANGUAGE ADVISORY: This video contains profanity.

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