In an interview with NPR's David Greene, Chrissie Hynde discusses her new memoir, Reckless: My Life as a Pretender. The interview touches on portions of the book that have generated some controversy, including Hynde's description of a possible sexual assault.

Earthsongs Week of October 5, 2015

Oct 5, 2015
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Earthsongs is heard on 90.3fm KNBA Thursday mornings at 10:00 am and it repeats Saturday morning at 11:00 am. This week... Ahltan and Dene from Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Jasmine Netsena is a singer/songwriter whose music balances an American southern style with her northern upbringing. After many years in the making, her debut record “Take You With Me” won for “Best Folk/Acoustic CD” at the Aboriginal Peoples’ Choice Music Awards last year.

It's been a few years since we've heard from the Denver band DeVotchKa, and in that time its members have been doing the usual: gardening, making babies, growing beards, writing ballets. They just haven't been releasing new material, at least not yet.

Every moment of The Coathangers' "Watch Your Back" seems designed to knock you off your feet. Five seconds in, the opening, bouyant guitar line jolts, giving way to a breathless punk beat that's three parts steamroller and one part percussion. Brash schoolyard vocals tear in and then drop out, replaced by a dark, relentless reminder that "you can never go back." And before that switch-off can also become predictable, everything slams together into an overlapping mix.

Death And The Iron Maiden

Oct 5, 2015

Bruce Dickinson isn't through just yet. It is the end of a 12-hour press day where the Iron Maiden vocalist has been answering a multitude of questions, most concerning the iconic heavy metal band's 16th full-length album, The Book of Souls. It is a task that requires a kind of Zen-like patience, yet the 57-year-old is noticeably unfazed, excited to spend the better part of an hour talking about his passion for music — and for life.

Join World Cafe host David Dye for a live session with pop-rock singer Grace Potter today, Oct. 5, at 1:15pm ET. The leader of the Nocturnals will perform music from her new solo album Midnight, which showcases Potter's ever-confident belting while keeping rock 'n' roll at its core.

I've listened to Eskimeaux's O.K. more than any other record this year. I madly love this music: It's intimate, with abundant joy and sorrow. From that album, "Broken Necks" is a song about two lovers and friends trying to make it all work.