2:54 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

KNBA Sponsors 2015 SalmonFest

SALMONFEST is coming July 31st through August 2nd on the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik Alaska; 3 days of Fish, Love and Music, featuring Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, The New Orleans Suspects, The California Honeydrops, Moonalice, plus many more to be announced; Tickets available on the web at Salmon Fest Alaska dot org. 


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World Cafe
10:46 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Andy Kim On World Cafe

Andy Kim.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 11:33 am

During a 2013 Sense Of Place visit to Toronto, World Cafe talked to Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew, who said he was working with Andy Kim on a new project. It was hard to know what to think: Kim, a fellow Canadian raised in Montreal, was known for pop hits in the '60s and '70s; he wrote "Sugar, Sugar" for The Archies and had his own No. 1 single, "Rock Me Gently," in 1974. Drew was heavily involved in Broken Social Scene, among other projects, and it turns out that the two have become close; in fact, Kim describes Drew as his best friend.

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All Songs Considered
8:53 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Viking's Choice: Sharpless, 'Franz Kafka (Home Movies Cover)'

Richard Gin Courtesy of the artist

Real talk: Scäb's "Franz Kafka" is the greatest cartoon rock opera ever. Originally featured on the Home Movies episode "Director's Cut" in 2001, the ridiculous three-minute, four-movement song about The Metamorphosis is equal parts "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Tommy, and warns, "Be careful if you get him pissed / Franz! Franz Kafka! / He'll smite you with metaphor fists!" Metaphor fists!

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All Songs Considered
6:03 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Song Premiere: Heartless Bastards, 'Gates Of Dawn'

Heartless Bastards' fifth album, Restless Ones, comes out June 16.
Courtney Chavanell Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 7:30 am

For Heartless Bastards, rock 'n' roll entails a lot of heavy lifting, most often in the form of hundreds of club shows each year. It's a work ethic reflected on the Ohio-born, Austin-based band's albums, as singer/guitarist/powder-keg Erika Wennerstrom sets her rugged wail against the efforts of musicians churning out muscular blues-rock.

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Front Row
12:17 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Front Row: Chadwick Stokes, 'I Want You Like A Seatbelt'

Chadwick Stokes performs live at the House of Blues Boston.

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 5:29 am

Back on Dec. 20, Boston's Chadwick Stokes, frontman for Dispatch and State Radio, performed "I Want You Like A Seatbelt" live at House Of Blues Boston. This was the seventh annual Calling All Crows benefit concert; Calling All Crows is a non-profit organization Stokes co-founded in 2008. The group "works for a future when the success of live music is measured not only by ticket sales, but by the impact of fans and musicians mobilizing together to make a difference in the world."

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