Live in Concert
6:20 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Sleater-Kinney In Concert

Sleater-Kinney performs live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Guitarist Carrie Brownstein is in the foreground, with Janet Weiss on drums.
Alex Schelldorf NPR Music

Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 8:41 am

The last time Sleater-Kinney played the 9:30 Club, a transformer threatened to blow in the midst of a summer heat wave. Or maybe the Washington, D.C., club just couldn't handle Corin Tucker's pipes. That was nine years ago, on a goodbye-for-now tour that caught the trio at the top of its game.

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Songs We Love
5:17 am
Mon February 23, 2015

100%, 'Room 336'

100% is the performing alias of Queens, N.Y., songwriter Elaiza Santos.
Courtesy of the artist

Late last year, Queens, N.Y., songwriter Elaiza Santos quietly announced that her recorded output was about to disappear. A college student with a world-weary voice, Santos had begun her music career on two fronts: as the lead singer of Crying, an adventurous rock trio that wreathes its riffs in vintage video-game sounds, and on her own as the stripped-down Whatever, Dad.

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First Listen
7:03 pm
Sun February 22, 2015

First Listen: Swervedriver, 'I Wasn't Born To Lose You'

Swervedriver's new album, I Wasn't Born To Lose You, comes out March 3.
Giles Borg Courtesy of the artist

In the early '90s, Swervedriver frontman Adam Franklin was an oddity in the British shoegaze scene. Unlike his contemporaries in My Bloody Valentine, Ride and Slowdive — who subverted the showy exhibitionism of pop music by shrouding themselves in isolating blankets of sound — Franklin clearly liked to rock. He could play as prettily and atmospherically as his peers, as evidenced by the band's 1993 masterpiece Mezcal Head.

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All Songs TV
9:51 am
Fri February 20, 2015

The Granite Shore, 'Backstage At The Ballroom'

A still from "Backstage at the Ballroom."
Courtesy of the artist

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1:17 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

AK Rebel selected for the 2015 KNBA Alaska Native Artist/Band Spotlight

AK Rebel; Samuel Johns


KNBA began the Alaska Native Artist Spotlight to reach out to musicians, bands and artists in the effort to bring more Native voices to the airwaves.  We wanted to shine a brighter light by choosing a specific artist to showcase. So we asked for music… and the response was fantastic!

Annually we’ll be selecting an artist or band, from submitted entries, to be spotlighted on 90.3 FM. We'll record an artist/band profile; we'll share the artists/bands music as part of the On-Air playlist and we'll invite the artist/band for a Live In-Studio session on the radio. 

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