Guest DJ John Congleton

By Robin Hilton

Just this year, producer John Congleton has worked on records released by St. Vincent, Swans, Angel Olsen, Cloud Nothings and more. He tells All Songs Considered how he keeps his ears wide open.

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One Final Offering From John Coltrane

By Kevin Whitehead

Eight months before he died of cancer, John Coltrane played a concert at Temple University in Philadelphia that proved too much for some listeners.

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Betty Who On World Cafe

Hear a set from the Australian singer, whose song soundtracked a famous YouTube marriage proposal.

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Cris Jacobs On Mountain Stage

The songwriter and guitarist of the Baltimore jam band The Bridge has stepped out on his own.

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Front Row: Trampled By Turtles, ‘Wild Animals’

By Greg Shea

The Minnesota band easily switched gears from blistering bluegrass to airy folk-pop during a recent sold-out show in Boston. Watch Trampled By Turtles perform the title song from the new Wild Animals.

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Jazz At Lincoln Center Opening Night

By Patrick Jarenwattananon

Joined by special guests Pedrito Martinez (percussion) and Chucho Valdes (piano), the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra premieres new music by Wynton Marsalis inspired by Afro-Cuban religious practice.

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Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, Live In Concert

By Bob Boilen

The rock legend and his new band performed live at BAM in Brooklyn. The show was part of the Nonesuch At BAM festival, and you can watch it in its entirety right here.

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A Ferguson Protest Brings New Meaning To Brahms’ Requiem In St. Louis

By NPR Staff

To protest the shooting death of Ferguson, Mo., teenager Mike Brown, audience members at a St. Louis Symphony concert unfurled banners and stood to sing an old union song.

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‘Like Opening A Book In The Middle’: Jackson Browne Returns To An Old Song

By NPR Staff

The folksinger and songwriter wrote “The Birds Of St. Marks” for the singer Nico in the ’60s. In revisiting it, he remembers a particular New York scene — and a younger version of himself.

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Song Premiere: The Lone Bellow, ‘Then Came The Morning’

By Stephen Thompson

On the first single from its new album, the band has lost none of its sleekly soaring charm.

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