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9:09 am
Tue September 17, 2013

New Mix: Beck, Best Coast, Joanna Gruesome, More

Clockwise from upper left: Beck, Cate Le Bon, Arp's Alexis Georgopoulos, Best Coast
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Tue September 17, 2013 5:05 pm

On this edition of All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share a brand new song from Beck. The new cut, called "Gimme," is the third single he's released since June and by far the strangest (i.e., best) of the bunch. None of the songs will be on the new full-length record Beck hopes to release before the end of the year.

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MTPR Music
10:56 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

String Orchestra of the Rockies kicks off season

Cellist Joshua Roman special guest with the String Orchestra of The Rockies.

  The String Orchestra of the Rockies is raising the curtain on its 29th season! It is the only professional ensemble of its kind in Montana and draws upon the talents of the finest string players in the Big Sky Country.

Guest Artist, Cellist Joshua Roman 

   from Seattle, joins SOR

Sunday, September 15, 2013—7:30 p.m.

The Music Recital Hall on the University of Montana campus

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(No, he's not related to Joey Ramone)
6:11 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Monday Music Special: The Great Engineer, Phil Ramone

Monday, September 16th, 2013, 7:30pm: host Tom Engelmann returns with another episode of "Unsung Heroes: Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music," profiling the work of the late record producer and engineer, Phil Ramone.

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MTPR Music
5:05 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership Lands in the Smithsonian

In the "Old-News-Is-Good-News" Department: The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture has acquired The Mothership. Starting in 2015, you'll be able to admire the spacecraft that, amid a blaze of stagecraft and cannabis smoke, brought funkadelic to the people. Actually, it's a replica Mothership, built in the 1990s; the whereabouts of the original are unknown.

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MTPR Music
2:27 pm
Sun August 25, 2013

Julianna Barwick – Rising to the dawn, reaching to the sky

Credit Shawn Brackbill

Ambient music is a broad and often misleading category of music, but throughout all ambient music there is a sense of spacious and expansive musical landscapes.   Julianna Barwick’s music is soaring, captivating and sparse, evocative of snowy, windblown places.

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3:03 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Concerts premier the compositions of 90-year-old Emahoy Tsegué-Mariam Guebrù

Recorded in 1963 and re-released on the "Ethiopiques" series on Buda Musiqe.

If the piano compositions of Abdullah Ibrahim or Eric Satie perk up your ears, you'll be intrigued by the piano work of Emahoy Tsegué-Mariam Guebrù, an Ethiopian nun, pianist and composer who for nearly thirty years has lived cloistered in an Ethiopian Orthodox convent in Jerusalem. A series of concerts this week in Jerusalem highlight Guebrù's music, premiering pieces the 90-year-old composer first recorded on l.p. fifty years ago, in Ethiopia.

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MTPR Music
11:55 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Remembering Marian McPartland

The late, great Marian McPartland, who passed away yesterday, will be featured on MTPR today.

Remembering Marian McPartland


1:00pm Thursday, August 22

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MTPR Music
2:04 pm
Sun August 11, 2013

Iceland Rocks

Maybe it is something to do with the landscape, but with a population only a little bigger than Spokane (about 320, 000), Iceland produces more than its fair share of talented musicians.   The well-known names include Björk, Jónsi and his band Sigur Rós, as well as youngsters Of Monsters and Men.

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2:32 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

When Two Jazz Greats Collide.

Pat Metheny plays John Zorn.     And why not?     While Zorn is best known for his sometimes difficult, avant-garde jazz, Metheny is no stranger to blistering experimentation.   On Tap: The Book of Angels, Vol. 20, Metheny returns to a style he worked in 1994 with Ornette Coleman (‘Song X’), solo in 1994 ('Zero Tolerance for Silence') and then with Derek Bailey in 1996 ('Sign of 4').

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MTPR Music
2:28 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Montana Folk Festival performers previewed during the July 8th Monday Music Special, 7:30pm

The Third Annual Montana Folk Festival: a free weekend of music, arts and crafts in Uptown Butte.
Credit Mainstreet Uptown Butte

Join host John Myers Monday evening, 7:30-8:30, as he previews the music at the Third Annual Montana Folk Festival. From Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14, in Uptown Butte, you can listen, watch, and dance to over 250 musicians, craftspeople, artists and dancers for free.

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