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The Hold Steady - Constructive Summer

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AKA Theme From MaxFunCon

LET THIS BE MY ANNUAL REMINDER/
WE CAN ALL BE SOMETHING BIGGER

Andrew WK's new show premiers Saturday night...

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HURRAY FOR ANDREW WK! GIVE CHILDREN BAZOOKAS!

Au Revoir, Simone

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Did I book them on The Sound of Young America because their band is named after a line from Pee-Wee's Big Adventure? Well, maybe. Kind of. A little bit. But their records are lovely, too.

Also: they appear to be throwing some kind of DANCE CONTEST.

Cello Cello Cello Cello Cello Cello Cello

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The Who perform A Quick One While He's Away on the Rolling Stones' Rock & Roll Circus.

Via Cody on the forum's Music Video thread.

Jonathan Coulton, Singer-Songwriter, on The Sound of Young America

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Jonathan Coulton
Show: 
Bullseye
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Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton stops by MaxFun World HQ to talk about (and play) his charming, heartfelt and hilarious songs. Coulton recently released a live CD/DVD set, called "Best. Concert. Ever."

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll

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Directed by IT Crowd star Richard Ayoade

Best. Concert. Ever.

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Our friend Jonathan Coulton is coming back to The Sound of Young America in a few weeks, to celebrate the release of his live CD/DVD, "Best. Concert. Ever."

Here's a special treat from JoCo's upcoming set on The Sound: Shop Vac (Live on The Sound of Young America)

Blitzen Trapper Live Video on The Sound of Young America

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Blitzen Trapper on The Sound of Young America from Jesse Thorn on Vimeo.

Another segment from our live videos from the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. This will be podcast in audio form in a couple of weeks.

Fresh Air Rock Historian Ed Ward: National Treasure (for Germany, I guess)

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If Fresh Air's rock historian, Ed Ward, didn't live in Berlin, I'd say he was a national treasure.

His pieces are consistently insightful and full of great music. If NPR's treatment of baby boomer stuff was always this good, I'd be on board 1000%. I think the greatest sign of the quality of his pieces is how much I enjoy the ones on kinds of music I don't care for at all. And the ones on music I *do* like are double awesome.

Check out this recent piece on Westbound Records, the Detroit label that spawned Funkadelic, among others.

And of course, anyone who dedicates eight minutes of national radio to the great Swamp Dogg is a national treasure in my book!

PS: Dear NPR web gurus, I presume based on reviews that your API is super cool and all, but can we get an embeddable audio players? Love, Jesse

Mirah on The Sound of Young America in Portland

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Mirah on The Sound of Young America from Jesse Thorn on Vimeo.

All this week, we'll be showcasing video from our live taping at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland. Brian Brewer was kind enough to shoot the show for us, and I'm so happy with how it looks. We'll be podcasting the show in about two weeks, but since it's pledge drive time, I thought we'd share one of these awesome videos with you each day this week.

Above, Mirah performs two songs from her newest release, (a)spera.

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