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June 7, 2008
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I am often asked where I hear about new music and my answer is usually pretty vague. Mostly because I hear about new music from so many different places; friends, family, radio, magazines, podcasts, etc. But I thought I would throw out some of my sources that keep me privy to both new music by classic artists and new artists altogether. One source is the NPR music website shown on the links list to the right. Newly remodeled, it really offers something for nearly every musical taste, sans thrash metal and Barry Manilow. For the more technically savvy, they also produce two podcasts under the name All Songs Considered and are worth the subscription (free). One showcases new music and the other features full concerts, mostly from the fabled 9:30 club in Washington DC. Check out their archive and prepare to pick your jaw up off the floor.

Another site I frequent is from radio station KCRW in Santa Monica, CA. Morning Becomes Eclectic is one of their programs and it features live in-studio performances which can be streamed live or via the archive. They do have a video stream as well for those who need more stimulus with their radio. My man Billy Bragg is performing on Monday. Check him out.

Finally, check out Pandora (thanks to Devin for the heads up on it) and Last FM if you haven’t already heard of them. Both create “personalized” radio stations for you based on your musical tastes, using some sort of crazy algorithm which can read your mind!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 9, 2008 9:36 am

    Do you have a last fm profile?

  2. Devin permalink
    June 9, 2008 10:57 am

    Thanks for the props. Pandora rocks.

  3. Drew permalink*
    June 10, 2008 12:49 pm

    RY,
    no dice on the Last FM profile. It might be a matter of preference combined with what i started using first, but I like
    Pandora.
    Also, I think they have a deeper catalog of artists.

  4. brad swenson permalink
    June 15, 2008 9:11 pm

    http://www.wclk.com/index3.html

    Saturday AM great blues!!

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