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The women who inspired me to travel

WHILE RESEARCHING topics for International Women’s Day, I came across this infographic by momondo (below) that depicts the women whose achievements …

The Persistence Of Elbow

Manchester, England is known for its great music scene: Think The Smiths, New Order, Joy Division -– and, a bit more recently, Elbow. The group has won many awards, won over many critics, performed at the London Olympics and supported U2 in concert, and has kept the same lineup together since the …

22 new bands everyone will be talking about in 2014 festival season

Real Estate: The Atlas of New Jersey

The band opens up about being called a beach band and how the internet is ruining our lives.<p><i>Shawn Brackbill</i><p>In their short career, Real Estate has become one of those few bands who’ve discovered how to capture a peculiar feeling, one that’s both very specific and yet somewhat impossible to define. …

Watch: Bruce Springsteen Covers Lorde's "Royals"

On his tour of Australia, Bruce Springsteen has been covering classic Australian songs by AC/DC, the Bee Gees, INXS, and others. During a recent stop in New Zealand, he tackled a more recent, very popular song: Lorde's "Royals". Watch below.

Real Estate: Atlas

These New Jersey jangle scientists tuck instrumentals into all their LPs (here, the wistful surf dream "April's Song"), and it's telling: They're out …

Taylor Hawkins Forms New Group The Birds of Satan

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has teamed up with bassist Wiley Hodgden and guitarist Mick Murphy to form hard rock trio the Birds of Satan. The …

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Listen – The 40 New Bands You Need To Know In 2014

You really should buy this week’s issue of NME. Not just because it’s been edited by me, not just because it features the line “I was swinging it and …

14 Musical Acts To Watch in 2014

There’s a lot of music out there and sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. That’s where we come in. From Nashville to Portland to Sweden — we …

15 Bands to Watch in 2014

<b>Ah, a new year.</b> And here we have some "in with the new" for you, a preview of some great new — and not-so-new — musical acts you should have on your radar for 2014, culled from the playlists of our music writers. We know you're anxious to get on with writing those resolutions, so without further …

Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of The Month

Welcome to Recommended Dose, All Songs Considered's roundup of our favorite dance tracks. We listen to literally hundreds of new songs each month, test the standouts on some very loud speakers, and highlight the best of the best in a 30-minute mix.<p>You can stream this month's mix here or on NPR …

The 'Polar Vortex' Is Coming Back. Again.

Bittersweet tears as divided Koreans meet after 60 years

Elderly relatives meet in snowy North Korean resort at reunion brokered by high-level negotiations between Pyongyang and Seoul<p>Several hundred elderly South and North Korean relatives yesterday clung to each-other, rocking and weeping, and trading photos and faded memories as they met after 60 years …

Willis Earl Beal and Cat Power: "Coming Through", Starring Mischa Barton

On last year's <i>Nobody knows</i>, Willis Earl Beal collaborated with his former tourmate, Cat Power, on the track "Coming Through". Beal has now shared an unsettling VHS-style short film for the song, and it stars Mischa Barton ("The O.C.", <i>The Sixth Sense</i>). The actress is part of a group of people who …

How are the Headline Acts at the Top UK Festivals Booked?

What goes on behind closed doors as bookers slug it out for the best headliners.<p>We’re currently in the early stages of the festival line-up announcements, with enough high profile slots still to be confirmed that everyone can still save their overdraft, deludedly convincing themselves that the last …

50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, <i>Rolling Stone</i> asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists – from Lars Ulrich of Metallica to …

Thanks to 'Gastronomic Voyeurism' Trend This Woman Makes $9,000 a Month Eating on Camera

What if you could get paid to eat? That is exactly what Park Seo-yeon, a 34-year-old Korean woman, has been doing. According to Foodbeast, "gastronomic voyeurism" is a big trend in South Korea right now and people pay Seo-yeon to watch her eat in front of her webcam. In fact, she makes over $9,000 …

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4 Ways To Hear More In Music

You love the music you love, but you'll love it even more if you listen closely.<p>Analysis will never trump feeling: The way a piece or a song moves us is ultimately what makes music lovers (addicts, really) come back for more. But the more you understand how composers and musicians manipulate the …

Rare Live Footage Documents The Clash From Their Raw Debut to the Career-Defining London Calling (1977-1980)

For all their leftist political fervor, musical richness, and fiercely uncompromised delivery, The Clash still suffered accusations that they sold …