Music for the masses

This channel provides an introduction to a handful of great podcasts that focus on music.

by Pastime

    Music for the masses

    Aug 16 2018

  • Soundcheck / NYC-Based Spanglish Fly Leads the Boogaloo Revival

    New York-based band Spanglish Fly are part band and part celebration with their brasstastic mix of Latin dance-funk and soul in homage to Boogaloo - that fusion of soul music, Rhythm & Blues, and Afro-Caribbean rhythms that was born in New York City in the 1960s. [See this excellent article from The Guardian for more history, and a bit of background on the documentary in which Spanglish Fly appears.] On their latest record, Ay Que Boogaloo!, Spanglish Fly both tips a cap to boogaloo and take...more

  • Afropop Worldwide / The Festival in Fes, Revisited

    This spring, Afropop returned to Fes, Morocco, for the 23rd annual World Sacred Music Festival, a sumptuous spread of music from across the globe that blurs the boundaries of what is sacred. Interwoven with Morocco’s ornate history and fertile fabric of daily life is a mosaic of many musics: Gnawa, Arabic pop, Amazigh ahwach, classical Andalusian, Issaoua, raï, rap, chaabi, jazz, metal and so much more. At the World Sacred Music Festival, we heard many of these sounds, as well as those of intern...more

  • Talkhouse Podcast / Julie Byrne with Lætitia Tamko (Vagabon)

    On this week's episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, another of the incredible conversations recorded backstage at Pitchfork Music Festival 2018: a talk between two of the breakout artists of 2017, Julie Byrne and Vagabon’s Laetitia Tamko. Fresh off a national co-headline tour, the friends sat down backstage to discuss the physical and the metaphysical elements of self-care on the road; the often delicate symbiosis of creating art and managing one’s business; the pressures of creating new music whe...more

  • Irish and Celtic Music Podcast / Instrumental Celtic Music for Studying #371

    With school back in session, I thought the students listening might enjoy some instrumental Celtic music for studying. Less talk, more music from The Here & Now, The Fretless, The Rowan Tree, Moonrakers, Spencer & Beane, Across the Pond, David Pedrick, Tom Eure, Atlantic Wave, The Gothard Sisters, Wicked Tinkers, Heavy Blarney, Serious Kitchen, Susan Toman, Poitin, West of Eden. Do me a favor share this podcast. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our ...more

  • KEXP Song of the Day / Ovlov - Fast G

    Ovlov - Fast G - from the 2018 album TRU on Exploding in Sound.

  • Today's Top Tune / Cigarettes After Sex: “Crush”

    Ambient pop outfit Cigarettes After Sex celebrate the one-year anniversary of their self-titled debut album with a new single. "Crush" features their signature cinematic sound, full of romantic moments and lush scenery.

  • Wonderful! / Wonderful! Ep. 47: LYLAS

    Rachel's favorite school-times memory book! Griffin's favorite new TV competition! Rachel's favorite local bookstore! Griffin's favorite unclassifiable Japanese band! Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus -

  • Tiny Desk Concerts - Audio / Erykah Badu

    The singer's performance at the Tiny Desk was an almost spiritual experience, leaving many at the NPR Music offices in awe.

  • Talk Is Jericho / The Satanic Government

    Flat Earth Realist David Weiss is back and this time he brought a mysterious friend, RV (short for Russian Vids), to explain the secret workings of the Satanic Government, and the way these shadowy people control and dictate society.  David and RV explain why they believe the Satanic Government faked some of the biggest tragedies and mass shootings in human history. They share their theories behind 9/11, the JFK assassination, the Boston Marathon, and last Fall’s Las Vegas shootings. ...more

  • Pop Culture Happy Hour / Blockers and Game Night: Playing Catch-Up On Comedies We Missed

    Most of this summer's blockbusters are already out. That makes it a great time to catch up on a couple of surprisingly well-reviewed comedies. In this episode of Pop Culture Happy Hour, we talk about Blockers and Game Night.

  • The Jerry Springer Podcast / Did Trump Commit Treason? Ep 174

    Remember our interview with Bryce Carlson rowing across the North Atlantic? He’s about to break the record for days it took to cross. Let’s advance the story that we were with him spelling him on the oars the whole time. Let’s put out a news release and start national TV show interviews before he’s even done and can deny our claims in person. The other day my wife comes into Folk School when I’m not here, gets a coffee and puts it on my tab. Problem is, I don&rsquo...more

  • Rolling Stone Music Now / Best Songs of the 21st Century (Pt. 1, feat. Patrick Carney and Amerie)

    The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney and Amerie join host Brian Hiatt (along with Brittany Spanos and Simon Vozick-Levinson) to talk about “Tighten Up” and “1 Thing” – their entries on Rolling Stone’s list of the 21st century’s best songs

  • All Songs Considered / Why 'Music From Big Pink' Matters 50 Years Later

    Let's go back 50 years to a basement outside Woodstock New York — to the formation of a sound and an album that all these years later still shapes the musical landscape. The album is Music From Big Pink and the band is simply called The Band.

  • Beats In Space Radio Podcast / BIS #951 Part 1 with Leon Vynehall

    With tracks from The Nonce, Front 242 (Prothese), Raudive, S'Express, Ray Mang, DJC, Scherbe, Playgroup, Sleeque, Dolo Percussion, Die Form, DJ Sling, Seven Davis Jr., Powder, Manos Tsangaris, LAPS, Seltene Erden, and Baby Ford

  • The Kitchen Sisters Present / 98 - Lost & Found Sound and Voices of The Dust Bowl

    Fish mongers recorded on the streets of Harlem in the 1930s. An 8-year-old girl’s impromptu news cast made on a toy recorder in a San Diego store. Lyndon Johnson talking to FBI director J. Edgar Hoover a week after President Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. Sounds lost and found. As The Kitchen Sisters prepare to launch their new series The Keepers, about activist archivists, rogue librarians, curators, collectors, historians and the collections they keep—they re-visit their own “accidental arc...more

  • The Anfield Wrap / The Anfield Wrap: Liverpool Back With A Bang

    Normal service resumed at Anfield as Liverpool swotted aside West Ham in the 18/19 season opener, inflicting a four goal victory that did not flatter Jurgen Klopp's charges. And with promising debuts for Naby Keita and Alisson Becker the Reds recorded their biggest opening day victory since 1932 without really getting out of 3rd gear. Joining Neil Atkinson for this week's show is Rob Gutmann, Melissa Reddy and Paul Senior.


    On this first episode in a new recurring series BJ focuses on one specific album that has been overlooked and this time around it's a 1980 record by the British band Interview called Snakes & Lovers.

  • Popcast / The Shrinking Space Between Band T-Shirt and High Fashion

    Merch has become a crucial part of a musician’s rise. Here’s how it’s evolved. Guests: Procell's Brian Procell; The Cut's Emilia Petrarca; and Grailed's Lawrence Schlossman.

  • Sound Opinions / #663 Roxy Music

    Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot dig into Roxy Music's influential 1972 self-titled debut album. They get the inside story of the recording of Roxy Music with former Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera, and discuss the album's lasting impact.

  • Switched On Pop / Summer Heat of the 2000s: Nelly + Katy Perry (Pt. 1)

    What made summer jams of the aughties like Nelly's "Hot in Herre" and Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" so hot? The answer: big, sweaty, doses of harmonic tension. Specifically, each track relies on the Baroque technique of the ground bass. Wait, we mean: the Baroque technique of PEDAL POINT!  When the chords in these songs don't match up with their bass notes, the ratcheting tension adds heat—fueling both dance moves, and controversy.Featuring:Nelly - Hot in Herre Katy Perry - I Kissed a Girl...more