Bob Boilen http://kenw.org en Jenny Lewis Stands Out With 'Voyager' http://kenw.org/post/jenny-lewis-stands-out-voyager <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Jenny+Lewis+Stands+Out+With+%27Voyager%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODc1ODA5MDEyMjg1MDYxNTFiZTgwZg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 44959 at http://kenw.org The Beach Boys: 2062 http://kenw.org/post/beach-boys-2062 On Wednesday night in New York, I saw <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15394818/the-beach-boys">The Beach Boys</a> play a concert. Now, if someone back in 1962 told you that the band would be still making music in 2012, you'd think them crazy. But I'm here now to tell you that you'll be able to see The Beach Boys perform in <em>2062</em>.<p>At the Beacon Theater, as part of the group's 50th-anniversary tour, I expected a decent show. What I got was fabulous: Nobody owns harmonies in rock music like The Beach Boys. Not The Beatles, not Crosby Stills and Nash, not Fleet Foxes. Fri, 11 May 2012 15:50:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 11239 at http://kenw.org The Beach Boys: 2062 Filastine And The Cathedral Of Junk http://kenw.org/post/filastine-and-cathedral-junk He'd say he was a radical before he'd say he was a musician — a laptop artist with a love of grit and noise. Grey Filastine, once based in Seattle but now a nomad loosely based in Barcelona, is a creative soul. He seems to also love a good party, a beat and a shopping cart wired for sound.<p>With that in mind, we asked Filastine to perform at a junkyard in Austin — not just any junkyard, either, but a place called "The Cathedral of Junk." It's a home for more than 60 tons of unwanted consumer has-been items, transformed into art installations by Vince Hannemann. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 01:49:58 +0000 Bob Boilen 9557 at http://kenw.org Filastine And The Cathedral Of Junk First Aid Kit: Tiny Desk Concert http://kenw.org/post/first-aid-kit-tiny-desk-concert <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/141233981/first-aid-kit">First Aid Kit</a> is two young Swedish sisters — that's Klara Soderberg on the left and Johanna Soderberg on the right — who make utterly charming, folk-infused pop music that lulls and enchants, with an obvious nod to late-'60s and early-'70s bands like <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/104401754/crosby-stills-nash">Crosby, Stills & Nash</a>. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:21:54 +0000 Bob Boilen 9148 at http://kenw.org First Aid Kit: Tiny Desk Concert Listening To The Best Of Marcel Marceau, On His Birthday http://kenw.org/post/listening-best-marcel-marceau-his-birthday Eighty-nine years ago today, Marcel Marceau, the WWII French resistance fighter and the most famous mime in the world, was born.<p>One of my favorite albums of all time is <em>The Best of Marcel Marceao</em> (sic). The album cover features a drawing of the great mime on in action. The disc itself contains nineteen minutes of silence and a minute of applause on each side. Bravo! Brilliant! The album was released in 1970 by MGM Records as a joke record, of course. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:25:36 +0000 Bob Boilen 8798 at http://kenw.org Listening To The Best Of Marcel Marceau, On His Birthday