Get the party started with a new Daft Punk track.
Molly Ringwald is best-known for her leading roles in classics like “The Breakfast Club” and “Pretty in Pink” - but the actress-turned-author has now added another line to her résumé: jazz singer. Her debut album Except Sometimes is a collection of jazz and pop standards. She tells us about it, and about a few newer songs that should be enshrined in the songbook.
Elliot Bergman who, along with his sister Natalie, makes music as Wild Belle, tells us a fitting joke…about wild bells.
Michael Price’s latest project, “Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out,” debuted recently on The Cartoon Network. It takes the world of Star Wars… and recasts it in the form of animated Legos. He lists some other unusual adaptations.
One For The Road: Vampire Weekend, "Step"
Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer, a.k.a. New Orleans indie rock duo Generationals, have been churning out bright, inviting guitar pop for a half-decade. Their latest album is called "Heza." They spin a soundtrack full of breezy tracks, and lyrics that linger.
Adam Green - of anti-folk-band The Moldy Peaches - & Binki Shapiro, singer for the band Little Joy, just released an album called (wait for it) Adam Green and Binki Shapiro. This spring they head out on tour. They serve up a soundtrack shot through with darkness, dinosaurs…and divorce?! Yep.
Michael Benjamin Lerner, the rock musician also known as Telekinesis, beats himself up for a laugh. Telekinesis' new album, Dormarion, is out this week.
The late performer, playwright and songwriter Noel Coward gets a much-deserved close-up in the exhibit "Star Quality: The World of Noel Coward". Curator Brad Rosenstein walked Brendan through some of the highlights of the self-made artiste's career.
A recent LA Times article talked about the rise of "music sommeliers" - professional compilers of music playlists for restaurants - like the folks at Prescriptive Music. Brendan speaks with Prescriptive founder Allen Klevens about creating a song menu for every place... and every person.