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Obama Addresses Vaccinations, Other Issues In NBC Interview

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:49am

President Obama encouraged parents to vaccinate their children and said the U.S. is doing everything it can to rescue a young woman held by the Islamic State, speaking in a wide-ranging interview.

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First Listen: Rhiannon Giddens, 'Tomorrow Is My Turn'

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 10:03pm

The Carolina Chocolate Drops singer's richly realized solo debut spans American music's history of communal uplift, individual outcry, happy collaboration and profitable theft.

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First Listen: Paperhaus, 'Paperhaus'

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 10:03pm

The D.C. guitar band's music can be jarring and jagged, as its members channel Krautrock and psychedelic blues. But it's also dreamy, with lilt and grit.

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First Listen: Quarterbacks, 'Quarterbacks'

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 10:03pm

With 19 songs in just 22 minutes, Quarterbacks offers pop melodies at punk speed and a reminder that love and hurt needn't always be rendered at epic scale.

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First Listen: JD McPherson, 'Let The Good Times Roll'

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 10:03pm

Though his music honors mid-century sounds with laser precision, the Tulsa rocker takes so many little chances in his songs that they never sound like mere replicas.

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First Listen: The Districts, 'A Flourish And A Spoil'

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 10:03pm

The band's cathartic rock rages in familiar ways, but with unexpectedly devastating twists of the knife. Proudly sloppy and artfully bloodthirsty, The Districts' music never sounds monochromatic.

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