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WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians

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    • 4.1, 217 Ratings

WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians

    Possum Dixon Bandleader Rob Zabrecky Found The Magic In Performance

    Possum Dixon Bandleader Rob Zabrecky Found The Magic In Performance

    Not only was he was the rock and roll leader of Possum Dixon, but he's a world class magician, a storyteller and now author with his 2019 memoir, Strange Cures.

    • 10 min
    LA Trio JEMS Creates Harmonies And Songs To Stand The Test Of Time

    LA Trio JEMS Creates Harmonies And Songs To Stand The Test Of Time

    The Los Angeles trio performs live from the famed club Hotel Cafe, sharing the importance of the venue, and how they discovered they could sing in such perfect harmony.

    • 27 min
    Sparks Refuses To Go Out Of Style

    Sparks Refuses To Go Out Of Style

    The band's been flipping pop conventions for the past five decades; that innovation continues on its latest, A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip.

    • 26 min
    A Career-Spanning Conversation With Liz Phair

    A Career-Spanning Conversation With Liz Phair

    The game-changing rock artist performs live and talks about her journey, overcoming expectations and her upcoming album, Soberish.

    • 55 min
    Ethan Gruska's Musical Family Tree Goes Way Back

    Ethan Gruska's Musical Family Tree Goes Way Back

    Ethan Gruska is the grandson of John Williams, but he's also a talented producer and solo artist in his own right.

    • 25 min
    It'll Take More Than A Tornado And A Pandemic To Stop The Music Of Nashville

    It'll Take More Than A Tornado And A Pandemic To Stop The Music Of Nashville

    World Cafe's Nashville correspondent, Ann Powers, talks about the state of Music City and five new releases that she's excited about.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
217 Ratings

217 Ratings

Bvdabeast ,

Second Best only to Song Exploder

Fantastic music podcast with bite sized episodes and unique live performances. Was very pleasantly surprised to hear the Waxahatchee episode.

mountainlake2 ,

Awesome podcast - with a suggestion

The podcast guests that are interviewed as well as the content of the questions and the great music these guests share with the audience are top-notch. The only suggestion I have is that Raina back-off on identifying herself every few minutes of her interviews. Not sure if she’s not aware of how frequently she’s doing it or if it’s a conscious effort to insert herself in the framework that is supposed to be the artist’s but either way, it’s annoying. Otherwise, an awesome podcast! Thank you to Kallao and Raina for a great podcast of great music!

Digiverse ,

Music

I for one, like this podcast, and if you hate it…THEN WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE TALKING ABOUT IT?!?!??!👿🔥👿🔥👿👿🔥👿🔥🔥🔥👿🔥👿👿👿🔥👿🔥👿🔥🔥🔥🔥👿🔥👿👿🔥🔥🔥🔥👿🔥🔥👿🔥👿🔥👿🔥

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