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University of Kentucky

Lexington KY 40506-0045

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Mike Doughty returned to the scene last week with the release of Stellar Motel, an album that features guests ranging from Jay Boogs, Hand Job Academy, Miss Eaves, and MC Frontalot to drums-and-sax trio Moon Hooch to longtime cellist/live foil Andrew “Scrap” Livingston, to Japanese rap star Kim Uhnellys. Check out the video for “Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating in the Future,” the first track off Stellar Motel. With its driving beats and banjo intro, it’ll be your first indication that Doughty’s latest is unchartered and excited territory.

NPR MUSIC: LUCINDA WILLIAMS FIRST LISTEN... HERE...

There's something wonderfully contrarian about Lucinda Williams ending one of her multi-year silences with a double album. In 2014, no one is supposed to have time to appreciate three straight songs from one artist, much less an entire album.

Front Row

The New Pornographers At The Brill Building

Field RecordingsBenjamin Booker: Newport Folk Gets The Summertime Blues

By now, three-fourths of the way through The Beatles' sort-of-official 50th anniversary year, Fab Four fatigue is understandable. The past eight months alone have seen the Emmy-nominated Night That Changed America TV special (based on the 50th anniversary of the group's landmark Ed Sullivan appearances), the reissue of the American album catalog, an ongoing flood of increasingly repetitive books and the indefatigable 72-year-old Paul McCartney continuing his more-or-less dozen-year tour.

Coralee and the Townies are a Lexington, Kentucky based band of a genre they’ve self-defined as HONKY TONK SOUL. And it’s a fitting description, as the sextet whoops and weeps with traditional authenticity and contemporary energy, with Coralee’s husky vocals front and center and the Townies providing a righteous, raucous rootenanny soundtrack around her.

A Habitat for Humanity Women's Build house is being built right now in Lexington... and they're in need of volunteers to complete the project by their Sunday deadline (8/16). Please either go directly to the site... 1741 Elverton Road, Lexington KY...

Tom Petty On Cheap Speakers And George Harrison

Aug 6, 2014

Listen HERE...

On a recent night in San Diego, was doing what he's been doing for close to 40 years: leading his band The Heartbreakers on stage, playing the old hits and inaugurating new ones. He's just started touring behind Hypnotic Eye, the band's latest album in a prolific career — and if you ask Petty how it feels to still be kicking after all this time, you'll get an uncharacteristically bashful response.

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