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  • Check out Mervyn Warren, the musical director of JOYFUL NOISE on Tavis Smiley Radio.
  • Check out Ivan & Alyosha on Mountain Stage.
  • Check out Ryan Tedder on Weekend All Things Considered.
  • Watch and listen to Matthew Sweet on Wolfgang’s Vault.
  • Anthony Hamilton spoke to Dr. Michael Eric Dyson yesterday on the Michael Eric Dyson Show! Listen to the interview here.
  • Ann Powers chose Anthony Hamilton‘s new album “Back To Love” as one of her favorites of 2011 for NPR’s All Songs Considered. See the full list here.
  • PBS NewsHour’s Art Beat met up with Trombone Shorty on his tour during his Washington D.C. stop. Check out the interview and some performance here.
  • Purchase Ivan & Alyosha’s Holiday cover of Jackson Browne’s “The Rebel Jesus” on iTunes.
  • Trombone Shorty stopped by WBEZ‘s studios and sat down with Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot of Sound Opinions for a quick chat and in-studio performance. If you missed it, check it out here.
  • NPR Music is streaming a First Listen of Anthony Hamilton‘s upcoming album “Back To Love”. Listen here.
  • Anthony Hamilton spoke to Tavis Smiley yesterday about his new album “Back To Love” out December 13th. Listen to the interview here!
  • Wow! All of these Missing Piece Group past/current projects by Patton Oswalt, Betty Wright, Sting, Ryan Tedder, Seth McFarlane, and Derek and Dominos have been nominated for Grammy Awards. Gary Calamar (Executive Producer of True Blood: Volume 3 Soundtrack) and Alexandre Desplat (Composer of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2) have also been nominated.
  • Ivan & Alyosha will be playing the Invisible Children Benefit at the Troubadour in LA on 12/6. Info here.
  • Check out Ivan & Alyosha’s Holiday Cover of Jackson Browne’s “Rebel Jesus” on PASTE Magazine.
  • In case you missed in, WBUR’s Here & Now interviewed Dessa earlier this week. You can listen to the piece here.
  • Check out Neshama Carlebach and Reverend Roger Hambrink on The Takeaway.
  • Check out Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane on Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me! here.
  • Check out an interview with Betty Wright on Weekend All Things Considered.
  • Dr. Michael Eric Dyson recently spoke to Etta James’ longtime manager, Lupe De Leon, about the legendary singers’ career and her final studio album, The Dreamer. Listen to the interview from the Michael Eric Dyson Show here.
  • Check out an interview with one-half of The Bull and the Bear on Morning Edition.
  • Check out a review of Matthew Sweet’s “Modern Art” by American Songwriter.
  • Stream ‘Family Guy’ Seth MacFarlane on Weekend All Things Considered here.
  • True Blood‘s music supervisor Gary Calamar spoke to John Williams yesterday of Chicago’s WGN-AM about his awesome job. Take a listen here at the 18-minute mark.
  • Fountains of Wayne speak with Melissa Block from NPR’s All Things Considered about the new album, Sky Full of Holes
  • Butch Vig, producer of Nirvana’s Nevermind album, talks to NPR’s Morning Edition about the making of the album and the celebration of its 20th anniversary
  • Stream Matthew Sweet’s MPR debut Modern Art at Rollingstone.com
  • Check out the track premiere of “Late Nights With The Power Pop” and interview with Matthew Sweet at Aquarium Drunkard!
  • Peter Asher gave an interview to NPR’s “All Things Considered” about Buddy Holly’s musical legacy and the recently released tribute album “Listen To Me.” Listen to the piece here.
  • Entertainment Weekly is EXCLUSIVELY streaming the full True Blood Soundtrack-Volume 3 is out September 6. Listen here.
  • Wyatt Cenac talks to NPR Morning Edition about his new stand-up CD and DVD ‘Wyatt Cenac: Comedy Person.’
  • T-Bone Burnett talks with World Cafe about his release of the 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition soundtrack for the film, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • EXCLUSIVE – Listen to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club‘s cover of the ‘True Blood‘ theme song ‘Band Things’ at Entertainment Weekly and take a first glimpse at the track listing for the True Blood – Music From The HBO Original Series Volume 3, out September 6th on WaterTower Music.
  • Lisa Mullins of PRI’s The World recently spoke to acclaimed actor/director John Turturro about his latest film, “Passione: A Musical Adventure”. Listen here.
  • Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic recently stopped by WBUR’s studios and sat down for an interview with Here and Now‘s Robin Young. Listen here.
  • Ellie Goulding stopped by the studios at PRI’s The World while in Boston on her current tour. Take a listen to the interview here.
  • Michel Martin spoke to Ellie Goulding earlier this week on NPR’s Tell Me More. Check out the interview and Ellie’s performances here.
  • Music Under Fire interviewed Paul Dempsey about his new album Everything Is True. On comparing his music with a type of beer: “I have an instinct to say a strong pale ale.  It’s strong, clear, and not cloudy, with a crisp color and taste.”
  • Listen to The Bull and The Bear talk about the origin of the songs from the financial folk album, Recession Sessions, in an in-depth interview on American Public Media’s The Story.
  • Voice of America‘s Border Crossings interviewed Ellie Goulding on Monday’s show. Check it out here!
  • Pitchfork premiered the new track “Be So True” on the Forkcast yesterday from Total Babes‘ debut album Swimming Through Sunlight. Check it out here.
  • The Wilderness of Manitoba stopped by WGTB recently to tape a Music From Big Chair session. Watch it here.
  • Weekend Edition interviewed Nikki Jean about her new album Pennies In A Jar. Take a listen here.
  • Nikki Jean was recently featured on WNYC Soundcheck‘s latest installment of “Blind Date.” Listen to the piece here.
  • LA Weekly reviewed I Want That You Are Always from The Middle East calling it “damn fine weeping Americana.” Check it out here.
  • Hearya reviewed I Want That You Are Always Happy, the new album from The Middle East. Read the review here.
  • David Garland of WQXR featured the music from all 8 Harry Potter films on ‘Movies on the Radio‘ this past weekend. Check out the piece here.
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2 composer Alexandre Desplat was interviewed for American Public Media’s Performance Today. See what he had to say about working on the phenomenal series here.
  • Dick Gordon of American Public Media’s ‘The Story‘ interviewed Burlap to Cashmere. Check it out here.
  • Ear It Now reviewed Everything Is True, the US solo from Australian singer/songwriter Paul Dempsey. Read the review here.
  • PopMatters reviewed I Want That You Are Always Happy, the new album from Aussie folk collective The Middle East. See what they had to say here.
  • Check out an amazing interview and performance for the BmoreBedell podcast by Hey Rosetta! from their Spring US tour here.
  • Head over to NPR Music to check out the Blind Boys of Alabama‘s Tiny Desk Concert. Click here.
  • Time recently reviewed the new Bob Mould memoir “See A Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody.” Check it out here.
  • The New York Times Book Review featured Bob Mould‘s memoir “See A  Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody.” Read the review here.
  • Check out The Washington Post‘s profile of Bob Mould and his memoir “See A Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody” here.
  • Pitchfork premiered the track “Like They Always Do” from Medina, OH lo-fi rockers Total Babes whose debut album Swimming Through Sunlight comes out August 30th on Old Flame Records. Have a listen and grab the download here.
  • My Old Kentucky Blog featured Paul Dempsey‘s latest track “We’ll Never Work In This Town Again” last week. Check it out here.
  • Twin Cities Metro Mag is currently featuring The Middle East‘s “Hunger Song” as their Free Download of the Week. Go grab the track here.
  • Atlanta blog Dead Journalist recently reviewed The Middle East‘s new album I Want That You Are Always Happy. Have a look at it here.
  • Burlington, VT-based blog On Permanent Rotation wrote a glowing review of The Middle East‘s new album I Want That You Are Always Happy out July 12th on Missing Piece. Read it here.
  • Bob Mould‘s memoir, “See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody” was reviewed in the LA Times yesterday. Find it here.
  • Leonard Lopate interviewed Deana Martin yesterday about her legendary dad, Dean Martin. Check it out here.
  • Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune recently reviewed Bob Mould‘s new memoir, “See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody.” Check it out here.
  • Publishers Weekly reviewed the fantastic new memoir from Bob Mould, “See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody.” Read the review here.
  • Paste Magazine included The Middle East‘s new album I Want That You Are Always Happy in their “Five Summer Debut Albums To Get Excited About” list. Read it here.
  • PBS NewsHour featured the Blind Boys of Alabama on their Art Beat blog, check it out here.
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting recently recorded a live session with Ivan & Alyosha including a new song “God or Man.” Watch it here.
  • Listen to PBSNewHour‘s interview with Creed Taylor, the founder of Impulse! Records, here.
  • Falls Church News-Press interviewed Hey Rosetta! after a recent performance in Washington DC. Read the piece here.
  • Head over to NPR Music to check out Lizz Wright’s Tiny Desk Concert. Click here.
  • Daniel Lanois did an interview with Studio 360 discussing his new project Black Dub and his remarkable career as a producer. Listen here.
  • Ireland’s The High Kings spent the week of St. Patrick’s Day in New York, appearing on Fox News’s “The Strategy Room,” WBUR’s “Here & Now” and “Live With Regis & Kelly.”
  • The Owl Mag in San Francisco recently reviewed Hey Rosetta!’s new album Seeds. Read the review here.
  • AOL Spinner checked in with Hey Rosetta! to capture their thoughts on The Arcade Fire’s recent Grammy upset. Read the interview here.
  • Ivan & Alyosha rolled through NYC last week and were invited to do an acoustic session with The Wild Honey Pie in Tompkins Square Park. Watch it here.
  • Hey Rosetta! were interviewed for WBUR’s Here and Now. Check it out here.
  • Guy Raz of All Things Considered sat down with Tim Wilson from Ivan & Alyosha in DC last week for an interview. Stream it here.
  • Head over to NPR Music to check out Ivan & Alyosha’s fantastic Tiny Desk Concert. Click here.
  • The new video for “Yer Spring” by Hey Rosetta! is featured on Los Angeles area blog BBQ CHICKEN ROBOT. Watch it here.
  • NPR’s World Cafe with David Dye will broadcast Teddy Thompson’s upcoming session on February 22. Find out where to listen in your area here, or listen online.
  • Spokane newspaper The Pacific Northwest Inlander interviewed Ivan & Alyosha about the new “Fathers Be Kind” EP in advance of their show at A Club this weekend. Read it here.
  • NPR’s Tell Me More interviewed 2010’s American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox about life after American Idol. Listen to the interview here.
  • Eulogies were interviewed on New Hampshire Public Radio’s Word of Mouth to discuss their new album “Tear The Fences Down.” Listen to it here.
  • New track “Yer Spring” by Hey Rosetta! was featured on PASTE Magazine. Check it out here.
  • The Puppini Sisters were featured on Weekend Edition for their Christmas album that came out right before the holiday season. If you need to relieve your post-holiday blues see the piece here.
  • WNYC’s Soundcheck had Dan Charnas on the show to discuss the business of hip-hop. Listen to the interview here.
  • Dan Charnas was featured on WBEZ’s Sound Opinions last week to talk about his book “The Big Payback.” Have a listen here.
  • Before the holiday break Terry Gross at Fresh Air interviewed Dan Charnas about his book “The Big Payback: How Hip-Hop Became A Cash Machine.” Listen here.
  • Modern Mystery blog featured a post on Ivan & Alyosha’s new EP this weekend. Check it out here.
  • Blog Parasites and Sychophants wrote about Ivan & Alyosha over the weekend. Read the post here.
  • Tim from Ivan & Alyosha was interviewed by FILTER Magazine to discuss the new Fathers Be Kind EP coming out February 1. Read it here.
  • Ben Wilkins new song “Through To You” was the Song of the Day on blog Eat Sleep Breathe Music last week. See it here.
  • Ben Wilkins was featured on blog This Bonus Track for his new EP “Through To You.” Check it out here.
  • The Hollywood Reporter wrote about the impact NPR has on up-and-coming bands today. Read the article here.
  • Guy Raz from All Things Considered recently interviewed Dan Charnas about his new book “The Big Payback: How Hip-Hop Became A Cash Machine.” Listen here.
  • Ivan & Alyosha’s song “Glorify” from the Fathers Be Kind EP was yesterday’s Free Mp3 of the Day at Spinner. Download the track here.
  • KT Tunstall took some time out to discuss her new album Tiger Suit with WERS in Boston . See it here.
  • KT Tunstall performed “Fade Like A Shadow” for PBS Sound Tracks. Watch it here.
  • Jett Williams spoke with WNYC’s The Takeway this morning about lost Hank Williams’ recordings. Listen to it here.
  • KT Tunstall performed “Fade Like A Shadow” from her new album Tiger Suit on NPR’s Tell Me More. Watch the video here.
  • Daniel Lanois of Black Dub curated a guest DJ set for NPR’s All Songs Considered. Listen to it here.
  • Maximum Balloon track “Apartment Wrestling” featuring David Byrne was picked as NPR’s Song of the Day. Read the article here.
  • Black Dub spoke with John Schaefer and played some songs in the studio on WNYC’s Soundcheck. Listen here.
  • Ivan & Alyosha’s video for “Glorify” is currently featured over at FILTER Magazine. Check it out here.
  • Hey Rosetta! are featured on BreakThru Radio today. Listen to the show here.
  • Black Dub stopped by NPR headquarters in Washington to record a Tiny Desk Concert. Watch it here.
  • Michael Eric Dyson had Sheryl Crow on his show recently. You can hear their talk here.
  • Our guys Ivan & Alyosha played two new songs from their upcoming Fathers Be Kind EP on the Marty Riemer Show. Check it out here.
  • Sheryl Crow “On Love, Loss and Bouncing Back” at Tell Me More. Listen to the interview here.
  • Elizabeth and the Catapult performed at World Cafe Live. Listen to it here.
  • Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic sat down with John Williams at WGN to talk about the music industry. Check it out here.
  • Sons of Sylvia stopped by WJCT‘s First Coast Connect to talk about life on the road with Carrie Underwood. Listen to the podcast here.
  • Check out Black Dub’s new album streaming now over at NPR’s First Listen. Listen here.
  • The World‘s Marco Werman reports on KT Tunstall’s new album Tiger Suit. Listen to the piece here.
  • Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic spoke with NPR’s Tom Cole about what makes a hook. Read the interview here.
  • Elizabeth and the Catapult stopped by 88NINE in Milwaukee this morning. Listen to the segment here.
  • Sheryl Crow visited the WNYC studios last week to talk with John Hockenberry at The Takeaway. Listen to the interview here.
  • WGHT caught up with Marc Cohn before a recent performance at NJPAC. You can download the interview here.
  • Marc Cohn spoke with WAMC‘s Sarah LaDuke on Performance Place about his album LISTENING BOOTH, 1970. Stream the conversation here.
  • KEXP recently featured Maximum Balloon song “Absence of Light” on their Song of the Day podcast. Check that out here.
  • Maximum Balloon stopped by WNYC to talk with John Schaefer at Soundcheck about the new album and remix some tracks live on air. The interview with songs are available here.
  • Best Radio You Have Never Heard featured Elizabeth and the Catapult’s “You and Me” on Vol. 143 of the podcast. Check out the song here.
  • Ivan & Alyosha were featured over at Seattle Weekly. Read the article here.
  • Phil Collins recently spoke with Tavis Smiley about his new album of cover tunes, “Going Back.” Listen to the interview here.
  • Jose James stopped by Newark’s WBGO while he was in NYC for shows promoting his album ‘For All We Knew’. Hear the live performance and interview on NPR Music, here.
  • Marc Cohn stopped by the set of WPR’s Whad’ya Know? Hear the interview and performance here.
  • Marc Cohn also spoke with WBUR’s syndicated show, Here & Now. Hear them discuss his new album and how he updated classic songs from 1970, right here.
  • The good people at WNYC’s Soundcheck had Marc Cohn in recently, of course the hot topic was his new CD, LISTENING BOOTH: 1970 of various songs from 1970. The full interview is available here.
  • The Sound of Young America spoke with our man Jose James. Topics of conversation included his new CDs, Blackmagic and For All We Know. The interview is available here.
  • You know how we love Ivan & Alyosha, you also know that we love all the attention they’ve been getting. But we still love every single compliment and review they’ve been getting. So when Reviewsic put up their glowing review of the band you can bet we were just as ecstatic as we were with the first good review. The whole interview and review is available right here.
  • Jewel’s new CD has received a lot of attention (debuting at #10 on Billboard’s Top 200), specifically from the good people at NPR. Here they talk to Jewel about her humble beginnings and how she wrote her first song as a traveling performer in Mexico. The full conversation of what has crafted the singer-songwriter sensation Jewel, is right here.
  • AP Broadcast did a quick retrospective on the beginnings of the Barenaked Ladies and what exactly has lead to their new album “All In Good Time.” The whole article is available here.
  • The Michael Eric Dyson show took a step back in time to chat with the only surviving member of The Temptations about what makes and breaks a record. Listen to the full show right here
  • Our guys Ivan & Alyosha had a show at The Axe and Fiddle recently on their tour from Seattle down to LA. Turns out the Axe and Fiddle is a pretty nice place for families and a pretty nice place for a beer too. It’s the second blog post by our guys on CityArts blog and you can read it right here.
  • You know us here at Missing Piece love NPR, what they do is amazing, the musicians they work with and the exposure they give them is incredible. So when the new NPR iPhone app came out, you can bet it was a hot topic at lunch. You don’t have to take our word for it, but if you have an iPhone or an iPod Touch then we firmly suggest you download it. The NYTimes does a better job of convincing anyone to download it. Read the review right here
  • Josh Charles speaks at Mashable. Josh goes over how Twitter has helped him work towards his goal to help donate $1 million to rebuild the damage caused by Katrina and the effectiveness of social media networking. Watch the full video right here.
  • Here and Now interviews Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos. They speak about what it’s like to just start out as musicians in today’s world of production and what it’s like to suddenly explode on the scene. You can listen to the whole interview here.
  • Art of the Song has a show with our friend Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic. Ryan talks about how his father got him into music at a young age and what drives him as a musician. You can find the interview here.
  • Ivan & Alyosha were featured in Lost in a Supermarket recently, where they had this to say “[Ivan and Alyosha’s] first single, “Easy to Love”… is reflective of their very Beatles-esque acoustic tones. [It’s] pop folk that will put your mind at ease”
  • Read the Q&A here and keep an eye out for east coast tour dates for Ivan & Alyosha in the near future.
  • Mick Jagger revisits “Exile” before its new remastered rerelease. They start from the south of France and it all goes from there. You can listen to the full interview on Morning Edition here.
  • All Songs Considered returns to the vintage Stones record on this show.  Listen to the full show on this weeks All Songs Considered right here.
  • Morning Edition, Liz Phair and Robert Randolph take a look back on their favorite songs from “Exile” with Keith Richards.  Listen the full interview here, the track “Happy” off “Exile” is available for streaming.
  • WBUR’s show On Point recently invited Trombone Shorty to appear as a guest. Hear the full hour of his interview and taking calls from listeners around the country.
  • Melanie Fiona talks with Michel Martin on Tell Me More. Hear her perform two songs live in-studio and the full interview here.
  • Jakob Dylan has a visit with Oscar Brand, on his show Folksong Festival. This legendary host has been on the air for over 60 years. Hear their conversation here at NPR Music.
  • The soulful Melanie Fiona talks about her musical inspirations on NPR’s Tell Me More, hosted by Michel Martin.  Listen to the entire interview here.
  • Passion Pit sits down in KRCL’s studio for a guest DJ spot. The band discusses the music they listen to when on the road.  Click here to check out the full story.
  • NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts opens their stage to Jakob Dylan for an intimate performance.   Check out the video of the performance here.
  • Check out Jakob Dylan’s interview and live in-studio performance on NPR’s Weekend Edition, hosted by Scott Simon.  Click Here to listen to the entire interview and performance.

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