Milo Miles http://wcqs.org en Golem Ain't Your Grandparents' Klezmer http://wcqs.org/post/golem-aint-your-grandparents-klezmer The New York City band Golem describe their music as punk-klezmer. Music critic Milo Miles says that on the group's new album, <em>Tanz</em>, they mange to find new ways to balance urban irreverence with folk tradition. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Golem+Ain%27t+Your+Grandparents%27+Klezmer+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzMwMDM0MDEzMTg4NzQ3NzAwZDdjZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVE DAVIES, HOST: <p>This is FRESH AIR. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Milo Miles 18924 at http://wcqs.org Fight Sound With Sound: Grateful Dead's Arena Combat http://wcqs.org/post/fight-sound-sound-grateful-deads-arena-combat The same week that <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15050998/neil-young">Neil Young</a> introduced his <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2014/03/12/289435279/hear-neil-young-explain-his-pono-music-player-at-sxsw">Pono music player</a> designed to spark a huge boost in audio fidelity, I listened for the first time to a recording of a <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15440218/grateful-dead">Grateful Dead</a> concert I attended almost 40 years ago. And I realized that passions about good-sounding music go through cycles. Today, the lo-fi medium is MP3s through earbuds. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:47:00 +0000 Milo Miles 16034 at http://wcqs.org Fight Sound With Sound: Grateful Dead's Arena Combat Before He Joined Congress, A South African Janitor's Disco Past http://wcqs.org/post/he-joined-congress-south-african-janitors-disco-past The appearance of Penny Penny's <em>Shaka Bundu</em> in the American market is welcome not only in itself, but also as a sign of a larger trend. Five or six years ago, it was clear the music business was going into long-term sales decline, and I was certain that a prime victim of that would be African pop. The established imports of the '80s and '90s would be available as MP3 downloads, but surely new discoveries and reissues would slow to a trickle, if not cease altogether. I'm grateful that that has simply not happened. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 21:15:00 +0000 Milo Miles 13826 at http://wcqs.org Before He Joined Congress, A South African Janitor's Disco Past Will The Real Llewyn Davis Please Stand Up? http://wcqs.org/post/will-real-llewyn-davis-please-stand <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56qo9sinSdc</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:04:00 +0000 Milo Miles 10933 at http://wcqs.org Will The Real Llewyn Davis Please Stand Up? Europe Swings The Body Electric http://wcqs.org/post/europe-swings-body-electric <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiA6u-w0uZc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE7XkaFFtGE</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:32:00 +0000 Milo Miles 9519 at http://wcqs.org Europe Swings The Body Electric Sylvester: 'Mighty Real' Disco Star Deserves A Modern Spotlight http://wcqs.org/post/sylvester-mighty-real-disco-star-deserves-modern-spotlight <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue2UXnxp8Rs</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:51:00 +0000 Milo Miles 5027 at http://wcqs.org Sylvester: 'Mighty Real' Disco Star Deserves A Modern Spotlight Festival Au Desert: Music Of Peace Not Silenced By War http://wcqs.org/post/festival-au-desert-music-peace-not-silenced-war Long ago, one of my college history professors hammered home a durable truth: "If you love art," she said, "you should hate war." Because some art is always among war's victims.<p>A case in point is a music celebration called Festival au Desert — held near Timbuktu, Mali, since 2001 — which I will Anglicize as Festival in the Desert. In January 2012, right after the last festival ended, a nationalist uprising began in the north of Mali, which was soon taken over by hardline Islamic fundamentalists. Thu, 30 May 2013 14:48:00 +0000 Milo Miles 2817 at http://wcqs.org Festival Au Desert: Music Of Peace Not Silenced By War