Milo Miles en Golem Ain't 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<img src=""/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVE DAVIES, HOST: <p>This is FRESH AIR. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Milo Miles 61894 at Fight Sound With Sound: Grateful Dead's Arena Combat The same week that <a href="">Neil Young</a> introduced his <a href="">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="">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 19:46:33 +0000 Milo Miles 57406 at Before He Joined Congress, A South African Janitor's 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 22:12:00 +0000 Milo Miles 53602 at Will The Real Llewyn Davis Please Stand Up? <p></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:04:00 +0000 Milo Miles 48828 at Europe Swings The Body Electric <p></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:48:00 +0000 Milo Miles 46587 at Sylvester: 'Mighty Real' Disco Star Deserves A Modern Spotlight <p></p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:51:00 +0000 Milo Miles 39681 at Festival Au Desert: Music Of Peace Not Silenced By 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 36401 at Yo La Tengo: Decades In And Far From Fading <a href="">Yo La Tengo</a> wouldn't seem to be very rock 'n' roll, given that it's a very stable and long-lasting operation. Since 1991, the lineup has consisted of a married couple — drummer Georgia Hubley and guitarist Ira Kaplan, along with bassist James McNew — and all three play additional instruments as needed. Yo La Tengo has been with the same label, Matador, since 1993. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:59:00 +0000 Milo Miles 28539 at Tunes To 'Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard' To The first thing to note about the collection of old-timey music <em>Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard</em> is that it resulted from a record-discovery event that happens less and less often, and soon will likely never happen again. The music was recorded between 1923 and 1936. Most of the sides on the set are taken from 78s collected by the late Don Wahle of Louisville, Ky., and rescued from Dumpster destruction in 2010 by compiler Nathan Salsburg. Nineteen of the songs have never been reissued. Piles of moldy vinyl left behind by the deceased were once commonplace. No longer. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 18:57:00 +0000 Milo Miles 25377 at Samuel Yirga Ushers In A Golden Age Of Ethiopian Music <p></p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:34:00 +0000 Milo Miles 23053 at