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Tiny Desk Favorites at Three Heads Brewing September 21!

On Friday, September 21, Different Radio will sponsor a Tiny Desk Favorites Concert at Three Heads Brewing Beer Garden (186 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester), with Susanna Rose , Seth Faergolzia and Friends , and The Mighty High and Dry . All three bands were favorites from NPR Music in conjuntion with their Tiny Desk Contest. Plus, there will be food trucks on site for some great food to go along with great Three Heads Beer ! Doors open at 7:00 pm and the music starts at 8:00 pm. Join us for beer...

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Gaelynn Lea is coming to Fairport this weekend for a free concert at Iron Smoke and you can stream the album this week. Join us for the concert Saturday September 22 at 9PM.

This Saturday, WRUR will be broadcasting live as part of the WXXI Open House, from 10AM til 3PM. Scott Regan and John Sebaste will be in Studio 280 as part of our broadcast schedule. In addition, there will be fun, food, and so much more, including: 

Tune in for this live broadcast from the Memorial Art Gallery’s Clothesline Arts Festival, or stop by and see us there!  Saturday, September 8th from 10 AM to Noon on Different Radio, WRUR. Scott Regan will be broadcasting his Open Tunings Saturday program, and will be joined by Maureen Rich, host of Road to Joy, and Mike Murray of Whole Lotta' Shakin', as well as other guests. Join us for great art and music at this year's Clothesline Arts Festival. The program will also air live on WITH, 90.1FM in Ithaca.

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Marion "Suge" Knight faces 28 years in prison, after pleading no contest to "running over a man and killing him in a restaurant parking lot three years ago," according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

The co-founder of rap label Death Row Records, Knight, 53, agreed to a plea deal that includes "one count of voluntary manslaughter and admitted a special allegation that he used a deadly weapon, a truck," the D.A.'s office said.

Before the agreement, Knight had been facing charges of murder and attempted murder.

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Fay Milton and Ayse Hassan from Savages have a new band, except it's not a band, it's playground for all of their punk friends to rage.

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World Cafe on WRUR

The premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country.

Tom Waits on ACL

Dec 16, 2013
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It's becoming a holiday tradition to rival the Grinch. For the second year running, after more than a decade in the vaults, the December 1978 Austin City Limits performance by Tom Waits is on the TV again. Tune in to WXXI this Saturday at midnight. After all, it just wouldn't feel like the holidays without hearing "Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis."

Brooklyn orchestral indie rock outfit San Fermin released the sleeper hit record of 2014 with its self-titled debut. 

Effective immediately, Mystery Train will pull out of the station Sundays at 4pm on WRUR. The 6pm Wednesday broadcast remains as is, as does the usual routing and passenger list.

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Eclectic singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash joins us for this week's Free at Noon concert. The Different Radio favorite and daughter of country music legend Johnny Cash is readying her latest full length record, The River and the Thread, for an January 2014 release. The album, written with her husband and longtime collaborator John Leventhal, will be her first album of original material since 2006's acclaimed Black Cadillac. Cash also earned praise recently for 2009's The List, an album covering 12 country music classics from a list her father gave her at age 18.

New Website Launched

Jun 10, 2013

Welcome to our new website.  Please have a look around.

Yo La Tengo: Still 'Around,' Thank God

Feb 27, 2013

I always look forward to a new album from Yo La Tengo. The New Jersey band's music becomes a part of my life in ways that other records don't, so I was thrilled when frontman Ira Kaplan, drummer Georgia Hubley and bassist James McNew stopped by the Afternoon Show on KEXP to perform songs from their new album, Fade.

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