Friday, October 08, 2010

Free Music Downloads: Live Sets by Sonic Youth, Tom Tom Club, More; Cover Versions of Janis Joplin and John Lennon Songs

Some good free music podcasts have been put online recently, including a number of live shows. Here's the rundown:

NPR Music has several new live concerts up:
* a full-length show The Tallest Man on Earth, the stage name of Swedish singer Kristian Matsson. 
* several sets from bands at All Tomorrow's Parties, including Sonic Youth, Explosions in the Sky, Girls, and Kurt Vile.
* a short live set by Tom Tom Club, who scored a big hit in the 1980s with "Genius of Love." The band, which included Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads, did a 16-minute acoustic set in the radio network's office. 

The Coverville podcast has two new episodes dedicated to great artists who died too young: one featuring Janis Joplin cover tunes, and the third edition of its John Lennnon cover songs podcast.

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