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WYEP Studio Session: Ashton Allen

Ashton Allen in the WYEP Studios on April 17th, 2006

WYEP Studio Session: Rhett Miller

Rhett Miller in the WYEP Studio on April 14, 2006

WYEP Studio Session: Shawn Mullins

Shawn Mullins in the WYEP Studio on April 12, 2006

WYEP Studio Session: West Indian Girl

West Indian Girl at the WYEP Studios on April 11, 2006

WYEP Studio Session: Good Brother Earl

Good Brother Earl in the WYEP Studios on April 7, 2006

WYEP Studio Session: The Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers perform in WYEP Studios on March 31, 2006

Discumentary: Elliott Smith "XO"

By the time XO had come out, Smith had disbanded his group Heatmiser and earned a good reputation as a solo artist. His contributions to the film "Good Will Hunting" earned him notoriety and made XO his major album debut. It featured lush vocal sounds and was compared to the Beatles in style and...

Good Old War - Calling Me Names

Women's History Month 2011

WYEP celebrates Women's History Month, in conversation with local women about their inspirations and their careers. Featuring: Tracy Brigden, artistic director of City Theatre Joy Ike, singer/songwriter Natalia Rudiak, Pittsburgh City Council member ...

Pittsburgh 250 Tributes

In celebration of Pittsburgh's 250th birthday, WYEP's Tripp Clarke produced tributes to 22 artists and musicians who called the Steel City home.

Discumentary: Van Morrison "Astral Weeks"

The former lead singer of Them released his second solo album which became a favorite of critics. The album was recorded in two days in a New York City studio and was ranked as the 19th greatest album of all time, according to Rolling Stone Magazine.

Discumentary: Gnarls Barkley "St. Elsewhere"

This collaboration between Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo was many years in the making. Spiraling off the success of the single "Crazy", the album was considered among the best of the year's due to it's hybrid of rock, soul and hip-hop.

Live & Direct: Jessica Lea Mayfield

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Discumentary: Al Green "Let's Stay Together"

After flirting with breakthrough success Al Green shot to super-stardom with his 1972 album “Let’s Stay Together.” By blending Memphis horns with traditional soul grooves Green created a sound that came to epitomize ’70’s soul. The title track became Green’s first #1 hit.

Live & Direct: Guster

Discumentary: John Hammond "Wicked Grin"

A remarkable album of songs written by Tom Waits, performed by John Hammond, produced by Tom Waits. The result leads to new interpretations of some of Waits' best known songs, and a feat rarely seen in the music industry.

Discumentary: Simon and Garfunkel "Bookends"

Following the success of the Graduate, Simon and Garfunkel put together a well crafted folk album featuring Simon's poignant lyrics and Garfunkel's elusive vocals. The album featured a completed and re-arranged version of Mrs. Robinson, the hit song America, and a recording of old people simply...

Graffiti6 - "Free"

An Interview with The Decemberists

WYEP's Brian Siewiorek sat down with Nate Query and Jenny Conlee of The Decemberists this April before their sold-out show at the Benedum Center. The band members discuss the making of "The King is Dead", as well as their upcoming hiatus. Original Air Date: 04/26/11

They Say It’s Your Birthday: The 40th anniversary of The Beatles’ White Album

2008 marks the 40th anniversary of The Beatles' only double album. It’s also one of the few major albums in rock history that is rarely called by its correct title, ever since it was quickly nicknamed "The White Album". Originally aired November 25, 2008. WYEP produced a series of recorded...

Discumentary: The Clash "London Calling"

On their third release, British punk-rock legends The Clash made their political stances even more apparent. Criticizing the likes of Margaret Thatcher and American consumerism. This is considered by many to be one of the greatest albums ever recorded.

Discumentary: The B-52's "The B-52's"

The B-52's were unlike anything out there when they released their debut album, the band's unique approach made them a hit, and had songs like "Rock Lobster" and "Planet Claire" spinning at parties all over the world.

Live & Direct: The Both

Discumentary: Randy Newman "Good Old Boys"

Randy Newman’s 1974 release “Good Old Boys” became his major commercial breakthrough. Originally conceived as a concept album about a southern man named Johnny Cutler the album morphed into a satirical examination of the Southern mystique. Newman incorporated historical events into his prism...

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