Stream School Of Seven Bells On NPR's World Cafe

If there's one--and, I think, justifiable--problem that I have with local NPR affiliate 90.1 KERA-FM, it's that there isn't enough music on the station's regular programming schedule (Paul Slavens aside).

As stands, only two of the station's weekly 168 programmed hours are regularly about music (big ups to Terry Gross and Fresh Air for doing what they can, I guess), which is better than none, but still less than appropriate. Honestly, I could rant on this all day.

But rather than do that, let me instead point you in the direction of this stream, from the NPR show World Cafe--a show that doesn't air here in Dallas--that features former Dallasite Benjamin Curtis and his fellow bandmates, twins Alejandra and Claudia Deheza, of School of Seven Bells, in a 23-minute interview and in-studio performance that serves as great introduction to a pretty awesome band before it stops in town for a show on Wednesday, June 3, at Hailey's (with Black Moth Super Rainbow). Dig what you hear? This blog went to the trouble of breaking up the stream's performances into downloadable mp3s if you want 'em (and you might--they're great).

Oh, and speaking of NPR: In case you missed it, NPR will also stream St. Vincent's upcoming May 22 gig at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C., live on its Web site. But I'll remind you of that as it gets closer, assuming, y'know, that I remember...

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