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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Derek Hoke is one of several new and noteworthy Nashville artists that made music journalist Craig Havighurst's list. Derek Hoke is one of several new and noteworthy Nashville artists that made music journalist Craig Havighurst's list. (courtesy of the artist)

The ABC drama Nashville has taken TV screens by storm thanks to its fairly soapy-but-realistic depiction of two country music stars, the Nashville music industry, and some great original music. Today on Soundcheck we take a look at life in the so-called "Music City" with Kim Severson, who recently profiled Nashville for The New York Times, and Craig Havighurst, a journalist and producer\co-host of the local radio program Music City Roots.

And The Lone Bellow is poised for a breakout in 2013, with its debut album due later this month. We hear an in-studio performance from the Southern-born, Brooklyn-based group.

Guests:

Craig Havighurst, Kim Severson and Bill Wyman

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The Lone Bellow: Out Of The Diner, Into The Studio

The Lone Bellow first played together at Dizzy's Diner, a well-respected brunch spot in Brooklyn. The band performs three songs in the studio and open up about getting chippy on the road with The Civil Wars.

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On 'Dropla,' Youth Lagoon's Trevor Powers builds intimate and emotionally stirring moments.

Hear Youth Lagoon's New Song 'Dropla'

Hear "Dropla," a stirring new song from Youth Lagoon's upcoming sophomore record Wondrous Bughouse

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Gig Alert: A Tribute to Nico by John Cale

John Cale curates a star-studded tribute show to Nico at BAM Wednesday night. Download the John Cale original track "I Wanna Talk 2 U."

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