Best of 2018: Noteworthy Recordings

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National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith completes his annual year-end survey with a citation of 20 noteworthy recordings, without which 2018 would have been a poorer year.

Best of 2018: 10 Memorable Musical Events

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National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith continues his annual year-end survey with a detailed tally of the 10 (okay, 11) most memorable musical events he caught in New York City.

Best of 2018: National Sawdust Highlights

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Log editor Steve Smith kicks off his annual survey of the year's most memorable events and recordings with a clutch of personal highlights from a busy year at National Sawdust.

Video premiere: Padma Newsome

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Watch the exclusive premiere of the first video from a forthcoming album by Padma Newsome (Clogs, The National), and learn about a new community get-together series hosted by New Amsterdam Records.

On the Record: September 28, 2018

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This week in On the Record, Bandcamp urges music lovers to rock the vote… plus news of Laraaji's excellent Acid adventure, and dozens of listings for new and upcoming releases.

On the Record: September 14, 2018

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This week in On the Record, listen to an exclusive preview stream of 'Visitors,' a new album by the organ-driven power trio of JP Schlegelmilch, Jonathan Goldberger, and Jim Black, due Sept. 21 on Skirl Records.

On the Record: August 17, 2018

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Seattle composer and interdisciplinary artist Nat Evans talks about 'Flyover Country,' a new EP of selections from an ambitious multimedia project about family history and westward expansion.

On the Record: August 3, 2018

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Yuko Zama, a longtime partner in the Erstwhile and Gravity Wave labels, talks about the initial releases on her own new imprint, Elsewhere, and shares news of three previously unannounced projects coming in October.

Video Premiere: Jordan Munson

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Watch an exclusive new video from 'Until My Last,' the latest recording by Indianapolis-based composer, performer, and multimedia artist Jordan Munson, out July 27 on New Amsterdam Records.

On the Record: July 20, 2018

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New in On the Record: Newton Armstrong, Juliet Fraser, and Mark Knoop talk about all that dust, a new-music recording venture they've launched in July with five eminently desirable releases.