Tristin Tabish

Content Director/KUER Music contributor

A Utah native, Tristin Tabish received her M.S. from the University of Utah and teaches in the U's communication department. Tristin spends her time browsing thrift shops and bookstores, exploring Utah with camera in tow, checking out new music and listening to public radio.

Ways To Connect

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Everything seems to be in bloom, and public radio hosts are streaming a lively mix of music to put a spring in your step. Stream "Touch" by Bearcubs, "8 Cousins" by Inner Oceans, "Sweet Disaster" by Whitehorse along with other songs hitting the public radio airwaves across the country this month.

Local bands are making Utah proud at this year's SXSW in Austin, Texas. Fictionist, Max Pain & the Groovies and Mideau are all playing live at showcases throughout the festival. Find details here, courtesy of Salt Lake City Weekly.

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NPR Music brings us the new album by Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield - a tribute to Elliott Smith. It's hauntingly it before it's officially released next Tuesday.

The Austin 100

Mar 9, 2015

Stream and download songs from the 100 artists that NPR's All Songs Considered will keep tabs on during the upcoming SXSW Music Festival.



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The electronic artist's new album, Gliss Riffer, is his most accesible yet. In a conversation with Arun Rath, Dan Deacon waxes philosophic on stress, technology and the value of a wandering mind.

Have you read the love letter that Johnny Cash wrote to his wife June? Last week it was voted as one of the most romantic letters of all time.

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Utah's Great Interstate is playing live on RadioWest right now. Turn it up and check it out!

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Check out the latest from NPR's All Songs Considered for new music by Sufjan Stevens, Alabama Shakes and Happyness.

One woman’s journey from local beauty queen to sit-com stardom - Betsy Burton reviews Funny Girl (Riverhead Hardcover) by Nick Hornby. Then—Austen Diamond shares how Dr. Dog captures the magic of their live shows.

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It's time to gear up for Utah's summer concert season. Red Butte Garden recently announced the first five shows of their 2015 Outdoor Concert Series - prepare to have your socks rocked off! Passion Pit, The Decemberists, Chromeo & ODESZA, Lindsey Stirling and Ryan Adams will usher in another season of live music at the garden. Tickets go on sale to garden members and the general public on February 23, 2015.

And the winner is...

Feb 12, 2015

Fantastic Negrito - also known as Xavier Dphrepaulezz - has won NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Contest.

23 band members (cheerleaders included) squeeze onto Bob Boilen's tiny desk (and cabinets and step-stools) with this live, completely celebratory performance by Chicago's Mucca Pazza.

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It's here! The new album by José González - is streaming live at NPR Music through next Tuesday.

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Explore the different roles medicine plays in life and death with Atul Gawande's Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End (Metropolitan Books) and a preview of Sleater-Kinney's highly anticipated reunion show.

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What's your go-to song for romance? All Songs Considered is collecting suggestions: Tell us what song and/or artist makes YOUR most romantic music, the kind of song that puts you in the mood or the tune that runs through your head while you pine for a distant lover. (People still pine, right?)

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If you missed this story on Weekend Edition last Saturday, you'll want to take a listen:

The perfect book/concert combo for the mid-winter blahs - The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puértolas (Knopf) and G. Love & Special Sauce.

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What's spinning on public radio? Check out the latest from Panda Bear, Father John Misty, Tuxedo, Pond, Eyelids and Fine Print...

The City of Portland, Oregon declared January 20, 2015 as "The Decemberists Day." The band has a new album out, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, and recently performed some of their new songs on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic

Rubblebucket's confetti cannon request was nixed, but their Tiny Desk Concert will still infuse a festive atmosphere into your Monday.

A tense Western featuring a story marked by a prison riot - Betsy Burton reviews Black River by S.M. Hulse (Houghton Mifflin). And Austen Diamond previews the upcoming show by songwriter Mark Kozelek, formerly of Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon.

Songs We Love

Jan 22, 2015
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Handpicked by NPR Music and public radio hosts across the country...crank up the speakers and enjoy!

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Betsy Burton reviews Stewart O’Nan’s fictional biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s troubled years in Hollywood, West of Sunset (Viking Adult) and Austen Diamond previews the upcoming show by multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Kishi Bashi.

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Did you know that NPR's Bob Boilen used to be in an experimental new wave band called Tiny Desk Unit? And that he wrote a performance piece that imagined the history of sound in 20 minutes?

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Last weekend, some of the most remarkable global musicians converged in New York City for the annual globalFEST, one unforgettable night of rapturous dancing, musical meditation and kinship. NPR Music brings you some of the highlights and favorite discoveries from this year's globalFEST.

Betsy Burton introduces us to Ausma Zehanat Khan's The Unquiet Dead (Minotaur), a dark mystery novel set in Bosnia she says transcends its genre. And Austen Diamond previews Aoife O’Donovan’s upcoming concert in Park City.

Big Wild Wings is gearing up to play live this morning on RadioWest. Listen at 11 a.m. Mountain, or check out the archived show later today.

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We ring in 2015 with a story about James Brown, two drummers and a whole lotta funk. Keep your ears peeled to Morning Edition this week - David Greene will be talking about drums and drummers as part of "Beat Week."

Betsy Burton explores grief and time in How to be Both (Pantheon) by Ali Smith. And Austen Diamond gets us ready for SLUG Magazine's monthly concert series, Localized.