Music News

In ‘Once Were Brothers,’ The Band’s Earliest Years Shine

Enlarge this image The Band in London, June 1971. From left: Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko and Garth Hudson. Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns hide ...

Chris Dave And The Drumhedz: Tiny Desk Concert

Credit: Catie Dull/NPR “If you’ve never been to a Drumhedz show… …we’re gonna take you on a quick journey as if you’re going through a ...

Chris Dave And The Drumhedz: Tiny Desk Concert

Credit: Catie Dull/NPR “If you’ve never been to a Drumhedz show… …we’re gonna take you on a quick journey as if you’re going through a ...

Elisapie: Tiny Desk Concert

Credit: Photo by Mhari Shaw/NPR Watching Elisapie perform, her intensity is undeniable. I feel it in her gaze, in her deep, soulful bellow. Elisapie is ...

Archers Of Loaf Returns With ‘Raleigh Days,’ Its First Song In Over 20 Years

Enlarge this image Archers of Loaf. Spencer Black/Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Spencer Black/Courtesy of the artist When Archers of Loaf reunited ...

In ‘Counterpoint’ Bach Helps An Art Critic Mourn A Mother Whose Criticism Lingers

How can one mourn a parent whose harsh judgments frame childhood? This question haunts Philip Kennicott’s Counterpoint: A Memoir of Bach and Mourning. Kennicott is ...

Snoh Aalegra: Tiny Desk Concert

Credit: Laura Beltran Villamizar/NPR Almost without trying, Snoh Aalegra has an unforgettable presence. Strolling into NPR’s music department on the day of her Tiny Desk ...

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit Announce New Album, Release ‘Be Afraid’

[embedded content] YouTube Jason Isbell, former Drive-By Trucker and current 400 Unit leader, has announced the follow-up to the Grammy-winning 2017 album The Nashville Sound ...

19th Amendment, 19 Women: NY Philharmonic’s 2020 Program Celebrates Suffragists

Enlarge this image Tania León speaks at the premiere of her piece “Stride,” one of 19 pieces composed by women that the New York Philharmonic ...

Coriky, Ian MacKaye’s New Band With Joe Lally And Amy Farina, Announces Debut Album

Enlarge this image Joe Lally, Amy Farina and Ian MacKaye in paper cut-out form. Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the ...

Viking’s Choice: Calypso Help, Glacial Ambient, Youth Crew Hardcore

Enlarge this image “Lord Invader will never surrender / Me one alone,” the calypso singer boasts on 1960’s Calypso Travels. Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways hide ...

On ‘Standards Vol. 1,’ Rafiq Bhatia Questions The Act Of Reinterpretation

Enlarge this image Rafiq Bhatia’s recreation of standards uses what we’ve heard before to ask “What haven’t we heard yet?” and challenges us to ask ...

Central Virginia Music Scene 101 With WNRN’s Desiré Moses

Enlarge this image The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Va., hosted live performances for World Cafe‘s Sense of Place episodes this past week. Ashley Travis/WNRN hide ...

Laura Stevenson: Tiny Desk Concert

Credit: Emily Bogle/NPR It was supposed to be so simple. Laura Stevenson, a singer-songwriter whose new material radiates warm intensity, would come in and knock ...

Baby Rose: Tiny Desk Concert

[unable to retrieve full-text content] At 25, she mixes the bluesy melisma of Nina Simone and the deep register of Sarah Vaughan — two of ...

Review: On ‘The Slow Rush,’ Tame Impala Masks Inner Turmoil With Sonic Euphoria

Enlarge this image From vocal delivery to melodic hooks, from lyrics to production: Kevin Parker has elevated his craft on The Slow Rush. Matt Sav/Courtesy ...

Krewe Du Kanaval Honors The Haitian Roots Of New Orleans

Enlarge this image Krewe Du Kanaval Kanaval/Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Kanaval/Courtesy of the artist It’s Mardi Gras season and in North ...

Mount Eerie With Julie Doiron: Tiny Desk Concert

Credit: Laura Beltran Villamizar/NPR Phil Elverum’s songs come full circle, swooping down like vultures and floating up like ashes from flames. Throughout his work in ...

Viking’s Choice: Calypso Help, Glacial Ambient, Youth Crew Hardcore

Enlarge this image “Lord Invader will never surrender / Me one alone,” the calypso singer boasts on 1960’s Calypso Travels. Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways hide ...

At The 92nd Oscars, Eímear Noone Became The First Woman To Conduct The Orchestra

Enlarge this image “It’s my whole life, basically, in a short few minutes,” Ei­mear Noone says of the preparation needed to conduct the orchestra at ...

Next Page »