Daoud Tyler-Ameen

Daoud Tyler-Ameen appears in the following:

Songs We Love: Carly Rae Jepsen, 'Run Away With Me (Patrick Stump Remix)'

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Fall Out Boy frontman delivers a whip-smart remix that dares to treat Jepsen as more than a meme.


Being Aaron Burr

Monday, December 21, 2015

Late in the summer of 2013, Leslie Odom Jr. walked into a room. A lifelong performer who'd won arts scholarships as a teenager in Philadelphia, studied drama at Carnegie Mellon and sung in his first Broadway ensemble before he was out of high school, he knew some of what to ...


All Songs +1: Laura Jane Grace And Lauren Denitzio On Surviving In Punk

Friday, August 07, 2015

Laura Jane Grace and Lauren Denitzio both fell in love with music in their teens, and both turned it into a career. By the time they met in the studio this past winter, their lives had taken very different paths.

Grace quit school at 16 to found Against ...


First Listen: Worriers, 'Imaginary Life'

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

As "Never Were," a standout from Worriers' 2013 EP Cruel Optimist, reaches the end of its charging first verse, the drums and guitars stop on a dime. In a few evocative lines, we've just learned of singer Lauren Denitzio's journey from inquisitive child to dutiful student to radicalized ...


100%, 'Room 336'

Monday, February 23, 2015

Late last year, Queens, N.Y., songwriter Elaiza Santos quietly announced that her recorded output was about to disappear. A college student with a world-weary voice, Santos had begun her music career on two fronts: as the lead singer of Crying, an adventurous rock trio that wreathes its riffs ...


First Listen: Quarterbacks, 'Quarterbacks'

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Quarterbacks empties its toolbox within the opening seconds of its self-titled full-length debut: a trebly guitar, a tight rhythm section whose home tempo lies somewhere in the Hüsker Dü range, a single subdued vocal. There's a dizzy little thrill in how deftly the three members carry off a pop song ...


Quarterbacks, 'Not In Luv'

Monday, January 19, 2015

Pop music's great storytellers tend to be handy with the dissolve cut — using telling turns of phrase to signal that time has passed, things have changed and we're rejoining our characters somewhere new. (Think of "Jeremy" or "Luka" or "Stan," the way their ...


Adelyn Rose, 'Perhaps'

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

"Perhaps" opens with the same steady fingerpicking that made listeners sit up and take notice when the first Iron & Wine songs surfaced a decade ago. It's a progressive sound in that it actually indicates progress, like tape threading through a cassette player or yarn through a spinning ...


Can't Follow The Beat? Just Add Butter

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Certain musical rhythms trip us up: We try to dance or count along and keep losing our place. Two musicians explain what makes some beats so slippery, and what butter has to do with making them stick.


Diane Cluck: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, March 17, 2014

When a performer has an exceptional night, we sometimes say he or she "left it all on stage" — the "it" being effort, energy, passion, sweat. To close a concert with a raw throat and a rumpled appearance signifies full disclosure, proof that the person on stage has held absolutely ...


First Listen: Swearin', 'Surfing Strange'

Sunday, October 27, 2013

On their 2012 debut, the four members of Swearin' cohered around a consistent sound: fierce and fuzzy and improbably melodic, with choruses you couldn't help shouting along to once you could make out the words. But there was a tension in hearing things turn slightly sweet or slightly ...


Encore: The Many Musical Careers Of Katie Crutchfield

Monday, July 22, 2013

Alabama-born singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield broke through to a bigger audience last year by releasing an aching, bare-bones solo album. Her follow-up album came out in March. (This story originally aired on Weekend Edition Sunday on June 23, 2013.)

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Waxahatchee: A Lonesome Voice, Raised In Basements

Sunday, June 23, 2013

"I kind of came to everyone and was like, 'Guys. What if we call it ... Blue.' "

Katie Crutchfield's eyes light up as she says this last word, but her smile turns sheepish as she recounts what her bandmates, on hearing the pitch, gently reminded her: There's already a ...


First Listen: Lemuria, 'The Distance Is So Big'

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Lemuria's The Distance Is So Big opens with 40-odd seconds of droning, which gradually reveals itself to be a collage of human howls. It's cold and weird; even as the voices grow louder and clearer, they still feel vacant and remote. Closer and closer they come, until you can practically ...


Cayucas Spins A Twinkly Summer Daydream

Friday, April 05, 2013

Consider the one-man band: those brainy, studio-savvy musicians who can get the right sound out of any instrument they pick up. Solitary reflection is a given in their process, and that helps make them natural vessels for songs about summer romance — the most poignant of which take place long ...


Music, The Food Of 'Amour'

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Film scores are, by and large, manipulative. They do their work at the periphery of the senses, signaling danger, heralding victory, prodding us toward fear and joy in time with the unfolding story. Crucially, they are also empathic, letting us in on what the actors' words or faces may not ...


Cesária Évora, Grammy-Winning Cape Verdean Singer, Has Died

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cesária Évora, the Grammy-winning singer from the West African island nation of Cape Verde, has died, the Associated Press reported Saturday. She was 70.

Évora was perhaps the most widely known performer of morna, a style of music indigenous to Cape Verde. She began singing professionally when ...


Gig Alerts: The Tallest Man on Earth

Monday, September 27, 2010

Blog-buzzy Kristian Matsson, a.k.a. The Tallest Man on Earth, plays Webster hall tonight. Download his "King of Spain" here.


No Cover: Owen Pallett

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Owen Pallett, the violin-pop mastermind formerly known as Final Fantasy, recently took the stage of the Grand Ballroom at Webster Hall. Stream his entire set right here.

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