Jacob Ganz

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New Mix: Six Musical Discoveries You Can't Miss

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

On this week's show, we focus on discovery, with new songs by six acts that have never been played on All Songs Considered before.


Lower Dens' Jana Hunter Explains 'Escape From Evil,' Track By Track

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The singer-songwriter pulls back the curtain on her band's beautiful-but-mysterious new album, Escape From Evil. "All of these songs are based in personal experience," she writes.


Have Brunch With Bleachers' Jack Antonoff

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer is everywhere these days. He shares his favorite SXSW routine and remembers his first years at the festival.


Courtney Barnett, 'Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party' (Live At SXSW)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Watch the Melbourne rocker and her band blast through "Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party," a song from her new album, live at SXSW.


Hear Lydia Loveless Cover Prince's 'I Would Die 4 U'

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

This roughed-up, rootsy take on one of Prince's most ecstatic pop songs — out on Record Store Day — makes good on an April Fools' Day prank that fans wished wasn't a joke.


Sam Smith Wins Four Grammy Awards, Including Song Of The Year

Sunday, February 08, 2015

The British singer also won Best New Artist and Record of the Year, for "Stay With Me." Beck won Album of the Year for his subdued, folky Morning Phase.

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NPR Music's 302 Favorite Songs Of 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Traditionally, the folks at NPR Music make a list of their 100 favorite songs of the year. But this time, they expanded the list to 302 songs and made a really long mix tape.


NPR Music Presents A Screening Of 'Wild Combination: A Portrait Of Arthur Russell'

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Come watch a documentary on the life and music of the avant-garde and disco composer Arthur Russell's life — and stick around for a discussion with musicians and friends.


Wild Beasts: A 'Beautiful Truth' In A Beautiful Bar

Thursday, October 23, 2014

We asked the romantic London band to perform a song from its album Present Tense in The Campbell Apartment, an antique bar tucked into the corner of New York's bustling Grand Central Station.


RSVP For NPR Music's Showcase During The CMJ Music Marathon

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Come join NPR in New York City on Oct. 22 for a night of rising stars, including R&B singers Elle Varner and B.J. The Chicago Kid, as well as indie-rock artists Lia Ices and Cayetana.


Reimagining Brubeck

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The late pianist Dave Brubeck left jazz with a large body of compositions. Hear how his iconic music was rearranged by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.


First Listen: Jessie Ware, 'Tough Love'

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Whether you use it as a balm or an echo chamber for your despair, Ware's second album is a celebration of gloriously messy feelings, each tamed by her soft touch.


First Listen: Perfume Genius, 'Too Bright'

Sunday, September 14, 2014

After two solid albums, Too Bright is something shockingly new for Perfume Genius: a set of muscular, magnificently controlled songs that explore darkness inside and out.


Come See The New Pornographers Play 'Brill Bruisers' In The Brill Building

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

We're turning New York's historic Brill Building into a live venue for this one-time event. It's a perfect setting to showcase the ecstatic indie-pop group's marriage of craft and immediacy.


Tom Scholz: Sound Machine

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The mastermind behind the band Boston isn't just a songwriter — he's also an engineer. Scholz opens his studio to demonstrate how his self-made gear helped create the group's unique sound.


First Listen: Hundred Waters, 'The Moon Rang Like A Bell'

Sunday, May 18, 2014

All over its darkly shimmering second album, the band showcases a remarkable ability to pull listeners' strings. Hundred Waters' members make music to burrow deep into, to obsess over.


First Listen: Sturgill Simpson, 'Metamodern Sounds In Country Music'

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Nothing on Metamodern sounds forced; Simpson has perfected the trick of distilling classic country from many eras and moving away from it at the same time.


These New Puritans: 'You Have To Be Meticulous'

Friday, May 02, 2014

"I don't have the attention span for music that apes itself," says Jack Barnett, leader of the British band These New Puritans. His group has fine-tuned its sound by remaining open to many influences.


David Lamb Of Folk Duo Brown Bird Dies At 35

Monday, April 07, 2014

The Brown Bird singer, who played folk that edged toward the dark sides of both blues and country, died Saturday after a year-long fight with leukemia.


We've Never Stopped Thinking About Kurt Cobain

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Twenty years after his death, Nirvana's music — and tributes to and fights over it — remains a steady presence. Here's a taste.