Friday, March 21, 2014
In this episode: Jennifer Lopez has a new album on the way in June, and the pop star and actress recently dropped her first music video for her new song, “I Luh Ya Papi.” It’s the latest example of a music video that’s got a point to make about gender stereotypes in the music industry, says writer Daisy Buchanan, who recently wrote about the video for the British publication The Telegraph.
Then: With this year's South By Southwest in the rearview mirror, some may be still getting back into a normal rhythm, or fighting off that lingering South By cold. To help, hear selections from Kelis' fantastic set at NPR Music's showcase at Stubb's, where the R&B singer unveiled brand new songs from her eagerly-anticipated upcoming album, Food -- and even channeled the great Nina Simone
And, we revisit a favorite segment about the lasting legacy of Nina Simone herself, both in music and the Civil Rights Movement.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
By Ryan Kailath
South By Southwest is underway in Austin, Texas, attracting hordes of musicians and tech geeks, plus thousands of music lovers ready to discover great music, eat some BBQ, and do some day drinking in the street. Soundcheck intern Ryan Kailath is there with his band, so we convinced him to quiz people on the street about their SXSW experience.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Google Glass has not been officially released yet, but it's already facing a backlash from the tech-forward crowd expected to be its most ardent fans. Here's why.