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Question Dot GIF: What Hometown Artist Inspired You To Make Music?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Circuit Des Yeux, White Lung, SubRosa, Obnox, and others sit for GIF portraits during Raleigh, N.C.'s Hopscotch Music Festival, an event that celebrates its homegrown music scene.

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Question Dot GIF: What Hometown Artist Inspired You To Make Music?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Circuit Des Yeux, White Lung, SubRosa, Obnox, and others sit for GIF portraits during Raleigh, N.C.'s Hopscotch Music Festival, an event that celebrates its homegrown music scene.

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Gustavo Cerati, Leader Of Latin Rock's Soda Stereo, Dies At 55

Friday, September 05, 2014

The Argentine singer and producer's band helped make the Rock En Español movement a reality in the 1980s and '90s. Cerati suffered a stroke in 2010 and had been in a coma until his death on Thursday.

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A Rational Conversation: Nostalgia, DJ Shadow And Afrika Bambaataa

Friday, September 05, 2014

The DJ and producer best known for an album he released in 1996 on sampling, preservation, history and progression.

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Chronixx: 'I'm Not A Perfectionist With Music'

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The roots reggae singer has played to thousands and appeared on Jimmy Fallon, but he says he is only willing to go a certain distance to please the mainstream.

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East Nashville Rocks

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Four stories of rock and roll musicians making a home — and a scene — in a buzzing neighborhood just across the Cumberland River from the palaces of country music.

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A Rational Conversation: The Sound Of TDE's Success

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

One of the biggest and developing stories in hip-hop is the Los Angeles label Top Dawg Entertainment. The company employs an in-house production team responsible for its best and best-loved songs.

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All The Rage

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Frustrated by hype cycles and social media? You have a kindred spirit in York Factory Complaint, two punks who've created one of the year's most political albums. Read a Q&A with the fed-up duo.

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A Rational Conversation: Is Charli XCX A Pop Star?

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Opportunities for the British singer and songwriter have not shriveled up, despite disappointing sales for her debut album. What could be her route to stardom from here?

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Darkness Comes Alive: The Paradox Of Lana Del Rey

Friday, June 20, 2014

Despite the fact that critics have dismissed her, Lana Del Rey's music — and her message of complicated love that approaches addiction — is more sophisticated than you might think.

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D'Angelo: 'I'm Trying To Go Deep'

Friday, May 23, 2014

In a conversation with author Nelson George at the Brooklyn Museum, the elusive singer and songwriter spoke on his idols, his process and his teenage years, and hinted at a new album.

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The Long Shadow Of Tom Warrior, Metal's Dark Innovator

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

With his bands Celtic Frost and Triptykon, Thomas Gabriel Fischer has spent the last 30 years twisting heavy metal to match his own dark side.

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All Things Considered

Todd Terje: Supreme Leisure On The Dancefloor

Friday, May 09, 2014

The producer grew up in a rural town in the south of Norway. He gave astrophysics a try but his DJ career took off, and now he produces underground hits year after year.

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Morning Edition

'Illmatic': The Making Of A Classic

Thursday, May 01, 2014

This summer Nas is traveling the world performing his debut album in full. The crowds that are coming out to see him are turning up because the 20-year-old record is an acknowledged classic.

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Hear Four Musicians Talk About What Moves Them

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sharon Jones, Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, Meshell Ndegeocello and Hurray For The Riff Raff's Alynda Lee Segarra shared struggles and successes in a joint interview at the EMP Pop Conference in Seattle.

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Innovative Chicago Producer DJ Rashad Dies At 34

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Chicago-based dance music producer was one of the leading lights of the footwork scene, which features frantic beats and hyper-energetic dancing.

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God, Drugs And Lizard Aliens: Yep, It's Country Music

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country music and you'll hear plenty of surprises, including twists on every element of modern country's church-trucks-and-beer trinity.

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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.

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Where Love Lives: Frankie Knuckles And The Dance Floor

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The pioneering house DJ Frankie Knuckles, who died Monday at 59, made deep, complex music that packed dance floors for nearly four decades.

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Dave Brockie, GWAR's Oderus Urungus, Dies At 50

Monday, March 24, 2014

The mastermind behind metal's most cartoonishly grotesque band brought a sense of levity to the genre when it was in danger of being overwhelmed by negativity and self-importance.

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