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The Psychedelic Furs' Richard Butler On The Band's First New Album In 29 Years

Friday, July 31, 2020

Singer Richard Butler talks about the power of '80s nostalgia, the state of rock and roll today and the freedom of making the band's new record, Made of Rain, on its own terms.


Margo Price On The Mysterious Process Of Album-Making And Motherhood

Monday, July 13, 2020

The country artist talks to NPR's Ailsa Chang about how following her muse to make the hard-rocking That's How Rumors Get Started is a lesson to herself and her kids on following their dreams.


Impromptu Logistical Networks Assist Protesters Behind The Scenes

Friday, June 05, 2020

Behind the scenes of the nationwide protests, volunteers have created an impromptu supply chain to keep protesters fed, hydrated, and safe.


Moses Sumney Puts The Industry Behind Him And Explores The In-Between On 'Grae'

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to the experimental musician about his new genre-defying, double album grae, his decision to move from Los Angeles to Asheville, N.C. and not shaving down the edges of himself.


Old Language, New Clothes: Sweet Crude On Singing Modern Pop In Louisiana French

Friday, April 24, 2020

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks to the New Orleans-based band about their project to preserve the centuries-old Louisiana French dialect through music and how the city is coping with the coronavirus crisis.


Mandy Moore On Self-Forgiveness And Her Musical Reawakening On 'Silver Landings'

Friday, March 06, 2020

After a decade-long gap between albums, the singer and This Is Us star talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro about returning to music, conquering self doubt and revisiting old songs.


Revisiting Beethoven's Beloved, Radical Symphonies For His 250th Birthday

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts all nine symphonies this year. He spoke about the surprisingly political side of Beethoven's music with All Things Considered.


Andrew Weatherall, Champion Of Underground Music, Dies At 56

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

DJ and artist Andrew Weatherall died Monday at 56. He was widely heralded in the electronic music world and was a hero of underground dance music.


Sheryl Crow Says 'Threads' Is Her Last Album. And She's OK With That

Thursday, August 29, 2019

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sheryl Crow about her latest album, Threads, and why this will probably be her last.


Looking Back On 'Bitches Brew': The Year Miles Davis Plugged Jazz In

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Christian McBride about the impact of Miles Davis' seminal album Bitches Brew — an electrified sound that ushered in decades of jazz fusion 50 years ago.


'Road' To Record-Breaking: How Lil Nas X Is Making History

Monday, July 29, 2019

Pop critic Chris Molanphy breaks down the social science behind "Old Town Road" breaking the record for longest-running No. 1 on the Billboard's Hot 100.


Betty Who Creates 'A Space That People Feel Joy In' With Independent Debut

Friday, July 12, 2019

Australian pop singer Betty Who reflects on her latest album, Betty, and the paths she's been able to explore as an independent artist.


After Years Of Hit-Making For Others, Mark Ronson Puts His Feelings First

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

On Late Night Feelings, Mark Ronson tapped into the melancholy side of disco, pop and country for what he calls "sad bangers." The super-producer spoke with NPR's Audie Cornish about making the album.


Nearly 8 Months After Hurricane Michael, Florida Panhandle Feels Left Behind

Friday, May 31, 2019

Floridians are still reeling from the Category 5 storm's effects. They've been waiting more than 230 days for Congress to pass a disaster relief bill. And the new hurricane season is about to begin.


The All-Female Big Bands That Made History During World War II

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Christian McBride of Jazz Night in America about the forgotten all-female big bands that toured the United States during World War II.


Tamino Channels Voices From His Arabic Heritage Into His Own Eccentric Sound

Friday, April 05, 2019

Belgian-Egyptian singer Tamino comes from a long line of musicians and is creating an impressive career of his own by melding together his vocal style with Arab musical theory.


Elisapie Revisits Her Inuit Roots In 'The Ballad Of The Runaway Girl'

Thursday, March 28, 2019

On her latest album, the Canadian singer explores the tension she feels between staying in the Inuit community of her birth and leaving it to pursue an artistic career.


What It Means To Be An Independent Artist Today

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The definition of what it means to be an independent musician is more complicated than one might think. It comes down to market share, ownership and so much more.


'Neverland' Director On Investigating 'What Happened Once The Bedroom Door Closed'

Friday, March 01, 2019

Filmmaker Dan Reed discusses his four-hour documentary, Leaving Neverland, which features two men claiming Michael Jackson sexually abused them as children.


A Sprawling Blueprint For Protest Music, Courtesy Of The Jazz Duke

Friday, February 22, 2019

He called it "a parallel to the history of the American Negro." Duke Ellington's Black, Brown and Beige wasn't an immediate hit, but it set a tone for ambitious, provocative works about black life.