Stephen Thompson appears in the following:
Thursday, February 11, 2021
The pop star's struggle to regain control of her master recordings has been long fought and documented. Swift continues with an announcement of the first rerecorded album, Fearless (Taylor's Version).
Sunday, February 07, 2021
The singer located the loudest moments from Punisher and cranked them farther than they've gone before — complete with a moment of guitar-smashing mayhem.
Friday, January 08, 2021
Members of the NPR Music team this week have been previewing the new music out this year. Another member of the team spotlights two of the albums he's looking forward to hearing.
Saturday, January 02, 2021
NPR's Michel Martin talks with Aisha Harris, host of the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast, and NPR Music's Stephen Thompson, about how the events of 2020 have forever changed the entertainment industry.
Monday, December 28, 2020
Watch 20 of the year's greatest Tiny Desk performances, featuring a small sample of the talented artists who delivered intimate sets from NPR Music's D.C. offices.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
From Sharon Jones to Amy Grant, 'tis the season to revisit our best seasonal Tiny Desk performances.
Saturday, November 28, 2020
The Biden administration's pick for Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, is a musician who's released two songs on Spotify under the name "ABlinken."
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Here are a few song recommendations to help you soothe your nerves.
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
The band gave fans a rousing preview of "Generation A" as part of Stephen Colbert's election-night special.
Tuesday, November 03, 2020
In her first TV performance since 2015, the singer-songwriter performs "Talkin' Bout a Revolution," the opening song from her classic 1988 debut.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Adele sang a bit in one sketch but left most of the music to H.E.R., who performed a new song called "Hold On."
Sunday, October 11, 2020
In the span of less than 10 minutes, the rock star's set worked in an Eddie Van Halen tribute, Beyoncé, The White Stripes, a Jack White solo song and Blind Willie Johnson.
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
The guitarist, bandleader and songwriter Eddie Van Halen died on Tuesday. He was 65. NPR remembers his life and legacy.
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
The namesake of rock band Van Halen dazzled a generation of guitar fans with his flashy solos and trademark finger tapping.
Monday, September 21, 2020
The most popular band in the world performs three songs with a live band for Tiny Desk's quarantine series.
Monday, August 31, 2020
It was Lady Gaga's night, BTS finally got its due, Keke Palmer impressively hosts and the lines between "live performances" and "music videos" were blurred like never before.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Billie Eilish used some of her signature video magic to perform in front of the Tiny Desk from the comfort of her own home.
Wednesday, August 05, 2020
In a guest-filled new single called "AUATC (Ate Up All Their Cake)," Justin Vernon teams up with Springsteen, Jenny Lewis, Jenn Wasner and others.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Three critics dive into a new album full of surprises — released on a day's notice, co-produced by The National's Aaron Dessner — and ask how it fits into an arguably unprecedented career.
Friday, June 12, 2020
Shortly before his death, Prine sat down, in his living room, with producer Dave Cobb to record one last plainspoken reflection. It's a deeply graceful look back at a life well lived.