Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson appears in the following:

First Listen: Neko Case, 'Hell-On'

Thursday, May 24, 2018

A quarter-century into Case's career, her words still feel intensely personal and utterly oblique, as if she's whispering her darkest secrets in Sanskrit.

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This Season's 'SNL' Musical Guests, Cruelly Ranked

Monday, May 21, 2018

With the 2017-18 season of Saturday Night Live now a wrap, we consider all 21 musical guests from this year — from worst to best. Apologies in advance to Sam Smith.

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Ray LaMontagne Takes A Smooth And Psychedelic Journey 'To The Sea'

Thursday, May 17, 2018

LaMontagne's new song conjures images of soothing singer-songwriters like Nick Drake and Sam Beam, but it also takes unexpected turns along the way.

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Jason Isbell, Margo Price Lead Americana Music Association's 2018 Award Nominees

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Nominees for the organization's 17th annual show, held in September, tilt heavily toward three of the genre's biggest contemporary stars. Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell and Margo Price lead the pack.

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'Misery' And The Old-Timey Futurism Of Odetta Hartman

Monday, May 14, 2018

The first single from Old Rockhounds Never Die is a brisk and unpredictable murder ballad that builds to a dizzying, rampaging climax.

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Frightened Rabbit Singer Scott Hutchison Found Dead At 36

Friday, May 11, 2018

The artist disappeared Tuesday night, setting off a police search and a groundswell of support from fans and peers.

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Jealous Of The Birds Gets Ready For A Breakthrough

Monday, May 07, 2018

"Plastic Skeletons" takes the singer's gift for evocative, concisely crafted, seemingly free-associated wordcraft and sets it against a swirling and forceful psych-rock arrangement.

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Gordi: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, May 07, 2018

In three songs from Reservoir, Gordi keeps her voice both unadorned and centered within warm, cool arrangements that include piano, guitar, pedal steel, a harmonium named Barbara, and more.

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Let Florence + The Machine's 'Hunger' Send You Screaming Into The Weekend

Friday, May 04, 2018

"Hunger," from Florence Welch's forthcoming High As Hope, lets the singer cut loose in a soaring, searching anthem about loneliness and desire.

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Jon Hopkins Enters The 'Singularity,' Track By Track

Friday, May 04, 2018

Singularity plays out like a night's wordless narrator, so it seemed fitting to let Jon Hopkins walk us through it, moment by moment, in his own words.

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Phoebe Bridgers And Noah Gundersen Blend Voices And Songs

Friday, April 27, 2018

Watch the singers perform an eight-minute medley of Bridgers' "Killer" and Gundersen's "The Sound," with help from Gundersen's sister Abby.

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First Listen: Belly, 'Dove'

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Tanya Donelly's beloved alt-rock band is back after 23 years.

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From The Vaults, A Showstopper: Hear Prince Perform 'Nothing Compares 2 U'

Thursday, April 19, 2018

As news swirls about culpability for Prince's death, his estate has released a major find: a long-lost 1984 recording of his classic composition, along with rare video footage from his rehearsals.

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The Tallest Man On Earth Returns, One Song At A Time

Thursday, April 19, 2018

"Somewhere in the Mountains, Somewhere in New York" is the second song from When the Bird Sees the Solid Ground, an EP that's getting released in five parts.

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First Listen: Okkervil River, 'In The Rainbow Rain'

Thursday, April 19, 2018

On his band's new album, Will Sheff views crises and crucibles as opportunities to appreciate life's gifts.

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You Know What, Fine: Taylor Swift Covers Earth, Wind & Fire's 'September'

Friday, April 13, 2018

Right now, the Earth often can bring to mind an exploding toilet. So go ahead, knock yourself out.

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Neko Case Returns With A New Anthem, Fueled By 'Bad Luck'

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

In the second single from this summer's Hell-On, the powerhouse singer belts out an ode to misfortune and, ultimately, survival.

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Tunde Olaniran Gets 'Vulnerable,' Announces A New Album Due This Summer

Thursday, April 05, 2018

For Olaniran, art is about big ambitions, bigger ideas and the relentless pursuit of joy and comfort within his own skin.

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First Listen: Laura Veirs, 'The Lookout'

Thursday, April 05, 2018

With uncommon delicacy and grace, the singer-songwriter spends her 10th album assessing her place in an increasingly unsteady world.

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First Listen: L.A. Salami, 'The City Of Bootmakers'

Thursday, April 05, 2018

London singer-songwriter Lookman Adekunle Salami doesn't sing so much as ramble adventurously through treatises on the thorniest corners of human nature.

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