Stephen Thompson appears in the following:
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Watch the R&B singer perform her smart and stylish standout single onstage in her hometown of Austin, Texas, during SXSW.
Friday, March 23, 2018
Rodney Carmichael, Katie Presley and Stephen Thompson join host Linda Holmes to effuse over some of the festival's highlights.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
The singer's 2015 solo single was a heart-swelling pop jam. Now, Genevieve has reunited her old band and released "Treasure," which picks up where "Colors" left off.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Our bleary-eyed, ear-ringing week of non-stop live music at the 2018 South by Southwest music festival has ended and we're back one last time to play some of our favorite discoveries.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
This five-song primer bridges electro-pop, R&B, rock, and rhythmic rap from up-and-coming artists performing at SXSW this year.
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Hear songs from forthcoming albums by Rhye, Lucy Dacus, Dessa and the globetrotting Texas trio Khruangbin.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
A playlist featuring Kendrick Lamar, SZA and more, to close out 2017. NPR Music's Stephen Thompson shares a list of notable songs from the past year.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Tom Petty wrote a lot of hits during his more than 40 years making music. Petty is one of the many notable people who died in 2017. As much as he was known for big classic rock anthems, he was also capable of just tremendous grace and beauty in his songwriting, as seen in the song "Wildflowers."
Friday, November 17, 2017
On Wednesday, founder Kevin Lyman announced the tour is ending after 23 years. After helping launch bands like No Doubt, Sublime and countless others, next summer will be the last cross-country tour.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
The congresswoman's recent testimony, including a phrase ("I'm reclaiming my time") that went viral, is now a song by Mykal Kilgore, who loops his voice to form a virtual gospel choir.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
An effervescent song for every Stars fan, "Fluorescent Light" sports a melancholy message about stasis, loneliness and the power of risk-taking.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The gently rendered ballad's video finds frontman Sam Beam decorating a church and giving a eulogy for his own (unattended) funeral.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Watch a gorgeous animated video about the single, simple act of grace chronicled in Frampton's new single, "I Saved A Bird Today."
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
One of the year's best new artists is set to release her first full-length album, Stranger In The Alps, on Sept. 22.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
The Death Cab For Cutie singer remakes the Scottish pop band's 1991 classic on an album due out July 28. Here, he starts out by tackling "The Concept."
Thursday, July 13, 2017
The singer nominated herself via Twitter, proposing an epic performance that pays tribute to Prince, including the release of a hundred doves, 300 dancers and cheeseburgers falling from the sky.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
The singer has released a string of gorgeously gloomy covers and singles, but in "On My Side," she unveils a sound that's more vibrant — even playful.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Katie Crutchfield has polished Waxahatchee's sound to maximize its glimmering-but-spiky forcefulness, but her words remain as bracing and unsparing as ever.
Friday, July 07, 2017
"Please" picks up where 2013's Woman left off: namely, by draping sweet-voiced pleas for intimacy and connection with vaporous layers of softly shimmering soul.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
On Sept. 8, the singer-guitarist returns with The Hanged Man. Self-released and financed via Kickstarter, it's his first solo album in seven years.