NPR’s latest on the music scene

Rachel Martin speaks with the celebrated writer about Looking to Get Lost, an essay collection based on his interviews with legends of early rock and roll, blues and country.
Author: Rachel Martin
Posted: November 30, 2020, 10:02 am
The Long Island R&B singer premieres a new song during his Tiny Desk quarantine concert.
Author: Bobby Carter
Posted: November 30, 2020, 10:00 am
Robert Mercurio, member of the band Galactic and co-owner of the New Orleans music venue Tipitina's, tells NPR about how the pandemic will affect the future of live music.
Posted: November 29, 2020, 10:00 pm
After viral fame, New Zealand musician Benee has a debut album called Hey u x.
Posted: November 29, 2020, 12:55 pm
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."
Author: Stephen Thompson
Posted: November 28, 2020, 10:02 pm
In 2014, Bobby Shmurda aimed for a rap career and landed in prison. As the end of his sentence approaches, so do new questions about what happened, and who else paid a price.
Author: Sidney Madden
Posted: November 28, 2020, 11:00 am
The thoughtful soprano believes that art is good at questioning, challenging and provoking. But the real question, she says, is: "What happens after the provocation?"
Author: Lara Downes
Posted: November 28, 2020, 10:00 am
This Thanksgiving, some musicians, including Laraaji, Mia Doi Todd and Thundercat, talk about the artists they are thankful for in a musical chain of gratitude.
Author: Ari Shapiro
Posted: November 27, 2020, 8:46 pm
In this session, what you're going to hear are solo performances — just Pallett, using effects and looping to create layers of sound.
Author: Raina Douris
Posted: November 27, 2020, 2:01 pm
The Puerto Rican star seems to have dug into the archives of his birth decade, the '90s, for sonic inspiration on his new album.
Author: Stefanie Fernández
Posted: November 27, 2020, 5:11 am