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NPR’s latest on the music scene

Smithsonian Folkways is beloved for its historic collection of recordings and ephemera from folk and roots traditions — but the label's archive of electronic music is just as formidable.
Author: Simon Reynolds
Posted: July 9, 2020, 10:00 am
After starting out in pop music, singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright spent a decade writing operas and classical pieces. For his new album, "Unfollow the Rules," he returned to his first love.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 9:00 am
Taylor brings hi-hat funk to his new trio's album. It's a slightly odd line-up, with no bass instrument — which opens up possibilities for different ways to kick the rhythm along.
Author: Kevin Whitehead
Posted: July 8, 2020, 5:21 pm
The singer and writer talks about his new memoir and Airborne Toxic Event album, Hollywood Park, with All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen.
Author: Bob Boilen
Posted: July 8, 2020, 3:00 pm
Join us to watch jazz vocalist and songwriter Jazzmeia Horn give her last in-person concert before the pandemic shuttered music venues in March 2020.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 12:00 pm
Friday at 3 p.m. ET, NPR Music will host an online listening party for Margo Price's new album, featuring a conversation with the singer-songwriter herself.
Author: Lars Gotrich
Posted: July 8, 2020, 10:01 am
The chart-topping rapper and songwriter performs a Tiny Desk quarantine concert at West Coast Customs in Los Angeles.
Author: Bobby Carter
Posted: July 8, 2020, 9:01 am
For the Morning Edition Song Project in which musicians catalog life in the era of COVID-19, Angelica Garcia conjures the four horsemen of the apocalypse in a disquieting piano ballad.
Author: David Greene
Posted: July 8, 2020, 9:01 am
Arthur Jafa, the celebrated artist, translates a new song from West into his own film-visual language, both elevating and transcending it.
Author: Tavia Nyong'o
Posted: July 7, 2020, 7:11 pm
The Alt.Latino favorite comes together virtually to perform a handful of songs from the band's latest album, Invisible People.
Author: Felix Contreras
Posted: July 7, 2020, 9:00 am