NPR’s latest on the music scene

The Library of Congress had invited Lizzo to check out its flute collection during her tour stop. On Tuesday, she played a few notes on the historic instrument, twerked and declared history cool.
Author: Rachel Treisman
Posted: September 28, 2022, 1:16 pm
Kurt Wagner's Nashville collective has always been an expression of absolute possibility. The Bible, his best album in a decade, points that instinct at life's most inescapable truth.
Author: Grayson Haver Currin
Posted: September 28, 2022, 10:00 am
Seven months after it debuted at the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Tyshawn Sorey relaunches his work Monochromatic Light (Afterlife) on a monumental new scale in New York's Park Avenue Armory.
Author: Nate Chinen
Posted: September 27, 2022, 9:20 pm
Joe Bussard not only sought out obscure 78-rpm records that otherwise would have disappeared, but shared the music with giddy excitement.
Author: Lars Gotrich
Posted: September 27, 2022, 7:38 pm
The massive sound of The Aristocrat of Bands, a highly respected HBCU marching band, and the overflowing history of gospel combine on a single album (with a great title) — 'The Urban Hymnal.'
Author: Jewly Hight
Posted: September 27, 2022, 6:49 pm
The Argentinian rapper performs a set that feels like a meditation on the music and communities that have shaped him.
Author: Vita Dadoo
Posted: September 27, 2022, 5:58 pm
A judge approved a trial for the Colombian pop singer, who has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and rejected a deal with authorities.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 27, 2022, 3:02 pm
NPR's Juana Summers speaks with music historian Ayana Contreras about the death of musician Pharoah Sanders and the legacy he leaves behind.
Author: Juana Summers
Posted: September 26, 2022, 9:39 pm
Part of a new scene called 'queernejo,' the Latin Grammy-nominated Gabeu is reworking the conservative, macho stylings of sertanejo.
Author: Carolina Abbott Galvão
Posted: September 26, 2022, 10:01 am
The singer, who declined to perform in 2019 out of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, will headline February's show.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 25, 2022, 8:04 pm