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NPR’s latest on the music scene

A few years ago, pianist Renee Rosnes organized a jazz band featuring six female musicians sometimes joined by a singer. These jazz all-stars are in alignment on Artemis' self-titled new album.
Author: Kevin Whitehead
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:21 pm
When young composers explore old musical formulas, exciting things can happen. Mass for the Endangered is a contemporary twist on an ancient tradition.
Author: Tom Huizenga
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:23 pm
Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott perform songs from their latest album, Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was, for our quarantine series.
Author: Bob Boilen
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:00 pm
Eilish and her brother and producer, Finneas, have been spending their time in quarantine writing new music. Hear about their songwriting process, plus a performance of three songs.
Author: Raina Douris
Posted: September 28, 2020, 2:57 pm
This year's Tiny Desk Contest attracted plenty of talent, including standout entrant Mama Haze, aka California songwriter Meaghan Maples. Her song "On Your Side" was written during a time of healing.
Author: Lulu Garcia-Navarro
Posted: September 27, 2020, 11:42 am
TikTok's fate in the U.S. is unclear, but one thing is: the video-sharing app has been good for emerging artists. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with LA Times pop music critic Mikael Wood.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 11:42 am
Hear new releases from Anadama, Skerryvore, The Black Brothers, and Luke Bloom.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 2:22 am
Married and musical duo Tanya Blount-Trotter and Michael Trotter Jr's second full-length tackles topics of jealousy in relationships gone wrong and one of Michael's lowest moments.
Author: Raina Douris
Posted: September 25, 2020, 4:07 pm
On his new album, The Ascension, Stevens beautifully considers love, doom and the modern condition of our riven commons.
Author: Lindsay Zoladz
Posted: September 24, 2020, 6:18 pm
Nézet-Séguin chose Verdi's Requiem for his 2012 inaugural performance as music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He says the piece now helps him find a sense of connection during the pandemic.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: September 24, 2020, 5:46 pm