NPR’s latest on the music scene

In his new book Sellout, Dan Ozzi explores the punk phenomenon where anti-establishment clout is currency and while it's hard to pay your bills on principles, selling out often led to buyer's remorse.
Author: Andrew Limbong
Posted: October 26, 2021, 10:18 pm
For the first time in over two decades, Fleck has returned to the genre with My Bluegrass Heart, an ambitious double album.
Author: Stephen Kallao
Posted: October 26, 2021, 7:54 pm
A new 5-disc reissue of the 1970 and 1971 albums Sunflower and Surf's Up reveals the Beach Boys at a crossroads, having moved beyond surf-music pop hits, and shooting for more mainstream success.
Author: Ken Tucker
Posted: October 26, 2021, 5:29 pm
Ed Sheeran performs a Tiny Desk (home) concert surrounded by bookshelves and a host of world-class musicians.
Author: Bobby Carter
Posted: October 26, 2021, 4:22 pm
Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Ilhan Omar introduced the bill calling for Prince to posthumously receive the award. The Congressional Gold Medal has been awarded to only 163 people since 1776.
Author: Jaclyn Diaz
Posted: October 26, 2021, 7:58 am
In an NPR interview, the former president and the iconic musician speak about spreading hope amid widespread division and about the "critical patriotism" of Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A."
Author: Sharon Pruitt-Young
Posted: October 25, 2021, 8:00 pm
Good-humored and unsparing, Janis Ian's "I'm Still Standing" answers "At Seventeen" from life's other side, celebrating every line and rough patch on an older woman's face.
Author: Ann Powers
Posted: October 25, 2021, 7:07 pm
The singer said he'll do as many planned interviews and performances from home as possible, but it's unclear what that means for his just-announced gig as Saturday Night Live musical guest on Nov. 6.
Author: Nell Clark
Posted: October 25, 2021, 4:04 pm
On World Opera Day, watch scenes that will make you fall in love with the art form — from a crazy day at Mozart's diner to a trippy trip to China with Richard Nixon.
Author: Tom Huizenga
Posted: October 25, 2021, 2:07 pm
In Circuit des Yeux's Tiny Desk (home) concert — recorded at Chicago's historic May Chapel — Haley Fohr's operatic, four-octave vibrato contains a wondrous terror, but also an illumination of being.
Author: Lars Gotrich
Posted: October 25, 2021, 9:00 am