NPR’s latest on the music scene

With only her voice as an instrument, the Japanese singer conjures a world of sound and color, with operatic élan.
Author: Tom Huizenga
Posted: June 28, 2022, 3:58 pm
What adds to Lido's Polaris Prize and Grammy award-winning resume is her ability to command the stage as a live performer.
Author: Stephen Kallao
Posted: June 28, 2022, 3:35 pm
The song processes rage about "the world falling apart in every conceivable way" by coating it in sarcasm and shiny harmonies.
Author: Ann Powers
Posted: June 28, 2022, 3:11 pm
After Friday's Supreme Court decision, artists from around the world spent the following days sharing their reactions and plans for the immediate future.
Author: Ann Powers
Posted: June 28, 2022, 1:49 pm
The best albums from the first half of the year include sprawling offerings from Big Thief and Bad Bunny, works of fiery introspection from Kendrick Lamar and S.G. Goodman and an abundance in between.
Posted: June 28, 2022, 12:00 pm
The Grammy Award-winning opera singer performs a classical, jazz and gospel influenced set.
Author: Suraya Mohamed
Posted: June 27, 2022, 4:45 pm
The songs we love from the first half of the year span a wide emotional and musical range, from wild percussive romps to raw pleas for empathy to Beyoncé's command to leave it all on the dance floor.
Posted: June 27, 2022, 12:30 pm
Vijay Gupta was a 19-year-old violin prodigy when he joined the LA Philharmonic. Now he runs Street Symphony, an organization bringing music to clinics, jails and homeless shelters on Skid Row.
Author: Neda Ulaby
Posted: June 27, 2022, 9:00 am
With electro-pop dance tracks, the band celebrates queer love and joy.
Author: Stephen Thompson
Posted: June 26, 2022, 9:02 pm
Lil Nas X's new single rails against BET after the star wasn't nominated for a single BET Award.
Author: Aisha Harris
Posted: June 25, 2022, 12:00 pm