Pickathon Woods Stage: Parquet Courts

Fast-rising quartet Parquet Courts plays "What Color is Blood" at last summer's Pickathon.

The Decemberists Return, Renewed And A Little Relaxed

NPR | Jan. 19, 2015 4:37 a.m.

After a mainstream breakthrough, singer Colin Meloy found himself missing the freedom of anonymity.

Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas

opbmusic | Jan. 14, 2015 2:23 p.m.

Detroit band Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas play a soulful rock 'n' roll set from their debut release.

Stagepass: Pure Bathing Culture

opbmusic | Jan. 09, 2015 10:01 a.m.

Watch this glowing performance, including brand new songs "Pray for Rain" and "The Tower."

Pickathon Woods Stage: Angel Olsen

opbmusic | Jan. 06, 2015 5:20 p.m.

We launch a new video series with this premiere of Angel Olsen at the Woods Stage at Pickathon.

Weapon Of Choice: Why The Stratocaster Survives

NPR | Jan. 03, 2015 9:06 a.m.

The Strat just turned 60, but the guitar born at the dawn of rock 'n' roll has barely aged a day.

Bahamas at OPB

opbmusic | Dec. 30, 2014 9:52 a.m.

Toronto artist Afie Jurvanen — Bahamas — plays a warm solo set in our studios.

A Parisian Finds Her Place In A Rarely Seen Part Of 'Girlhood'

NPR |Jan. 29, 2015 2:04 p.m.

The coming-of-age drama about a black teenager in a poor Paris suburb takes some unexpected turns, but struggles to define why they progress as they do.

All Songs At 15: On Hearing Sufjan Stevens For The First Time

NPR |Jan. 29, 2015 10:27 a.m.

This week in our Throwback Thursday we remember the day we first heard Sufjan Stevens.

Pop's New Old Sound: Retro Without Rules

NPR |Jan. 29, 2015 6:49 a.m.

The biggest hits on the charts pilfer from the past without much context or reverence.

Buzz Bin: A Proper Look At Where Kazoos Come From

NPR |Jan. 28, 2015 1:37 p.m.

They're the instrument pretty much anyone can play, but only two places in the U.S. make them.

A Rational Conversation With ASAP Yams

NPR |Jan. 28, 2015 12:03 p.m.

An interview with the New York rap impresario who died unexpectedly this month.

Fifty Years Of Steve Reich's 'It's Gonna Rain'

NPR |Jan. 27, 2015 4:14 p.m.

In 1965, a happy accident with tape machines helped launch the composer's career.

New Mix: Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, Laura Marling, More

NPR |Jan. 27, 2015 12:30 p.m.

Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share their favorite new tracks of the week.

From The Isleys To Aaliyah To Frank Ocean, The Evolution Of 'Love'

NPR |Jan. 27, 2015 9:53 a.m.

Frank Ocean's new cover of The Isley Brothers' "At Your Best (You Are Love)" looks forward and back.

George Ezra: Listen To This Man, He'll Make You Swoon

NPR |Jan. 26, 2015 4 p.m.

Ezra has a voice that can float high and delicate, but it can also wade deep.

From Prog-Rock Pioneer To Kitsch King: Remembering Demis Roussos

NPR |Jan. 26, 2015 10:09 a.m.

Greek songman Demis Roussos lived a wildly colorful life. He died Sunday at age 68 in Athens.

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