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Nashville Sessions: Brent Cobb

NPR | June 27, 2016

The man whose work has been recorded by many others is now emerging as a crucial voice on his own.

Who Is Your Favorite New Artist of 2016 (So Far)?

NPR | June 27, 2016

Tell us your favorite new artist of 2016 and we'll feature some of them on an upcoming episode.

NPR Music's 30 Favorite Albums Of 2016 (So Far)

NPR | June 27, 2016

The best albums from the first half of a wildly overstuffed year.

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Songs We Love: The Afterglows, 'Angels In The Sunshine Hotel'

NPR | June 27, 2016 7 a.m.

Two fixtures of Philly power-pop come together for a melancholy track anchored by careful harmonies.


Why Was A Prominent Muslim Musician Gunned Down In Pakistan?

NPR | June 26, 2016 2:23 p.m.

Singer Amjad Sabri was killed Wednesday. The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility.


Kip Winger Explores His Classical Side

NPR | June 25, 2016 3:36 p.m.

The namesake and bassist of the hair band famous for "Seventeen" is also a classical composer.

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On Parliament-Funkadelic And A Less 'Squeaky-Clean Picture' Of Blackness

NPR | June 24, 2016 2:47 p.m.

Parliament showed me that being black has liabilities, but that it's also a powerful gift.


Bernie Worrell, 'Wizard Of Woo,' Dies At 72

NPR | June 24, 2016 2:12 p.m.

The influential keyboardist and composer had been diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. Worrell was a key member of Parliament-Funkadelic and played with the Talking Heads.


Viking's Choice: Nathan Bowles, 'Gadarene Fugue'

NPR | June 24, 2016 7 a.m.

A member of the Black Twig Pickers, Bowles whips a meditative clawhammer banjo melody into a fury.


First Watch: Casket Girls, 'Tears Of A Clown'

NPR | June 24, 2016 6:12 a.m.

The eerie Savannah, Ga pop band wants to express its rage with the current state of our culture.


Bluegrass Pioneer Ralph Stanley Dies At 89

NPR | June 24, 2016 5:33 a.m.

Stanley was one of the early leaders of bluegrass music, and enjoyed an unexpectedly broad following after he sang "Oh, Death" in the film Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou.


Goth Girl Gangs And Synth Pop: Japanese Breakfast Shares A New Video

NPR | June 23, 2016 1:38 p.m.

Japanese Breakfast, a.k.a. Michelle Zauner, crafts a creepy video to match the drama of her music.


'I Feel Like I'm Free When I'm Dancing There': Love And Pride On The Dance Floor

NPR | June 23, 2016 12:59 p.m.

In the wake of the Orlando shooting, Alt.Latino celebrates a sacred space for gay Latinos.