The Royal Shakespeare Company Releases Music From Its Archive

Vast archives preserve the company's rich musical history. The vault is now being opened.

Stagepass: The Verner Pantons

opbmusic | Oct. 08, 2014 1:19 p.m.

Vintage sounds, high energy, and gorgeous, colorful video from our Stagepass concert.


Studio Session: EDJ

Sept. 25, 2014 8:36 a.m.

Eric D. Johnson performed for many years as the frontman for the band Fruit Bats, releasing albums such as 2011’s Tripper. He stopped by OPB to play from his new solo project, EDJ.

From Sideman To Star: A New Film Captures Jimi Hendrix's Pivotal Year

NPR | Sept. 23, 2014 12:37 p.m.

Jimi: All Is By My Side focuses on the year Hendrix changed his name and recorded his first album. Director John Ridley and star André Benjamin (a.k.a. André 3000) talk about portraying the guitarist.

Jennifer Hudson 'Jenniferizes' New Album With Positive Energy

NPR | Sept. 20, 2014 3:51 p.m.

The Oscar and Grammy Award-winning R&B singer says her new album, JHUD, has more energy than her previous ballad-heavy albums, and expresses more of her "everyday person."

The Song That Never Ends: Why Earth, Wind & Fire's 'September' Sustains

NPR | Sept. 19, 2014 6:20 a.m.

"Do you remember?" The Earth, Wind & Fire hit still unites generations on the dance floor.

The Donkeys at OPB

opbmusic | Sept. 16, 2014 5:10 p.m.

The San Diego quartet plays summertime jams from their new record, Ride the Black Wave.

Viking's Choice: Chumped, 'Name That Thing'

NPR |Oct. 22, 2014 9:33 a.m.

This catchy pop-punk song has a wistful quality befitting a desire to cling desperately to youth.

Are These The Next Crossover Country Stars?

NPR |Oct. 22, 2014 5:41 a.m.

Taylor Swift may have left Nashville, but up-and-coming singers show how country crosses over.

New Mix: Sleater-Kinney, The Flaming Lips, Elle Varner, More

NPR |Oct. 21, 2014 10:36 a.m.

This week on All Songs: the triumphant return of a very dear band and much more.

'You Cannot Go Back': Annie Lennox On 'Nostalgia'

NPR |Oct. 21, 2014 5:16 a.m.

The singer and activist tackles "Strange Fruit," among others, on a new album of jazz standards.

T.I.: 'We Make Music That Come From The Heart'

NPR |Oct. 21, 2014 5 a.m.

"I want to be here because the people put me here," says the Atlanta rapper, actor and businessman.

Jessie Ware On Learning To Trust Herself

NPR |Oct. 20, 2014 3:03 p.m.

"This life is quite bizarre sometimes," the pop singer tells NPR's Audie Cornish.

Anthony D'Amato: Tiny Desk Concert

NPR |Oct. 20, 2014 1:41 p.m.

D'Amato's music can feel Motown-y, garage-y and Springsteen-y, but he sounds sparer here.

Sleater-Kinney Reunites, Announces New Album

NPR |Oct. 20, 2014 6:57 a.m.

Hear "Bury Our Friends," a song from the trio's new album, No Cities To Love, due out Jan. 20.

The Right Way To Complain About The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

NPR |Oct. 19, 2014 11:39 a.m.

It's time to separate the legitimate gripes about the induction process from narrow-minded grousing.

After 200 Years, A Schubert Song Still Resonates

NPR |Oct. 19, 2014 8:19 a.m.

The ingenious "Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel" remains an inspiration for singers and songwriters.

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