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Watch Conor Oberst Play New Songs For The First Time Live

NPR | Oct. 21, 2016

Watch "Tachycardia," "Gossamer Thin" and "A Little Uncanny" performed in NYC.

On Lady Gaga's 'Joanne,' All Of Pop Is A Stage

NPR | Oct. 21, 2016

Joanne is as theatrical as anything Gaga has ever made.

Songs We Love: Forth Wanderers, 'Nerves'

NPR | Oct. 21, 2016

The suburban slack-rockers nail that sudden realization that you're wasting your time with someone.

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First Watch: Oh Land, 'Love You Better'

NPR | Oct. 21, 2016 6:55 a.m.

Dogme 95 filmmaker Kristian Levring reverse-ages the Danish singer in a sometimes unsettling video.


The Steel Wheels On Mountain Stage

NPR | Oct. 20, 2016 11:38 a.m.

Hear a live set recorded in the Americana band's hometown of Harrisonburg, Va.


Songs We Love: Valerie June, 'Astral Plane'

NPR | Oct. 20, 2016 8:06 a.m.

Originally written for Massive Attack, Valerie June gives an old song new life.


The Sweet Windbreakers In Flasher's Video For 'Destroy' Will Make You Jealous

NPR | Oct. 20, 2016 7 a.m.

Featuring Priests' Taylor Mulitz, Flasher's post-punk is razor-cut with a bit of a sarcastic sneer.


Phil Chess, Co-Founder Of Chess Records, Dies At 95

NPR | Oct. 19, 2016 5:44 p.m.

Chess' label championed iconic blues and rock 'n' roll artists like Etta James and Chuck Berry.


Love For The Lead Guitar: Guest DJ Eljuri

NPR | Oct. 19, 2016 10:22 a.m.

The accomplished guitarist stops by to share a playlist of her favorite classic-rock icons.


Watch A Rare Frank Sinatra Performance Of 'The Lady Is A Tramp'

NPR | Oct. 19, 2016 9:53 a.m.

The 1962 recording is from an upcoming collection of unreleased live Sinatra performances.


Hear 'Killing A Little Time,' A New Song From David Bowie

NPR | Oct. 19, 2016 9:52 a.m.

The new song is an ominous, polyrhythmic rock cut that would fit well on Bowie's Blackstar.


Songs We Love: Saba, 'Church / Liquor Store (Feat. Noname)'

NPR | Oct. 19, 2016 8:24 a.m.

The Chicago rapper takes a hard look at how the prison system affects the West Side of his hometown.


On Chuck Berry's Birthday, A Crash Course In His Music

NPR | Oct. 18, 2016 3:44 p.m.

Berry, who turns 90 Tuesday, is a rock deity, but there are many for whom he is merely a famous name. NPR's Andrew Limbong was among the uninitiated — until now.