NPR Music News

Music News
3:58 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Queen Of Soul Gives Adele Some R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 7:01 am

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And now this. We have a tip of the hat from an older generation to a younger.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

And since this involves Aretha Franklin, we can assume this is one spectacular hat.

Read more
Music News
2:44 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Julian Casablancas: New Band, New Album, No Compromises

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz's new album is called Tyranny.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 8:12 am

Julian Casablancas has seen highs and lows in his career. Is This It, his 2001 debut with his band The Strokes, is considered one of the great rock albums of that decade. Full of pop melodies and rock-star snarl, it launched a generation of bands chasing a similar sound.

Read more
Music News
3:13 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Tsapiky: Dance Music Fit For A Funeral

Pascal is a veteran tsapiky guitarist.
Banning Eyre NPR

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 5:14 pm

Read more
The Two-Way
3:49 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Sober And Sold-Out: Dance Club In Sweden Cuts Booze For A Night

Clubgoers dance at a Stockholm club that forbade its patrons from drinking Friday night.
Marten Andersson

Breathalyzers were placed in the doorway of a nightclub in Stockholm this weekend, with an unusual purpose: to ensure no guests had been drinking alcohol. It was all part of a plan for a booze-free night out called Sober, where staff were also on the lookout for anyone who seemed to be on drugs.

Read more
Music News
6:56 am
Sun September 28, 2014

The Atlanta Symphony Lockout Continues, Musicians Picket On Peachtree Street

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, with Music Director Robert Spano conducting.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 7:46 am

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra was scheduled to open its 70th season this week, but musicians have been locked out of their workplace since September 7th, when their contract expired. The same thing happened just two years ago. Back then, negotiators reached a new agreement before opening night. This year, Atlanta classical music fans were not so lucky.

Read more
Alt.Latino
4:50 am
Sun September 28, 2014

Digging Through The Latin Grammy Nominations: Who's Worth Checking Out

Chilean singer and musician Ana Tijoux performs during the Mexican musicial festival Vive Latino, at the Foro Sol in Mexico City, on March 28, 2014.
ALFREDO ESTRELLA AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun September 28, 2014 2:21 pm

Read more
Music News
8:09 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Mac Wiseman Returns To The Songs Of His Childhood

Mac Wiseman revisits lyrics his mother transcribed from the radio during his childhood on his new album, Songs From My Mother's Hand.
Jewly Hight NPR

Originally published on Sat September 27, 2014 10:07 am

Mac Wiseman is the kind of person who hangs on to things. At his home outside Nashville, the 89-year-old country balladeer points out a round dining table made of dark, grainy oak.

"It's the only one my mom ever had," he says. "She bought it when she and Dad got married. That was a year before my birth. So she bought it in 1924, which would make it 90 years old now."

Read more
Music News
3:12 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

New Boston Symphony Music Director Andris Nelsons: 'It's Not A Job โ€” It's Life'

"The music's kind of oozing out of not just his hands, but his whole body," Boston Symphony managing director Mark Volpe says of the orchestra's new music director, Andris Nelsons.
Marco Borggreve Boston Symphony Orchestra

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 7:23 pm

Read more
Music News
6:17 am
Fri September 26, 2014

First Listen: 'Become Ocean' By John Luther Adams

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Read more
The Record
10:17 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Roots, Plugged In

Jonah Tolchin performs at Grimey's in Nashville during the Americana Music Festival on Sept. 20.
Erika Goldring Getty Images

Originally published on Thu September 25, 2014 10:10 am

When I put Jonah Tolchin's performance at Third Man Records on my schedule for Americana Fest, the annual gathering of roots-minded musicians that took over Nashville last week, I thought I was going to see a young artist playing old-timey music. Earlier this year, the 22-year-old New Jerseyite released an album, Clover Lane, that gently ranges from countryish ballads to uptempo numbers with a country blues feel.

Read more

Pages