Anthony Roth Costanzo: A Countertenor For The 21st Century

ANTHONY ROTH COSTANZO: A COUNTERTENOR FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

The resourceful singer is unafraid to bring opera - and his high-flying top notes - to unlikely places, from sixth-grade classrooms...

Watch The McCrary Sisters Perform Live

WATCH THE MCCRARY SISTERS PERFORM LIVE

This live performance from WXPN's Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul project features a unique style of gospel influenced by classic soul,...

 
 
 
Suge Knight To Get 28-Year Prison Term In Plea Deal Over Fatal Hit-And-Run

SUGE KNIGHT TO GET 28-YEAR PRISON TERM IN PLEA DEAL OVER FATAL HIT-AND-RUN

The co-founder of Death Row Records, who is 53, agreed to a plea deal for one count of voluntary manslaughter. He had been facing charges...

Suge Knight To Get 28-Year Prison Term In Plea Deal Over Fatal Hit-And-Run

SUGE KNIGHT TO GET 28-YEAR PRISON TERM IN PLEA DEAL OVER FATAL HIT-AND-RUN

The co-founder of Death Row Records, Knight, 53, agreed to a plea deal for one count of voluntary manslaughter. He had been facing...

 
 
 
Steve Perry Makes His Return

STEVE PERRY MAKES HIS RETURN

Members Of Savages, Yeah Yeah Yeahs And Perfect Pussy Unite For 'Road Trip'

MEMBERS OF SAVAGES, YEAH YEAH YEAHS AND PERFECT PUSSY UNITE FOR 'ROAD TRIP'

The combination of Savages' thundering rhythm section, Perfect Pussy vocalist Meredith Graves and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner...

 
 
 
Pat Metheny On Piano Jazz

PAT METHENY ON PIANO JAZZ

On this episode, The Pat Metheny Trio, which includes bassist Christian McBride and drummer Antonio Sanchez, performs an exclusive...

Meg White Is The 21st Century's Loudest Introvert

MEG WHITE IS THE 21ST CENTURY'S LOUDEST INTROVERT

White's drumming made her one of the loudest musicians of this century, yet she's often remembered for being a quiet person - setting...

 
 
 
Imagine: Previously Unseen Footage Of John Lennon And George Harrison

IMAGINE: PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN FOOTAGE OF JOHN LENNON AND GEORGE HARRISON

The never-before-seen clip, of the two former Beatles recording Lennon's "How Do You Sleep?" in 1971, comes ahead of the Oct. 5 release...

Anthony Roth Costanzo: Tiny Desk Concert

ANTHONY ROTH COSTANZO: TINY DESK CONCERT

Watch the ambitious countertenor sing music that spans more than 250 years, connecting the dots between David Byrne, George Frideric...

 
 
 
New Music Friday For Sep. 21: Eight Albums You Should Hear Now

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY FOR SEP. 21: EIGHT ALBUMS YOU SHOULD HEAR NOW

Intimate home recordings from Prince, ragged rock from Metric, the angelic harmonies of Mountain Man, and Richard Swift's final, posthumous...

The Gift Of Posthumous Prince Music

THE GIFT OF POSTHUMOUS PRINCE MUSIC

Rachel Martin talks to NPR Music critic Ann Powers about Piano & a Microphone 1983 , Prince's first posthumous album of previously...

 
 
 
Stream Brockhampton's New Album, 'Iridescence'

STREAM BROCKHAMPTON'S NEW ALBUM, 'IRIDESCENCE'

The 14-member hip-hop boy band just unveiled its first album since signing to RCA Records in March. (Image credit: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty...

Stream Brockhampton's New Album, 'Iridescence'

STREAM BROCKHAMPTON'S NEW ALBUM, 'IRIDESCENCE'

The 14-member hip-hop boy band just unveiled its first album since signing to RCA Records in March. (Image credit: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty...

 
 
 
The Anthemic Allure Of 'Dixie,' An Enduring Confederate Monument

THE ANTHEMIC ALLURE OF 'DIXIE,' AN ENDURING CONFEDERATE MONUMENT

Despite its origins in the popular music of the North, the song became the unofficial anthem of the Confederacy during the Civil War...

Hear An Early Outtake Of Bob Dylan's 'If You See Her, Say Hello'

HEAR AN EARLY OUTTAKE OF BOB DYLAN'S 'IF YOU SEE HER, SAY HELLO'

Bob Dylan's Bootleg series continues this fall with Vol. 14, More Blood on the Tracks, which includes the first take he ever recorded...

 
 
 
Watch A 7-Year-Old Bassist Play Along With Mac Miller

WATCH A 7-YEAR-OLD BASSIST PLAY ALONG WITH MAC MILLER

Puerto Rico One Year After Maria

PUERTO RICO ONE YEAR AFTER MARIA

A collection of stories from NPR News about the devastating storm and its aftermath.

 
 
 
Between Chaos And Desire: A Conversation With Christine And The Queens

BETWEEN CHAOS AND DESIRE: A CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS

Talia Schlanger chats with pop music's weird cousin about the new album Chris and it's blurred distinctions between aggressive and...

Hear An Early Outtake Of Bob Dylan's 'If You See Her, Say Hello'

HEAR AN EARLY OUTTAKE OF BOB DYLAN'S 'IF YOU SEE HER, SAY HELLO'

Bob Dylan's Bootleg series continues this fall with Vol. 14, More Blood on the Tracks, which includes the first take he ever recorded...

 
 
 



Today we are all in the history of music!

Dear Academy members records: Moments ago, the us Senate unanimously voted to pass the Music modernization Act ! Today we are all in the history of music! Thanks to the... Read more ...

Today we are all in the history of music!

Dear Academy members records: Moments ago, the us Senate unanimously voted to pass the Music modernization Act ! Today we are all in the history of music! Thanks to the... Read more ...

Today we are all in the history of music!

Dear Academy members records: Moments ago, the us Senate unanimously voted to pass the Music modernization Act ! Today we are all in the history of music! Thanks to the... Read more ...

Sam Smith Pulls Out of iHeartRadio Music Festival Due to 'Unforeseen...

Sam Smith Pulls Out of iHeartRadio Music Festival Due to 'Unforeseen Circumstances'

Sam Smith, who was slated to perform Friday night at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival, announced around 9 p.m. PT, after the show had... Read more ...

Grimes Recorded the Theme Song for Netflix's New Animated Series 'Hilda': Listen

Grimes Recorded the Theme Song for Netflix's New Animated Series 'Hilda': Listen

Hilda, a new animated Netflix show about the title character's through a magical land with bizarre creatures, debuted on Friday ... Read more ...

Kim Kardashian Posts Adorable Photo of Son Saint Wearing a Kanye West Mask

Kim Kardashian Posts Adorable Photo of Son Saint Wearing a Kanye West Mask

Saint West is turning out to be Kanye's mini-me. Kim Kardashian took to Instagram to share a photo of her 2-year-old son holding up a cut-... Read more ...

Celebrate Leonard Cohen's Birthday With This Stunning 'Hallelujah' Cover

Celebrate Leonard Cohen's Birthday With This Stunning 'Hallelujah' Cover

Bastian Baker has been performing the song while on tour with Shania Twain. Read more ...

J. Cole's Dreamville Festival rescheduled for Spring 2019

J. Cole's Dreamville Festival rescheduled for Spring 2019

J. Cole 's inaugural Dreamville Festival was canceled last week on account of Hurricane Florence, which made landfall in North Carolina and has since claimed the lives of more... Read more ...

Drake & Migos Postpone Two Miami Shows Due to 'Circumstances Beyond Our Control'

Drake & Migos Postpone Two Miami Shows Due to 'Circumstances Beyond Our Control'

Drake and Migos' Aubrey And The Three Migos tour has postponed some more dates. Friday and Saturday 's shows in Miami... Read more ...

It Really Is the Season of Love on Grey's Anatomy: "I Have Not Seen Much...

It Really Is the Season of Love on Grey's Anatomy: "I Have Not Seen Much Bleeding"

Over the Summer, when the 15th season of Grey's Anatomy was but a dream, we got our first kernel of information to latch to. There would be a new theme for the show's next... Read more ...

Shut Up, Dude: This Week's Best And Worst Comments

Shut Up, Dude: This Week's Best And Worst Comments

This week we celebrated album anniversaries from Kings Of Leon , Talk Talk , and Cat Power. We talked to the Other Years , Goo Goo Dolls , Tigers Jaw , and Eve 6. We ranked... Read more ...

Ella Mai Announces Eponymous Debut Album Release Date and Cover Art

Ella Mai Announces Eponymous Debut Album Release Date and Cover Art

Ella Mai is blossoming into a superstar right before our very eyes. With "Boo'd Up" serving as one of the songs of the summer in 2018,... Read more ...

Elle King Rolls Her Eyes at Perfection in New Song, 'Naturally Pretty...

Elle King Rolls Her Eyes at Perfection in New Song, 'Naturally Pretty Girls': Listen

"I'm sure they just get up every morning and be boring and beautiful," Elle King growls in her new song, "Naturally Pretty Girls,... Read more ...