Why The Contradictions Of XXXTentacion Are 'Difficult To Square'

WHY THE CONTRADICTIONS OF XXXTENTACION ARE 'DIFFICULT TO SQUARE'

Music critic Lindsay Zoladz explains how and why music fans are grappling with art and violent life of Florida rapper XXXTentacion,...

Priscilla Renea Refuses To Be Quiet About Racism In Country Music

PRISCILLA RENEA REFUSES TO BE QUIET ABOUT RACISM IN COUNTRY MUSIC

Dolly Parton, one of Renea's favorite singers, says you have to stay quiet to make it in show business. But Renea refuses to downplay...

 
 
 
Why The Contradictions Of XXXTentacion Are 'Difficult To Square'

WHY THE CONTRADICTIONS OF XXXTENTACION ARE 'DIFFICULT TO SQUARE'

Music critic Lindsay Zoladz explains how and why music fans are grappling with art and violent life of Florida rapper XXXTentacion,...

Jill Barber Goes Pop, Minus Some Sweetness

JILL BARBER GOES POP, MINUS SOME SWEETNESS

The Canadian singer known for folk and jazz switches genres, this time to write an album about the place of women in modern times....

 
 
 
John Coltrane's Lost Album A 'Buried Treasure' For Jazz Fans

JOHN COLTRANE'S LOST ALBUM A 'BURIED TREASURE' FOR JAZZ FANS

Never-before-heard John Coltrane recordings from a 1963 session are being released as a new album. John Coltrane's son, Ravi Coltrane,...

Watch Kamasi Washington Beat A Professional Gamer In 'Street Fighter Mas'

WATCH KAMASI WASHINGTON BEAT A PROFESSIONAL GAMER IN 'STREET FIGHTER MAS'

As a kid, Washington thought he was the best Street Fighter player in the world. Now he proves it by championing professional gamer...

 
 
 
Your Favorite Summer Jams

YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER JAMS

From the sultry Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa song "One Kiss" to Korean boy band BTS's "Fake Love, NPR listeners share the songs they'll...

Kississippi On World Cafe

KISSISSIPPI ON WORLD CAFE

After some ups and downs, Zoe Reynolds persisted and independently released her debut album. Hear a live performance.

 
 
 
It's Impossible To Reconcile XXXTentacion's Art With His Violent Life

IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO RECONCILE XXXTENTACION'S ART WITH HIS VIOLENT LIFE

We break down the controversy surrounding rapper XXXTentacion in life and in death. (Image credit: Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via...

Marcia Ball On Piano Jazz

MARCIA BALL ON PIANO JAZZ

Marcia Ball bends our understanding of blues with her melding of deep southern melodies and rhythms.

 
 
 
Crosscurrents: Converging Jazz And Indian Classical Music

CROSSCURRENTS: CONVERGING JAZZ AND INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC

Explore the influence of Indian music on the jazz and rock scenes of the '60s with tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, prolific bassist Dave...

Pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa Is Part Of A Long Line of 'Amazing'

PIANIST HAROLD LOPEZ-NUSSA IS PART OF A LONG LINE OF 'AMAZING'

The pianist's new album is a lesson on contemporary Cuban piano, performed with a trio with strong familial ties. (Image credit: Gabriel...

 
 
 
Kamasi Washington's Heaven Exists In His Mind

KAMASI WASHINGTON'S HEAVEN EXISTS IN HIS MIND

It's Impossible To Reconcile XXXTentacion's Art With His Violent Life

IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO RECONCILE XXXTENTACION'S ART WITH HIS VIOLENT LIFE

We break down the controversy surrounding rapper XXXTentacion in life and in death. (Image credit: Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via...

 
 
 
From The Top: Tiny Desk Concert

FROM THE TOP: TINY DESK CONCERT

A handful of teenagers, and a 12-year-old violinist, from the radio show From the Top , give sparkling performances, proving there's...

New Music Friday For June 22: Six Albums You Should Hear Now

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY FOR JUNE 22: SIX ALBUMS YOU SHOULD HEAR NOW

Highlights from June 22 include the intense industrial rock of Nine Inch Nails, the new joint project of Lecrae & Zaytoven and the...

 
 
 

US, TODAY EXPLORES INTERSECTION OF PROGRESSIVE ROCK, ELECTRIC JAZZ ON 'COMPUTANT'

Eight years ago three friends from Oxford, Ohio, decided to start a band. On one of the recording tapes they wrote "Us, Today" and...

Tash Sultana Finds 'Salvation' In The Form Of Studio Time And Skydiving

TASH SULTANA FINDS 'SALVATION' IN THE FORM OF STUDIO TIME AND SKYDIVING

 
 
 
Max Richter's 'Blue Notebooks' Offers Moving Portrait For Elisabeth Moss

MAX RICHTER'S 'BLUE NOTEBOOKS' OFFERS MOVING PORTRAIT FOR ELISABETH MOSS

To mark the reissue of The Blue Notebooks , Richter has released a short film featuring The Handmaid's Tale star and a potent piece...

Arrest Made In The Murder Of Rapper XXXTentacion

ARREST MADE IN THE MURDER OF RAPPER XXXTENTACION

Police have arrested a suspect in the death of Jahseh Onfroy, better known as the rapper XXXTentacion, who was shot and killed outside...

 
 
 



New Release

New Release

Hey, world, be on the look out for hot new music by All Reach. Music to quench your soul's thirst. Motivational or let's say inspiring music for the soul, from morning to... Read more ...

This Photo of Joanna and Chip Gaines's Kids Waiting For Their Brother to Be...

This Photo of Joanna and Chip Gaines's Kids Waiting For Their Brother to Be Born Is SO Cute

One of my favorite pics a friend showed me after Crew was born. They couldn't wait to meet their new baby brother ❤️ A post shared by Joanna Stevens Gaines on Jun 23, 2018 at... Read more ...

Save Us, Jon Snow! Fans Are Still Recovering From Kit Harington and Rose...

Save Us, Jon Snow! Fans Are Still Recovering From Kit Harington and Rose Leslie's Wedding

Fans of Game of Thrones can confirm, seeing Kit Harington and Rose Leslie tie the knot was basically the equivalent of a royal wedding. The couple, who met while playing love... Read more ...

10 of Vinnie Paul's Hardest-Rocking Songs, From Pantera's Picks to...

10 of Vinnie Paul's Hardest-Rocking Songs, From Pantera's Picks to Hellyeah's Hits

When Vincent Paul Abbott, better known to the world as Vinnie Paul, died on June 22, the metal world lost one of its most dynamic and recognizable... Read more ...

British Rapper J Hus Arrested in London for Carrying a Knife

British Rapper J Hus Arrested in London for Carrying a Knife

British rapper J Hus was arrested in London Thursday and charged with carrying a knife after being stopped in a vehicle by police. The 23-... Read more ...

'Game of Thrones' Co-Stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Wed in Scotland

'Game of Thrones' Co-Stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Wed in Scotland

Former Game of Thrones co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie married Saturday with a church service and a celebration at the bride's... Read more ...

6 Things You Can Do Today to Lose Weight For Good

6 Things You Can Do Today to Lose Weight For Good

To lose weight , you're going to have to be diligent with the work you're putting in. That means following a workout routine that's right for you, eating healthy foods , and... Read more ...

Vinnie Paul, Pantera Drummer and Co-Founder, Dies at 54

Vinnie Paul, Pantera Drummer and Co-Founder, Dies at 54

Vinnie Paul, the drummer who helped to usher in a new era of metal as a member of the hugely influential Pantera, has died. He was 54. No cause of death has yet been confirmed... Read more ...

Eleven Seven Label Group Responds to Death of 'Pioneer & 'Absolute Legend'...

Eleven Seven Label Group Responds to Death of 'Pioneer & 'Absolute Legend' Vinnie Paul

Eleven Seven Music Group - the hard rock label home to Vinnie Paul's band, Hellyeah - has released a statement following the death of the... Read more ...

XXXTentacion Public Viewing to Be Held at Florida's BB&T Center

XXXTentacion Public Viewing to Be Held at Florida's BB&T Center

XXXTentacion fans will have the opportunity to pay their final respects to the late rapper during an open-casket public memorial at the BB&T... Read more ...

Watch Kacey Musgraves And Harry Styles Cover Shania Twain At MSG

Watch Kacey Musgraves And Harry Styles Cover Shania Twain At MSG

For the last two nights, Harry Styles took over the famed Manhattan arena Madison Square Garden. More importantly, he brought along a very good choice as an opening act - none... Read more ...