KCSN's Byron Gonzalez Defines Latin Alternative

KCSN'S BYRON GONZALEZ DEFINES LATIN ALTERNATIVE

The Latin Alt program director Byron Gonzalez shares songs from a few of his favorite artists making music outside the Latin mainstream....

How A Historic LA Guitar Shop Is Fighting To Stay Afloat During The Pandemic

HOW A HISTORIC LA GUITAR SHOP IS FIGHTING TO STAY AFLOAT DURING THE PANDEMIC

Candelas Guitars has been open in East LA for nearly 75 years. It's run by a third-generation Mexican American luthier who is struggling...

 
 
 
The New Sounds Of Protest And Hope

THE NEW SOUNDS OF PROTEST AND HOPE

As demonstrations for racial equality continue across the U.S. and the world, artists have been shaping and sharing their grief, fury,...

'Hope, Rage And Cries For Help': 5 Essential Tiny Desk Concerts

'HOPE, RAGE AND CRIES FOR HELP': 5 ESSENTIAL TINY DESK CONCERTS

From Terri Lyne Carrington to Jorja Smith, many artists have used their Tiny Desk concerts to express themselves, including songs of...

 
 
 
The New Sounds Of Protest And Hope

THE NEW SOUNDS OF PROTEST AND HOPE

As demonstrations for racial equality continue across the U.S. and the world, artists have been shaping and sharing their grief, fury,...

How A Historic LA Guitar Shop Is Fighting To Stay Afloat During The Pandemic

HOW A HISTORIC LA GUITAR SHOP IS FIGHTING TO STAY AFLOAT DURING THE PANDEMIC

Candelas Guitars has been open in East LA for nearly 75 years. It's run by a third-generation Mexican American luthier who is struggling...

 
 
 
Freddie Gibbs And The Alchemist Perfect The Rap Duo Recipe

FREDDIE GIBBS AND THE ALCHEMIST PERFECT THE RAP DUO RECIPE

Alfredo not only pairs Freddie Gibbs' top-tier lyricism and The Alchemist's gritty rhythms but also engages a hip-hop tradition going...

Sa-Roc: Tiny Desk Concert

SA-ROC: TINY DESK CONCERT

The Washington D.C. rapper and Rhymesayers signee debuts two songs from her upcoming album, The Sharecropper's Daughter .

 
 
 
Musician Marc Rebillet Is Using Drive-In Theaters To Go On A Socially Distant Tour

MUSICIAN MARC REBILLET IS USING DRIVE-IN THEATERS TO GO ON A SOCIALLY DISTANT TOUR

Electronic musician Marc Rebillet was scheduled to be on tour this summer. His revised the plan to tour during the pandemic: hold concerts...

Clarinetist Anthony McGill Kneels, Pleads And Plays For Justice

CLARINETIST ANTHONY MCGILL KNEELS, PLEADS AND PLAYS FOR JUSTICE

With the help of a few "wrong" notes, the principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic turned "America the Beautiful" into a...

 
 
 
Musician Marc Rebillet Is Using Drive-In Theaters To Go On A Socially Distant Tour

MUSICIAN MARC REBILLET IS USING DRIVE-IN THEATERS TO GO ON A SOCIALLY DISTANT TOUR

Electronic musician Marc Rebillet was scheduled to be on tour this summer. His revised the plan to tour during the pandemic: hold concerts...

Run The Jewels Releases New Album 'RTJ4' Early

RUN THE JEWELS RELEASES NEW ALBUM 'RTJ4' EARLY

Killer Mike and El-P drop their fourth full-length album two days ahead of its scheduled release date and days after Killer Mike addressed...

 
 
 
Warner Music Group Trading On Wall Street, Promises Social Justice Support

WARNER MUSIC GROUP TRADING ON WALL STREET, PROMISES SOCIAL JUSTICE SUPPORT

One of the world's three major record labels is now a publicly traded company. (Image credit: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Warner...

Run The Jewels Releases New Album 'RTJ4' Early

RUN THE JEWELS RELEASES NEW ALBUM 'RTJ4' EARLY

Killer Mike and El-P drop their fourth full-length album two days ahead of its scheduled release date and days after Killer Mike addressed...

 
 
 
Warner Music Group Debuts On Wall Street, Promises Social Justice Support

WARNER MUSIC GROUP DEBUTS ON WALL STREET, PROMISES SOCIAL JUSTICE SUPPORT

One of the world's three major record labels is now a publicly traded company. (Image credit: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Warner...

The Law Police Used To Discriminate Against Musicians Of Color

THE LAW POLICE USED TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST MUSICIANS OF COLOR

The New York Police Department kept musicians of color from the stage for almost three decades by revoking their cabaret cards, a license...

 
 
 
Finding Connection And Comfort In Livestream Concerts During Quarantine

FINDING CONNECTION AND COMFORT IN LIVESTREAM CONCERTS DURING QUARANTINE

NPR Music correspondents Ann Powers and Sidney Madden recommend a few favorite livestreaming performance series to check out while...

Music Companies Promise A Tuesday 'Blackout' For Black Lives

MUSIC COMPANIES PROMISE A TUESDAY 'BLACKOUT' FOR BLACK LIVES

Record labels and other organizations will participate in a daylong moratorium on "business as usual," though some argue the actions...

 
 
 
Classic World Cafe: John Mayer En Route To Superstardom

CLASSIC WORLD CAFE: JOHN MAYER EN ROUTE TO SUPERSTARDOM

Today, you can pretend it's 2001: John Mayer visits the World Cafe just after the release of his debut album Room For Squares, which...

Music Companies Promise A Tuesday 'Blackout' For Black Lives

MUSIC COMPANIES PROMISE A TUESDAY 'BLACKOUT' FOR BLACK LIVES

Record labels and other organizations will participate in a daylong moratorium on "business as usual," though some argue the actions...

 
 
 



SENSATION! PREMIERE! THE LIVE STREAM!

SENSATION! PREMIERE! THE LIVE STREAM! 19 April at 20:00(Atlanta,USA), at 3:00 (Moscow,Russia) the Transfer of the group "The show broadway group" ON the AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL... Read more ...

Law on local radio Freedom

Chuck Schumer U.S. senator Dear Mr. Gorbunov: Thank You for contacting me to Express your concern about S. Con.Res.6, the Law on local radio Freedom. While the local... Read more ...

The Hits Collection Igor Gorbunov

GET THIS SHOW !!! From NoiseTrade and get free music from @showbroadway3 at @noisetrade. Listen here... Read more ...

I Attended a Hawaiian Paddle Out Ceremony for BLM - and it was Incredibly Moving

I Attended a Hawaiian Paddle Out Ceremony for BLM - and it was Incredibly Moving

As I processed the devastating and brutal murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor , and Ahmaud Arbery, which sent waves of heartbreak and public outcry out across the world, I... Read more ...

6 Ways to Be a Valuable Ally at a Black Lives Matter Protest

6 Ways to Be a Valuable Ally at a Black Lives Matter Protest

As a white or non-Black ally to the Black Lives Matter movement, there are many ways to put in valuable work and make a difference: speaking out on social media platforms... Read more ...

Stream Sunami's Self-Titled Debut EP

Stream Sunami's Self-Titled Debut EP

Right now, a whole lot of people hate cops. But I don't know how many people hate cops as much as the San Jose band Sunami. Last year, Sunami, whose ranks include members of... Read more ...

Shabazz Palaces - “MEGA CHURCH”

Shabazz Palaces - “MEGA CHURCH”

Seattle art-rap mystics Shabazz Palaces just released their latest album, The Don Of Diamond Dreams, in April. And today, on Bandcamp's third revenue-waiving day, they're... Read more ...

Alicia Keys, Anjelika Washington, and More Come Together to Wish Breonna...

Alicia Keys, Anjelika Washington, and More Come Together to Wish Breonna Taylor a Happy Birthday

In honor of Breonna Taylor, who would have turned 27 years old on June 5, 2020 , Alicia Keys and Hashtag Booked (a sketch comedy series created by actresses LaNisa Frederick... Read more ...

Nina Westbrook Is Championing For Black Women to Put Their Mental Health First

Nina Westbrook Is Championing For Black Women to Put Their Mental Health First

"The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black... Read more ...

Why Latinx Have a Duty to Demand Justice and Support Black Lives Matter

Why Latinx Have a Duty to Demand Justice and Support Black Lives Matter

As a Latina in the US, I find it frustrating when I hear fellow Latinx downplay Black Lives Matter. Not only because a lot of us come from countries where our African heritage... Read more ...

Amid Nationwide Protests, James Baldwin's Words Continue to Offer Guidance

Amid Nationwide Protests, James Baldwin's Words Continue to Offer Guidance

"What is it you wanted me to reconcile myself to? I was born here almost 60 years ago. I'm not gonna live another 60 years. You always told me 'It takes time.' It's taken my... Read more ...

The Business of Black-Owned Beauty is Booming, but 1 Founder Shares Why It...

The Business of Black-Owned Beauty is Booming, but 1 Founder Shares Why It Can't End There

With antiracism protests happening all over the country in support of the Black Live Matter Movement, a light is finally being shed on other areas of injustices and systemic... Read more ...

Stock Up on Books From These Black-Owned Bookshops Across the US

Stock Up on Books From These Black-Owned Bookshops Across the US

Book-lovers have an opportunity to be discerning when it comes to where we buy our books, and fellow readers know those dollars can add up. Many of us are adding antiracism and... Read more ...