March 31, 2009 Bob and I (and Stephen and Carrie) are always bloviating about all the wonderful music we've discovered, and this year's South by Southwest festival and conference gave us even more to talk about
March 26, 2009 We're back from Austin and still recovering from last week's orgy of amazing music at the South by Southwest conference and festival. In addition to all the concerts we webcast and broadcast, Bob
March 20, 2009 A few quick videos to share before heading out to shoot an acoustic solo performance by Grandaddy's Jason Lytle:
March 18, 2009 Full SXSW Coverage for Live Concerts and Exclusive Performances
March 17, 2009 Full SXSW Coverage for Live Concerts and Exclusive Performances
March 10, 2009 Full SXSW Coverage for Live Concerts and Exclusive Performances
March 6, 2009 How important is a producer? Think of the albums you really, really love. There's a good chance the same producer appears on more than one of them. Daniel Lanois comes to mind: He was at the mixing board for some of my all-time favorite albums, li...
March 2, 2009 When a publicist for Tom Jones contacted us and said the singer wanted to do a "Big Desk Concert," the thought of Jones' substantial voice filling our office left us laughing — and dying to do it.
March 2, 2009 Baltimore artist Dan Deacon has built his reputation on live shows: a comically unpredictable mess of frenetic dancing, audience participation and theatrics, all powered by Deacon's wildly addictive electro freak-pop. Deacon shuns the stage, instead planting himself on the dance floor with a tangle of cables, analog drum machines and vintage electronics. Deacon's infectious energy is captured on his latest album, Bromst, which can be heard in its entirety here on NPR Music, as an exclusive first listen.
February 26, 2009 For me, the first two months of 2009 have already produced more memorable albums than all of 2008. With a few notable exceptions — like Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago<
February 25, 2009 Who? Josh Freese, dude! He's a session drummer who's appeared on nearly 300 albums. He's worked with Devo, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Guns N' Roses and others. More importantly, Josh Freese has a new solo album coming out toward the end of...
February 16, 2009 Hear a full-album preview of Laura Gibson's quiet masterpiece, Beasts of Seasons, streaming on NPR Music as an exclusive first listen.
February 12, 2009 On Feb. 19, Leonard Cohen will give a rare live performance at the Beacon Theater in New York. It's only one night, and there are way more fans than seats, so it's no surpris
February 11, 2009 M. Ward: Live Online, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. ET
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