Jenny Scheinman, far right, with her Mischief & Mayhem quartet. Left to right: drummer Jim Black, bassist Todd Sickafoose, guitarist Nels Cline. Michael Gross hide caption

toggle caption Michael Gross
Jenny Scheinman: The Right Amount Of 'Mayhem'
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/147304880/147448935" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

D.W. Groethe performs at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nev. Jessica Brandi Lifland hide caption

toggle caption Jessica Brandi Lifland
Open Wide And Say Yee-Haw! Dentist Goes West In Song
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/147347430/147442462" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Cranberries (left to right): Noel Hogan, Fergal Lawler, Dolores O'Riordan, Mike Hogan. Jess Baumung/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Jess Baumung/Courtesy of the artist
Finding Hope, With The Cranberries' Help
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/147368588/147461635" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Robert Glasper leads his band through experiments in jazz, hip-hop, R&B and rock on his new album, Black Radio. Mike Schreiber hide caption

toggle caption Mike Schreiber
Robert Glasper: A Unified Field Theory For Black Music
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/147369849/147421389" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

American Daron Rahlves competes during the men's freestyle ski cross qualification at Cypress Mountain during the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images
Shredding To Metallica, Dancing To 'Jump'
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/145990975/147302545" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The New Orleans funk band Galactic's latest album, Carnivale Electrico, takes listeners from Fat Tuesday to Ash Wednesday. Zack Smith hide caption

toggle caption Zack Smith
Galactic: A Funky Day In The Life Of Mardi Gras
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/147201626/147229154" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Catherine Russell. Stefan Falke hide caption

toggle caption Stefan Falke
Catherine Russell: The Fresh Air In-Studio Concert
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146478234/147184407" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Julia Holter (left), M. Ward (top right), Dry the River (bottom). Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artists
New Mix: A Premiere From M. Ward, Julia Holter And More
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/147098710/147169507" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Bret McKenzie (left) wrote five of the songs in The Muppets, including the Oscar-nominated "Man or Muppet" and the opening number, "Life's a Happy Song." Andrew Macpherson/Disney hide caption

toggle caption Andrew Macpherson/Disney
Bret McKenzie: A Very Manly Muppet [Extended Cut]
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146997464/146997486" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells. The duo's new album is Reign of Terror. Patrick Odell/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Patrick Odell/Courtesy of the artist
Sleigh Bells: Something To Shout About
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146942642/147118318" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Gretchen Peters' new album is Hello Cruel World. Gina Binkley hide caption

toggle caption Gina Binkley
Gretchen Peters: Personal Pain As Universal Truth
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146942588/147133248" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Roberta Flack's new album, Let It Be Roberta, is a collection of reworked Beatles favorites. Brian T. Silak/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Brian T. Silak/Courtesy of the artist
Roberta Flack's Long And Winding Road
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146942636/147090441" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

It's natural for Leonard Cohen to think a lot about mortality near the end of his life, but Ron Sexsmith says Cohen has never sung about "frivolous things." Dominique Issermann hide caption

toggle caption Dominique Issermann
Conor Oberst, Ron Sexsmith Pay Tribute To Leonard Cohen
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/147046994/147060878" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript