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Microphone Check onstage with Organized Noize in Atlanta. From left to right: Frannie Kelley, Ray Murray, Rico Wade, Sleepy Brown and Ali Shaheed Muhammad.
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May 8, 2015 NPR Music's Frannie Kelley and Ali Shaheed Muhammad host a conversation about Atlanta's music, its artists, and history with rap and popular culture with special guests Organized Noize and Father.
My Morning Jacket.
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April 27, 2015 On Thursday, May 7, audiences everywhere can watch live as Jim James and his bandmates play songs from their just-released album, The Waterfall.
Stromae proved to the audience at Stubb's in Austin why he's a major star just about everywhere but the U.S.
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March 23, 2015 See Courtney Barnett, Stromae and Boogie perform at SXSW. Check out moving portraits of musicians. Watch intimate, after-hours performances recorded around Austin. That and more, all at NPR Music.
March 9, 2015 Blues-rock musician Fantastic Negrito won NPR Music's first-ever Tiny Desk Concert Contest in February. Now, watch him perform at the renowned workspace-turned-stage.
Clockwise from upper left: Shamir, TV On The Radio, Boogie, Courtney Barnett, Stromae
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March 3, 2015 TV On The Radio, Stromae, Courtney Barnett, Shamir & Boogie perform at NPR Music's SXSW Opening Night Showcase at Stubb's on Wednesday, March 18.
February 23, 2015 NPR Music is offering a live video webstream from the Sleater-Kinney concert at DC's 9:30 Club. Watch at npr.org/music on Tuesday, Feb. 24 (at 9:30PM ET of course).
February 12, 2015 NPR Music today announces Oakland-based black roots artist Fantastic Negrito as the winner of its first-ever Tiny Desk Concert Contest, a search for a great undiscovered, unsigned musician.
Launch Songs We Love 2014
December 10, 2014 The Songs We Love 2014 player packages 300+ songs from 2014 into one customizeable app, available at NPR.org/BestSongs.
December 2, 2014 Want to play at the most famous desk in public radio? Enter the Tiny Desk Contest by submitting your YouTube video of an original song today through Jan. 19, 2015!
October 29, 2014 We have a new home page this morning, and the experience brings you closer to the beating heart of the music than ever before.
October 29, 2014 Visually remastered and fully responsive, the new NPR Music home page offers a discovery-forward music experience with thoughtful navigation and clean design across all platforms.
October 16, 2014 On Wednesday, 10/22, NPR Music Presents Elle Varner, Lia Ices, B.J. The Chicago Kid and Cayetana in a live concert webcastfrom (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York.
October 9, 2014 Jazz is an exchange of sounds, rhythms and themes. Jazz Night in America allows listeners to be a part of the exchange with a seat in the front row of the performance & the middle of the conversation.
October 9, 2014 NPR Music, Jazz at Lincoln Center and WBGO, one of the nation's leading jazz producers, together launch the next generation of jazz programming in public radio: Jazz Night in America.
September 15, 2014 Watch performances by Jason Isbell, Rosanne Cash, Valerie June & more at NPR.org/music on Sept. 17. Live webcast begins at 8PM ET.
September 3, 2014 NPR Music commemorates Biggie's legacy and the anniversary of Ready to Die with an event in Brooklyn on Sunday, 9/14, at 7PM ET. Free public tickets available starting 9/4; details at @nprhiphop.
August 27, 2014 Before alt-J releases their second album, This Is All Yours, and begins a U.S. and UK tour, they're performing the new music exclusively for NPR Music fans. Watch live on Tuesday, Sept 2 at 9PM ET.
July 23, 2014 NPR Music brings you Ryan Adams live from the Newport Folk Festival! Tune in July 25 at 6PM EST.
May 27, 2014 Tiny Desk Concerts come to life like never before with NPR's new Roku channel.
Peru's Novalima infuses the Afro-Peruvian landó of Susana Baca's music with electronica.
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February 7, 2014 It is impossible to separate Latin music from its African roots. And what would be the point in trying? Meet some artists who are mashing and mixing African and Latin musical traditions in new and unexpected ways.
Looking for your new favorite messenger bag? We've got you covered with this NPR Timbuk2 bag. It's available in the NPR Shop: http://n.pr/18qxFF9
December 17, 2013 All month, we've been highlighting some of our favorite NPR Shop products that might find a nice home on your holiday gift list, and now you can find them all in one place - our online catalog. To receive your purchases by Dec. 25 with standard shipping, get orders in by Wed., Dec. 18.
December 4, 2013 We've got some holiday shopping ideas for you! We'll post some of our favorite NPR Shop products to the @NPR Twitter account and This is NPR Facebook page. While we won't try to claim this as a one-stop-shop, we can promise that these gift ideas aren't just for the hard-core public radio junkie.
November 21, 2013 Need your weekly dance mix fix? Look no further than Metropolis, a live, two-hour electronic music show hosted by DJ Jason Bentley, an industry leader and fearless champion of discovering beasts that get your feet moving.
If the NPR interns had a band, this would be the cover of our first EP.
November 12, 2013 NPR can seem like an overwhelming place for us interns looking to make a career in public radio, but it's easy to feel comfortable here. Fall 2013 interns collected insights and photos from their encounters with some of NPR's biggest and most welcoming stars - and these are their stories.
Click to see an interactive map of Meriden, N.H., with stories from Okkervil River's Will Sheff about his childhood there.
August 28, 2013 The world you inhabit as a teenager has a way of digging its claws into you. Hear All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton talk about the universal themes on Okkervil River's new album.
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