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Karl Hyde's debut solo album is titled Edgeland.

Watch Karl Hyde, Underworld Music Maker, Surfaces

April 27, 2013 – On his solo debut, Edgeland, the English electronic musician takes a turn for the personal.


A Chinese and a North Korean embrace in a pledge of everlasting (political) love. From Raid on the White Tiger Regiment, 1971.

Read Amazingly Odd Operas From Revolutionary China

April 26, 2013 – Explore the extravagant, but politically dogmatic, operas of China's Cultural Revolution.

Elliott Wilson (left) and Tyler The Creator Tuesday night at the Highline Ballroom.

Read The Tyler Interview: Silly, But With A Purpose

April 26, 2013 – In front of a paying audience, Tyler was flippantly entertaining and surprisingly vulnerable.

Turkish-German vocalist Esra Dalfidan sings in several languages with her band FIDAN.

Read Jazzahead! Highlights: 5 New Bands From Europe WBGO

April 26, 2013 – More than 20,000 jazz fans and industry types descend upon Bremen's discovery-intensive festival. WBGO

Talib Kweli's new album is titled Prisoner of Conscious.

Watch Talib Kweli On Mainstream Hip-Hop And Honoring The Old School

April 24, 2013 – The New York rapper says he's learned over the years to be accessible but honest to his craft.


Ingolf Wunder pays tribute to 300 years of keyboard music on his new album 300.

Read Three Must-Hear Piano Albums

April 23, 2013 – Three new records prove the old box of wires and hammers called the piano still draws top players.

Richie Havens in 1969.

Watch Richie Havens, A Folk Singer Of 'Freedom'

April 23, 2013 – The singer, who famously opened Woodstock in 1969, has died.


Adrian Younge (left) and Ghostface onstage at the Seattle stop of their tour last week.

Watch The Ghostface Killah Rises Again

April 22, 2013 – A high-concept album by a veteran rapper and a film composer knits together hip-hop and soul music.


Phoenix's latest album is called Bankrupt! Left to right: Thomas Mars, Laurent Brancowitz, Christian Mazzalai, Deck d'Arcy.

Watch Phoenix On Sounding Like Robots And Staying Restless

April 20, 2013 – The band says its new album, Bankrupt!, wouldn't have been the same without meticulous self-editing.


Tito Puente on vibraphone at the Palladium.

Read Tito Puente: 90 Years Of Getting People To Dance

April 20, 2013 – A new box set compiles the timbalero's RCA recordings, when his band lit up dance floors nightly.

Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer's new collaborative album is titled Child Ballads.

Read The Continuing Relevance Of Child Ballads

April 20, 2013 – A duo of young songwriters is reviving Scottish and English folk songs from centuries ago.


Record Store Day is Saturday, April 20, 2013.

Read 12 Reasons To Visit Your Local Record Store On Saturday

April 19, 2013 – We pick a dozen exciting releases from among the hundreds of things you'll find at Record Store Day.

Symphony Sid Torin (left) hosts a program at WHOM featuring the saxophonist Arnett Cobb.

Read Jazz Salutes Its Disc Jockeys Jazz24

April 18, 2013 – So important were jazz DJs of the '40s and '50s that jazz artists often wrote songs for them. Jazz24

The cover of Nick Drake's 1970 album Bryter Later.

Watch What Nick Drake Taught Me About Art And Love

April 18, 2013 – Ann Powers says some music feels so personal, it's hard to think about sharing it with anyone else.

The crowd at Coachella on Sunday.

Read Coachella's Hometown Aims To Cash In On Fest's Rising Tide SCPR

April 18, 2013 – The highest-grossing music festival in the world happens in a city struggling to stay afloat. SCPR


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