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Bosnian Rainbows, left to right: Deantoni Parks, Teri Gender Bender, Nicci Kasper, Omar Rodriguez Lopez. The band's self-titled debut comes out Tuesday.

Read Bosnian Rainbows: Carving Out A New Place In Latin Rock

June 28, 2013 – The new band brings together two of the most talented musicians in Latin rock.


Kid Rock performs in Las Vegas.

Read Kid Rock Takes On The Scalpers

June 27, 2013 – Kid Rock has a plan to get more of his tickets into the hands of true fans.


Caravan Palace.

Read Oui Et Oui: Montreal Jazz's French Connection WBGO

June 27, 2013 – Canada's grandest music event props up the city's elite French and Francophone musicians. WBGO

Mike Dean (center) backstage during the European leg of the Watch The Throne tour last year.

Watch Mike Dean On Working With Selena, Scarface And Kanye

June 27, 2013 – In the '90s he helped create the Dirty South sound; now, he says, "Me and Kanye are like a band."


At the Moab Festival in Utah, patrons can hike to a secret spot to hear concerts.

Read Hit The Road And Hear Some Music: Summer Classical Festivals 2013

June 26, 2013 – As summer heats up, so do dozens of classical music festivals all around the country.

John Grant.

Watch On John Grant And Healing Yourself

June 25, 2013 – The songwriter's hard-won words of hope inspire brotherly compassion in writer Barry Walters.

In his new memoir, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson describes his life in music — and how he mimicked beats at just 10 months old.

Read Questlove's Roots: A 'Meta' Memoir Of A Lifetime In Music

June 24, 2013 – In Mo' Meta Blues, the drummer for The Roots describes how he was groomed for music at an early age.


Bobby "Blue" Bland performs on stage at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, in 1989.

Watch Remembering The Multidimensional Music Of Bobby 'Blue' Bland

June 24, 2013 – Bland's music is the kind that can school anyone about the incomprehensible depths of love.


J. Cole performing at KMEL Summer Jam in Oakland, Calif., on June 9.

Watch J. Cole On Competition And Writing Honest Songs

June 23, 2013 – The rapper and producer says he's not afraid to make songs about being shy or unsure of himself.


Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee relaxes in the west Philadelphia house where her second album, Cerulean Salt, was recorded.

Watch Waxahatchee: A Lonesome Voice, Raised In Basements

June 23, 2013 – A gigging musician since age 14, Katie Crutchfield has found success in writing from experience.


When played on the radio in 1963, songs like Big Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle and Roll" were code to Birmingham youths, telling them to assemble.

Watch Shake, Rattle And Rally: Code Songs Spurred Activism In Birmingham

June 21, 2013 – The way to the hearts of potential civil rights marchers and organizers was through DJs and music.


Statik Selelktah.

Watch Statik Selektah On Boom Bap And His Mom's Favorite Rapper

June 20, 2013 – The producer spoke to Microphone Check about his fifth album and giving his childhood to hip-hop.


The-Dream performing in New York City in May.

Watch The-Dream: Why We All Need R&B

June 19, 2013 – The singer and songwriter Terius Nash says R&B is the genre that's closest to the reality of love.


Kanye West at his album listening party at Milk Studios last week in New York City.

Watch Kanye's 'Yeezus' Packs A Bite

June 18, 2013 – West's latest album was meant to be an event, and it's served that mission quite well.


As kids, Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer were all obsessed with hip-hop and TV shows like Yo! MTV Raps.

Listen The Lonley Island: The Fresh Air Interview

June 18, 2013 – The hip-hop parody group has produced some of the funniest SNL material in recent memory.


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