Music Articles archive
Read Revved-up Vivaldi, Persian Bamboo And Soaring Spirituals: New Classical Albums
June 30, 2013 – NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Jacki Lyden spin a wide range of new classical releases.
Watch The Slow Hit Movement: Year-Old Songs On The Pop Charts
June 29, 2013 – Some hits don't shoot up the charts, they march, as they crossover, set off a meme or land on TV.
Watch Bittersweet At No. 1: How A Japanese Song Topped The Charts In 1963
June 28, 2013 – Underlying the sweetness of the unexpected hit song "Sukiyaki" was a story of sadness and loss.
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.
Read Oui Et Oui: Montreal Jazz's French Connection WBGO
Read Kid Rock Takes On The Scalpers
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."
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.
Watch On John Grant And Healing Yourself
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.
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.
Watch J. Cole On Competition And Writing Honest Songs
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.
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.
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.