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Watch Never Back Down: Fresh Air Remembers Lou Reed
Read Street Queens Bury Competition In Brass Band Blowout
October 28, 2013 – A Red Bull-sponsored battle of the bands corporatized a tradition but still hit all the right notes.
Watch What Lou Reed Taught Me
Watch Lou Reed, Beloved Contrarian, Dies
Read Soothing The Savage Beat: When Electronic Artists Conjure Classical
October 24, 2013 – From pulsating techno to a sublime adagio, what happens when two opposite musical realms collide.
Watch Arcade Fire In The Throes Of Transformation
Watch Get To Know Ned Rorem, Now That He's 90
Read Do We Really Need Bob Dylan And Van Morrison Box Sets?
October 22, 2013 – Outtakes can enlarge our understanding of canonical work — but they're not always essential.
Read Do Surprise Album Releases Work For Everyone?
Read How To Read This Year's Rock Hall Nominations
Watch Still-Unanswered Questions In 'Untitled' Video Remake
October 18, 2013 – An imitation of D'Angelo's 2000 clip cannily inserts race into a song about bisexuality.
Read Five Songs By The 'Rhodes Scholar' Keyboardist Of Hip-Hop
October 17, 2013 – Bob James' proto-smooth jazz featured infectious melodies and riffs — as rap producers know well.
Read How Do I Name My Band, Anyway?
Watch The Year Onyx's 'Slam' Crashed Pop Radio
Watch The Greatest Living Figure Of Chasidic Music