August 9, 2012 A rocking new song from Palmer's forthcoming Kickstarter-funded album, Theatre Is Evil.
August 8, 2012 A song about heartbreak, made by a songwriter coping with solitude, gets a lush, high-concept video.
August 6, 2012 The strings (and accordion) of this Portland group, which includes three-fifths of The Decemberists, come together for controlled chaos.
July 31, 2012 Time changes everything. The mighty fall. Which bands that fill stadiums today will be playing at fairgrounds in 30 years?
July 10, 2012 Listen to and download an exclusive song premiere from Taken By Trees, the solo project of Swedish singer Victoria Bergsman.
July 9, 2012 What would you do if your favorite musician asked you to put away your cell phone during a concert? All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen ponders the new etiquette of technology and rock.
June 27, 2012 Three bands — Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show — hop a vintage train from Oakland to New Orleans in the new documentary, Big Easy Express.
June 25, 2012 Comedian and musician Reggie Watts recently visited the NPR Music offices with a simple setup of loop and delay pedals and a microphone. But the spontaneous improvisations he created by building up layers of sound and melody provide a magical showcase for his soulful musicianship and deadpan humor.
June 5, 2012 It's hard to imagine, but when David Bowie's landmark album first landed, almost no one cared.