October 4, 2012 It's one thing for 11 musicians to make a big sound — and, sure, Antibalas does that — but what stands out is the subtlety of this ensemble; the way the horns weave in and out of each other, sometimes complementing and at other times inspiring and creating musical conversation between players.
September 30, 2012 The Heist, a new album from the versatile Seattle duo, has layers of humor, emotion and hooks. It's a record full of articulate message songs, put together in a way that comes off as loving and warm, not didactic.
September 25, 2012 See photos from a surprise show featuring two of today's most recognizable voices.
September 24, 2012 The first ATP in New York City spent a lot of time looking to the past, but it's still a festival like no other.
September 19, 2012 The video for the song from the album The Whole Love was made from over 100 drawings.
September 17, 2012 Theatre Is Evil is genius, savvy pop filled with smart storytelling that won't let go. Its songs' fervor is the product of a singer armed with intensity and musicians who can match it. Watch Palmer and her band perform "The Killing Type," "Want It Back" and the appropriately titled "Ukulele Anthem."
September 5, 2012 The group from Portland, Ore., offers a new take on the classic heartbroken love song.
August 28, 2012 Pioneering composer Morton Subotnik will play his landmark album, Silver Apples of the Moon, at this year's festival.
August 20, 2012 Somehow, we managed to fit a glossy black Yamaha upright piano behind the Tiny Desk. Then we tuned it and waited for some glorious moments. By the time Wainwright reached the middle of his final song, "Montauk," there were few dry eyes among the NPR employees and guests.
August 19, 2012 The new album America is packed with melody and noise, minimalism and excess, harshness and beauty — sometimes all at the same time.
August 19, 2012 Rowe's bass-baritone rattles the soul. His latest album is a masterwork of song, production and voice.