Music VideosWatch new music videos and live NPR studio sessions featuring top musicians. Discover songs and listen online. NPR covers the best pop, rock, urban, jazz, folk, blues, world, and classical music.
The British press has credited The Klaxons with pioneering a genre called "new rave," which is really a mask for a heavy-handed dose of pop with a dance-punk kick. The band stopped by The Current to perform a version of its hit, "Golden Skans."
Hear an in-studio performance by Alice Smith, a New York-based soul singer whose latest album is titled For Lovers, Dreamers, and Me. Smith also discusses her attempts to cross the boundaries of race in the music industry.
The musicians in Blues Traveler are taking a break from the norm with their new CD, 'Cover Yourself.' It's a collection of them reprising themselves. This week, in Bryant Park, they set down their bags and play a little.
This year, Sondre Lerche has had a regular studio album, Phantom Punch, and done the entire soundtrack for the film Dan in Real Life. Lerche talks about bursting through to the mainstream and performs a few songs live.
Before embarking on a solo career, Olson was a founding member of The Jayhawks. Since the band's demise in 1995, he's remained one of the most respected singer-songwriters in roots music. Hear Olson play songs from his most recent album, Salvation Blues.
The Pipettes, an ultracool British pop trio, put a postmodern spin on songs that throw back to the sound of Phil Spector. The group is defiantly catchy, a new kind of bubblegum for listeners' ears. "We are the Pipettes," its members sing, "and we have no regrets."
After 34 years of making music, Sweet Honey in the Rock has kept its flavor and its fan base, even as its lineup has changed. The group recently visited NPR for a performance and interview, sharing old favorites and songs from its latest CD, Experience...101.