Aug 22, 2014 — Our puzzler for careful listeners: This week, featuring fills and intros selected by Joe Easley, drummer for The Dismemberment Plan. Hear the fill (or intro) and match it to the song.
Aug 21, 2014 — This week on Alt.Latino, hear a wide-ranging mix of new music, with everyone from young Nuyorican performer Princess Nokia to Brazilian legend Sergio Mendes.
Aug 21, 2014 — California will host two major events this week: First City Festival and FYF Fest. Do they fill a gap left by Coachella? And is making a festival rock-centric a good way to draw concertgoers?
Aug 19, 2014 — The fuzz-rock mastermind joins host Robin Hilton to share new music and explain how he changed his entire process to make his terrific new album Manipulator.
Aug 21, 2014 — For a family initially derided as crude, it sure spends a lot of time at the opera. Here's a sampling of embiggened classical music during The Simpsons marathon, which starts today on FXX.
Aug 21, 2014 — Join us for a First Listen Live video webcast with Interpol on August 26 at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT). The New York band will play songs from its upcoming album, El Pintor, in public for the first time.
Aug 21, 2014 — For decades, he created unique roles for his fiddle. Hear an interview and performance for Billy Taylor's Jazz At The Kennedy Center, an archival NPR program.
Aug 19, 2014 — It's striking how little current pop hits reflect the angst and anger that have dominated this summer's news. But critic Ann Powers finds that one of 2014's biggest songs offers unexpected guidance.
Aug 19, 2014 — "Now is the time that I'm actually thinking of myself as a musician," says Issa. "Things are hitting me like, 'Oh, damn, you have this responsibility.'"
Aug 20, 2014 — Erstwhile country singer Taylor Swift has a new sound and a new goal: to be the world's biggest pop star, with all the attention and provocation that comes with the job.