NPR Music Essentials
Mar 16, 2014 — If you're planning to stay up all night this St. Paddy's Day, let these 25 four-leaf clovers from NPR Music's R&B channel, I'll Take You There, set the scene.
Mar 12, 2014 — To find out the best new bands in Austin for our Sense of Place visit, we went to the source at KUTX Radio.
Mar 11, 2014 — With music from São Paulo to Mexico City, Alt.Latino keeps the groove going in a SXAmericas DJ set of songs handpicked from the show.
Mar 11, 2014 — We've asked the music-obsessed founder of NPR's All Songs Considered to pick the five acts — out of the 1400 scheduled to play SXSW this year — he is most excited about seeing.
Feb 27, 2014 — Download new music from British rock behemoths Elbow, folk prodigy Parker Millsap, intense indie-songwriter Angel Olsen, svelte Irish singer Hozier, Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux, and much more.
Feb 25, 2014 — All Songs Considered's favorite electronic jams from February include a legit underground anthem, African field recordings, and yet another promising producer from Detroit.
Feb 20, 2014 — Five must-hear songs, including a Belgian artist with more than 180 million YouTube views, a wry outsider's take on "sweet France" and an earworm from American Top 40 rooted in the Balkans.
Feb 13, 2014 — Download a Valentine's Day edition of Heavy Rotation, featuring world premieres from R&B star Jeremih and dance duo The Juan Maclean, as well as music from Mary Lambert, Vampire Weekend and more.
Feb 9, 2014 — The Beatles may have opened the gates for British acts to find success on the American charts — but Lenny Kaye, guitarist of the Patti Smith Group and curator of the legendary '60s rock compilation Nuggets, says plenty of worthy groups simply never made the trip.
Jan 28, 2014 — The American folk icon sang many inspirational songs during his 94 years. Kim Ruehl of FolkAlley.com looks at the career of Pete Seeger through five songs that characterize his most lasting legacy.