May 10, 2013 — In overseeing the new film's soundtrack, music supervisor Anton Monsted says he hoped to create a "sliding door" effect between the Jazz Age and the hip-hop era.
May 10, 2013 — The indefatigable music mogul reflects on his more than six decades in the music industry.
May 10, 2013 — The singer, songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer plays three songs from his new album, Time.
May 8, 2013 — The relentlessly propulsive beats and sense of urgency in the Telekinesis song "Empathetic People" strike the perfect tone as we look in on one of the last gasps of industry keeping music tethered to the physical world.
May 6, 2013 — Does perfect technique make a good singer? Can emotion be learned? American Idol, on shaky legs with viewers this season, has recently had interesting things to say about this long-running debate.
May 3, 2013 — As a pop star, no one comes close to dominating culture and conversation the way Beyonce does. Because she exerts such control over her image — from advertisements to films, politics to pop songs — should we think of her differently?
Apr 23, 2013 — The French pop band has finally released a follow-up to its 2009 smash Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. Watch the group perform "Entertainment" — the first single from its new album Bankrupt! — on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Apr 16, 2013 — The singer and composer plays more than eight different instruments on her haunting solo debut, The Deserters, which includes a cover of My Bloody Valentine's "To Here Knows When."
Apr 12, 2013 — Angela Penhaligon grew up in Kansas City, the daughter of a strict Pentecostal minister who forbade modern popular music. She eventually moved to London, where she threw herself into everything from rock and punk to country and electronic music. Here, she plays songs from her latest album, Geronimo.
Apr 7, 2013 — The Tennessee band's music was quickly pegged as "emo" — a melodic variant of punk that has its share of detractors. "Emo really stands for emotion," says singer Hayley Williams. "I don't think there's anything wrong with writing songs that are emotional."