Near and Far
For Nick Anway, life is all about embracing contradictions. The 27-year-old frontman and primary songwriter of D.C. indie-rock band Brushes…
To punks on the left side of the political spectrum, Donald Trump’s ascent to the White House offers at least one,…
Abhi//Dijon is a duo, not a solo act. But sometimes listeners can’t tell. “People still think we’re one person,” says…
The idea for a Title Tracks session at WAMU 88.5 hatched way back in August of 2015, when the D.C….
Welch and partner David Rawlings sift through their musical archives and select 21 tracks that document their early- to mid-’90s rise, before they emerged as leaders of an ascendant Americana scene.
One of Detroit dance music’s freshest talents carries on the city’s legacy of electronic funk, while finding new ways to reinvigorate it.
Johnny Fantastic is bored with dating. “Dating/In this city of ours/Oh what a waste of time/Oh it’s the blind leading…
An unexpected Grammy nominee earlier this year, the Cape Cod band fine-tunes its retro-grunge attack into something far more dynamic, soulful and alluring.
Most of the victims of the terrorist attacks on Paris last November died in the Bataclan concert hall. For tour managers tasked with taking care of bands, the job has changed.
Two decades after splitting up, the pioneering rap crew released its final album Friday. We Got It from Here mines sounds from across hip-hop’s history, but the content is bracingly of the moment.
As electronic dance music continues to experiment, D∆WN stands apart by making challenging pop music with soul. Redemption radiates defiance in its celebration of the self.
The prolific psych-rock band’s newest album — its second in only three months — traffics in alternately jittery and hypnotic jams.
To take in the band’s ninth album is to experience a globetrotting victory lap across eight different languages, all tackled with cosmopolitan sophistication and the playfulness of pop.
The two men join NPR’s Scott Simon to talk about Jarmusch’s new documentary on the band — and why its pioneering work has staying power.
Wainwright’s singing shows a deep awareness of the multiple meanings that can merge and overflow — even within utterances as direct as a lover’s whisper or a lullaby.
Three albums after wrapping his run with one of the most successful country duos of the ’90s and early ’00s, Dunn deftly carves out a role for himself amid the genre’s current youthful landscape.
The duo’s fourth album is a testament to the power of a celebration gone weird, with chopped-up and resequenced hooks working as the raw material for a scathing, fragmentary kind of pop.
Sadie Dupuis’ new solo songs are brimming with taut hooks, layers of flittering keyboards and electronic beats that’ll get everyone bobbing and moving on the dance floor instead of in the mosh pit.
These recordings, made three years before the Grateful Dead formed, capture the beginning of Jerry Garcia’s musical quest to explore every aspect of what makes American music so rich.
At 26, Bachman is already an established voice in the solo guitar music scene, but he knows that evolution comes in steps, not leaps. Here, he presents the most rounded version of himself.