Near and Far
Scott Crawford and Jim Saah’s documentary Salad Days: The DC Punk Revolution is just one of a few D.C. punk…
The story goes that Swedish songwriter Alice Boman almost didn’t let anyone else hear her early recordings. She’d taped a…
Controversy over stage diving may quiet down one day. But stage diving will probably have to die out first. The…
The 10-piece salsa band has burnished its reputation on dance floors, where it never fails to make people move. So push some furniture out of the way, press play on this video, and enjoy.
Last Saturday, on a beautiful fall evening in Frederick, Maryland, Flying Dog Brewery ended its 2014 Summer Sessions concert series…
The duo showcases an entrancing mix of folk and electronica during a live performance in the studio.
In the late ’80s, the Birmingham duo made guitar-pounding, drum-machine-and-bass industrial metal capable of melting Terminators. This is classic Godflesh, unadorned and even flayed in its rage.
An ambient-minded neoclassical duo that likes its sounds intensely measured, contemplative and slow, A Winged Victory For The Sullen works hard to make listeners feel eerily, gloriously lost.
Mary Timony’s ebullient new project fixates on the joys of punk. There’s enough energy on Rips to fuel a small country, and all of it is rooted in clean-burning enthusiasm.
In terms of lineup, The Walking Sticks are D.C.’s Blonde Redhead: They’ve got two identical twin brothers and a lady….
D.C./New York hip-hop trio Diamond District is less than three weeks away from releasing March On Washington, its anticipated followup…
Gone Girl is Reznor and Ross’ third soundtrack collaboration under the direction of David Fincher. As with their past work together, the music suits the story that inspired it perfectly.
An exciting underground music scene has sprung up in Puerto Rico, and Davila is at its helm. Just in time for fall, watch him perform a summery song called “Es Verano Ya.”
By the 1960s, the D.C. region could have been called a soul music capital: Out of it came Marvin Gaye,…
The dizzy, saccharine music of the London-based record label PC Music is invested in the most addictive pop of modern history, but the label’s songs feel detached, almost cynical.
With his drummer son Spencer, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy performs three songs from their new album, Sukierae — plus a cover of “You Are Not Alone,” which the elder Tweedy wrote for Mavis Staples.
Philly songwriter Tim Showalter performs a cathartic single, “Shut In,” from his new album Heal.
On Sunday, Sept. 14, 20 years and one day after Biggie Smalls’ debut album Ready to Die was released, we gathered four of the musician’s friends in Brooklyn to recall the man they knew.
NPR’s Steve Inskeep met the two musicians at the historic Brill Building to talk about their new album with The New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers.
The adventuresome string quartet asked a huge range of musicians to create new pieces modeled on artistic idols. Hear pieces inspired by figures ranging from John Steinbeck to James Brown.