Near and Far
One of global techno’s boldface names pushes himself into new territories on a collaboration album stocked with dance-music’s leading lights.
Berry, who turns 90 Tuesday, is a rock deity, but there are many for whom he is merely a famous name. NPR’s Andrew Limbong was among the uninitiated — until now.
The forthcoming album from the experimental rock band comes with a plastic bag containing 2 grams of Don Joyce’s cremated remains.
One of D.C.’s seminal punk bands, Bad Brains, is among the 19 nominees for the class of 2017 at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Citing its “unique mix of breakneck-paced hardcore punk and dubby reggae,” the Hall included the band Tuesday on a list that also proposes Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam, Jane’s Addiction and Depeche Mode among first-time nominees.
In an excerpt of a book dedicated to the classic soul album Donny Hathaway Live, author Emily Lordi looks at the ingredients that make Hathaway’s cover of “A Song for You” such an achievement.
February 24, 1928 About 12:30 a.m., we visited this place and found approximately 5,000 people, colored and white, men attired…
The D.C.-area band crafts a striking mix of rock, hip-hop, funk, go-go and Brazilian sounds, fused with energy and humor.
Fifteen years after being purchased by the musical Brindley Brothers, the Vienna, Virginia, club Jammin Java has become one of…
Despite the ubiquity of graybeard reunion tours, not every ’90s indie/punk trope is worth perpetuating. So it’s wise for a canon-embracing…
The former Weakerthans singer returns with an album full of gorgeous, vividly detailed songs about characters whose potential doesn’t always lend them a pathway out of their own heads.
Natalie Mering’s performances are framed in ebbing-and-flowing chamber-folk, set off by psychedelic detours and surreal manipulations of captured sound.
Just like that, the emo band returns 17 years after its debut album — a bit older and a bit more introspective, yet still holding on to that teenage feeling.
The protest album is alive and well in 2016. Listen to a synth-pop record created to fight the rise of far-right nationalism in Sweden.
Tagaq, an Inuk throat singer, marries modern pop with deeply-vested tradition to gobsmacking effect. The songs on her new album, Retribution, encompass terror, rage, ecstasy and bone-leeching sadness.
Ethio-jazz combo the The Feedel Band is best known for evoking the funky, minor-chord, ’70s-era East African music collected on…
Infinity Crush’s Warmth Equation is almost synesthetic — you can imagine seeing the music in little sunbursts, a color palette…
“I think most videos from the ’80s are pretty cheesy, to be honest,” Astley says. He speaks with NPR’s Michel Martin about his career, his new album — and yes, rickrolling.
In explaining his new solo release, Wasatch Mecha, electronic musician and Protect-U member Aaron Leitko could easily geek out about…
If rock music is your salve in hard times, it helps to find something that actually rocks. For its eighth album, Philadelphia’s Purling Hiss returns with an unquestionably huge guitar record.
These are songs by and for feel-big dreamers, performed with a gift for weapons-grade ingratiation by a pair of born crowd-pleasers.