Near and Far
The pan-generational duo Suzanne Ciani and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith pay tribute to the modular synth pioneer. “Don Buchla made it possible for me to share the way I hear and connect with the world.”
Anybody who talks to bassist/composer Daniel Barbiero about his favorite intellectual pursuits is likely to come out of the conversation…
The veteran composer crafts a masterfully emotional and poignant score to Yoji Yamada’s heartbreaking new film. The 28 tracks here are so patient, they can make the world seem to move in slow motion.
The newest project by Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner is a reflective, slyly infectious set of synth-pop songs. Throughout the album, the singer demonstrates her gift for patient, atmospheric slow burns.
On its new album, the Philly rock band rattles the rafters with grace, power and concision. These are songs by and for the alienated, out-of-place, searching and otherwise disconnected.
The former Walkmen frontman records an album with the help of Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij. Throughout, the two surround the singer’s voice with surprising, sometimes old-fashioned sounds.
On the 30th anniversary of his debut, the country star releases his first-ever bluegrass album — though this isn’t quite the simple, back-to-roots affair the concept suggests.
Guitarist Jeff Barsky of Insect Factory did some deep thinking about that little red dot on your Facebook page. It put his latest album in focus.
It’s debatable whether the 1985 comedy Brewster’s Millions is a true classic, but the Richard Pryor/John Candy flick has certainly…
Before it begins work on its Roadrunner Records debut, the Baltimore hardcore’s band new EP seeks to break down “physical, sexual, musical genre, world barriers.”
The charismatic yet contradictory rapper Tupac Shakur died Sept. 13, 1996. To mark the 20th anniversary of his death, poet Kwame Alexander has this commentary.
The British rapper remains both successful and controversial, but she tells NPR’s David Greene she’s just trying to widen the conversation.
Through travelogues, story-songs and a literary quality that’s been honed to a cutting edge, Taylor Goldsmith and his band have crafted their most ambitious record to date.
On the band’s follow-up to Transgender Dysphoria Blues, the personal and political dovetail into an inseparable tangle of anxieties and fuel for protest.
Throughout his third solo album, K. Ishibashi broadens his palette, rendering his sound ever more frantic, unpredictable, digital and danceable.
Follow the young South African soprano’s fairytale rise to fame in a travelogue of classic arias and scenes by Rossini, Delibes and Bellini.
Catharsis comes heavy and often in the Staten Island band’s raucous-yet-refined rock sound, which reflects a new generation’s willingness to look back on the ’80s and ’90s with fresh eyes and ears.
When the arts organization Pyramid Atlantic moved out of its Silver Spring home earlier this year, the disruption extended to…
Public Enemy, The Roots, Meshell Ndegeocello, Living Colour and D.C.’s own Experience Unlimited are scheduled to play opening weekend of…
On his new solo album, the producer and multi-instrumentalist offers haunting instrumental meditations on the nature of present and future communication.