A member of the New Lost City Ramblers, Cohen celebrated American roots culture in many mediums, including his celebrated photography. He died Monday at age 87.
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Multi-instrumentalist, film composer and rare instrument enthusiast Marc Chouarain teaches host Talia Schlanger how to play the theremin.
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The singer-songwriter is used to speaking and singing out against the rise of authoritarianism.
The sisters share how their Yoruban traditions have shaped the people they become.
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Nurse With Wound's influential list of 291 experimental artists finally gets the compilation treatment, plus a toxic banger from noise-rock trio Buildings and rhapsodic rave music by Octo Octa.
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Now over 10 years into his career, Danny Brown is no longer the wild-haired, high-pitched rapper of old. His fifth studio album, uknowhatimsayin¿, is due out Oct. 4.
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"The idea of diving back into music after so much time and personal change was really intimidating to me for a while," says Moore of creating her new album, which she began working on early this year.
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For Wilco's second single, from the upcoming album Ode to Joy, frontman Jeff Tweedy punks the rest of the band in an elaborate game of hide and seek.
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As a true diva, Cruz was of her time and capable of transcending it. Her voice carried lessons in presence and stamina, and her enduring legacy has created a space for feminist interventions in salsa.
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In this Guest DJ session, the off-the-wall singer talks about living out of his car and working at a warehouse before his Tiny Desk Contest entry went viral. He's since signed with Warner Records.
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Tyler, The Creator's alter ego spirals into a clothes-throwing, lawn-sprinting, bubble-bath-soaking mess — you know, as you do during a breakup.
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Like most things in our century, nostalgia has caught up with us at a bewildering rate. This week's additions to the Heat Check playlist take you back while they push you forward.
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Help Us Stranger marks the first Raconteurs album recorded at White's studio in Nashville.
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Giddens shares songs from her latest album, There is No Other, in an emotional and transfixing performance at the Tiny Desk.
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Cruz remains matchless in meeting the pain of exile and immigration with as full and joyous a song as she sang. Hear a playlist of her best songs, plus music by the artists she inspired.
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Whatever your relationship with Journey's 1981 hit, a perseverance anthem that has itself persevered, there is no escaping the longing it evokes for youth, love and a chance at greatness.
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The lead singer of The Cars — the offbeat Boston rock band that became a mainstay of radio in the 1980s — died Sunday afternoon in Manhattan.
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Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires talk about the formation of their new all-female supergroup, a gutsy move within a male-dominated genre.
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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Stuart Murdoch of the Scottish indie pop band Belle and Sebastian about their new album Days of the Bagnold Summer.
Before settling in Harlem, Mary Lou Williams traveled the country playing with big bands. The road shaped her sound, and her theory of black music as "the greatest and only true art in the world."
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