Posts tagged with “NPR”

HAIM's Sunny Sound Gets Somber On 'Women In Music Pt. III'

Posted on July 6 2020 by NPR

The sister band HAIM is synonymous with the sound of Los Angeles — sunny, airy and wistful. After a two-month delay due to the coronavirus, sisters Este, Danielle and Alana finally get to share their third record, Women in Music Pt. III, with their fans.... [Read More]

Beyoncé To Drop Visual Album, 'Black Is King,' On Disney+ In July

Posted on June 28 2020 by NPR

A new visual album written, directed and executive produced by Beyoncé is on its way. Black Is King will celebrate Black resilience and culture, and premiere globally on Disney+ on July 31, according to a press release. The album is based on the music of... [Read More]

A Different Kind Of Pride: Perspectives On 50 Years Of Celebration, Part 1

Posted on June 24 2020 by NPR

2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march, in recognition of the Stonewall uprising of 1969. Since then, Pride has evolved: from that small commemoration to community gatherings in progressive enclaves like New York and San Francisco to cor... [Read More]

2020 Tiny Desk Contest: Entries from Kansas City

Posted on June 22 2020 by Michelle Bacon

NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series has become a milestone for music's most elite and emerging artists, from its most popular video by Anderson Paak in 2016 to KC-based artists like Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear and Making Movies. It all started in NP... [Read More]

It 'Feels Like A Graduation': Phoebe Bridgers On 'Punisher'

Posted on June 22 2020 by NPR

Phoebe Bridgers is the first to admit that she's not reinventing herself on her new album. "There's nothing avant-garde about it," she says of Punisher, her second solo record and fourth major musical project in the last three years. Even so, there's a qu... [Read More]

Anderson .Paak's 'Lockdown' Examines The Quiet Spaces Of An Uprising

Posted on June 21 2020 by NPR

When I think about the screen images that startled me into a new way of thinking, one always surfaces first. Agnes Varda's 1986 masterwork Vagabond, about the short life of a young homeless woman played by Sandrine Bonnaire, is filmed in faux-documentary... [Read More]

Beyoncé Releases New Song 'Black Parade' In The Final Hours Of Juneteenth

Posted on June 20 2020 by NPR

As she is wont to do, Beyoncé surprised the world overnight with a new song, "Black Parade." Released in the final hours of Juneteenth — the holiday observing the June 19, 1865 date which marked the end of slavery in the United States — the song sounds li... [Read More]

On 'RTJ4,' Run The Jewels Is A Speaker Box For Society

Posted on June 8 2020 by NPR

The hip-hop duo Run the Jewels is keenly aware of what's going on in the world around them. And though the group has never consciously planned it, its previous album releases have seemed to capture the mood during times of upheaval, from the acquittal of... [Read More]

Music Companies Promise A Tuesday 'Blackout' For Black Lives

Posted on June 2 2020 by NPR

Updated at 1:52 p.m. ETAs protests demanding racial justice have multiplied since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody last week, the spirit of reckoning has also spread across America, including within the music industry. One initiativ... [Read More]

The Countermelodies That Changed Us: A Lifetime Of Loving Indigo Girls

Posted on May 26 2020 by NPR

Turning the Tables is NPR's ongoing multi-platform series dedicated to recentering the popular music canon on voices that have been marginalized, underappreciated, or hidden in plain sight. In 2020, we will publish an occasional series looking closely at... [Read More]


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