Posts tagged with “NPR”

Adrianne Lenker Of Big Thief On 'abysskiss' And How Songs Can Heal

Posted on October 9 2018 by NPR

My No. 1 album for 2017 was Big Thief's Capacity. In 2016 their album Masterpiece was in my top five. So when I heard that Adrianne Lenker, Big Thief's singer and songwriter, had a new solo record, I was all ears. The album is called abysskiss... [Read More]

In 'Small Talk,' Courtney Barnett Is Tired Of Polite Conversation

Posted on October 4 2018 by NPR

Earlier this year, Courtney Barnett released Tell Me How You Really Feel, a stunning album that retained Barnett's gregarious charm while deepening the sense of introspection in her work. Today, Barnett has released "Small Talk," a song from the Tell... [Read More]

St. Vincent Sets 'Masseduction' To Piano In A New Take On 'Savior'

Posted on October 3 2018 by NPR

Fans of St. Vincent's 2017 album Masseduction are about to hear its songs in a new light, starting with a stripped-down version of "Savior." Swapping synths for piano, "Savior" now showcases Annie Clark's vocal range while tapping into the origina... [Read More]

A Conversation On The Greatest Songs By 21st Century Women+

Posted on August 21 2018 by NPR

On this week's show, All Songs Considered's Robin Hilton talks with Ann Powers, Marissa Lorusso and Sidney Madden about some of the greatest songs released by women and non-binary artists in the past 18 years. Earlier this summer NPR Music, along... [Read More]

Aretha Franklin, The 'Queen Of Soul,' Dies At 76

Posted on August 16 2018 by NPR

Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," died Thursday in her home city of Detroit after battling pancreatic cancer. Her death was confirmed by her publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn. She was 76. Franklin sold more than 75 million records during her life, making... [Read More]

Brandi Carlile, Live in Concert: Newport Folk 2018

Posted on August 8 2018 by NPR

The family spirit of the Newport Folk Festival is solid in Brandi Carlile's hands. She formed her own musical family with Phil and Tim Hanseroth years ago, and now they all tour together with their wives and children (they even make an appearance on... [Read More]

Amanda Shires Won't 'Give Away The Secrets' Of Her Songs

Posted on August 6 2018 by NPR

Amanda Shires is known for her folksy, Americana sound. In 2017, Shires was named the Americana Music Association's Emerging Artist of the Year and she frequently lends her voice and style to her husband Jason Isbell's band, The 400 Unit. But her... [Read More]

Turning The Tables 2018 Shows The 'Change Within Tradition'

Posted on July 30 2018 by NPR

Last year, NPR Music introduced Turning the Tables, a list of the greatest albums made by women in the classic album era. Today, the second iteration of the list concentrates on the 200 greatest songs by women and non-binary artists in the new millennium.... [Read More]

David Bowie's First Demo, From 1963, Found In Bread Basket

Posted on July 23 2018 by NPR

The earliest recording of David Bowie singing has been unearthed after 55 years in... the bread basket of a former bandmate from one of his earliest projects, The Konrads, according to The Guardian. In a press release from Omega Auctions, Konrads drumm... [Read More]

Seeking Pay Equity, Female Flutist Sues Boston Symphony Orchestra

Posted on July 7 2018 by NPR

Boston Symphony Orchestra principal flutist Elizabeth Rowe has filed a lawsuit against the orchestra, claiming that she is making substantially less each year than her closest peer — a man. Rowe's suit was filed in Massachusetts' Suffolk County... [Read More]


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