Noise Pop | Oct 28, 2013
Listen to the Noise Pop mix of pop songs in odd time signatures, featuring: Pavement, Radiohead, Kate Bush, The National, Arcade Fire and more.
Event | Oct 22, 2013
In a short set filled with hits, Beck closed the 2013 Treasure Island Music Festival last Sunday. By Matthew Green
The Bay Bridged | Oct 21, 2013
Listen to the Bay Bridged mix of Bay Area bands that add strings, horns, woodwinds and more, including: Ghost and the City, John Vanderslice, Foxtails Brigade, The Family Crest Magik Magik Orchestra and more.
Music Review | Oct 14, 2013
Shadows, Greys, & Evil Ways has a Hollywood polish, but there's more to it than a clean studio recording and good production. When listening to this record it's possible to superimpose the music onto the landscape of one's life like a soundtrack. By Amanda Roscoe Mayo
Noise Pop | Oct 10, 2013
Listen to the Noise Pop new music podcast for October 2013, featuring: Blood Orange, Haim, Bill Callahan, Shy Girls, Clams Casino and more.
The Bay Bridged | Oct 02, 2013
Listen to The Bay Bridged mix of bands playing the Bay Area in October, including: Mike Donovan, Sleepy Sun, Crystal Stilts, Hunx and His Punx, The Cave Singers, and more.
Event | Oct 01, 2013
What's not to love about Happy Fangs? Raw, out of breath, out of mind, it's easy to lose yourself in their commotion. By Amanda Roscoe Mayo
Noise Pop | Sep 30, 2013
Get ready to feast on the 13th Annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival with this mix of just a few of the acts playing in Golden Gate Park this weekend (October 4-6), including: Trampled by Turtles, First Aid Kit, Cave Singers, Alla Lahs and other bands you have actually heard of.
Event | Sep 24, 2013
The Iranian-born singer performs her sultry songs in San Francisco on September 29. By Jonathan Curiel
The Bay Bridged | Sep 19, 2013
Listen to The Bay Bridged mix of Bay Area Electronic Music featuring: The Beat Broker, Pale Blue Dot, Matrixxman, Plaza, and more.
The a cappella group Groove For Thought has been electrifying classics and pop songs for 10 years. Tenor and baritone Kelly Kunz and soprano Amanda Taylor speak with host Scott Simon about their new holiday album, Songs of Good Cheer.
All polished young pros, Jarosz, fiddler Alex Hargreaves and cellist Nathaniel Smith breezed into the NPR Music offices to knock us out with a careful mix of technical proficiency and poppy warmth.
It's worth pausing to consider not only the legacy and achievements of former South African president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, but also the rich musical associations of his life.
Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but left-of-center rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were among a group of new stars who took many of the major nominations.
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