The names of featured artists no longer appear on the website of a program linking country music — a genre not known for stepping outside its comfort zone — with the National Rifle Association.
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Before his death in 2015, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet collaborated with saxophonist Benjamin Boone in the recording studio. The results have finally been released as The Poetry Of Jazz.
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Every month this year, opbmusic and NPR Music will present a song recorded live at the Woods Stage at Pickathon.
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In the courtyard of St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin, with the sounds of the city and SXSW echoing in the background, Kevin Morby and Katie Crutchfield perform a song of quiet comfort.
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Our bleary-eyed, ear-ringing week of non-stop live music at the 2018 South by Southwest music festival has ended and we're back one last time to play some of our favorite discoveries.
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Across several decades (and despite widespread sexism) women workers, supporters and associates shaped the story of America's most weird, colorful, sui generis rock and roll band.
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The Memphis-based Slingshot artist combines the blues with American roots and hard rock. Her enormous voice shines on a performance of the title track from her upcoming debut EP at our 2018 Showcase.
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This world-weary melody announces the musician's upcoming album, Argonauta, with a psychic bruise that never quite heals.
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Over the last five years, a gradual evolution — characterized by careful and savvy boundary pushing — has taken hold in a genre where innovation always tugs against preservation
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Earlier this decade, it seemed like country's political streak had faded. But in the past five years, a handful of artists have displayed a renewed focus on morality that feels quietly revolutionary.
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NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael and Felix Contreras dish about their favorite new discoveries at South by Southwest 2018 over a plate of barbecue.
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Over a plate of Texas barbecue, Alt.Latino spoke with this fast-rising Afro-Latinx artist from Miami in the midst of her unforgiving South By Southwest schedule.
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Surrounded by an art installation featuring wires and woolen yarns, the Australian singer-songwriter's sharp wit stands out in a sweetly quiet song that rages loudly.
The New York Philharmonic celebrates its 175th birthday with a box set dating back to its very first recordings a century ago, featuring some of the greatest musicians of the 20th-century.
The ambient music innovator quickly follows up 2017's Narkopop with Rausch, out May 18.
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Cornelius' Keigo Oyamada deconstructs and reassembles music like it's a neon cubist-pop sculpture. On a rare U.S. tour, the Japanese band brought its complex cool to the Tiny Desk.
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The choirmaster is known as the "Ed Sullivan of gospel" and has helped launch the careers of artists like Kirk Franklin and Yolanda Adams.
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The bomb threat forced the shutdown of a concert by the hip-hop band The Roots, and follows several package bomb explosions in Austin, Texas.
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The Brooklyn-based band doesn't need to speak English to pack a punch. Frontwoman Rahill Jamalifard talks about songwriting in Farsi and how Middle Eastern rock emboldens her.
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Since 2009, the maximum security prison has been home to music workshops put on by Carnegie Hall and led by some of New York City's top musicians.
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