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Vintage Trouble: Rock 'N' Roll Finds Its Soul

Currently on tour as the opening act for The Who, the retro R&B outfit has experienced a remarkably swift rise since forming just two years ago.

Latin Grammys — Whimper, Not A Bang

Musicians from all genres celebrated the thirteenth annual Latin Grammys Thursday night. Host Michel Martin speaks with Felix Contrearas and Jasmine Garsd, co-hosts of NPR's Alt.Latino podcast, about the big winners and some hidden gems, too.

Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Every so often, an NPR station discovers a song that it can't stop playing. In this edition of Heavy Rotation, download music from R&B king Avant, dance-rock trio Yeasayer, folk up-and-comers Shovels & Rope and The Stray Birds, and pop singer Robert Francis.

Ron Wood's Funky Contribution To The Stones Canon

Assigned the task of picking a standout song from The Rolling Stones' catalog, the guitarist settled on one he helped compose: the disco-inflected "Dance (Pt. 1)."

Titus Andronicus On World Cafe

The New Jersey band has never shied away from big ideas, dispensed with vein-bulging urgency.

Charlie Watts On What Makes 'Satisfaction' So Satisfying

The Rolling Stones' drummer, now 71, says the 1965 hit "sums up the whole period" in the band's development.