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On The Coast: Making Music On the Fly With Angela Sheik

Singer-songwriter Angela Sheik teaches us how she uses a theremin, flute and loop pedal to create an unusual tapestry of sounds.


A Songwriter And An Army Dad Share One Touching Story

The song "I Drive Your Truck" is a No. 1 country hit. It began with a father's remembrance of his son, who was killed in action in Afghanistan — and a songwriter who just happened to be listening.

Google Launches A Streaming Music Service

On Wednesday the company launched All Access, a paid subscription service that will put it in direct competition with Spotify and Pandora.

RNDM On World Cafe

Joseph Arthur and Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament team up for their new album as RNDM, titled Acts.

Laura Mvula's Velvet 'Moon' Is A Revelation

Mvula's debut is ambitiously distinct and confident, as if she and her band had perfected their sound years ago but only now decided to share it with everyone else.

Vampire Weekend: New Sounds Signal The End Of An Era

Singer Ezra Koenig says the band's new album, Modern Vampires of the City, is the final part of a trilogy — and the product of a lot of reflection on time and aging.