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Organizers Pull Plug On Virgin Mobile Freefest This Year

A popular free festival that has taken place in the D.C. area for five years has been scrapped without explanation.


Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Download new music from Hiss Golden Messenger, Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis, Azekel, Beach Day, Strand of Oaks, The Wytches, Christian Gregory, KING, Jonah Tolchin and The Acid.

A Fond Farewell From An Old Memphis Maverick

"Cowboy" Jack Clement produced and wrote songs for the likes of Johnny Cash and George Jones. On his final album, the late visionary reclaims some of those tunes and makes them his own.

Jenny Lewis' 'The Voyager' Is An Album To Spend Time With

Jenny Lewis achieved musical fame as part of the indie band Rilo Kiley, which broke up in 2011. Her third solo album announces a new chapter in her career — and perhaps her life.

NPR CEO Appreciates The Unique Sound Of Future's 'Look Ahead'

Jarl Mohn, NPR's new president and CEO, shares some of his favorite songs for Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' series.

The Great War At 100: Music Of Conflict And Remembrance

One hundred years after the start of World War I, hear a range of pop and classical music from artists of the era. Some music reflects the war's violence, some gives solace.

Life Beyond The Dance Floor

For former DJ Fin Greenall, jumping from the electronic to the acoustic music world meant re-learning how to read a crowd.

Latin-Funk Band Goes Metal, Covers Black Sabbath

Into funk-jazz-Latino-soul-psychedelic-metal music? Then check out Brownout's new album Brown Sabbath. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with bandleader Greg Gonzalez about the surprising mix of styles.

Ceci Bastida: Punk Roots, Pop Sounds And A Political Mind

La Edad de la Violencia — "the age of violence" — is a pretty dire name for an album of upbeat synth-pop. Mexican-born singer Ceci Bastida says that's the point.

Eric Clapton And J.J. Cale: Notes On A Friendship

One year after J.J. Cale's death, his friend and fan Eric Clapton says we still don't know the half of the late songwriter's talent. Read Clapton's extended interview with NPR's Eric Westervelt.