Dec 5, 2013 — The story of 2013's wild-haired teenage pop phenomenon has more than a few parallels with the 1991 emergence of grunge kingpins Nirvana, but recast for the millennial age.
Dec 2, 2013 — The former Cat Stevens returned to the world of popular music with 2006's An Other Cup, his first secular studio album in 28 years. The disc contains old songs that were never recorded, songs he wrote in the last couple of years, and songs that he came up with once he reached the studio. Hear the musician perform four tracks from the record in this archived session from 2007.
Dec 2, 2013 — Capable of cranking out big, beautiful pop songs complete with splashy keyboards, catchy hooks and danceable beats, Dennen can strip his sound down to just his voice and a guitar with equally captivating results. Here, he captures both the ornate and the simple, live on stage in West Virginia.
Nov 28, 2013 — In a special Thanksgiving broadcast, Mayer chats with NPR's Ari Shapiro about fame, family, Montana and George Clooney, and performs songs from his new album, Paradise Valley.
Nov 28, 2013 — After a long hiatus without speaking or singing publicly to allow his damaged vocal chords to heal, the Grammy award-winning artist is back. Watch him perform "Waitin' On The Day" from his new album, Paradise Valley.
Nov 25, 2013 — Hear two songs from the Toronto band's oozy, synth-laden and outrageous new album, Golden Age.
Nov 25, 2013 — The Canadian indie rockers released The Five Ghosts three years ago, an album that was filled with a sense of haunting mystery. Hear the group perform songs from the record in this archived session from 2010.
Nov 24, 2013 — Bob Schneider, a songwriter from Texas, has challenged fellow musicians to a game for 12 years: Every Friday, a closed email group submits a new song of the week. Ben Folds, Jason Mraz and Patty Griffin have all answered the call, and Schneider says the game has gotten him through five albums.
Nov 22, 2013 — The Canadian dream-pop duo performs a set of new songs on this Sense of Place: Toronto feature. The musicians also discuss how dynamics within the band have changed as they've gained confidence in their respective abilities.
Nov 12, 2013 — The inventive singer-songwriter reflects on the creation of her new album, Warp and Weft, and talks with host David Dye about life in Portland with her family.