Jul 15, 2014 — The former lead singer of The Distillers and Spinnerette has a sandpaper- and velvet-tinged voice that speaks to rebellious young punks. Watch her perform a personal anthem, "Dressed in Dreams."
Jul 2, 2014 — And then perform a world premiere within just a few minutes? Watch the bliss-inducing results of this commission by NPR Music.
Jun 11, 2014 — When some urban explorers invited the musical adventurers of a Moroccan-inspired band along on a mysterious road trip, we just had to come along. We wound up at an abandoned mine in upstate New York.
Jun 4, 2014 — NPR Music takes Mendoza and his band to a backyard in Austin for coffee and a brilliant mix of "indie mambo," cumbia, ranchera and psychedelia. From there, a little caffeine-fueled party breaks out.
May 15, 2014 — We'd heard all sorts of crazy rumors about the eclectic Australian musician D.D Dumbo. For this Field Recording, we discovered some secrets about his global influences.
Apr 17, 2014 — Two members of the indescribable Tampa band perform "Become What You Are" in this Field Recording, captured during SXSW at an intimate backyard venue in east Austin.
Mar 27, 2014 — The Wytches' furious, hair-flinging psych-rock isn't the stuff of back-porch acoustic sessions. But don't tell that to singer-guitarist Kristian Bell, recorded here in Austin, Texas.
Mar 26, 2014 — Watch the superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma and many of his close friends from all over the world in action at a theatrical props warehouse in Brooklyn.
Mar 26, 2014 — A quartet of talented percussionists — Sandeep Das, Shane Shanahan, Mark Suter and Joseph Gramley — create deep grooves out of their Silk Road Ensemble collaboration.
Feb 19, 2014 — We took one of the world's most buzzed-about (and glam) pianists to the Steinway & Sons factory in Queens to play some fierce and fiery Prokofiev on a new instrument.