Aug 14, 2014 — We had hoped that the great drummer Brian Blade would give us a little backstage percussion exhibition. But rain scuttled those plans. Instead, he and his band worked out a different kind of beauty.
Aug 12, 2014 — To a roomful of captivated men, Sullivan sings "Stupid Girls," a new song that warns women to be careful with their hearts.
Aug 7, 2014 — Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, joined by son Spencer and members of Lucius, gets out of the rain to perform "High As Hello." Watch the performance — and hear the version on Tweedy's forthcoming album Sukierae.
Aug 6, 2014 — The lyrics to the R&B singer's "It Won't Stop" are warm and unpretentious, while the performance demanded by the music is not for the meek. In a boxing gym, she executed with muscle and grace.
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.