Chicano Batman: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

July 7, 20205:00 AM ETThe Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.It's very appropriate that Chicano Batman's Tiny Desk Home…

Dirty Projectors: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

July 6, 20205:00 AM ETThe Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.We've loved Dirty Projectors for more than a dozen…

Ennio Morricone, The Sound Of The American West, Dies At 91

Composer Ennio Morricone, posing with his Oscar for The Hateful Eight in 2016. He died Monday at age 91 in Rome. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images toggle captionRobyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesComposer Ennio Morricone, posing with his Oscar for The Hateful Eight in 2016. He died Monday at age 91 in Rome.Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesThe iconic score to The Good,…

20 Years Ago, The White Stripes Made An Album For No One

July 6, 20208:00 AM ETThe White Stripes live, circa 2000. Courtesy of Third Man Records toggle captionCourtesy of Third Man RecordsThe White Stripes live, circa 2000.Courtesy of Third Man RecordsTwenty years ago, life was hard for a rock fan. On the radio, corporate pop and slick R&B reigned. Justin, Britney and Christina were rising, straight…

Britain Announces A $2 Billion Rescue Package For The Arts

July 6, 202010:13 AM ETLondon's Lyceum Theatre is wrapped in pink tape bearing the words "Missing Live Theatre," part of a campaign by a group of British stage designers. Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images toggle captionKeith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesLondon's Lyceum Theatre is wrapped in pink tape bearing the words "Missing Live Theatre,"…

Charlie Daniels, Who Sang Of The Devil In Georgia, Is Dead At 83

July 6, 20202:20 PM ETCharlie Daniels performs in Nashville in 2013. Daniels died Monday at the age of 83. Rick Diamond/Getty Images for IEBA toggle captionRick Diamond/Getty Images for IEBACharlie Daniels performs in Nashville in 2013. Daniels died Monday at the age of 83.Rick Diamond/Getty Images for IEBAOne of country's most familiar artists has died.…

HAIM Is The Opposite Of Wimpy On ‘Women In Music Pt. III’

From L to R: Danielle, Alana and Este Haim. Reto Schmid/Courtesy of the artist toggle captionReto Schmid/Courtesy of the artistFrom L to R: Danielle, Alana and Este Haim.Reto Schmid/Courtesy of the artistThe sister band HAIM is synonymous with the sound of Los Angeles — sunny, airy and wistful. After a two-month delay due to the…

Willie Nelson Returns With ‘First Rose Of Spring’

Willie Nelson Returns With 'First Rose Of Spring' NPR's Scott Simon talks with Willie Nelson about the release of his latest album, First Rose of Spring, and about how he's faring during the pandemic. Source

50 Years Ago, Casey Kasem Began Counting Down The Hits On American Top 40

Casey Kasem was the original host American Top 40, which premiered 50 years ago this week. Gary Friedman/Getty Images toggle captionGary Friedman/Getty ImagesCasey Kasem was the original host American Top 40, which premiered 50 years ago this week.Gary Friedman/Getty ImagesOn July 4, 1970, the countdown started. Originally hosted by Casey Kasem, American Top 40 played…

Trupa Trupa: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

July 3, 20205:00 AM ETThe Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.This week we're taking the Tiny Desk (home) concerts…