Akron Residents Will Hear What Their City Sounds Like

April 15, 2016
View of downtown Akron, Ohio. (Jon Dawson/Flickr)

People in the Ohio city have been collecting soundbites for a new symphony. On Saturday, they will hear the final product.

Hamilton Fans Don’t Want Him Replaced On The $10 Bill

April 15, 2016
Plans to feature a woman on the $10 bill are in questions thanks to the success of the Broadway musical "Hamilton." (Pixabay)

The success of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” has added a new twist to the push to feature a woman on the $10 bill.

St. Louis Opens A Museum Dedicated To History Of Blues

April 14, 2016
The grand opening of the National Blues Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 8, 2016. (Facebook)

The National Blues Museum focuses on how the blues influenced music and culture across the country and world.

‘Once’ Director Goes Back To The ’80s For New Film ‘Sing Street’

April 13, 2016
John Carney wrote, produced and directed the musical comedy-drama film "Sing Street." (Facebook)

John Carney’s own Dublin childhood and ’80s music videos provide the inspiration for this movie about a boy who forms a rock band.

Beach House Brings ‘Dream Pop’ To Coachella

April 11, 2016
Victoria Legrand of Beach House at Vicar Street, Dublin on November 22 2010 (Redheadwalking/Flickr)

One of the bands at Coachella this year is Beach House, the duo out of Baltimore known for their “dream pop” style of music.

DJ Sessions: Glam Rock, Sitar And A Fake Band

April 8, 2016
Aquazul is the fake band of the actual Belgian band Soulwax. (Soulwax)

This weeks DJ Sessions include music from Rostam, Aquazul and Sheer Mag.

Butterfly Music Transgender Chorus Makes Its Public Debut

April 8, 2016
Chorus members Laurie Wolft (left) and George Hastie (right) pose for a photo with choral director Sandi Hammond. (Eileen Bolinsky)

One of the only all-transgender choruses in the country, Butterfly Music Transgender Chorus has its public debut.

Singer-Songwriter Ben Harper On Race, Police Violence And Making Music

April 7, 2016
Ben Harper (second from left) and his band the Innocent Criminals. (Ben Harper Facebook)

Ben Harper’s new album addresses issues of race and police violence that have roiled the African-American community.

Country Icon Merle Haggard Dead At 79

April 6, 2016
Country icon Merle Haggard died today, Wednesday April 6, 2016. It was his 79th birthday. He is pictured here, performing at Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival in 2010. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Country music icon Merle Haggard died today, his 79th birthday.

Frank Waln On Understanding The Native American Experience Through Hip Hop

April 6, 2016
Frank Waln is an indigenous American rapper, songwriter and activist from the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. (

Sicangu Lakota artist Frank Waln has rapped about the Keystone XL Pipeline, his battle with depression, and the modern Native American experience.

‘Bro-Country’ Is Dying. What’s Next For Country Music?

April 1, 2016
Kentucky-born Chris Stapleton is country music's break-out star. (Facebook)

The Academy of Country Music will hand out awards Sunday to the new-ish set of stars in the country constellation.

Punk Rock And Fatherhood, An Unlikely Pair

March 30, 2016
Philadelphia punk rock band Beach Slang consists of Ruben Gallego, James Alex, Ed McNulty and JP Flexner. (Craig Scheihing)

Beach Slang’s James Alex is living the dream he’s always pined for, while trying to be the father he never had.

DJ Sessions: The Deep House And Progressive Soul Of Detroit

March 29, 2016
Theo Parrish is a techno/house artist based in Detroit. (Photo by Akito Tatsumi via Facebook)

Chris Campbell, host of the Progressive Underground on WDET, discusses the different styles coming from the city’s music scene.

‘Piano Man’ Among 25 Recordings Added To The Library Of Congress

March 25, 2016
The front facade of the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Other inductees include “I Will Survive,” the Marshall Plan speech and a 1962 radio broadcast of Wilt Chamberlain’s historic NBA game.

The Troubled Life And Exquisite Music Of Chet Baker

March 24, 2016
American jazz trumpeter Chet Baker (1929 - 1988) has just served a prison sentence near Rome, accused of charges under the illegal drugs act. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

As a movie about the jazz great starring Ethan Hawke hits theaters, we revisit our conversation with Chet Baker’s biographer.

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