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When he's not collaborating remotely with the ambient-jazz quartet Fuubutsushi

Updated September 23, 2021 at 3:34 PM ET

The Listening Party is over, but you can watch the album stream and conversation below.

Updated September 8, 2021 at 8:06 PM ET

NPR Music's second-ever Roséwave Happy Hour is over, but you can roséwave all year long.

Summer's never over if you have roséwave in your heart. NPR Music's summer soundtrack series is closing up its fifth (!) season soon, but not before another virtual soirée.

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Within an Irreversible Entanglements groove, the tri-city free-ja

Updated July 14, 2021 at 8:04 PM ET

NPR Music's first-ever Roséwave Happy Hour is over, but you can stream DJ Cuzzin B's vibey playlist now.

The 2021 Tiny Desk Contest closed for entries on June 7, and our judges are now combing through entries to find a winner. In the meantime, we've been sharing some of the many entries that have caught our eyes and ears.

Updated June 15, 2021 at 3:18 PM ET

The Listening Party is over, but you stream the album below.

Join us in an online listening party for Sleater-Kinney's Path of Wellness. With World Cafe's Raina Douris in the host chair, we'll feature a live conversation with Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker.

Few things fill the heart with hope like a group of young girls playing punk rock in a public library. In a space where books and information open minds, there too our minds should be blown by power-chord-punctuated screams of "Poser! Blockhead! Riff raff! Jerk face!"

Updated May 3, 2021 at 6:27 AM ET

The Listening Party is over, but you stream the album below.

Join us in an online listening party for Dawn Richard's Second Line. With WNXP's Jewly Hight in the host chair, we'll feature a live conversation with Richard herself — along with Dawn's mom, Debbie! The event will take place on release day, April 30, at 2 p.m. ET.

Les McKeown, best known as the singer for Scotland's Bay City Rollers, died April 20 of unspecified causes. He was 65.

"It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our beloved husband and father Leslie Richard McKeown," wrote wife Peko Keiko and son Jubei McKeown on the singer's Facebook account. "Leslie died suddenly at home on Tuesday. We are currently making arrangements for his funeral and ask for privacy after the shock of our profound loss."

Updated April 19, 2021 at 9:46 AM ET

The Listening Party is over, but you can stream the album via Bandcamp below.

Updated March 29, 2021 at 3:53 PM ET

The Listening Party has ended. You can stream Promises below.

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Join us in an online listening party for Julien Baker's new album, Little Oblivions, hosted b

Michael Turner — better known as Double K, rapper and producer in the Los Angeles duo People Under The Stairs — died Jan. 30 of unspecified causes. He was 43. A friend, DJ Mark Luv, shared the news via Instagram, writing that Turner "passed away peacefully." An examination by the LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner has yet to be performed.

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Updated Jan. 29 at 2:30 p.m. ET

Daniel Dumile, the rapper and producer best known as MF DOOM, died Oct. 31, according to a message posted on his Instagram account by his wife, Jasmine Dumile on Thursday. No cause of death was given. He was 49 years old.

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Roséwave: Lost Summer

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Update: The Listening Party has ended, but you can listen an edited version of the conversation in your All Songs Considered feed.

Updated on Oct. 31 ay 3:18 p.m. ET.

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Riley Gale, the throat-shredded vocalist for the Texas-based metal band Power Trip, died Monday of unspecified causes. He was 34.

His death was announced in a Facebook post by his bandmates:

UPDATE: The listening party has ended.

This Friday at 4 p.m. ET, join us for an online listening party for Bright Eyes' new album, Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was, hosted by All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen and featuring a live conversation with Bright Eyes members Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott.

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