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Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 5:44 pm
12 min 19 sec
Anthony D'Amato sings and writes in the tradition of Bruce Springsteen or Josh Ritter: His songs sound friendly musically, but they also tackle the difficult and the twisted. Like those great songwriters, D'Amato's work is universal without devolving into moping. There's also a spirit to these songs, as it's easy to imagine a crowd spontaneously backing these his powerful choruses.
Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 3:08 pm
Annie Lennox is well-known for her work as one half of the Eurythmics, the synth-pop duo whose hit "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" is still ubiquitous 30-plus years after its release. Since then, Lennox has had a busy career as a solo singer and done work as a philanthropist and political activist.
Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 5:04 pm
When he was 20, Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson released an album in Iceland, sung in Icelandic, with many of the words written by his father. Dýrð í dauðaþögn became the biggest-selling debut in Icelandic music history.
Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 3:46 pm
Alejandro Rose-Garcia, better known as Shakey Graves, became famous with his 2011 debut as a one-man band, in which he thumped a kick drum made from an old Samsonite. On his new album, And The War Came, Shakey Graves "unpacks" his sound a bit, adding a drummer and richer production.
Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 8:53 am
Once you've been a superhero, it's hard to go back to life as a mere mortal. That's the lesson Michael Keaton's character, Riggin Thomson, learns in the new film Birdman. Thomson is an aging movie star who once played a superhero — a role he can't quite get over.
Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 12:00 am
Join NPR Music live on Oct. 22 at 8:30 p.m. ET for an NPR Music Presents showcase during the annual CMJ Music Marathon.
Please note times are subject to change. Our live video webcast will feature:
• Elle Varner (11 p.m. ET)
The Grammy- and BET Award-nominated R&B artist, who as the daughter of two songwriters grew up in the music industry, will take the stage to perform tracks from her forthcoming sophomore album, 4 Letter Word.