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As China Cracks Down On Cultural Fringe, Indie Rock Finds A Home In Beijing

"Some guys have sports cars — I have <i>this</i>."<p>That's how Michael Pettis, an American economist based in Beijing, has always explained his rather extravagant hobby: running his very own corner of the Chinese music scene via his record label, Maybe Mars, and a couple of gritty rock dives.<p>As a label- and …

China

One For The Ages

<i>Note: NPR's audio for First Listens comes down after the album is released.</i><p>There's a point in most published interviews with Joanna Newsom where the harpist, singer and songwriter genially pulls the switch on her interlocutor's train of thought. She'll gently say that interpretation belongs to her …

Richard Tognetti: an anarchist with a chamber orchestra

The most trouble Richard Tognetti ever got into was for doing nothing.<p>It was 2011 and Slovenia’s Maribor festival, where Tognetti is artistic director, had been forced to cancel a rather grand staging of The Magic Flute at short notice due to lack of funds. Tognetti was given three days to come up …

Flute

Songs We Love: Tigran Hamasyan, 'Your Mercy is Boundless'

Tigran Hamasyan won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition in 2006, but the music that resonates even deeper for him is centuries removed — and a sound world away — from jazz.<p>Hamasyan's new album, <i>Luys I Luso</i> (Light from Light), is an arresting exploration of ancient sacred music …

Journalist and UNC professor Charles S. Stone, the founder of the National Association of Black Journalists, died today at age 89. According to the Washington Post, Stone was so trusted by readers of his Philadelphia Daily News column that "dozens of homicide suspects insisted on surrendering to him."

Journalist and UNC professor Charles S. Stone, the founder of the National Association of Black Journalists, died today at age 89. According to the</i> …

First Listen: The Afghan Whigs, 'Do To The Beast'

A lover's obsessiveness may charm at first, but it can soon turn frightening. For an artist, the relentless pursuit of one object — a sound, a memory dragged up and reshaped, a fantasy that makes the long hours of work feel intimate — feeds creativity or freezes it. Greg Dulli has been chasing the …

Alice in Chains: To Hell and Back

Turning the steering wheel hard to the right and stomping his foot on the gas, Alice in Chains' lead singer, Layne Staley, accelerates full speed …

Rock & Roll

Lee

<i>Photo by Repeat Pattern</i><p>Lee: TANHÂ (album trailer) (via SoundCloud)<p>Ryuhei Asano makes wide-eyed music that sprawls while feeling deeply personal at the same time. As Lee, the 27-year-old Japan native has released about a dozen sample-based albums on his Bandcamp over the last two years—including …