Music for the masses

This channel provides an introduction to a handful of great podcasts that focus on music.

by Pastime

    Music for the masses

    Jun 24 2018

  • Natalie Prass Serves Up Groove, Romance and Sparkle

    Richmond-based musician Natalie Prass is a fighter. Her forthcoming record, The Future And The Past, has transformed resistance and personal heartache into defiant, groove-laden romantic anthems. With a little dash of disco, and a little bit of soul, this record might look to Janelle Monae & Prince but also further back to Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye for its sound. That said, hear tender, big-hearted, shake-your-groove-thing songs by Natalie Prass, in-studio. Watch the session here:

  • XXXTentacion, Mourning and Morality

    The 20-year-old broke out of the SoundCloud rap scene and reached No 1. But he faced accusations of violent crimes against a woman, and leaves behind a troubling legacy. Guests: Noisey's Lawrence Burney and Miami New Times's Tarpley Hitt.

  • Radio City Talk: Looking Forward

    Dan Austin, hosting this week's show, is joined Andy Heaton and Adam Smith as they look towards what Liverpool's forward line and midfield might look like next season and whether either area needs reinforcing. Also in the show John Gibbons talks to Neal Heard about 'The Art Of Football' his book and the exhibition of the same name whilst Neil Atkinson and Gareth Roberts talk to Emy Onuora about his book 'Pitch Black: The Story of Black British Footballers and the ongoing pro...more

  • From The Top

    A handful of teenagers, and a 12-year-old violinist, from the radio show From the Top, give sparkling performances, proving there's a bright future for classical music.

  • New Music Friday: June 22

    On this week's episode of New Music Friday, All Songs Considered's Robin Hilton chats with NPR Music's Ann Powers and Rodney Carmichael, along with jazz critic Nate Chinen from WBGO about the most exciting new releases for June 22. Albums include the intense, industrial rock of Nine Inch Nails, the new joint project of Lecrae & Zaytoven and the wildly ambitious, shape-shifting jazz of Kamasi Washington. Featured Albums: Nine Inch Nails: Bad Witch, Birdtalker: One, Lecrae & Zaytoven: Let The Trap...more

  • Jenn Champion - O.M.G. (I'm All Over It)

    Jenn Champion - O.M.G. (I'm All Over It) - from the 2018 album Single Rider on Hardly Art.


    The Transformers: The Movie is a 6 million dollar animated film that came out in 1986, co-produced and directed by Nelson Shin, who also produced the original The Transformers television series on which the film was based. The origins of that cartoon series was a line of toys produced by Hasbro, based on designs which originated in Japan, toys that were vehicles which transformed into robots. The film spawned an amazing hard rock soundtrack which is the focus of today’s episode. On this episode ...more

  • Dave Meltzer on Dave Meltzer

    Dave Meltzer returns to talk about… HIMSELF!  This is Dave Meltzer on Dave Meltzer, and it includes everything – the first wrestling match he ever saw, his favorite wrestlers and matches, the origins of the Wrestling Observer and 5-star rating system. He’s talking about Pat Patterson, Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, and Rey Mysterio. He recounts what it was like covering the Monday Night Wars and his relationships then and now with Eric Bischoff and Vince McMahon.&nb...more

  • #656 Hinds & Opinions on Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Parquet Courts & More

    Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with two members of the Spanish women rock band Hinds about their unique take on punk rock and how they've reached fans in America and the U.K. Also, with an influx of new releases, it’s time for a review round-up! Jim and Greg give their opinions on new albums from Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Neko Case and Parquet Courts.

  • Jurassic World, Jurassic Park and What's Making Us Happy

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom takes a bizarre but not unwelcome left turn. How does it compare to 2015's mediocre but hugely successful revival and the original 1993 film? Guest: Chris Klimek.

  • EP.154 – The Shameless LP

    THIS WEEK ON THE OFFICIALLY STREET PODCAST: Syer and Jayomega take you through the journey and progression of how Jay’s contemporary album, #TheShamelessLP, came to fruition. The album was released 5/22/2018, and contains a roller coaster of vibes and feelings. Jay maintains his usual capability of conceptual, witty, bar heavy story telling, while continuing to step outside the box-and his comfort zone-sonically. This episode is a must listen for both those whom have and have not listened...more

  • Announcing Switched On Summer Throwback Series

    This summer we’re going to be doing a Switched On Summer series, breaking down your favorite summer pop hits from the 60s to the present. We’re talking about Beach Boys to Beyonce. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Zimbabwe After Mugabe

    A lot has happened since Afropop last visited Zimbabwe. The 37-year regime of Robert Mugabe has ended, and Thomas Mapfumo, the Lion of Zimbabwe, has staged a triumphant return concert after a 14-year absence. Meanwhile, the country’s youth now moves to the groove of Zim-Dancehall from the likes of reigning star Winky D, and roots gospel from Jah Prayzah. On this program, we catch up with all these new sounds, hear the latest from Oliver Mtukudzi, and meet one of the most creative singer/songwrit...more

  • Everything Is Shade

    We good on any MLK Blvd...

  • Pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa Is Part Of A Long Line of 'Amazing'

    The pianist's new album is a lesson on contemporary Cuban piano, performed with a trio with strong familial ties.

  • The Raincoats with Protomartyr

    This week’s Talkhouse Podcast episode features a fantastic conversation between The Raincoats and Protomartyr, recorded live at Rough Trade East in London, followed by an audience Q&A session. My special guest host is Jenn Pelly, Contributing Editor at Pitchfork — where she glowingly reviewed Protomartyr’s new Consolation EP last week — and author of the 33 1/3 series book on The Raincoats’ self-titled debut album. The bands’ talk takes in a lot: presenting oneself as you are versus a cultivated...more

  • Midsummer in Ireland with John WIlmott #363

    John Wilmott guest hosts this week's Summer Solstice show with Celtic music and stories from Stephen Murphy, John Willmott, The Woodland Bard, Dervish, Afro Celt Sound System, Claire Roche, Jiggy, Anne-Marie Delmotte, Mike Absalom, Jimi McRae. Listen and share this show. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy thei...more

  • I Give You Life

    We are Back!!! It is only right that we bless you with an episode just a few days after The Carters blessed us with their Everything Is Love album! We get into our favorite songs and discuss the Apeshit video. The Carters aren't the only artists who put on new music though. We get into Christina Aguilera's long awaited new project Liberation and discuss where she ranks as a vocalist for our generation. Then, we get into Nas' album Nasir, which also dropped last week, and whether or not it was ...more

  • Wonderful! Ep. 39: The Lovers Pose

    Rachel's favorite comfortable lounge wear! Griffin's favorite mint! Rachel's favorite deal-hunting destination! Griffin's favorite radio station! Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus -

  • Yo La Tengo - Here You Are

    Yo La Tengo formed in 1984. The band is made up Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, and James McNew. In March 2018, they released There’s a Riot Going On, their 15th album. They made the record themselves—they recorded it entirely in their rehearsal studio with James handling the engineering duties. The album came together slowly, over a few years. In this episode, Georgia, James, and Ira break down the experiments and accidents that led to the the closing track from the record, the song "Here You Are."...more