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

    Apr 21 2019

  • Popcast / Is Billie Eilish the Future of Pop?

    The 17-year-old musician has been revising the rules of young stardom. But she may be more of a classicist than her aesthetic would suggest. Guests: The New York Times's Joe Coscarelli; Meaghan Garvey

  • All Songs Considered / New Music Friday: April 19

    Our list of the best albums out this week includes Lizzo's long-awaited debut, the rousing, infectious anthems of Johnnyswim, new music from The Tallest Man On Earth, Loyle Carner and more. FEATURED ALBUMS: Lizzo, Cuz I Love You; Johnnyswim, Moonlight; Kelsey Lu, Blood; The Tallest Man On Earth, I Love You. It's A Fever Dream.; Loyle Carner, Not Waving, But Drowning; Wand, Laughing Matter. OTHER NOTABLE RELEASES FOR APRIL 19: Anna Tivel, The Question; Cage the Elephant, Social Cues; Diane Coffe...more

  • KEXP Song of the Day / New Age Healers - Satellite

    New Age Healers - Satellite - from the 2019 self-released album Debris.


    On this bonus episode BJ talks Motley with producer Tom Werman.

  • Talk Is Jericho / Mr. Big Wants To Be With You

    Mr. Big founding bassist Billy Sheehan and singer Eric Martin bring the rock & roll to TIJ!  Billy talks about starting Mr. Big right after leaving the David Lee Roth “Eat ‘Em And Smile” solo band, and he and Eric tell the story of their surprise hit single, “To Be With You,” the role that MTV played in their success, and what it was like touring with Rush and Bryan Adams in the 90s. They talk big in Japan, losing drummer Pat Torpey last year, and whether M...more

  • Sound Opinions / #699 Moby, Opinions on Nico Segal's Intellexual

    Moby became the face of techno with the blockbuster success of his 1999 album Play. He’s since made several successful albums and put out his first memoir, Porcelain, in 2016. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revisit their 2016 conversation with Moby in honor of his latest memoir, Then It Fell Apart.They also review the debut album from the group Intellexual, made up of frequent Chance the Rapper collaborators Nico Segal and Nate Fox.

  • Pop Culture Happy Hour / Our Summer Movie Preview

    It's time again for our summer movie preview. We'll take a shot at guessing hits and misses, and we'll tell you what we can't wait to see.

  • The Anfield Wrap / The Weekender: We Go Again

    Neil Atkinson is joined by Alison McGovern, Andy Heaton, Stu Wright and Ian Salmon for this week's Weekender to look back at Liverpool's Champions League victory over FC Porto. Also in the show, Neil talks to Rory Smith about Barcelona and the genius that is Lionel Messi before joining Comfort Etim of Refugee Women Connect FC to talk about Refugee Women Connect and the work they do, you can find out more here -

  • Alt.Latino / How Angélique Kidjo Brings Out The Africa Of Celia Cruz's Catalog

    The West African vocalist talks about bringing out the Afrobeat in Celia Cruz's rich Cuban catalog with the tribute album Celia.

  • Soundcheck / Matmos Finds "Audio Gold" in Plastics, In-Studio

    Only the Baltimore-based electronic duo Matmos (M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel) might be able to make an entire record from the sounds of a washing machine, or for their latest - only from plastic. They've sampled the percussive qualities of a police riot shield (purchased on Ebay from the Albuquerque police department), made patterns, saved, repeated, and voila! Electronic music that is fun to be unsettled to. There’s a squeaky “crying pill” made of plastic, a PVC pipe as percussion and pseudo di...more

  • Irish and Celtic Music Podcast / Bagpipe Ferret #406

    Ferrets and bagpipe music? What's next kilt lifting and pirates? Yup! Plus harps, dance tunes, Celtic rock and more. Subscribe now! The Jig Is Up!, Dublin Harpers, Runa, Larry Mallette, Ciana, Ravens Three, Rose Rock, Rambling Sailors, Matthew Dickerson, Irish Whispa, Raglan, The Kilt Lifters, Master Bones Jangle and The Voodoo Island Cannibals, Bangers and Mash, Haggis Rampant, Scooter Muse I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celti...more

  • Talkhouse Podcast / Tim Heidecker with Hayden Pedigo

    The brilliant composer and two-time Talkhouse Podcast guest William Basinski recently dropped me an intriguing email. He wrote of a “very talented young friend, a fine guitarist from Amarillo” who has “a great story.” If Billy recommends an artist, I look into them; the more I learned about this guitarist from Amarillo, TX — Hayden Pedigo — the more fascinated I became. A born and raised Amarilloan, Hayden is an ambient acoustic guitarist and soundscape composer who's written music dedicated to ...more

  • Afropop Worldwide / Congolese Music - The 5th Generation

    In the early 2000s, Afropop told the story of “Four Generations” in Congolese music—from rumba and rumba-rock to soukous and ndombolo. Now time has marched on, and once again, thrilling new sounds are emerging from Kinshasa and its global diaspora. We’ll hear hyperkinetic roots-rock from Jupiter and Okwess, Fally Ipupa’s embrace of the current Afrobeats trend, experimental innovations from Pierre Kwenders in Montreal, and more. We’ll also speak with Congolese music connoisseur Lubangi Muniania f...more

  • Wonderful! / Wonderful! 80: Jarpin'

    Rachel's favorite food development! Griffin's favorite song and commercial! Rachel's favorite esoteric music genre! Griffin's favorite candy competition! Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus -

  • Song Exploder / Panda Bear - Dolphin

    Panda Bear is musician Noah Lennox. He’s a founding member of the experimental, genre-defying band Animal Collective, and as a solo artists, he’s released six albums. In February 2019, Panda Bear released the album Buoys, and in this episode, he and his co-producer Rusty Santos break down the opening song, “Dolphin.” You’ll hear the original demo, and how they drew inspiration from music from all over the world.

  • Tiny Desk Concerts - Audio / Theodore

    The music of Theodore is dark and transformative, with the kind of spare elegance you can hear in Sigur Rós or Pink Floyd.

  • Switched on Pop / Country at the Crossroads

    Lil Nas X currently holds the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his surprise hit “Old Town Road.” But though the song is dripping with country twang, you won’t find it anywhere on the country charts. That’s because Billboard removed it, on the grounds of not having enough “musical elements” of country—a move that in turn left many wondering if the vanishing had something to do with Lil Nas X, a black artist, venturing into a field dominated by white musicians. We dig deep into the hist...more

  • Beats in Space / Beats In Space Radio Show #BIS Radio Show #986 with Earth Trax

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  • Rolling Stone Music Now / The 50 Greatest Grunge Albums of All Time

    From L7 to Pearl Jam, inside Rolling Stone's list of the best grunge albums ever. Suzy Exposito, Angie Martoccio and Kory Grow join host Brian Hiatt to discuss