Tears for Fears are returning with their first new album in 18 years. The group is one of a number of veteran bands releasing fresh music after lengthy pauses.
Big & Tall, the Unlikely Bookstore Birthplace of Alt-Comedy
In the 1990s, a group of misfit comedians who didn’t fit in at clubs created their own.
One Surreal Night with the Rap Veterans of Mount Westmore
Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, E-40 and Too Short — the old school titans in this new supergroup — made their live debut at an event featuring pop stars and TikTok influencers.
A New Generation Pushes Nashville to Address Racism in its Ranks
A small contingent of country artists and industry players have been speaking up in a business that likes to shut down dissent.
Arlo Parks Wants Her Songs to ‘Feel Like Surround Sound Cinema’
The 20-year-old British singer and songwriter makes music that captures modern-day misery in a way that feels improbably heartening. Her debut album is due this month.
Boom Time: How a small theater in Amsterdam became the most influential American comedy factory you’ve never heard of.
Open Mike Eagle Turned a Very Bad Year into a Very Honest Album
The 39-year-old indie rapper’s therapist told him, “Write your feelings.” So he did, on the new LP “Anime, Trauma and Divorce.”
The Challenge of Making a Comedy Store Documentary from the Inside
Beabadoobee Made Bedroom Pop. Now She’s Turning Up the Volume
The 20-year-old singer and songwriter Bea Kristi’s song “Coffee” has reached millions. Now she’s releasing “Fake It Flowers,” an album that puts a new spin on ’90s alt-rock.
Bettye LaVette Didn’t Know the Beatles’ “Blackbird.” Then It Helped Her Fly.
Ten years ago, the Fab Four’s song about civil rights gave the soul singer a creative spark. Now she’s releasing an album of tracks originally popularized by Black women.