Lucy Dacus

Every Tuesday, The Spy adds new music to its rotation. Here are the adds for the week of October 8, 2019. This week's playlist includes a metal-inspired single by Weezer, a cut from Foals' upcoming release, material from Angel Olsen's latest album, and so much more.

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Lucy Dacus is conflicted about America.

For Mother's Day this year, indie rock star Lucy Dacus did better than sending flowers or a card.

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"The stars have a lot to say about babies born in the month of May," Lucy Dacus sighs in "My Mother and I," the latest single from

Every week the Oklahoma Music Minute gives a run down of where you can see live music. Here are the pics for the week of Feb. 11-15.

Monday Feb. 11

Tonight, Travis Scott plays BOK Center in Tulsa and Josh Morningstar plays Iron Monk in Stillwater. Meanwhile, Lucy Dacus & Illuminati Hotties play The Opolis in Norman. Here's Lucy Dacus' "La Vie En Rose".

On this week's show, artists battle their inner demons – the kind that come out a night when you're alone in bed, trying to find sleep – speak truth to power, celebrate love, dig into complicated characters with troubled pasts and much more.

This includes a kind of demented nursery rhyme from singer Billie Eilish; the London-based duo Tender and their deep reflection on ruinous self-indulgence; and producer T Bone Burnett's new album with a prayer to overcome fear.

Ever wonder what albums your fellow NPR fans listen to? We asked, you voted and below are the results our year-end listener poll for 2018. The list mirrors the NPR Music Top 50 Albums more than I've noticed in previous years. Like that list, listeners put Janelle Monáe, Kacey Musgraves, Mitski and Lucy Dacus all in the top positions.

Art is identity, scream these best albums of 2018. Even when it's pure invention. The most striking things we heard this year mined personal experiences that could feel intimate as whispers or bold and overstuffed as superhero science fiction. Even in an era where listeners have been primed for the unexpected, genuine surprises arrived steadily across the last 12 months – a cascade of introductions, breakthroughs, revelations and rebirths to reward whatever precious attention you could give.