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It's humbling, maybe a little embarrassing and definitely exciting to stand in the middle of a packed club show and be the only person who doesn't already know all the words to the songs the band is playing. Welcome to my experience seeing The Amazons at Omeara in London.

NPR Music's Top 16 Songs Of August

Aug 30, 2019

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NPR Music's Top 12 Albums Of August

Aug 30, 2019

August, traditionally, is slow month for media. Hollywood takes a (brief) break from blockbusters and gets ready to roll out autumn's big movies. The music world didn't get that memo, giving our ears much to love.

After trickling out singles for more than a year, singer Lana Del Rey has finally dropped her sixth full-length studio album with the oddly comical title, Norman F****** Rockwell. On this week's New Music Friday, we dig into this expansive mix of slow-burning ballads and sometimes strange but profound, odyssey-length adventures.

If you've turned on your radio anytime over the past quarter century, there's a decent chance you heard the voice of Sheryl Crow. From "All I Wanna Do" to "If It Makes You Happy," the Missouri-born music-maker has been consistently pumping out feel-good pop rock for more than three decades. Now, after nine Grammys and more than 50 million albums sold, the singer-songwriter says her 11th album, Threads, out Aug. 30, will be her last.

Enter below for a chance to win tickets to see Walker Lukens in concert on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Ponyboy, presented by Tower Theatre, in Oklahoma City.

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Talihina. Davidson. Drive too fast and you might not even notice these small Oklahoma towns, but if you stick around, you might hear some music in the air.

For Steven and Isaiah Carter, the brother duo making up band Smokey Motel, growing up in Davidson in far southwestern Oklahoma sharpened their focus on music.

With band members from hardcore and worship bands to small towns in Oklahoma and Nashville, Tennessee, Mad Honey comes together to make music that is dreamy, glittery, and a perfect band for those end of summer days. The band is made up of Tiffany Sutcliffe (singer/guitarist), Branden Palesano (bass), Keegan Ball (guitar), and Austin Valdez (drums).

British-born singer Eno Williams grew up in Nigeria, where her family passed on storytelling traditions in the Ibibio language.

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