At NPR's Turning The Tables Live at Lincoln Center on Wednesday (8/1) night, the emphasis was on pop. Ann Powers moderated a song circle that included Carly Rae Jepsen, Mitski, Jamila Woods and Phoebe Bridgers with equal parts reverence and amusement.
They join Carly Rae Jepsen and Jamila Woods, and all four of them will ”come together for a song circle, performing stripped-down versions of their original music and discussing modern popular-music culture with moderator Ann Powers.”
Common and Andra Day were introduced by Dave Chappelle for their Oscar performance, and joined onstage by a collection of activists that they'd contacted. "Tell the NRA they’re in God’s way," Common said before performing.
SXSW Music Festival, which starts in two weeks, just announced it's final lineup additions for 2018 which also include Ted Leo, Action Bronson, OSHUN, Yonatan Gat (w/ Thor Harris), Hiss Golden Messenger, Homeboy Sandman & Edan, G Perico, Leikeli47, and more.