What’s it like to have a song inside your head, itching to get out? A neuroscientist and a songwriter compare notes from the frontier of music and science.


Over the course of 25 years, folk rock icons the Indigo Girls have not only released more than a dozen albums, they have also displayed a staunch dedication to countless social, political and environmental issues, melding music and activism in their own, unique way. Alison Prato talks with band member Amy Ray about how they fight for what they believe in without seeming preachy, the evolution of their music, and the state of women around the world.

While most of the instruments we know and love have been around for a very, very long time, people are still making new ones. They tend to be electronic … and just a little weird.


To cure a years-long case of writer’s block, Sting was forced to face up to some childhood demons. Maybe we can all handle a spot of introspection.


Some people may just have rocked out. But for Emily McManus, a Mark Ronson DJ set was actually a four-hour seminar in pop music history, proving to a sweaty crowd that everything with a beat is connected to everything else.


One week after he turned 16, Cole Plante played the American Music Awards 40th anniversary pre-party. He’s also the youngest DJ ever invited to play Lollapalooza. We talked to him.