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Vocalo’s own Ayana Contreras teamed up with NPR to talk about the very best album releases of this week. There’s something here for everyone. Listen to the full conversation on Spotify.

“Our beloved earth angel, Ronnie, peacefully left this world today.”

Our friends at NPR Music share their favorite Tiny Desk (Home) performances of the year.

We shared 10 artists you need to know out of Chicago for 2022, via NPR Music.

Eme Alfonso for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concerts “El Tiny” takeover, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

Pastor T.L. Barrett performs his Tiny Desk (home) concert from the Chicago church he has pastored for 40+ years.

Rico Nasty makes her Tiny Desk debut from home.

The damage done to independent live music by the pandemic has been catastrophic – and a future where it thrives will, regardless and inevitably, arrive.

There’s Bandcamp, beloved by artists. There’s Spotify, very well-liked by listeners. And then there’s that big question mark.

NPR’s list of the best songs, albums & mixtapes by Southern rappers recenters the South as a creative center of hip-hop.