Want to delve deeper into the music you’ve been reading about? Each of the following links will take you to a playlist that features plenty more of everything we’ve covered in Music Alive! this season.


Ritchie_valens_13October 2015 – Features tracks by Ritchie Valens, Dave Brubeck, the Grateful Dead, Black Flag, Digital Underground, Metallica, Ali Akbar Khan, and many more


180px-SmashingPumpkins_allNovember 2015 – Features tracks by Smashing Pumpkins, Shania Twain, Tupac Shakur, Enrique Iglesias, TLC, Colombiafrica, ChocQuib Town, and many more


ariana_grande_png_03_by_5sosbiebergrande-d828h6lDecember 2015 – Features tracks by Ariana Grande,     Matchbox 20, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Jimmy Buffett,
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cannonball Adderley, and many more


KwabsJanuary 2016 – Features tracks by Kwabs, Adele, Lionel Richie, Jaco Pastorius, Europe, Howlin’ Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, Seun Kuti, Paul Simon, and many more


Photo: Eva RinaldiFebruary 2016 – Features tracks by Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Muddy Waters, the Staple Singers, Cheap Trick, Alison Krauss, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, and many more


One of the last pictures taken of David Bowie. Photo: Jimmy King

March 2016 – Features tracks by David Bowie, Kamasi Washington, Percy Sledge, Etta James, Wilson Pickett, Bob Seger, Arcade Fire, and many more


ArtEnsembleofChicagoApril 2016 – Features tracks by The Art Ensemble of
, Postmodern Jukebox, Professor Longhair, Doug Kershaw, Irma Thomas, Paul Bley, Sun Ra, and many more


lukas-graham-band-blue-album-1May 2016 – Features tracks by Lukas Graham, Billy Joel, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, the Four Tops, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Chic, Tom Waits, and many more


Looking for a playlist from an earlier season? Try these pages:

And if you just can’t get enough music, we recommend you go check out what the folks at our sister publication In Tune Monthly are listening to these days. It’s there for all to hear at—

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