NPR

First Listen: Weaves, 'Wide Open'

The raucous rock band's sophomore album combines the energy of punk rock with the earnestness of Springsteen.

When Jasmyn Burke is on tour with her band Weaves, she meets a lot of young women and women of color who tell her they've never seen someone who looks like them represented in a rock band before. That type of iconic status — while flattering — can complicate an artist's

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from NPR

NPR4 min read
Mindy Kaling And Emma Thompson Shatter The 'Late Night' Glass Ceiling
Thompson plays a successful TV host who pulled the ladder up behind her in the movie Late Night. Kaling says a female late night host is "science fiction," but this was the role she wanted to write.
NPR2 min read
Drake Celebrates Toronto Raptors NBA Championship With 'The Best In The World Pack'
The Toronto rapper celebrates as if he was the one sweating on the court. "I wish that I was playing in a sport where we were getting rings / I wouldn't have space on either hand for anything."
NPR4 min read
Decades Later, 'Tales Of The City' Returns To A New San Francisco
A new Netflix series resurrects the house at Barbary Lane, with characters reprised by Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis. Showrunner Lauren Morelli says she aimed to expand the range of queer stories.