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Monday, January 09, 2012

Today, we explore the world of music tattoos – from band names to bass clefs. Plus, the Norah Jones-led country cover band, The Little Willies, stops by to talk about their new album and to play live.

Tattoo You: Music Ink

Tattoo culture is needling its way onto television, with the upcoming reality show “Ink Master” on Spike TV and a sketch about an Eddie Vedder tatt on IFC’s “Portlandia.” Today, we’ll hear from listeners about the band logos, instruments, album covers and other music-related images that adorn their bodies. Guests include tattoo artist Joseph Ari Aloi (aka JK5) and musician-artist Bryan Kienlen of the punk band Bouncing Souls.

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In Studio: The Little Willies

The Little Willies is a country cover band that just happens to include one of the biggest jazz crossover stars of the past decade. Norah Jones returns to her Texas roots yet again on the group’s second album, called "For the Good Times." She and the rest of the band join us in the studio to perform songs from it live.

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Playlist: Tattoo You + The Little Willies

Click through for today's playlist!

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Gig Alert: Chicha Libre

Brooklyn-based psychedelic cumbia band Chicha Libre performs at Barbes on Monday night. Download the outfit's song "Primavera en la Selva," an Amazonian reimagination of Vivaldi's "Spring," here.

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