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Gig Alert: Van Davis

Monday, March 16, 2015

Soulful ensemble plays with some special brassy accompaniment at Arlene's Grocery.

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First Listen: JEFF The Brotherhood, 'Wasted On The Dream'

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Squaring up with JEFF The Brotherhood at any time during its career has been mercifully simple: Come for the riffs, stay for the riffs. Hand, make horns. Horns, meet sky.

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First Listen: Liturgy, 'The Ark Work'

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The metal band embraces classical music, glitchy IDM and even rap on its new album. The deeper into it you delve, the more its audacity and imagination start to bloom.

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First Listen: The Go! Team, 'The Scene Between'

Sunday, March 15, 2015

With the aid of mostly unknown guest vocalists, the group's proven formula receives a fresh shot of youth, enthusiasm and pure pop fierceness.

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Vintage Cafe: Steve Winwood

Friday, March 13, 2015

A 2003 set by the Spencer Davis Group, Blind Faith and Traffic vet, who was a solo star in the '80s.

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JJ Grey & Mofro On World Cafe

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Northern Florida rock band discusses its jam-band roots and plays songs from its new album.

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All Songs At 15: Björk Plays DJ

Thursday, March 12, 2015

For this week's Throwback Thursday we remember a 2009 conversation with Björk. The singer talked about her then new album Voltaic and shared some of her favorite songs by other artists.

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New Madrid On World Cafe

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hear the Athens, Ga., indie-rock band perform a few of its songs live in the studio.

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Paul de Jong, 'Auction Block'

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

One half of The Books edited and directed this retro-collage video for the first single from his upcoming solo album, IF.

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Hear Lydia Loveless Cover Prince's 'I Would Die 4 U'

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

This roughed-up, rootsy take on one of Prince's most ecstatic pop songs — out on Record Store Day — makes good on an April Fools' Day prank that fans wished wasn't a joke.

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Benjamin Booker Faces The Past

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

In a double-length video for two songs from his debut album, the punk-influenced blues singer struggles with civil rights issues that we can't seem to settle.

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Kishi Bashi On World Cafe

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The experimental musician, known for his live looping, performs in the studio with a string quartet.

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Michael Rault, 'Nothing Means Nothing'

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Toronto-based songwriter Michael Rault nails the harmonies and guitar sound of White Album-era Beatles on this new song, from his upcoming second album, Living Daylight.

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New Mix: Villagers, Joanna Gruesome, Young Fathers, More

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

This week's essential listening includes joyful rock from Joanna Gruesome, a mansion of curious sounds from Eskmo, an incredible mix of cultures and sounds in Young Fathers and more.

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East India Youth, 'Hearts That Never'

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

One of Britain's most talented electronic producers isn't making dance music. Listen to an intense track from East India Youth's upcoming Culture Of Volume.

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World Cafe Next: Feufollet

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Cajun band plays songs from its new album, which references Southwest Louisiana culture.

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Mitski, 'Townie'

Monday, March 09, 2015

Faye Orlove's animated video for the fuzzy doo-wop track features hair clips, text messages, Chinese take-out boxes and NSFW images, playfully rendered in thick lines and a pink-and-orange palette.

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Viking's Choice: Girlpool, 'Ideal World'

Monday, March 09, 2015

With just an electric guitar and bass, Girlpool inhabits an entire ecosystem in the space of a bedroom. "Ideal World" comes from the duo's first full-length album, Before The World Was Big.

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Fantastic Negrito: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, March 09, 2015

The singer beat out nearly 7,000 other submissions to win NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert Contest. See why in this passionate three-song set.

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Gig Alert: Moon Duo

Monday, March 09, 2015

Fuzzed out space-rockers play at Rough Trade tonight.

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