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TV On The Radio, Stromae & Courtney Barnett To Play NPR Music's SXSW Showcase

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Our opening night party in Austin — one of the highlights of our year — will feature a genre-spanning lineup that also includes up-and-comers Shamir and Boogie.

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Dry The River, Live In Concert

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Watch the British alt-rock band perform "Gethsemane" live in Boston.

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Torres, Live In The Greene Space

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Listen to the powerful singer-songwriter preview songs from her new record, Sprinter, live in the Greene Space.

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Love, Fear And Lady Lamb: A New Album, And A New Openness

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

As a teenager, Aly Spaltro came up with the whimsical stage name Lady Lamb The Beekeeper. Though she still performs as Lady Lamb, Spaltro is growing up and becoming more comfortable being herself.

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World Cafe Next: Nora Jane Struthers And The Party Line

Monday, March 02, 2015

Hear the alt-country band play songs off their new album and talk about their transition to pop.

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KEXP Presents: Israel Nash

Monday, March 02, 2015

Watch the singer and some talented friends bring his rich, rousing "Rain Plans" to fruition.

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Phox: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, March 02, 2015

The Wisconsin band performs three of its warm, accessible songs in the NPR Music offices.

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BRONCHO, 'NC-17'

Monday, March 02, 2015

BRONCHO's new video, for the song "NC-17," follows a pack of long-haired teenagers as they evade parents, broker drug deals and find more trouble than they bargained for.

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Kim Gordon: Redefining The 'Girl In A Band'

Monday, March 02, 2015

In her new tell-all memoir, the Sonic Youth co-founder reflects on her career in music and art, and her life after the end of her marriage and the band.
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First Listen: Matthew E. White, 'Fresh Blood'

Sunday, March 01, 2015

He wanted to be the behind-the-scenes guy, not the star. But backed by strings, choirs, horns and the house band of his own label, White made a second album that isn't different — just better.

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Sympathy For The Devils

Saturday, February 28, 2015

From Lana Del Rey to Father John Misty, musicians in the current pop moment who expose themselves, warts and all, do so in isolation, without support or challenge from a like-minded community.

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Gig Alert: Beth Hart

Friday, February 27, 2015

Powerhouse singer performs new songs at The Gramercy Theatre on Saturday night.

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Black To Comm, 'Hands'

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Marc Richter's music curves in multiple planes. Fittingly, the surreal and oddly moving video for "Hands" does the same.

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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Thursday, February 26, 2015

February's sampler includes new music from Courtney Barnett, MDNGHT, Matthew E. White and more.

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KCRW Presents: Wolf Alice

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Watch the North London four-piece showcase their tougher, grittier rock sound.

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Phil And Dave Alvin On World Cafe

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hear and see an LA concert featuring the reunited brothers from The Blasters.

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Jimmy Page Reflects On 40 Years Of Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti'

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The guitarist shares memories of making Led Zeppelin's monumental double album and talks about some of the artists who have changed his life over the years.

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Gary Burden On World Cafe

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Watch the celebrated album cover artist discuss his experiences living in LA's Laurel Canyon through the '60s and '70s. He rides through his old stomping grounds with David Dye.

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Viking's Choice: Bosse-de-Nage, 'A Subtle Change'

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Bay Area band's explosive track massages black-metal riffs with jaw-droppingly aerobic drumming on a short fuse.

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Why Aren't Festivals Showcasing More Female Musicians?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

When this year's lineup for Coachella was unveiled, many noticed how few women were on the bill. Feminist music writer Katie Presley explains why festivals are such a dudefest.
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