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KEXP Presents: Chastity Belt

Monday, April 27, 2015

Watch the Seattle natives perform the title track from their latest release, Time to Go Home.

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KCRW Presents: My Morning Jacket, Live In Concert

Monday, April 27, 2015

Watch Jim James and his band perform The Waterfall live during a special First Listen Live concert from Mack Sennett Studios in Los Angeles, presented by KCRW.

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World Cafe Next: Monophonics

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hear two tracks from the San Francisco-based psychedelic soul band's new album, Sound of Sinning.

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Soundcheck

Art Alexakis And Everclear: 'I've Still Got A Lot of Rage in Me'

Monday, April 27, 2015

The alt-rock stalwarts perform an acoustic session in the Soundcheck studio. 

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Gig Alert: Cheerleader

Monday, April 27, 2015

Breezy synth-pop vibes blow in to Webster Hall tonight. 

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First Listen: Torres, 'Sprinter'

Sunday, April 26, 2015

On her second album, Sprinter, Torres confronts the problem of confession head-on and proceeds to annihilate its boundaries.

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First Listen: Mac McCaughan, 'Non-Believers'

Sunday, April 26, 2015

For 25 years, the Superchunk frontman and Merge Records cofounder has quietly made some of the loudest pop in human history.

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First Listen: Metz, 'II'

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Raw, belligerent and dissonant — that's just the tip of the noise-rock iceberg when it comes to Metz.

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All Things Considered

'It Crackles With Life': Beauty Pill Returns

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A virus caused Chad Clark's heart to tear with every beat, giving him a 22 percent chance to live. Eleven years after Beauty Pill's debut LP, he and his band come back resilient.

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All Things Considered

Beauty Pill's 'Steven and Tiwonge' Is And Isn't A Protest Song

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Chad Clark of the band Beauty Pill walks us through creating "Steven and Tiwonge," a song about a gay couple in Malawi sentenced to 14 years in prison for their sexuality.

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Colleen: For The First Time, A Hypnotic Composer Sings

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The French musician Colleen has added lyrics to her music after more than 10 years of being strictly instrumental.

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KCRW Presents: Other Lives

Friday, April 24, 2015

In a studio performance, the Portland-via-Oklahoma band shows off its orchestral rock sound.

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My Brightest Diamond, 'This Is My Hand'

Friday, April 24, 2015

Watch the video for the theatrical indie-pop act My Brightest Diamond's latest single, which uses fast cuts to display what a body is made of and what it's capable of.

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Songs We Love: Juan Wauters, 'This Is I'

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The eccentric punk-turned-poet sings as though he's finally wriggled free of received wisdom after living 30 years in someone else's shadow.

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Come To A Screening of 'Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)'

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The documentary traces the rise of the hardcore punk scene in the nation's capital, and all the DIY energy, rage and creativity that came with it.

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All Songs At 15: From 2008, Songs Of Hope And Change

Thursday, April 23, 2015

For this week's Throw Back Thursday we remember the music artists were inspired to write after President Obama was first elected.

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NEEDS, 'We Forgot The Records To Our Record Release Show'

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A chaotic, full-throttle rock song, based on actual events, from this Vancouver band's self-titled debut album.

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Feufollet On World Cafe

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hear the Lafayette, Louisiana band play songs from their new album, Two Universes.

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Soundcheck

London’s 12 Most Musical Tube Stations

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

After a week riding London's extensive subway system, Soundcheck's John Schaefer compiles a playlist of songs that reference the tube.
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Richard Thompson On Mountain Stage

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hear a 1999 performance by one of England's best-loved singer-songwriters and guitarists.

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