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KEXP Presents: Hurray For The Riff RaffKEXP

The dark Americana band Hurray for the Riff Raff is led by Alynda Lee Segarra, a young, Bronx-raised Puerto Rican who developed her musical voice by riding the rails as a teenage punk before settling down in New Orleans. (The Crescent City serves as inspiration for the band's sixth and most recent album, Small Town Heroes.)

With inspirations that range from Woody Guthrie to Bikini Kill, Segarra brings real worldliness to these songs; it shouldn't be long before everybody knows her name. Watch Hurray for the Riff Raff perform the somber "Everybody Knows" in the KEXP studios.

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Blind Pilot, 'White Apple' (Live)

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Paul Weller

See the beloved Britpop veteran perform songs from his new album, Saturns Pattern.

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Florence And The Machine, 'Queen Of Peace/Long And Lost'

The dog days are over in the English powerhouse's gorgeous, mournful double-feature video.

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Courtney Barnett, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

The rising Australian rock star went electric and then some this weekend at Newport.

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Gregory Alan Isakov, 'Saint Valentine' (Live)

Watch a simple symphony of violin, banjo and voice, recorded live at Pickathon in Oregon.

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