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June 16, 2015 Our guest DJ of the week, poet and rapper Kate Tempest, picked music that breaks through circumstance to reach audiences directly.
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Micachu and the Shapes perform for a Field Recordings video in Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C.
September 19, 2012 The London musicians complement their surroundings with everything that makes their music work: disarmingly plainspoken charm, ragged beauty, and uniqueness that blooms naturally.
April 24, 2009 Mica Levi fronts the wildly playful and inventive British rock band Micachu and the Shapes. Normally, the group plugs in, turns up the volume and plays as a trio. But for this video performance at the South by Southwest music festival and conference, Levi plays by herself, with just a child-sized acoustic guitar. Watch how she stretches the limits of six nylon strings and a magic marker.
April 14, 2009 Jewellery, Micachu and the Shapes' full-length debut, finds a sweet spot between disjointed pop and busker garage. Both clangorous and poppy, "Calculator" may be the easiest introduction to the band's music.
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March 30, 2009 Bob Boilen, Carrie Brownstein, Robin Hilton Stephen Thompson wrap up their SXSW '09 coverage with a final look at some of the most memorable acts.
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