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New Mix: Weezer, Lucinda Williams, Sufjan Stevens, More
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Lese Majesty
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Unlocking The Eclectic: A Conversation With Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler
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For Pesky Relatives, A Musical Gift Guide
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Shabazz Palaces and THEESatisfaction (from left to right, Ishmael Butler, Catherine Harris-White and Stasia Irons) outside Caffe Vita in Capitol Hill. Kyle Johnson for NPR hide caption

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Swerve... the reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding)
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