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Clockwise from upper left: Tegan and Sara, Owen Pallett of Final Fantasy, Alessi's Ark, Fatoumata Diawara
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January 23, 2013 On this week's show we welcome a parade of guest DJs, including Jack White, who talks about the music of legendary bluesman Charley Patton. Plus: new pop from Tegan and Sara, Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara and several new discoveries, including the London-based band Alessi's Ark.
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Owen Pallett onstage at Webster Hall.
April 27, 2010 Pallett employed his sad-angel voice, skillfully bowed violin and a loop pedal to build a set of dense, haunting chamber-pop layer by layer. Bookending this set of mostly new material are some golden oldies, including fan favorite "This Is the Dream of Win and Regine" and a cover of Mariah Carey's "Fantasy."
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June 2, 2006 Final Fantasy is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Owen Pallett, who first achieved notoriety as a member of The Arcade Fire. Pallett makes music that marries the serious and the silly, informed by everything from Dungeons & Dragons to the songs on Top 40 radio.
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