JD McPherson is on Ann Powers's list of artists to watch in early 2015. Jimmy Sutton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Danger Mouse and Norah Jones, Patrick Watson, THEESatisfaction, Jonsi of the band Sigur Ros. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Nas performs his classic 1994 album, Illmatic, on stage at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas during the 2012 SXSW music conference. Heather Kennedy/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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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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The Record

Grind And Shine: Shabazz Palaces And THEESatisfaction

We sat down with the city's most enigmatic groups in Capitol Hill, the hub of Seattle nightlife.

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