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pg. 99 Live In Concert

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As a dark look at youth, City Center's "Teardrop Children" hits too close to home to feel like an exercise in gloom. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Teardrop Children

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New Mix: Tom Waits, Neutral Milk Hotel And More

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J.D. Souther, who long worked with The Eagles, says there are no rules to crafting a great song. Jeremy Cowart hide caption

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J.D. Souther: A 'Natural History' Of Songwriting

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"Slip into the same old dream every night," Chad VanGaalen sings in "Peace on the Rise," adding, "Welcome all the things that could've been." Delphine Ghosarossian hide caption

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Diaper Island

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The Game You Play Is In Your Head, Parts 1, 2, 3

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Summer songs: best if played outside before September 21. Mike Weinberg/flickr.com hide caption

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Songs Of The Summer: How To Win The Season

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The Tedeschi Trucks band performs live on today's World Cafe. James Michin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Listen Now

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CallMeKat: Tiny Desk Concert

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