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Happyness

If you're a fan of dark, incredibly dry, wry humor, you've just found Happyness.

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Mitski

Mitski's music is dark and even scary, but glimmers of beauty peek through.

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Eskimeaux

There's lighthearted, almost childlike beauty in the way Gabrielle Smith puts words to song.

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Caroline Rose

Rose plays music as if she's just met her new best friend: It's fresh, fun and enthusiastic.

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Son Lux

The trio blows up its sound by adding off-duty, civilian horn players from the U.S. Marine Band.

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Kacey Musgraves

The country singer plays four songs from Pageant Material, plus the set-closing "Follow Your Arrow."

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Restorations

The Philly rock band's big-hearted songs are stripped down to a few guitars and a MiniKorg.

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Torres

Mackenzie Scott's music channels Patti Smith and PJ Harvey while hinting at further growth.

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Terence Blanchard Feat. The E-Collective

The New Orleans trumpeter's funky new band creates dance music to ward off despair.

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SOAK

Irish singer-songwriter Bridie Monds-Watson makes the most of a single voice and an acoustic guitar.