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Favorite Sessions

Israel Nash, 'Rain Plans' KEXP-FM

Watch the singer and some talented friends bring his rich, rousing "Rain Plans" to fruition.

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Tiny Desk Concerts


The Wisconsin band performs three of its warm, accessible songs in the NPR Music offices.

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All Songs TV

First Watch: Black To Comm, 'Hands'

Marc Richter's music curves in multiple planes. So does this video.

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Favorite Sessions

Wolf Alice, 'Moaning Lisa Smile' KCRW-FM

Watch the North London four-piece showcase their tougher, grittier rock sound.

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Favorite Sessions

Steve Earle, 'King Of The Blues' KEXP-FM

Watch the Texas singer-songwriter pay tribute to the blues artists who preceded and inspired him.

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Live in Concert

Watch Sleater-Kinney In Concert

At the 9:30 Club, the band drew from a catalog that is always present, always on fire.

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All Songs TV

First Watch: The Granite Shore, 'Backstage At The Ballroom'

The bouncing, six-minute waltz is a luxuriant piece of English chamber-pop.

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First Watch: Ilyas Ahmed, 'Come On'

Watch a black-and-white 16mm video for an airy folk song that's at once warming and unsettling.

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Favorite Sessions

Hiss Golden Messenger, 'Blue Country Mystic'

M.C. Taylor and his band perform one of the finest songs in Hiss Golden Messenger's growing discography, live in WAMU's studios in Washington, D.C.

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Favorite Sessions

Bass Drum Of Death, 'Get Found' (Live) KEXP-FM

The Mississippi garage-punk band figuratively tears down the walls at KEXP's new space.