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Watch Jamila Woods Perform 'Holy' Backstage At Austin City Limits

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The Slingshot artist stopped by KUTX's backstage recording studio after her first Austin City Limits music festival.

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Sherman Holmes On Mountain Stage

Hear the revered blues musician play songs from his solo debut on the 900th episode of Mountain Stage.

Sherman Holmes On Mountain Stage

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Watch Live Performances By Dan Wilson, Son Little, Martin Sexton Trio And More

Stream performances from a diverse group of songwriters as they celebrate fall with Mountain Stage, live at the Culture Center Theater.

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Watch Jamila Woods Perform 'HEAVN,' Shrouded In Blue Velvet

Before her show at New York's PUBLIC ARTS venue, the rising R&B star played a stripped-down version of the title track of her debut record for our Night Owl series.

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A Hair-Whipping Kelela Comes Through With '90s Attitude In 'LMK' Video

The hook-up anthem gets a video full of femme empowerment and late-night hype.

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The Pollyseeds' 'Intentions' Oozes Style


This just looks like the coolest party ever. Terrace Martin — known for his work with Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar — and his new band that culls from G-Funk, jazz and R&B set the scene.

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Rhye Returns To Lull You Into The Sultriest Stupor

"Please" picks up where 2013's Woman left off: namely, by draping sweet-voiced pleas for intimacy and connection with vaporous layers of softly shimmering soul.

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TLC's Bopping Throwback 'Way Back' Gets Its Own House Party

If it's not already, TLC's "Way Back" should be on your summer playlists, a playful throwback to the R&B group's bopping beginnings.

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Watch José James Perform 'Closer' Live In The Studio


The modern-day jazz singer gives KCRW a taste of his new R&B-oriented album, Love In A Time Of Madness.

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Jamila Woods' Hair-Raising Video For 'Holy' Is A Psalm Of Self-Love

Some black girl magic and a little reassurance is just what the Chicago native ordered to get over an old flame.