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Tiny Desk

Johnnyswim

Impossibly telegenic and charming, husband and wife Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano have the booming voices of great street buskers, but also the polished sparkle of natural-born stage performers.

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Favorite Sessions

The Afghan Whigs, 'The Lottery' (Live)

KEXP

Greg Dulli waited 16 years to release a new album as head of The Afghan Whigs, but the band lost none of its swagger in the interim. Watch the reunited group perform "The Lottery" on KEXP.

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Tiny Desk

Quilt

Interweaving harmonies and guitar lines from Anna Fox Rochinski and Shane Butler set the tone for these tunes — soft and benevolent, dreamy and quivering.

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Favorite Sessions

Kelis, 'Friday Fish Fry' (Live)

KCRW

Kelis Rogers recently packed her 12-piece band onto the small stage at Santa Monica's Apogee Studios for a raucous good time. Watch her perform "Friday Fish Fry" from her new album, Food.

Q2 Music

Music Interviews

Take A Tour Of MacArthur Genius Vijay Iyer's Home

Q2

Take a tour of the MacArthur genius's home in Harlem, including a look at his Steinway, favorite books and percussion instruments from India.

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All Songs TV

The Darcys, 'Hunting'

The video for The Darcys' powerful song "Hunting" shows the dark side of life in an apartment building that echoes the Hitchcock film Rear Window, using subtly beautiful CGI and matte paintings.

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All Songs TV

Diane Coffee, 'All The Young Girls'

Diane Coffee's Shaun Fleming sings about lust, heartache and heartbreak while colorful clay figures form and meld in the video for "All The Young Girls," from the 2013 album My Friend Fish.

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Microphone Check

Lil Bibby: 'I Need $100 Million In My Bank Account'

The rapper is a 19-year-old from Chicago with one mixtape, a high-profile co-sign and big dreams.

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Tiny Desk

Federico Aubele

The Argentine singer-songwriter uses his dark, husky voice to produce a specific effect in the songs he performs at the NPR music offices: Together, they jell into one impressionistic midtempo ballad.

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Favorite Sessions

KEXP Presents: Temples

KEXP

The young U.K. band has been touted by Britpop luminaries like Johnny Marr and Noel Gallagher, who've both fallen for Temples' shimmering and nostalgia-inducing debut, Sun Structures.