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Thao And The Get Down Stay Down: New Home, New Album

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The folk-rock band plays songs from its new album, which was inspired by a move to San Francisco.

Thao And The Get Down Stay Down: New Home, New Album
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KCRW Presents: Dead Can Dance

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Watch the veteran Australian duo bring its ancient ambiance to Santa Monica's Moroccan Ballroom.

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Piano Jazz With Jon Weber

Allan Harris On Piano Jazz

The velvet-voiced singer, guitarist and composer plays standards and tunes from his musical.

Listen: Allan Harris On Piano Jazz
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The Milk Carton Kids, Making The Most Of Two Voices

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The harmony-rich folk duo plays songs from its new album, The Ash & Clay, and discusses its career.

The Milk Carton Kids, Making The Most Of Two Voices
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KCRW Presents: Phoenix

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Watch the best-selling French pop band perform its new single, "Entertainment," live at KCRW.

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Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite On World Cafe

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The singer-songwriter and harmonica legend give the blues a modern twist on their new album, Get Up!

Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite On World Cafe
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Josh Ritter: Coming Out Of The Dark Clouds

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Watch and download Ritter's performance of "Hopeful," recorded live at Portland's Crystal Ballroom.

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Eels: A 'Wonderful, Glorious' Look At Life

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Mark Oliver Everett's moody, confessional rock group plays songs and discusses its new album.

Eels: A 'Wonderful, Glorious' Look At Life
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Esperanza Spalding On Piano Jazz

The bassist and singer brings her grooving bass lines and neo-soul vocals to Piano Jazz.

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Shovels And Rope: A Husband And Wife, A Homemade Sound

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The married roots-rock duo plays songs from O' Be Joyful, and discusses the making of the album.

Shovels And Rope: A Husband And Wife, A Homemade Sound
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