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Vintage Cafe: fun.

XPN

Some Nights, fun.'s latest album, is a worldwide left-field success, and "We Are Young" became one of 2012's signature anthems. Hear an archived performance and interview with WXPN, recorded during the group's ride to the top of the charts.

fun. On World Cafe

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Carli Muñoz performs on this week's episode of Piano Jazz. David Gasser/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Carli Muñoz On Piano Jazz

The Puerto Rican pianist and jazz club owner duets with Marian McPartland on Cole Porter's "So In Love" and more.

Carli Munoz On Piano Jazz

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Laura Marling On World Cafe

XPN

Hear the British singer-songwriter perform a six-song set live onstage at WXPN. The folk musician, who recently moved to L.A., talks with host David Dye about her longing for normality in a nomadic lifestyle.

Laura Marling On World Cafe

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Elephant Revival, 'Birds And Stars' (Live)

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The Colorado band has made a few records that mix jam, bluegrass and folk music. But its latest finds what seems to be its sweet spot. Watch Elephant Revival perform "Birds and Stars" live.

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Black Joe Lewis On World Cafe

XPN

The Austin-based blues-funk band revisits the World Cafe to perform songs from its new album, Electric Slave, which features a significant shift toward rock for the group.

Black Joe Lewis On World Cafe

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Ethan Johns On World Cafe

XPN

The English musician and producer visits WXPN to perform songs from his debut album, If Not Now Then When? The son of record producer Glyn Johns, he reflects on the family business in a conversation with host David Dye.

Ethan Johns On World Cafe

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World Cafe Remembers Lou Reed

XPN

This archival interview from 1996 features the late singer's insights into The Velvet Underground. Reed shares what went into writing the group's classic songs "Heroin" and "Sweet Jane."

World Cafe Remembers Lou Reed

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Modern Kin, 'Unannounced' (Live)

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The indie-rock band just released its self-titled debut album, which was produced by one of rock's formidable drummers, Janet Weiss. Watch the group perform "Unannounced" live at opbmusic's studios.

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Vintage Cafe: Adele

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With enthusiastic critical reception, Adele has been rewarded with "soul sensation" status in the U.K. on the strength of her powerful voice and winning personality. Hear her perform on this archived session of World Cafe from 2008.

Adele: A Soul Sensation At '19,' Revisited

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Julia Holter, 'City Appearing' (Live)

KEXP

The gifted composer has been melding the worlds of pop, classical and the avant-garde over the course of three acclaimed albums. Watch Holter and her live band perform "City Appearing" live.