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World Cafe's July 4th Mixtape

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Celebrate Independence Day by treating your ears to this playlist of America-themed favorites.

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Best Sessions Of 2013: Dawes

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The newly independent California band plays songs from its new record, Stories Don't End, and singer-songwriter Taylor Goldsmith talks about the inspiration behind the album.

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Best Sessions Of 2013: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

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The elegant, intensely emotive Australian band plays songs from its new album, Push the Sky Away.

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Pearl Jam On World Cafe: Part 2

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The rock group continues its engaging discussion with comedy director and producer Judd Apatow in the final installment of a two-part broadcast interview.

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Vintage Cafe: Bombino

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Recorded with the help of The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, the Tuareg guitarist's latest album, Nomad, is packed with hypnotic and exciting guitar lines.

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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell On World Cafe

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Watch a performance by the duo as they play material from their latest album, Love Has Come For You, live at WXPN's Non-COMMvention in Philadelphia.

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World Cafe Next: Moreland And Arbuckle

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The blues-soaked Kansas roots-rock band has come a long way in its 13-year history. Hear two songs.

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