Ty Segall's latest album is Manipulator. Denee Petracek/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ty Segall Rocks Out — Acoustic-Style, And With More Polish

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Anthony D'Amato's latest album is The Shipwreck from the Shore. Bianca Bourgeois/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Anthony D'Amato: A Songsmith Schooled By A Master Poet

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Cory Branan's latest album is The No-Hit Wonder. Nicole C. Kibert/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cory Branan: A 'No-Hit Wonder,' Making Small-Batch Country Music

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Shovels & Rope: In Marriage And Music, A 'Psychic' Bond

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Son Records A Testimonial To Muddy Water's Electric Blues

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Actor Craig Stevens as TV detective Peter Gunn in 1959. Ralph Crane/The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images hide caption

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The Private Eye Who Made Cool Jazz His Calling Card

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Known for writing pop hits, Bruce Hornsby ventures into classical and jazz piano forms on the new album Solo Concerts. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bruce Hornsby's Modern Classical Moment

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Jessica Hernandez's debut album with her band The Deltas is called Secret Evil. /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jessica Hernandez: Singing To The Rafters, No Matter The Style

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"[Alice Cooper] trying to be as safe and commercial as possible [because] that record is still a record for the freaks," Ty Segall says of Love It to Death. Denee Petracek/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJ Ty Segall

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The Underachievers With Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley

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Smokey Robinson's new album of duets, Smokey & Friends, is out Aug. 19. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Smokey Robinson Sings The Hits, With A Few Good Friends

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Kimbra will release The Golden Echo, the follow-up to her 2011 debut, Aug. 19. Thom Kerr/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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More Than Just 'Somebody': Kimbra's New Groove

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Benjamin Booker will release his self-titled debut on Aug. 19. Max Norton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For Benjamin Booker, A Missed Shot Became A Music Career

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Florida Shooting Among Caroline Rose's Rockabilly Inspirations

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