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Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos On The Importance Of Structure

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Sly & The Family Stone in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., in 1968. Left to right: Sly Stone, Cynthia Robinson, Freddie Stone, Rose Stone, Jerry Martini, Larry Graham. Stephen Paley/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'You're What I Wanted': Assembling The Family Stone

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KCRW music director Jason Bentley and EDM producer Pretty Lights participate in a Q&A session with fans at Sonos Studio in Los Angeles, California. Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Sonos Studio hide caption

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Jason Bentley Interviews Pretty Lights

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From Cuba To America, Arturo Sandoval Is An Ambassador For Jazz

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Goodie Mob is, from left to right, Khujo, T-Mo, Cee-Lo and Big Gipp. Courtesy of The Chamber Group hide caption

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Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley With Goodie Mob

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A Musical Power Couple With A Dozen-Strong Entourage

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Irene Diaz's debut EP is titled I Love You Madly. Miguel Morales/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Irene Diaz: Crafting Songs In Dreamy Black And White

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Vince Gill and Paul Franklin, two country legends, pay tribute to Merle Haggard and Buck Owens on a new album. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Vince Gill And Paul Franklin Break Down The Bakersfield Sound

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The insanely prolific, mega-awesome rock guitarist and singer Ty Segall. Denee Petracek hide caption

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Hear Ty Segall Talk About 'Sleeper'

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African-American Musicians, More Than Just Jazz

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Jason Bentley Interviews A-Trak

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David Robertson, a passionate champion of new music, conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on tour in Berlin. Dilip Vishwanat/St. Louis Symphony hide caption

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The American Symphony: Music And Ideas With David Robertson

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The White Mandingos: Music That Defies Definition

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Chris Thile's new album, Sonatas and Partitas, draws from material written by Johann Sebastian Bach in the early 1700s. Brantley Gutierrez /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chris Thile Looks Back To Bach

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More than 10 years ago, John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats made a career-defining record with the crudest possible tools. D.L. Anderson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Something Being Born': On Making A Classic Album With A Boombox

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