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The Mynabirds On 'World Cafe: Next'

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Titus Andronicus: Civil War Punk Rock

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"Save Me, Clara" finds The Dimes paying tribute to Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. Mathias Ailstock hide caption

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Save Me, Clara

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Bear Family has just released Louie and the Lovers: The Complete Recordings, the band's long-rumored second album. Bear Family hide caption

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Louie And The Lovers: The Slow 'Rise' Of A Lost Treasure

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In "Don't Fall in Love With a Lonely Girl," Freedy Johnston has a breezy way with a lurid state of affairs. Chris Carroll hide caption

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Don't Fall in Love with a Lonely Girl

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Tracey Thorn's third album focuses on the small details in life: weddings, singles bars and the size of one's jeans. Edward Bishop hide caption

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An Invigorating Tonic About 'Love And Its Opposite'

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Eminem's new single, "Not Afraid," eschews catty pop-culture references for sincere introspection. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Eminem: 'Not Afraid' To Make Amends

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In "I Can Change," LCD Soundsystem rewrites the Facebook status updates for brokenhearted smart-asses everywhere. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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I Can Change

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Cate Le Bon On 'World Cafe Next'

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At age 85, conductor Pierre Boulez says he might start to cut back on concerts in favor of spending more time composing. courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc. hide caption

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Composer-Conductor Pierre Boulez At 85

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In "Mixtape," Tift Merritt captures the nostalgia attached to the plastic representation of young and uncertain love. Jason Frank Rothenberg hide caption

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'Mixtape' by Tift Merritt

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Rocky Votolato's music may be dark, but it doesn't wallow, focusing instead on the victory before the misery. Alicia J. Rose hide caption

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'Red River' by Rocky Votolato

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A regular performer at the Village Vanguard, Anat Cohen paid tribute to her early clarinet hero Benny Goodman in 2009, in honor of his 100th birthday. Osnat Rom hide caption

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Anat Cohen: 'Clarinetwork' At The Vanguard

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In "Harmony to My Heartbeat," Sally Seltmann takes familiar parts and transforms them into something new. Cybele Malinowski hide caption

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'Harmony to My Heartbeat' by Sally Seltmann

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