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The dB's On World Cafe

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Hear the power-pop band perform songs from its first album in 25 years and discuss its reunion.

The dB's On World Cafe

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The Helio Sequence On World Cafe

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Hear the duo play songs from its new album and discuss the natural disaster that changed its sound.

The Helio Sequence On World Cafe

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KCRW Presents: Lord Huron

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California transplant Ben Schneider and his groupmates were selected by KCRW as the Los Angeles band you should have known in 2012. Watch Lord Huron perform, "Time to Run."

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The Internet: Odd Future's Smooth Side

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Producers Matt Martians and Syd The Kid bring their neo-soul act The Internet to KEXP for a live session on Larry Mizell Jr.'s Street Sounds program. Watch them perform "Give It Time."

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Vintage Cafe: Father John Misty

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A persona invented by Josh Tillman, Father John Misty showcases a rock-friendly side of the singer.

Father John Misty On World Cafe

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John Cale: The Return Of An Underground Icon

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The co-founder of The Velvet Underground recently visited KEXP in Seattle to play songs from his solo album, Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood. Watch Cale perform, "I Wanna Talk 2 U."

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Bill Evans On Piano Jazz

Pianist Bill Evans was a giant of jazz piano and one of Marian McPartland's first guests on Piano Jazz in 1979. On this program, the usually quiet and reserved musical genius opens up about his approach and philosophy.

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Dinosaur Jr. On World Cafe

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The venerated rock trio plays songs from its new album, I Bet on Sky, and talks about its reunion.

Dinosaur Jr. On World Cafe

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KCRW Presents: Mexican Institute Of Sound

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Camilo Lara is the producer and DJ behind one of Mexico City's most unusual emerging sounds. Watch Lara and his group of live musicians perform "Es-Toy" live during KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Tanlines On World Cafe

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The Brooklyn-based dance-pop duo plays a few songs from its debut album, Mixed Emotions, and talks about its beginnings.

Tanlines On World Cafe

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Vintage Cafe: Kopecky Family Band

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The Nashville sextet plays a few songs from its new album and talks about its recording process with host David Dye.

Kopecky Family Band On World Cafe

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Django Django On World Cafe

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The Scottish band performs songs from its debut album and talks with David Dye about the three years that passed between its first single and its debut album.

Django Django On World Cafe

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Cody ChesnuTT: Love Thy Mother

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After 10 years between albums, the soul singer made a triumphant comeback with Landing on a Hundred. Watch ChesnuTT perform one of that record's catchiest and most poignant songs, "That's Still Mama."

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Star & Micey On World Cafe

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This poppy folk band brings a fresh perspective to the Memphis music scene. Listen to a performance and interview with the group, recorded at Ardent Studios.

Star & Micey On World Cafe

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