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World Cafe

Spoon On World Cafe

XPN

Hear Spoon perform songs from its new record, Transference, on World Cafe.

Spoon On World Cafe
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World Cafe

St. Vincent On World Cafe

XPN

St. Vincent performs smart songs that trade on the dichotomy of prettiness and ugliness.

St. Vincent On World Cafe
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Chopin At 200

Garrick Ohlsson: The Chopin Guy

WNYC Radio

The American pianist won the Chopin Prize in 1970, and never stopped playing the composer's music.

Hear Garrick Ohlsson Play Chopin at WNYC
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World Cafe

Drummer: Keeping The Black Keys' Beat

XPN

The Black Keys' drummer teams up with four other percussionists to form the band Drummer.

Drummer: Keeping The Black Keys' Beat
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Favorite Sessions

Bomba Estereo: Cumbia That Hits Like A Wave

KEXP

At KEXP, there was no point in resisting the band's infectious grooves and champeta rhythms.

Hear And Download The Full Session From KEXP
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World Cafe

Fruit Bats: Sweetly Flavored Folk-Pop

XPN

With twangy guitars and sugar-sweet harmonies, the band plays music that's cheery and colorful.

Fruit Bats: Sweetly Flavored Folk-Pop
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Marcus Roberts On Piano Jazz

With guest host Christian McBride, pianist Marcus Roberts performs swing and ragtime in a session.

Marcus Roberts In Studio On Piano Jazz
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World Cafe

Midlake: Intimate And Grandiose

XPN

Midlake's new music sounds isolated and withdrawn without devolving into desolation.

Midlake: Intimate And Grandiose
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Favorite Sessions

Kings Of Convenience: Honey-Dipped Fury

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

The Norwegian duo brings eiderdown-plush, harmony-sweetened folk-pop songs to WFUV's Studio-A.

Kings Of Convenience In Studio On WFUV 9/9/09
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World Cafe

Grant Hart: Life After Husker Du

XPN

In 1979, Hart formed the legendary punk band with Bob Mould; now, he returns again as a solo act.

Grant Hart: Life After Husker Du
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