The Soul Rebels infuse elements of brass band sound, marching band dynamics, jazz and soul into their music. Rick Olivier/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Soul Rebels On World Cafe

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Hear the New Orleans eight-piece perform soulful songs from its new album, Unlock Your Mind.

The Soul Rebels On World Cafe

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KCRW Presents: Gardens And Villa

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The Prince-loving California band mixes synths and bamboo flutes to conjure the sounds of the '80s.

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Laura Gibson On World Cafe

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On Gibson's new album, La Grande, her hushed voice is as quiet as ever, but her songs are louder.

Laura Gibson On World Cafe

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Liz Phair.

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World Cafe Looks Back: '90s Alternative

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Get nostalgic with World Cafe's round-up of '90s interviews with Liz Phair, Matthew Sweet and more.

World Cafe Looks Back: '90s Alternative

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Nada Surf On World Cafe

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The veteran pop band performs alternately hopeful and sweetly sad songs in this studio session.

Nada Surf On World Cafe

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Chris Dingman's song "Manhattan Bridge" was inspired by his daily commute to and from work: "[There's] this moment of beauty when you emerge on the Manhattan Bridge and you see the whole city before you, and there's this feeling of hope." Zachary Maxwell Stertz hide caption

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Inspired by his daily commute, the vibraphonist performs the quietly hopeful "Manhattan Bridge."

Chris Dingman On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

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Latin Roots: Novalima And The Lima Sound

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Hear the nonet incorporate a wide range of cultural influences into its upbeat Afro-Peruvian songs.

Novalima On World Cafe

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Van Hunt is this week's featured artist at KCRW's Wednesdays Become Eclectic. Larry Hirshowitz/Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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KCRW Presents: Van Hunt

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Dashes of punk, funk and even prog-rock make the singer's performance truly one of a kind.

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Los Campesinos! On World Cafe

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Hear the U.K. septet perform sharp, lively indie-rock ballads from its newest album, Hello Sadness.

Los Campesinos! On World Cafe

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