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Ty Segall Rocks Out — Acoustic-Style, And With More Polish

The garage rocker performs stripped-down versions of songs from his new album, Manipulator, and tells NPR's Arun Rath why the new songs are less rough around the edges than some of his earlier work.

Ty Segall Rocks Out — Acoustic-Style, And With More Polish

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Makoto Ozoné On Piano Jazz

The pianist solos in his original "Lullaby for Rabbit," host Marian McPartland performs a "Portrait of Makoto Ozoné," and together they enjoy musical jokes in Sonny Rollins' "Sonnymoon for Two."

Makoto Ozoné In The Studio

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Broken Bells, 'Holding On For Life' (Live)

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Danger Mouse and James Mercer recently brought their touring band to KEXP to perform songs from Broken Bells' most recent album, After The Disco. Watch the group perform "Holding On For Life."

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Sarah McLachlan On World Cafe

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The multimillion-selling singer-songwriter plays songs from her new album, Shine On, and discusses how her divorce and the death of her father have affected her work.

Sarah McLachlan On World Cafe

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Christian McBride On Piano Jazz

On this program from 2001, the bassist takes center stage to discuss his favorite gigs and jam with host Marian McPartland in "Billie's Bounce" and "Midnight Sun."

Christian McBride In The Studio

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Meshell Ndegeocello On World Cafe

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The bassist, singer and songwriter performs music from her new album (Comet, Come To Me) and discusses how Nina Simone's work influences her own.

Meshell Ndegeocello On World Cafe

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The Districts On World Cafe

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The Pennsylvania band performs a set of alternately (and simultaneously) fun and menacing rock 'n' roll on stage at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

The Districts On World Cafe

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Christian Gregory On World Cafe

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Christian Gregory is a British singer who immersed himself in the grooves and style of vintage soul and R&B.

Christian Gregory On World Cafe

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Foxygen, 'How Can You Really' (Live)

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The indie-rock band is starting to unveil music from its new double LP, ...And Star Power. Watch Sam France and his bandmates perform the album's first single, "How Can You Really," live at KEXP.

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Aloe Blacc On World Cafe

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The singer performs his hit "The Man" and three other songs in this stripped-down studio session.

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Curtis Stigers On 'Song Travels'

Stigers performs his original "You've Got the Fever," and host Michael Feinstein joins him for a duet of the standard "You Are Too Beautiful."

Listen: Curtis Stigers On 'Song Travels'

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Oscar Peterson On Piano Jazz

Oscar Peterson was one of the giants of jazz piano. On this program from 1998, Peterson demonstrates his deft touch and amazing technique.

Oscar Peterson In The Studio

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Marissa Nadler, 'Dead City Emily' (Live)

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Watch the gothic folk singer team up with cellist Janel Leppin for a spellbinding performance for WAMU's Bandwidth.fm.

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Ought On World Cafe

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Hear the fresh music of a Montreal band whose sound was influenced by the protests around it.

Ought On World Cafe

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