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Vintage Cafe: Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová

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When the folk-rock duo stopped by the World Cafe in July 2007, they were in the midst of discovering what a hit their indie film Once was becoming. Revisit live performances of four songs from the film's critically acclaimed soundtrack.

Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová On World Cafe

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Eleanor Friedberger, 'Stare At The Sun' (Live)

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The singer-songwriter, known for her work in Fiery Furnaces, recently brought a batch of hummable songs to Seattle's KEXP for an in-studio performance.

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Pet Shop Boys, Live At The Sonar Festival

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The best-selling British duo stops by to discuss Electric, the voracious appetite of its fans, and the dynamics of performing live. Hear songs recorded during Pet Shop Boys' recent performance at the Sonar Music Festival.

Pet Shop Boys On World Cafe

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Eliane Elias On Piano Jazz

She plays and sings a previously unreleased Evans tune, "Here Is Something for You," for which she has written a lyric, and host Marian McPartland gives her own Evans tribute on "B Minor Waltz."

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King Krule, 'Baby Blue' (Live)

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The young man once known as Archy Marshall and Zoo Kid visits KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic to make his U.S. radio debut. Watch King Krule perform "Baby Blue" from his debut album.

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Pokey LaFarge On World Cafe

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The Missouri-bred musician and his old-time band bring their throwback charm to the stage at WXPN. The group mixes country blues with Western swing and bluegrass — and comes out with a sound all its own.

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Jamie N Commons On World Cafe

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The 24-year-old Brit tells host David Dye about his love of American blues and classic R&B.

Jamie N Commons On World Cafe

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He's My Brother, She's My Sister On World Cafe

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Hear the entertaining, theatrical folk group perform four songs from Nobody Dances in This Town.

He's My Brother, She's My Sister On World Cafe

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Elvis Costello And The Roots On World Cafe

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The music superstars appear in the studio to perform songs from their new collaborative album, Wise Up Ghost. While the record is structurally based in hip-hop, it comes out as a little something else.

Elvis Costello And The Roots On World Cafe

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Chvrches, 'Recover' (Live)

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The Scottish synth-pop trio just released its heavily hyped debut album, The Bones of What You Believe. Watch the group perform a stripped-down version of the record's most rousing anthem, "Recover."

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Vintage Cafe: Ray LaMontagne

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No longer a solo act, the singer-songwriter and his band The Pariah Dogs released God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise in 2010. In this archival recording, check out their old-school Americana on stage at WXPN in Philadelphia.

Ray LaMontagne On World Cafe

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Oblivians, 'Em' (Live)

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Memphis garage rockers Greg Cartwright, Jack Yarber and Eric Friedl made some of the loudest lo-fi of the 1990s. After more than a decade apart, Oblivians returned. Watch the band perform at KEXP.

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Jack Johnson On World Cafe

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The affable singer-songwriter performs carefree songs from his new album, From Here to Now to You. In a conversation with host David Dye, Johnson praises his wife as the source of his success.

Jack Johnson On World Cafe

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Kate McGarry On Piano Jazz

The singer and songwriter grew up with Celtic and pop music in her home, and after discovering Keith Jarrett and Bill Evans, she became known as a folksy jazz vocalist. She visits the program along with keyboardist Gary Versace.

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AlunaGeorge, 'Your Drums, Your Love' (Live)

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Aluna Francis and George Reid stop by the Morning Becomes Eclectic studios during their U.S. tour to perform songs from their debut album. Watch the duo play "Your Drums, Your Love."