Aaradhna Patel performed live for OPB in Portland, Ore.
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A big winner at 2013's New Zealand Music Awards was Aaradhna, who took three major awards including Album Of The Year for November 30, 2013 Treble and Reverb. Aaradhna recently visited OPB's studios in Portland.
Nicolas Jaar of the duo Darkside performs live on KCRW.
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Producer Nicolas Jaar and multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington appeared on KCRW's November 29, 2013 Morning Becomes Eclectic in advance of a secret LA show. Watch them perform their song "Paper Trails."
"You may have to go someplace like Montana to 'get' this record." John Mayer tells NPR's Ari Shapiro about his new album,
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After a long hiatus without speaking or singing publicly to allow his damaged vocal chords to heal, the Grammy award-winning artist is back. Watch him perform "Waitin' On The Day" from his new album, November 28, 2013 Paradise Valley.
Nils Frahm performed live on KEXP Sept. 26.
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The young German minimalist is a magician when it comes to the analog synthesizer. Watch him perform "Says," from his new album November 25, 2013 Spaces, live in the KEXP studios.
Mandolin Orange performs live for Folk Alley.
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There is no shortage of folk and country songs about booze. But what makes the Mandolin Orange tune "Waltz About Whiskey" so enchanting is its effortlessness. Watch the folk duo perform the song live.
November 24, 2013
London Grammar performs live at KEXP in Seattle.
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Trip-hop is making a comeback in England, and London Grammar has helped lead the charge. The trio recently stopped by KEXP to perform songs from November 18, 2013 If You Wait, including the gloriously soaring "Strong."
Hiatus Kaiyote's Nai Palm performs live in KCRW's studios.
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Melbourne, Australia's Hiatus Kaiyote doesn't fit naturally into any category, but its members don't shy away from the description "future soul." Watch the crew perform "Nakamarra" live at KCRW.
November 15, 2013
No Age poses for a Polaroid outside KEXP in Seattle.
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No Age's Randy Randall and Dean Spunt have spent nearly a decade making uncompromising and hard-to-define punk rock together. Watch them perform the anthemic "I Won't Be Your Generator" live.
November 12, 2013
Pianist Paul Lewis is drawn to the late piano sonatas by Franz Schubert.
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See the English pianist play a movement from one of Schubert's final sonatas, written when the specter of death was never far away. Lewis describes the music in terms of a haunting, delusive dream.
November 7, 2013
White Denim performed live on KCRW's
Morning Becomes Eclectic.
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The down-and-dirty Austin rock band gives KCRW's November 7, 2013 Morning Becomes Eclectic a taste of how the album Corsicana Lemonade sounds live. Watch White Denim perform "Cheer Up/Blues Ending" live at KCRW.