Rhett Miller of The Old 97's recently performed a studio session for KEXP. Brittney Bush Bollay/KEXP hide caption

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Rhett Miller: Every Night Is Friday Night

KEXP

In the past 10 years, Miller and his band The Old 97's have performed in the KEXP studios eight times. On this particular visit, Miller gave an especially passionate solo performance of his band's songs. Hear a rollicking studio session, featuring songs from The Grand Theatre, Volume One.

Rhett Miller: Every Night Is Friday Night

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Sam Beam, more commonly known as Iron and Wine, recently performed a studio session for KUT in Austin, Texas. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Iron And Wine: In The Studio, Stripped 'Clean'

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Sam Beam, who performs as Iron and Wine, spent much of 2010 trying to escape his musical comfort zone, and the result is his full-blooded new album Kiss Each Other Clean. In this studio session from KUT, Beam performs stripped-down songs from Clean, as well as the older "Woman King."

Iron And Wine: In The Studio, Stripped 'Clean'

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The Vijay Iyer Trio recently performed a studio session at KPLU. Lynne Harty/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Vijay Iyer Trio: Always Moving Forward

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The Vijay Iyer Trio's latest album, Historicity, topped countless year-end Top 10 lists and was nominated for a 2011 Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. In this studio session with Jazz24, the trio performs a Michael Jackson arrangement and an as-yet-unrecorded piece.

The Vijay Iyer Trio: Always Moving Forward

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Brooklyn's The Hundred In The Hands recently performed a studio session for WNYC's Soundcheck. Timothy Saccenti/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Hundred In The Hands: Battlefield-Inspired Pop

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Taking its name from the 19th-century battle of the same name, Brooklyn's The Hundred in the Hands makes a lot of noise for being a duo. Hear the '80s-influenced electronic duo play cuts from its self-titled debut on WNYC's Soundcheck.

The Hundred In The Hands: Battlefield-Inspired Pop

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Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal recently performed a studio session for KEXP at the Cutting Room Studios in New York City. Pierre Emmanuel Rastoin hide caption

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Ballake Sissoko And Vincent Segal At KEXP

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Combining the unique sounds of the kora and the cello, Sissoko and Segal began playing together for fun and for the challenge, but ended up arriving together at a new sonic space. The duo recently performed a studio session for KEXP at the Cutting Room Studios in New York City.

Ballake Sissoko And Vincent Segal: Sounds From Tradition

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Trumpeter Avishai Cohen recently performed a studio session at WBGO. Christopher McLean hide caption

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Avishai Cohen: Introducing Triveni

WBGO

Referring to the Triveni Sangam, a religious location in India where three rivers meet, Avishai Cohen and his trio look to "create from that place" on Introducing Triveni. Hear a studio session from the trio, including a cover of Charles Mingus' "Portrait," on WBGO.

"Safety Land"

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Singer-songwriter Karen Elson recently performed a studio session at WFUV. Kate Elson hide caption

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Karen Elson: Roots Music From The Runway

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

Karen Elson, known for her modeling career, recently released her debut album (The Ghost Who Walks) on husband Jack White's Third Man Records. Hear the model turned singer-songwriter perform songs from The Ghost Who Walks and chat with Alisa Ali during a WFUV studio session.

Karen Elson: Roots Music From The Runway

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Chip Taylor And Carrie Rodriguez: Digging Roots

KUT 90.5

After a chance encounter at SXSW in 2001, Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez have worked together to become stars in the world of Americana music. Hear Taylor and Rodriguez play material from their recent greatest-hits collection The New Bye and Bye during a studio session with KUT.

"Don't Speak In English"

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The Seattle hip-hop group Mad Rad performed live on KEXP. Alex Crick/KEXP hide caption

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Mad Rad: Hip-Hop For The Dance Floor

KEXP

The rambunctious Seattle dance-rap group, notorious for its on- and off-stage antics, has grown up on its second album, The Youth Die Young. Hear the quartet perform its songs live at KEXP.

Mad Rad In Studio at KEXP

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Callers: Better Living Through Limitation

WNYC Radio

The New York trio combines rock, blues and a little bit of Balkan music to create a sound all its own. Hear songs from Callers' new album, Life of Love, as well as a Wire cover in this studio session from WNYC's Spinning on Air show with host David Garland.

Callers In Studio on WNYC

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