The Rhode Island quartet The Low Anthem recently played a session for WFUV in New York City. Ryan Mastro/Courtesy of Shore Fire Media hide caption

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The Low Anthem: Folk Music 3.0

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

The Rhode Island band The Low Anthem recorded its latest album, Smart Flesh, in an abandoned pasta sauce factory. Flesh is full of haunting, brooding Americana played on various vintage instruments. Hear the quartet play songs from their most recent album in a studio session with WFUV.

The Low Anthem: Folk Music 3.0

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Noveller: An Orchestra Of One

WNYC Radio

Guitarist Sarah Lipstate, performing as Noveller, is as solo as solo gets. But she makes a big, beautiful sound. Hear her create an orchestra's worth of music in WNYC's Soundcheck studio.

"Almost Alright"

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Classical Sessions

Cellist Wendy Warner In A Russian Mood

WGBH Radio

Hear the former Rostropovich student, with pianist Irina Nuzova, uncover a beautiful but little-known sonata by Myaskovsky and more Russian music at the studios of WGBH in Boston.

Beethoven: Variations on 'Bei Mannern' from Mozart's 'Magic Flute'

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SXSW 2011: Grouplove, Live In Concert

KEXP

After meeting at an art residency in Greece, Los Angeles' Grouplove pooled their resources to record the sessions from their trip. Now with a debut EP and a soaring live show, Grouplove hit the KEXP stage at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop in Austin.

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SXSW 2011: The Kills, Live In Concert

KUT 90.5

Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince headed to Austin with an album's worth of new material. Here three songs from the duo's upcoming LP, Blood Pressures, live in the KUT studio.

Live in Studio at SXSW on KUT

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SXSW 2011: The Head And The Heart, Live In Concert

KEXP

The Seattle-based band performed a lively afternoon set at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop, live on KEXP. Listen to the seven-song set here.

Hear And Download The Full Set From KEXP

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SXSW 2011: Sharon Van Etten, Live In Concert

KUT 90.5

You had to get up pretty early in the morning to catch Van Etten play this solo acoustic set on the first day at SXSW. Luckily, KUT in Austin was there to record. Hear one of 2010's breakout artists perform four stripped-down songs from her album, Epic.

Live at SXSW on KUT

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Gomez lead singer Ben Ottewell performed a live solo set on WFUV in New York City. Courtesy of Paradigm Talent Agency hide caption

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Ben Ottewell: A Familiar Voice, On Its Own

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

With British rock group Gomez taking a few years in between albums, its lead singer decided the time was right to unleash his own songs on the world. The distinctive vocalist chats with WFUV's Rita Houston and performs live in the studio.

Live In Studio at WFUV

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The Jayhawks: Forever The Green Grass

KEXP

The decorated Minneapolis roots-rock band returns with a new album and tour this summer. The Jayhawks recently got back into the swing of things with a performance on KEXP's The Morning Show with John Richards.

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Dymaxion Quartet: Bucky-ing The Trend

WBGO

Nature may contain the best answer to every problem, but it was innovator Buckminster Fuller who created a portmanteau to explain it: DYnamic MAXimum tensION. A jazz quartet sets Fuller's principles, and a photographer's images, to sound.

Dymaxion Quartet in Studio at WBGO - 01/19/2011

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