Favorite Sessions Exclusive studio sessions recorded at public radio stations across the country.

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Gary Clark Jr.: How To Remember Your Roots

KUT 90.5

Once you start sharing stages with Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger, you're no longer beholden to a zip code as a "local artist." But Clark still stops by his old public radio station every so often.

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KCRW Presents: Dead Can Dance


The duo of Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry made some of the creepiest beautiful music of the 1980s. Almost 30 years and two reunions later, the two are still at it. Watch Dead Can Dance live on KCRW.

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KCRW Presents: Phoenix


The French pop band has finally released a follow-up to its 2009 smash Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. Watch the group perform "Entertainment" on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Josh Ritter: Coming Out Of The Dark Clouds


The singer-songwriter and his Royal City Band performed a sold-out show at Portland's iconic Crystal Ballroom. During soundcheck, Ritter let in cameras from opbmusic for a rendition of "Hopeful."

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KCRW Presents: Rhye


The members of Rhye wouldn't allow KCRW to record their faces during the duo's visit to KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. But when you're dealing with a song like "Open," visuals hardly matter.

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Low: Every Note In Its Right Place

The Current

Low's Alan Sparhawk, Mimi Parker and Steve Garrington recently put on a special show for their fellow Minnesotans at St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theater. Watch them perform "Plastic Cup" and "So Blue."

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Nora Jane Struthers And The Party Line: Hootenanny, Anyone?

Folk Alley

Fans of Dixie Chicks, Alison Krauss and Dolly Parton, take notice: Nora Jane Struthers embodies everything you could want in an Americana singer-songwriter. Watch her perform "Party Line."

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Jamie Lidell, 'Don't You Love Me' (Live)


Few can put on a one-man show like Jamie Lidell. Here, he visits the Morning Becomes Eclectic studio at KCRW to perform songs from his self-titled album, including the funky "Don't You Love Me."

After 43 seasons, the Tokyo String Quartet launches a farewell tour and serenades Boston with a final concert. Christian Ducasse hide caption

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Tokyo String Quartet Bids Boston A Bittersweet Farewell


After 43 seasons, the revered ensemble, born in Japan, calls it quits. Here, the players serenade Boston at WGBH, with a concert of music by Haydn, Bartok and Ravel.

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Caitlin Rose: Blooming In East Nashville


A young darling of Nashville's music scene, Caitlin Rose just released her second album, The Stand-In. Watch her perform her song "Peach" in a tiny East Nashville studio called The Casino.

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Chelsea Light Moving: A New Song, Inspired By Chocolate


Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and his new band Chelsea Light Moving wrote a song while warming up in the KEXP studios, with a little inspiration from a DJ and her candy bar. Watch the result.

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Leagues: A 'Spotlight' On New Nashville


The Nashville band Leagues perfectly encapsulates the change going on in the Music City. Watch Thad Cockrell, Tyler Burkham and Jeremy Lutito perform as part of World Cafe's Sense of Place series.

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Boy: A Charming Little Number Called 'Little Numbers'

The Current

Boy have been playing "Little Numbers" since 2011, but it wasn't until this year that the Swiss/German duo caught on in America. Watch them perform an acoustic version of the international hit.

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Matmos, 'Aetheric Vehicle' (Live)


The crazy-smart producers Drew Daniel and Martin Schmidt join Jason Bentley on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic to play songs from their new album as Matmos. Watch them perform "Aetheric Vehicle."