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

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Sallie Ford: New Songs From An Old Soul


The blues-rock band Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside introduced some new material during their session at opbmusic's studios. Watch Ford and company perform "Addicted" and "Party Kids."

KCRW Presents: Yuna


With her shimmering, soulful presence, Yuna is something special in this performance of "Live Your Life." The Malaysian singer has been writing and recording music since she was a teenager.

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Lake Street Dive: A String Band With Soul

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This Boston band blends jazz, folk and pop in a charming fashion. Watch Lake Street Dive turn Folk Alley's tent into a 1920s speakeasy with its performance of "Bobby Tanqueray."

KCRW Presents: Antibalas


Antibalas, the 11-member Brooklyn collective, known for its spitfire festival appearances, is considered one of the leading purveyors of Afrobeat music. Here, it brings the heat in "Dirty Money."

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Menomena: Keeping Portland Weird


Menomena co-founder Brent Knopf left the group, but the band's core members, Justin Harris and Danny Seim, carry forward its musical hallmarks in "Heavy Is As Heavy Does," performed here at opbmusic.

Bloc Party Live At KCRW


In one of the loudest live sessions in recent memory — that's a compliment, of course — Bloc Party tears through its great new single, "Octopus." It's a driving, punk-infused dance track.

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Bomba De Luz: High School Heroes

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Lydia Hoglund sings with the ache of an old soul — even though, at 17, she's just beginning her senior year of high school. Here, she and her band perform a sultry version of "Howl At That Moon."

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Brown Bird: Folk's Tattooed Troubadours

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The rugged but regal Rhode Island duo visits Folk Alley's tent at the Green River Festival in Greenfield, Mass. Watch David Lamb and MorganEve Swain perform "A Temple and a Cradle."

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Karrin Allyson: Swinging Jazz Standards


The jazz singer runs through an infectious medley of "I Want to Be Happy" and "What a Little Moonlight Can Do" during a visit to the KPLU studios in Seattle.

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KCRW Presents: Diamond Rings


Toronto musician John O'Regan looks like the progeny of Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie — and his band, Diamond Rings, has a decidedly '80s vibe. Watch them perform on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Shovels And Rope: The Spotlight Awaits


KEXP host John Richards has fallen hard for this duo's country-tinged rock. Here, the pair stops by the station's studios for a conversation and four-song performance that's honest, heartfelt and fun.