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David Bowie's 30th studio album, The Next Day, will come out on March 12.

Watch There's A Brand New David Bowie Song

January 8, 2013 – Bowie has released "Where Are We Now," from the new album, The Next Day, on his 66th birthday.

Clockwise from upper left: Lisa Germano, Ra Ra Riot, Tom Waits, Keith Richards, Blaudzun.

Read New Music From Tom Waits & Keith Richards, Ra Ra Riot, Villagers, More

January 8, 2013 – Tom Waits and Keith Richards do a traditional sea chantey. Hear that and more on this week's show.

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Britain's Alt-J performs live at opbmusic's studios in Portland, Ore.

Watch Alt-J: An 'Awesome Wave' Of Eccentric Rock opbmusic

January 8, 2013 – Watch the Mercury Prize-winning British band perform its biggest hit, "Fitzpleasure," at opbmusic. opbmusic

Singer-songwriter Kail Baxley.

Read Next: Kail Baxley WXPN

January 7, 2013 – Hear songs from a singer-songwriter who draws inspiration from his hometown hero, James Brown. WXPN

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Fountains Of Wayne.

Listen Fountains Of Wayne On Mountain Stage

January 7, 2013 – The power-pop group returns to the show to perform favorites and new songs from Sky Full of Holes.

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Søren Løkke Juul, who records and performs as Indians, releases Something Else on Jan. 29.

Read First Listen: Indians, 'Somewhere Else'

January 6, 2013 – Hear warm headphone music that reaches both the heart and the loneliest reaches of the heavens.

Bikini Kill performs in Washington, D.C., in the 1990s.

Watch Bikini Kill Rises Again, No Less Relevant

January 5, 2013 – The 1990s punk group is giving listeners a second chance to hear the music — and its message.

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The singer Skin of Skunk Anansie performs at Brixton Academy in London last month. She wrote the foreword to Laina Dawes' What Are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal.

Read The 'Life And Liberation' Of A Black Female Metal Fan

January 4, 2013 – Laina Dawes has loved heavy metal since she was 8, but her peers haven't always loved her back.

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People Get Ready.

Watch People Get Ready On World Cafe WXPN

January 3, 2013 – The unorthodox New York band blurs the line between a rock concert and a dance performance. WXPN

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Ty Segall

Watch Ty Segall Forms Yet Another Band, Releases New Songs

January 3, 2013 – By our count this is the ninth band or side-project for the already ridiculously prolific guitarist.

Mount Eerie plays a song for a Field Recordings video shoot, at Folger Shakespeare Library.

Watch Mount Eerie Plays 'An Absurd Concert To Nobody'

January 3, 2013 – Phil Elverum untangles a quietly complex acoustic version of "Ocean Roar" in an empty theatre.

In Bernie, Jack Black plays a small-town mortician who murders his live-in companion after she won't stop nagging him. The movie is based on a true story.

Listen Jack Black: On Music, Mayhem And Murder

January 1, 2013 – Actor Jack Black plays a funeral director who murders his live-in companion in Bernie.

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"Rose Tattoo," by the Irish punk band Dropkick Murphys, memorializes the grandfather of singer and bassist Ken Casey (left of center, at table).

Watch Dropkick Murphys: A 'Rose Tattoo' Tells A Life Story

January 1, 2013 – The new single from the Irish punk band serves as a memorial to singer Ken Casey's grandfather.

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Alabama Shakes' members infuse rock 'n' roll with soul, blues and country.

Read Alabama Shakes On World Cafe WXPN

December 31, 2012 – Hear the rock 'n' roll quartet perform its enthusiastic, soulful songs live in the studio. WXPN

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Detail from the Berberian Sound Studio poster. Broadcast was working on the soundtrack music for the film when singer Trish Keenan died in early 2011.

Read First Listen: Broadcast, 'Berberian Sound Studio'

December 30, 2012 – Broadcast's Trish Keenan died two years ago, but she left behind this gorgeous tapestry of sound.

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