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The Hold Steady.

Watch The Hold Steady On World Cafe WXPN

Hear the band survey its decade-long history — including the song singer Craig Finn calls his best. WXPN


Robby Hecht.

Listen Robby Hecht On Mountain Stage

The award-winning Nashville singer-songwriter performs four songs from his new, self-titled album.


Drummer Simon Kirke is so going to let those cymbals have it in this 2009 performance with Bad Company.

Read Puzzler: Name That Drum Fill

Hear a series of classic rock and iconic pop drum fills and match them to the song.

Earth, Wind & Fire onstage in 1979.

Watch The Song That Never Ends: Why 'September' Sustains

"Do you remember?" The Earth, Wind & Fire hit still unites generations on the dance floor.


Christian McBride in rehearsal at the Kennedy Center.

Listen They Drive At 55: The Monterey Jazz Anniversary Tour WBGO

September 18, 2014 – JazzSet catches the anniversary show featuring Christian McBride at the Kennedy Center. WBGO


Chris Staples in his new video "Hold Onto Something"

Watch First Watch: Chris Staples, 'Hold Onto Something'

September 18, 2014 – Three sleazy characters roam the streets in slow motion in this song from the album American Soft.

A young Phil Elverum, circa late '90s.

Read Breaking A Song Apart, Note By Note

September 18, 2014 – Phil Elverum says The Microphones' "I Want Wind To Blow" is about breaking up and changing weather.


Read Pere Ubu's 'Carnival Of Souls' Is A Dreamscape That's Never Dreamy

September 18, 2014 – Pere Ubu has created something rich, experimental, and emotional on its new album.


Joell Ortiz at a DJ Booth cypher in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, in September.

Watch Joell Ortiz: 'I Refuse To Compromise Me'

September 18, 2014 – The Brooklyn rapper on the business, the kids and a theoretical campaign for Mayor of New York City.


Argentine musician Gustavo Cerati performs in the Dominican Republic in 2007.

Listen Gustavo Cerati: Listeners Look Back At A Latin Rock Legend

September 18, 2014 – Alt.Latino celebrates the singer-songwriter and Soda Stereo leader, with guest host Ernesto Lechner.



Listen Driftwood On Mountain Stage

September 18, 2014 – The high-energy string band weaves '60s R&B and rock into folk and bluegrass for a distinct sound.


Little Dragon performs at KCRW's taping of Morning Becomes Eclectic on August 25.

Watch Little Dragon, 'Klapp Klapp' (Live) KCRW

September 18, 2014 – Watch the Swedish pop group perform its single "Klapp Klapp" live for Morning Becomes Eclectic. KCRW

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