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Cafe Tacvba's 1994 album Re changed Latin music as we know it.

Listen Cafe Tacvba's Groundbreaking Influence, Then And Now

Alt.Latino celebrates a Latin rock legacy, plays new music and discusses the film The Book Of Life.

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Robin Bacior's new album, Water Dreams, comes out Jan. 13.

Read Song Premiere, Robin Bacior, 'If It Does'

Robin Bacior's honeyed but vibrant voice hits gently, bestowing the listener with comfort and calm.

A 1931 portrait of Danish composer Carl Nielsen by Sigurd Swane. Nielsen's symphonies are still undervalued.

Read Great Danes: Three Symphonic Albums By Danish Composers

From tiny Denmark comes a big symphonic sound. Sample music by Nielsen, Nørgård and Ruders.

Hiss Golden Messenger.

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Hear songs from the dubby North Carolina folk-rock duo's new album, The Lateness Of Dancers. WXPN

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Johnny Winter

Watch First Watch: Johnny Winter, 'Death Letter'

See the last studio performance and recording Johnny Winter made.

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Read 'Season Of The Witch' Shines A (Black)Light On The Occult In Rock

Rock rebellion is mainstream today, but Peter Bebergal's new book summons a more shadowed past.

A still from "Brando."

Watch Scott Walker + Sunn O))), 'Brando'

Gisèle Vienne's short film for "Brando" is bewildering and fraught with terror that's unspoken.

Herbie Hancock's new memoir is titled Possibilities.

Watch Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'

Hancock connects the dots between Miles Davis, Sly Stone, Buddhist chants and his own long career.

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Dave Bing and Ben Townsend.

Listen Dave Bing And Ben Townsend On Mountain Stage

October 22, 2014 – The West Virginia natives, both widely respected in the world of string-band music, perform live.

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The Barr Brothers.

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October 22, 2014 – The rootsy folk-rock band formed after its singer heard a harpist through his apartment wall. WXPN

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Chumped.

Read Viking's Choice: Chumped, 'Name That Thing'

October 22, 2014 – This catchy pop-punk song has a wistful quality befitting a desire to cling desperately to youth.

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Sam Hunt has written hits for both Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban. His debut album, Montevallo, is out on Oct. 27.

Read Are These The Next Crossover Country Stars?

October 22, 2014 – Taylor Swift may have left Nashville, but up-and-coming singers show how country crosses over.

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A portrait from the video to Doug Paisley's song "Until I Find You."

Watch Doug Paisley feat. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, 'Until I Find You'

October 21, 2014 – Will Oldham may sing a verse, but the star of "Until I Find You" is visual artist Heather Goodchild.

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