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Devendra Banhart's new album, Mala, comes out March 12.

Read First Listen: Devendra Banhart, 'Mala'

March 3, 2013 – The singer smooths out the extremes in his sound, while still finding ways to defy expectations.

Sound City: Real to Reel, the soundtrack to a new documentary directed by Dave Grohl, comes out March 12.

Read First Listen: Dave Grohl & Friends, 'Sound City: Real To Reel'

March 3, 2013 – Grohl joins Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, Paul McCartney and more to honor the art of recording.

Phosphorescent's new album, Muchacho, comes out March 19.

Read First Listen: Phosphorescent, 'Muchacho'

March 3, 2013 – Matthew Houck's best songs come off like conversations — wise and soft, and warmed by experience.

Marnie Stern's new album, The Chronicles of Marnia, comes out March 19.

Read First Listen: Marnie Stern, 'The Chronicles Of Marnia'

March 3, 2013 – Stern is a remarkable guitarist, technically speaking, but her music also exudes joy and humanity.

Margaret Bonds in 1956. Born in Chicago in 1913, Bonds became one of the first African-American female composers to gain recognition in the United States.

Read At 100, Composer Margaret Bonds Remains A Great Exception

March 3, 2013 – The late Bonds is still one of few black female composers to gain recognition in the United States.


Rhye is the duo of Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal. Their debut album is called Woman.

Watch Rhye: Men Of Mystery Find A Feminine Sound

March 2, 2013 – Some lush, sexy music videos were all listeners knew of the the soulful pop duo — until recently.


Robyn Hitchcock's latest album is called Love from London.

Read Robyn Hitchcock: 'Rock 'N' Roll Is An Old Man's Game Now'

March 2, 2013 – At 60, the British singer and guitarist says quiet reflection is the last thing on his mind.


Van Cliburn accepts flowers from the audience in the Moscow Conservatory in April 1958, after a performance during the first International Tchaikovsky Competition, which he won.

Read Pianist Van Cliburn, Warmed Russian Hearts During Cold War

March 2, 2013 – Cliburn, who died Wednesday, won the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1958.


Juan de Marcos González of the Afro-Cuban All Stars performs live for Jazz24.

Watch Juan De Marcos And The Afro-Cuban All Stars: Dig That 'Dundunbanza' Jazz24

March 2, 2013 – Watch the internationally renowned Cuban bandleader and his group perform three tunes for Jazz24. Jazz24

Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris' new collaborative album is titled Old Yellow Moon.

Read Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell: Staying Low

March 2, 2013 – On the new duet album Old Yellow Moon, the former bandmates practically celebrate heartbreak.


The Relatives.

Read By A Record Collector's Curiosity, The Relatives Return

March 2, 2013 – Led by two brothers — both reverends — the gospel-funk outfit has resurfaced after 33 years apart.


Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon came out March 1, 1973.

Watch Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side,' 40 Years Later

March 1, 2013 – Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton remember the first time they heard Pink Floyd's groundbreaking album.


Circa 1910: A program advertising John Philip Sousa and his band.

Watch Marches Madness: John Philip Sousa's 'Washington Post'

March 1, 2013 – We're kicking off a month of music that will make you want to kick up your heels.

Kevin Eubanks.

Listen Kevin Eubanks On Piano Jazz

March 1, 2013 – The former Tonight Show bandleader joins Marian McPartland for Cole Porter and Sonny Rollins tunes.


Gloria Gaynor.

Listen Gloria Gaynor On 'Song Travels'

March 1, 2013 – The disco diva behind "I Will Survive" sings "My Funny Valentine" with host Michael Feinstein.


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