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Tegan and Sara perform on The Current.

Watch Tegan And Sara: A Closer Look At 'Closer' KCMP

March 26, 2013 – Watch the twin-sister pop duo perform their Glee-approved hit, "Closer," live at The Current. KCMP

Shemekia Copeland performing live on Mountain Stage.

Listen Shemekia Copeland On Mountain Stage

March 26, 2013 – The "New Queen of the Blues" plays songs from her latest album, 33 1/3.


Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode at SXSW 2013 in Austin, Texas.

Watch Depeche Mode: A Dark And Steady 'Machine' KCRW

March 25, 2013 – After 30 years together, Depeche Mode will release its 13th album, the seductive Delta Machine. KCRW

An engraving of Moses crossing the Red Sea by 19th-century German artist Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld.

Read Beyond 'Dayenu': What's Your Music Of Liberation?

March 25, 2013 – With the beginning of Passover, we're on a search for music that's right for Seder.

American Idol Star on New Album

March 25, 2013 – Singer Crystal Bowersox talks about her new album, All that For This.


Edwin Bagley's popular march, National Emblem, was rescued from the trash can.

Watch Marches Madness: From Trash Can To Flagpole

March 25, 2013 – One of America's best-loved marches, the National Emblem, was almost thrown away.

Robert Cray performing live on Mountain Stage.

Listen Robert Cray On Mountain Stage

March 25, 2013 – The bluesman and his band play songs from their album Nothin' But Love.


The xx.

Read Vintage Cafe: The xx WXPN

March 25, 2013 – The Mercury Prize-winning London band plays hauntingly spare songs from its second album, Coexist. WXPN


The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver comes out April 2.

Read First Listen: 'The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver'

March 24, 2013 – Hear Denver's beloved songs, performed by Lucinda Williams, My Morning Jacket, Blind Pilot and more.

Caveman's new, self-titled album comes out April 2.

Read First Listen: Caveman, 'Caveman'

March 24, 2013 – Two albums into its career, Caveman already gets the art of the slow burn and the subtle build.

Bombino's new album, Nomad, comes out April 2.

Read First Listen: Bombino, 'Nomad'

March 24, 2013 – The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach pairs up with monster Tuareg guitarist Bombino for a dream-team album.

Telekinesis' new album, Dormarion, comes out April 2.

Read First Listen: Telekinesis, 'Dormarion'

March 24, 2013 – Telekinesis' concise pop-rock nuggets radiate warmth, with messy emotions that make them feel human.

Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis' first album as collaborators is called Cheater's Game.

Read Partners In Life, Two Country Singers Finally Meet In The Studio

March 24, 2013 – Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison, married solo artists, are releasing their first collaborative album.


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Read Beyond Teen Spirit: Learning From Kurt Cobain's Mistakes

March 24, 2013 – Azerrad's Come as You Are: taught author Georges how to overcome her teenage angst and grow up.

Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein (left) and singer-songwriter Tift Merrit collaborate on the new album Night.

Read Merritt And Dinnerstein: Bridging Their Worlds

March 23, 2013 – The new album Night is the collaborative effort of an alt-country singer and a classical pianist.


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