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Metropolis host Jason Bentley and British producer Jon Hopkins.

Listen Jon Hopkins: 'I Stopped Thinking About Where I Fit In' KCRW

September 6, 2013 – Metropolis host Jason Bentley interviews the tremendous and versatile electronic music producer. KCRW

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Trent Reznor.

Watch Trent Reznor: 'I'm Not The Same Person I Was 20 Years Ago'

September 4, 2013 – The day after releasing a new album, Nine Inch Nails' frontman goes long with NPR's Melissa Block.

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John Zorn's latest album is Dreamachines, which is inspired by Brion Gysin and William Burroughs' cut-up techniques.

Listen John Zorn: The Fresh Air Interview

September 3, 2013 – At 60, the composer is wiser, sure, but no less prolific, thoughtful and antagonistic than before.

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Jason Isbell was previously a member of Drive-By Truckers. His solo albums include Sirens of the Ditch and Here We Rest.

Read Jason Isbell Locates His Musical Compass On 'Southeastern'

September 2, 2013 – On his new album, written after he got sober, Isbell finds a new level of emotional honesty.

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Kathleen Hanna (center) is the frontwoman of The Julie Ruin. The band's debut album is titled Run Fast.

Watch Kathleen Hanna On Working Through Illness And Focusing Anger

September 1, 2013 – The icon behind two pioneering bands, Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, has a new project: The Julie Ruin.

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Brothers Cody and Luther Dickinson are the North Mississippi Allstars. Their new album is titled World Boogie Is Coming.

Watch A Brother Duo Digs Deep For The Blues

September 1, 2013 – A new album from the North Mississippi Allstars mixes blues traditions with driving Southern rock.

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Buika's latest album, her first as both the producer and performer, is titled La Noche Más Larga.

Watch Spanish Singer Buika Awakens From Her Long Night

August 31, 2013 – The singer's first self-produced album mirrors her journey to a new stage in her career.

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Typhoon, the Portland, Ore. band led by Kyle Morton, features a dozen musicians playing precise and complicated arrangements.

Read Songs For A Lost Childhood

August 31, 2013 – The leader of the band Typhoon can trace his songwriting career back to one life-altering bug bite.

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Over the Rhine is the married duo of Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist. The pair's new double album, Meet Me at the Edge of the World, is its 15th studio release.

Watch 'We Grow Songs': Over The Rhine On Making Untamed Music

August 30, 2013 – A new double album grows from the musical couple's deep and tangled roots in rural Ohio.

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Goodie Mob, left to right: Cee-Lo, T-Mo, Big Gipp, Khujo.

Read Goodie Mob: Building New Leaders From The Elders

August 27, 2013 – Cee-Lo Green says the group's reunion is an opportunity to bring something new and deep to hip-hop.

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Julia Holter's latest album is titled Loud City Song.

Watch Julia Holter's 'Loud City Song' Is A Story On Top Of A Story

August 25, 2013 – The experimental musician's latest album is loosely based on the 1958 film musical Gigi.

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Black Joe Lewis' new album is Electric Slave.

Watch Black Joe Lewis And His Band Stay The Course, Lose The Name

August 25, 2013 – The leader of the band once called black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears discusses its newest album.

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Franz Ferdinand's latest album is titled Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action.

Watch Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos On The Importance Of Structure

August 24, 2013 – "Too much jamming kills the band," the leader of the Glasgow quartet says of his new album.

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Sly & The Family Stone in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., in 1968. Left to right: Sly Stone, Cynthia Robinson, Freddie Stone, Rose Stone, Jerry Martini, Larry Graham.

Read 'You're What I Wanted': Assembling The Family Stone

August 22, 2013 – Members of the pioneering band say that, when crafting its lineup, Sly Stone was a man on a mission.

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The singer-songwriter, who died last year, has already inspired two double-length tribute albums.

First Listen: 'Farewell Transmission: The Music Of Jason Molina'

The singer-songwriter, who died last year, has already inspired two double-length tribute albums.

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Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Why We Fight About Pop Music

Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

God, Drugs And Lizard Aliens: Yep, It's Country Music

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral <em>Become Ocean</em>.

Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean'

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral Become Ocean.

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

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