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Kelis gets down during her performance at Apogee Studios in Santa Monica, Calif.

Watch Kelis, 'Friday Fish Fry' (Live) KCRW

The R&B singer packs her 12-piece band onto a small Apogee Studios stage to play "Friday Fish Fry." KCRW

Vijay Iyer practices in his home.

Watch Take A Tour Of MacArthur Genius Vijay Iyer's Home Q2

New York's Q2 Music offers a glimpse inside the pianist and composer's home in Harlem. Q2

The Darcys

Watch The Darcys, 'Hunting'

The video for The Darcys' powerful song "Hunting" shows life's dark side through a rear window view.

Diane Coffee

Watch Diane Coffee, 'All The Young Girls'

April 22, 2014 – Lust, heartache and colorful clay-mation fill the video for Diane Coffee's "All The Young Girls."

Lil Bibby.

Watch Lil Bibby: 'I Need $100 Million In My Bank Account'

April 22, 2014 – The rapper is a 19-year-old from Chicago with one mixtape, a high-profile co-sign and big dreams.

Federico Aubele performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in February 2014.

Watch Federico Aubele: Tiny Desk Concert

April 21, 2014 – The Argentine singer uses his dark, husky voice to produce a specific effect in these three songs.


Temples, performing live in the KEXP studios.

Watch KEXP Presents: Temples KEXP

April 21, 2014 – The young U.K. band has been touted by Britpop luminaries like Johnny Marr and Noel Gallagher. KEXP

Usman Riaz performs a Tiny Desk Concert.

Watch Usman Riaz: Tiny Desk Concert

April 19, 2014 – A young Pakistani musician treats the guitar as percussion — with surprisingly shimmering results.


The pulsating imagery for Lakker's "Thermohaline" video.

Watch Lakker, 'Thermohaline'

April 18, 2014 – The Irish electronic duo's video for the song "Thermohaline" is haunting and hypnotic.

Jeremiah Jae and Oliver the 2nd of Black Jungle Squad.

Watch Jeremiah Jae And Oliver The 2nd: 'Take It Back To The Essence'

April 17, 2014 – "We just want to make the music the focal point and make that as great as we can make it."

Eternal Summers, "A Burial"

Watch Eternal Summers, 'A Burial'

April 17, 2014 – Eternal Summers make vibrant music, but as this video for "A Burial" unfolds, a darker side emerges.

Warpaint in the KCRW studios.

Watch KCRW Presents: Warpaint KCRW

April 17, 2014 – After spending time in the desert to record new material, the quartet is back in the KCRW studios. KCRW

Merchandise performing "Become What You Are" for a NPR Field Recording.

Watch Merchandise Sprawls Out In The Sunlight

April 17, 2014 – Two members of the indescribable Tampa band perform "Become What You Are" in this Field Recording.

Rodrigo y Gabriela in a scene from their new video for the song "The Russian Messenger."

Watch Rodrigo y Gabriela, 'The Russian Messenger'

April 16, 2014 – The duo's latest video is a no-frills performance showcasing their phenomenal guitar work.

Courtney Barnett performs a Tiny Desk Concert in February 2014.

Watch Courtney Barnett: Tiny Desk Concert

April 14, 2014 – Barnett tells stories like your best friend, provided your best friend is a funny Australian poet.


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