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Scott Walker On World Cafe

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The Unsung Pioneer Of Louisiana Swamp-Pop

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Clockwise from upper left: Lisa Germano, Ra Ra Riot, Tom Waits, Keith Richards, Blaudzun. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Music From Tom Waits & Keith Richards, Ra Ra Riot, Villagers, More

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Next: Kail Baxley

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Fountains Of Wayne On Mountain Stage

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Somewhere Else

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Bikini Kill Rises Again, No Less Relevant

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The singer Skin of Skunk Anansie performs at Brixton Academy in London last month. She wrote the foreword to Laina Dawes' What Are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal. Simone Joyner/Redferns via Getty Images hide caption

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The 'Life And Liberation' Of A Black Female Metal Fan

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People Get Ready On World Cafe

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Jack Black: On Music, Mayhem And Murder

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"Rose Tattoo," by the Irish punk band Dropkick Murphys, memorializes the grandfather of singer and bassist Ken Casey (left of center, at table). Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dropkick Murphys: A 'Rose Tattoo' Tells A Life Story

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Alabama Shakes' members infuse rock 'n' roll with soul, blues and country. Autumn de Wilde hide caption

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Alabama Shakes On World Cafe

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A Breeze Through the Burford Spur

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It's Never Early To Think About 2013's Best Music

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Beck's newest album, Song Reader, is a collection of sheet music intended to be arranged and recorded by his fans. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Beck Explains 'Song Reader,' An Album Fans Perform Themselves

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Johnny Cash's Boyhood Home Tells The Story Of A Town

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The Killers Return, Guitar-Rock Holdouts In A Pop World

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Clockwise from upper left: Low, FaltyDL, Jose James, Ileana Cabra, Earl Sweatshirt Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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2013 Winter Music Preview

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