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Rock musician Dave Grohl recorded Nirvana's Nevermind at L.A.'s Sound City Studios; now, he's turned his musical memories of the place into a documentary film of the same name.

Read 'Sound City': Music And Memories In An L.A. Landmark

January 31, 2013 – Dave Grohl lights up a famed L.A. studio for one last session in the documentary Sound City.

Ron Sexsmith's new album, Forever Endeavour, comes out Feb. 5.

Read Ron Sexsmith: At Midlife, A Songwriter Ponders Mortality

January 31, 2013 – The Canadian musician reflects on personal setbacks and the strange comfort of sad songs.

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Scene from the video for "How Long," from How To Destroy Angels' upcoming album Welcome Oblivion.

Watch Trent Reznor: New Band, New Song, New Video, Still Terrifying

January 31, 2013 – The video for "How Long," from How To Destroy Angels' debut album, imagines a dystopian future.

Clockwise from upper left: Bryan Ferry, Night Beds, Thom Yorke of Atoms For Peace, Ex-Cops, Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Listen A Secret Atoms For Peace Track, Roxy Music As '20s Jazz, More

January 30, 2013 – Hear a hard-to-find cut from Thom Yorke's latest project, Atoms For Peace and more.

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The Helio Sequence.

Read The Helio Sequence On World Cafe WXPN

January 30, 2013 – Hear the duo play songs from its new album and discuss the natural disaster that changed its sound. WXPN

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Ben Schneider of Lord Huron sets up for his session on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Watch KCRW Presents: Lord Huron KCRW

January 30, 2013 – Watch one of the best new bands in Los Angeles perform its hit "Time to Run," live on KCRW. KCRW

Thom Yorke of Atoms For Peace. Not pictured from the band: Nigel Godrich, Flea, Mauro Refosco and Joey Waronker.

Watch Thom Yorke And Friends On Making Music As Atoms For Peace

January 29, 2013 – The Radiohead singer and two bandmates discuss the process of recording their new album, Amok.

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Father John Misty.

Read Father John Misty On World Cafe WXPN

January 28, 2013 – A persona invented by Josh Tillman, Father John Misty showcases a rock-friendly side of the singer. WXPN

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Jim James' Regions of Light and Sound of God comes out Feb. 5.

Read First Listen: Jim James, 'Regions Of Light And Sound Of God'

January 27, 2013 – On his first full-length solo album, My Morning Jacket's singer seeks something bigger than himself.

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down's new album, We the Common, comes out Feb. 5.

Read First Listen: Thao And The Get Down Stay Down, 'We The Common'

January 27, 2013 – Playful but forceful, Thao infuses everything around her with electricity and mischievous boldness.

Trixie Whitley first emerged several years ago as the lead singer of the Daniel Lanois project Black Dub. Her debut as a solo artist is called Fourth Corner.

Read Trixie Whitley: Songs For A Charmed — And Checkered — Life

January 27, 2013 – Whitley was born with a musical pedigree and began her career with a super-producer's endorsement.

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Adam Ant's first album in 17 years, Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter, is an ersatz musical memoir.

Watch After 17 Years, Adam Ant Transforms Again

January 26, 2013 – The man behind "Goody Two Shoes" hasn't made a record in two decades, but he's been busy all along.

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John Cale visits KEXP's studios in Seattle for an intimate performance.

Watch John Cale: The Return Of An Underground Icon KEXP

January 26, 2013 – Watch the co-founder of The Velvet Underground perform "I Wanna Talk 2 U," live at KEXP in Seattle. KEXP

Django Django.

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January 21, 2013 – Hear the Mercury Prize-nominated Scottish indie-rock band play songs from its self-titled debut. WXPN

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Buke and Gase's new album, General Dome, comes out Jan. 29.

Read First Listen: Buke And Gase, 'General Dome'

January 20, 2013 – For the duo, strange instrumentation is merely a means to a raucous, hypnotic, alluring end.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra's new album, II, comes out Feb. 5.

Read First Listen: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, 'II'

January 20, 2013 – The band's sound shape-shifts through indie-pop, psychedelia, soul and something more alien.

Sean Lennon in the studio, during production of the Alter Egos soundtrack.

Read For Sean Lennon, Music Is Not A Solo Act

January 20, 2013 – Like his father, John, Lennon prefers collaboration. That spirit comes through in his new albums.

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Portal's vocalist, The Curator.

Read Song Premiere: Portal, 'The Back Wards'

January 18, 2013 – The mysterious death-metal band makes Lovecraftian horror that's bent on sonic masochism.

Big Star's members pose in front of their barn.

Read Big Star, Ardent Music And Defining American Power-Pop WXPN

January 16, 2013 – Listen to an interview with Big Star drummer Jody Stephens about Memphis' power-pop scene. WXPN

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Sun Studio in Memphis.

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January 15, 2013 – Listen to an interview with Sun founder Sam Phillips about the legendary Memphis studio. WXPN

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British wunderkind Jake Bugg performs live on WFUV in New York City.

Watch Jake Bugg: From High School To The Top Of The World WFUV

January 15, 2013 – Watch the 18-year-old British wunderkind perform "Two Fingers" live in WFUV's studios. WFUV

Christopher Owens' first solo album is called Lysandre.

Read Out Of A Cult, Into The World: Owens' Transformation

January 12, 2013 – After Christopher Owens fled the cult he grew up in, he used his musical talent to launch a career.

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From left, Georgia Hubley, James McNew and Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo.

Listen Yo La Tengo In Concert WXPN

January 12, 2013 – Hear the New Jersey band perform five new songs, plus a cover of The Spinners' "I'll Be Around." WXPN

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Bob Dylan in 1962. His extremely limited-edition 50th Anniversary Collection features unreleased material from his early career.

Read Why There Are Only 100 Copies Of The New Bob Dylan Record

January 12, 2013 – Dylan's new compilation takes advantage of a change in European copyright law.

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