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Sound City: Real to Reel, the soundtrack to a new documentary directed by Dave Grohl, comes out March 12.

Read First Listen: Dave Grohl & Friends, 'Sound City: Real To Reel'

March 3, 2013 – Grohl joins Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, Paul McCartney and more to honor the art of recording.

Marnie Stern's new album, The Chronicles of Marnia, comes out March 19.

Read First Listen: Marnie Stern, 'The Chronicles Of Marnia'

March 3, 2013 – Stern is a remarkable guitarist, technically speaking, but her music also exudes joy and humanity.

Robyn Hitchcock's latest album is called Love from London.

Read Robyn Hitchcock: 'Rock 'N' Roll Is An Old Man's Game Now'

March 2, 2013 – At 60, the British singer and guitarist says quiet reflection is the last thing on his mind.


Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon came out March 1, 1973.

Watch Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side,' 40 Years Later

March 1, 2013 – Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton remember the first time they heard Pink Floyd's groundbreaking album.


David Bowie's album, The Next Day, will come out on March 12.

Watch David Bowie, Rock's Shape Shifter, Returns

March 1, 2013 – After 10 years away, Bowie's new album, The Next Day, proves he's a perfect pop star for any era.


Unknown Mortal Orchestra performs live at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Listen Unknown Mortal Orchestra In Concert

February 28, 2013 – Hear the inventive psych-rock trio, recorded live at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C.


Foxygen performs live at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Listen Foxygen In Concert

February 28, 2013 – Download the trippy pop group's show, recorded live from the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C.


Gary's Electric Studio in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood.

Watch How A Studio Changes Your Sound

February 28, 2013 – One recording studio in Brooklyn made a big difference on the sounds of two recent albums.

Jimi Hendrix's new album, People, Hell and Angels, comes out March 5.

Read First Listen: Jimi Hendrix, 'People, Hell And Angels'

February 27, 2013 – These 12 previously unreleased recordings shine a spotlight on his considerable charisma.

Richard Thompson performs live at the All Things Considered studio.

Read Richard Thompson: The Acoustics Behind 'Electric'

February 27, 2013 – The songwriter talks about the importance of staying curious, and performs live in the studio.


Ron Nine, Mitch Ebert, Eden Schwartz, Fiia McGann and Gretta Harley perform in These Streets, a new play based on a series of interviews with Seattle musicians.

Read Women Of Grunge Reclaim Rock History In 'These Streets'

February 26, 2013 – A new play celebrates the unsung stories of women in the Seattle music scene.


Scene from "Escape Artist," by The Zolas.

Watch Things Aren't What They Seem In New Zolas Video

February 26, 2013 – The Canadian pop duo plays with racial, cultural and sexual identity in the band's latest video.

Clockwise from upper left: Nathan Williams of Wavves, David Bowie, John Denver, Phoenix, and Kanene Pipkin of Lone Bellow

Read New David Bowie, My Morning Jacket Covers John Denver

February 26, 2013 – Bob Boilen crushes co-host Robin Hilton's gentle little heart as the two talk about this week's mix.


Yo La Tengo performs a studio session at KEXP's studios in Seattle on Jan. 18, 2013.

Watch Yo La Tengo: Still 'Around,' Thank God KEXP

February 26, 2013 – Watch Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew perform "I'll Be Around," live in the KEXP studios. KEXP

Cover art for David Bowie's single, "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)."

Watch David Bowie's New Song Is...

February 26, 2013 – "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" continues David Bowie's career-long obsession with fame.

Chelsea Light Moving's self-titled debut comes out March 5.

Read First Listen: Chelsea Light Moving, 'Chelsea Light Moving'

February 25, 2013 – With Sonic Youth on hiatus, Thurston Moore's new band sets out to pulverize and polarize.

Jacco Gardner.

Read Next: Jacco Gardner WXPN

February 25, 2013 – The Dutch multi-instrumentalist's debut album, Cabinet of Curiosities, channels baroque 1960s pop. WXPN


Youth Lagoon's new album, Wondrous Bughouse, comes out March 5.

Read First Listen: Youth Lagoon, 'Wondrous Bughouse'

February 24, 2013 – The one-man band has made one of the most arresting headphone records you'll hear this year.

Waxahatchee's new album, Cerulean Salt, comes out March 5.

Read First Listen: Waxahatchee, 'Cerulean Salt'

February 24, 2013 – Led by songwriter Katie Crutchfield, Waxahatchee addresses teenage flux with seasoned songcraft.

Johnny Marr's new solo album is called The Messenger.

Watch Johnny Marr On Quitting School, Moving To Portland And Wearing Capes

February 22, 2013 – The new solo album by the Smiths guitarist and consummate sideman is called The Messenger.


Inter Arma.

Read Prepare Thy 'Sky Burial': The Lumbering Heft Of Inter Arma

February 22, 2013 – Built on a lumbering riff, Inter Arma subdivides "The Survival Fires" with rolling blast-beats.


Camper Van Beethoven.

Read Camper Van Beethoven On World Cafe WXPN

February 21, 2013 – The band's new album, La Costa Perdida, explores its California roots and midlife nostalgia. WXPN


Cat Martino

Watch A Dance Video Inspired By An Encounter With An Oddball

February 21, 2013 – Cat Martino wrote her song "Yr Not Alone" after meeting a creepy admirer dressed as Charlie Chaplin.

Erin McKeown.

Read Erin McKeown On World Cafe WXPN

February 20, 2013 – McKeown's new Manifestra is a self-released, fan-funded album of personal and political folk-rock. WXPN


Clockwise from upper left: Bombino, Waxahatchee, Brainstorm, KEN Mode

Read New Music, Brought To You By The Letter 'B'

February 19, 2013 – This week All Songs Considered features new cuts from Brass Bed, Bombino and more.


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