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Becky Stark of Lavender Diamond performs live on KEXP.

Watch Lavender Diamond: Heartbroken But Happy KEXP

March 9, 2013 – Put simply, Becky Stark has an unreal voice. Hear her sing "Everybody's Heart's Breaking Now." KEXP

Dave Grohl reunited with his old friend Butch Vig (at console), the producer of Nirvana's Nevermind, for the making of Sound City: Real to Reel.

Watch Dave Grohl Finds Music's Human Element — In A Machine

March 8, 2013 – Grohl's new documentary explores how a piece of equipment in one L.A. studio changed music history.

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After a 10-year hiatus, David Bowie has just returned with The Next Day.

Watch David Bowie Awakens To 'The Next Day' Of His Career

March 7, 2013 – Bowie's new album plays like a collection of singles, with each performed in a different style.

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Tame Impala.

Read Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

March 7, 2013 – Download songs by CHVRCHES, Joey Bada$$, Frightened Rabbit, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper and Tame Impala.

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Josh Ritter performs The Beast in Its Tracks at Le Poisson Rouge.

Watch Josh Ritter In Concert

March 6, 2013 – The folk-rock singer-songwriter performs his new album, The Beast in Its Tracks, live in New York.

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Cloud Cult's new album is titled Love.

Read Cloud Cult's 'Love' Channels A Life Tested By Loss

March 6, 2013 – Frontman Craig Minowa talks about processing personal tragedy on the band's new album.

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Clockwise from upper left: Flaming Lips, Sufjan Stevens, Maria Schneider, Surfer Blood.

Read New Flaming Lips, Surfer Blood, Sufjan Stevens, More

March 5, 2013 – You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll fall in love with some amazing new music, on All Songs Considered.

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SXSW festival-goers line up at The Parish on Sixth Street in Austin for NPR Music's day party March 15, 2012.

Read Why I'm Not Going To SXSW This Year

March 5, 2013 – In the showdown between fledgling bands and industry excess, one SXSW fan reaches a breaking point.

Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs performs at NPR Music's 2013 SXSW Showcase at Stubb's.

Read NPR Music's 2013 SXSW Showcase: Nick Cave, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, More

March 5, 2013 – NPR Music presented a can't-miss night of seven performances from SXSW in Austin.

The members of Efterklang in Piramida: Mads Brauer (left), Rasmus Stolberg (center) and Casper Clausen.

Watch How One Band Turned A Ghost Town Into A Giant Recording Studio

March 4, 2013 – The Danish band Efterklang literally went to the ends of the earth to make its album Piramida.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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