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The National performs live at The Cutting Room studios in New York City.

Watch The National: Falling For 'Graceless' WFUV

May 21, 2013 – Watch the band perform "Graceless," from Trouble Will Find Me, at Manhattan's Cutting Room Studios. WFUV

Ray Manzarek (far right) stands with fellow members of The Doors Jim Morrison (from right), Robby Krieger and John Densmore in 1968. Manzarek died Monday in Germany. He was 74.

Watch The Doors' Keyboard Counterpoint Goes Silent

May 21, 2013 – Manzarek brought Chicago sound to L.A.'s beaches with the trailblazing band. He died Monday at 74.

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Savages lead singer Jehnny Beth.

Watch Savages: Elegant Brutality, Rendered Anything But Silent KEXP

May 16, 2013 – Watch the British post-punk band make its American radio debut, as it plays four songs on KEXP. KEXP

Chris Tomson (left) and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend perform at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica, Calif.

Watch Vampire Weekend, Live In Concert KCRW

May 15, 2013 – Watch the New York band perform an intimate 12-song set at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio for KCRW. KCRW

Scene from Exitmusic's video for "White Noise."

Watch Exitmusic Battles Inner Demons In Arresting New Video

May 14, 2013 – In the band's dark new video, singer Aleksa Palladino embraces and then drowns her own likeness.

Clockwise from upper left: Baths, Daughter, Sam Phillips, The Front Bottoms, SQURL

Read New Music: Baths, Jim Jarmusch, Sam Phillips, More

May 14, 2013 – Jim Jarmusch makes wild films. Now he's got a band to match. Hear it now on All Songs Considered.

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Bonnie Prince Billy and Dawn McCarthy.

Read Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Dawn McCarthy On World Cafe WXPN

May 14, 2013 – The singers perform classic Everly Brothers tunes from their new album, What the Brothers Sang. WXPN

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Swedish-born guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen has released more than two dozen albums.

Read Yngwie Malmsteen: 'I've Always Been A Little Bit Of An Extremist'

May 11, 2013 – The king of neoclassical shred guitar on being a family man and growing up on Bach and Hendrix.

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Cayucas at the Ace Hotel in Palm Spring, CA.

Watch Cayucas: Sunlight In Song Form KCRW

May 9, 2013 – Poolside on a picnic table under the blazing sun, the band performs its song "High School Lover." KCRW

Hanni El Khatib performs live on KCRW.

Watch KCRW Presents: Hanni El Khatib KCRW

May 8, 2013 – Watch the soulful L.A. guitarist perform his doo-wop-inspired single "Penny," live on KCRW. KCRW

Natalie Maines, former singer for the Dixie Chicks, placed the group at the center of controversy in 2003, when she publicly criticized George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq.

Read Natalie Maines: A Country-Music Rebel Rocks On Her Own

May 8, 2013 – On her new solo album Mother, the singer-songwriter branches out from her work with Dixie Chicks.

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Gary Clark Jr.

Watch Gary Clark, Jr. Channels Hendrix In 'Numb'

May 8, 2013 – The gnarly "Numb" is a perfect opportunity to catch up with the guitarist and singer Gary Clark, Jr.

Mark Arm of Mudhoney really hates Chardonnay.

Watch Mudhoney Really Hates 'Chardonnay' KEXP

May 7, 2013 – One of the most revered bands in the rock underground takes on the world's most popular white wine. KEXP

Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches performs at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, in March.

Watch Big Songs, Big Hype (Oh Yeah, They're Women)

May 4, 2013 – Three hyped new bands have little in common, except being led by women. How important is that?

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