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From A Punished Piano, A Rollicking Sound

Rockers J. Roddy Walston & the Business bring their frenzied live show to Weekend Edition Sunday, and chat with host Rachel Martin about their new album, Essential Tremors.

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The Whisky a Go Go club on the storied Sunset Strip, once the hub L.A.'s music scene, acknowledged the May 2013 death of The Doors' keyboardist on its marquee: "Rest In Peace Ray Manzarek, Thanks for the Memories." Jason Kempin/Getty Images hide caption

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Midlake, the band from Denton, TX is about to release their 4 album. Sammy Reed/Sacks and Co hide caption

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World Cafe Next: Royal Bangs

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The Black Keys' Patrick Carney produced this Knoxville band's upcoming album. Listen to two cuts on this World Cafe Next podcast.

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