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Lucy Schwartz.

Watch Lucy Schwartz Is In Love With Her Own Voice, And That's OK

September 24, 2013 – On her new album Timekeeper, the singer-songwriter often sounds like a throwback to another era.


Chvrches in the studios of 89.3 The Current.

Watch Chvrches, 'Recover' (Live) KCMP

September 24, 2013 – Watch the Scottish synth-pop trio perform a stripped-down version of its most rousing anthem. KCMP

Kings of Leon, left to right: Jared, Caleb, Matthew and Nathan Followill.

Watch Kings Of Leon: Back With The 'Comeback Story Of A Lifetime'

September 24, 2013 – The gritty Southern rock group picks up where it left off with Mechanical Bull.


Elton John tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that The Diving Board is "a very adult album."

Watch Elton John: The Fresh Air Interview

September 23, 2013 – The pop star tells Terry Gross about how Liberace inspired him to make the piano a star instrument.


Ray LaMontagne

Read Vintage Cafe: Ray LaMontagne WXPN

September 23, 2013 – In this archival recording, the singer-songwriter performs songs from a 2010 album with his band. WXPN


Memphis rock band Oblivians.

Watch Oblivians, 'Em' (Live) KEXP

September 23, 2013 – Watch Memphis garage rockers Greg Cartwright, Jack Yarber and Eric Friedl perform "Em" at KEXP. KEXP

Elf Power's new album, Sunlight on the Moon, comes out Oct. 1.

Read First Listen: Elf Power, 'Sunlight On The Moon'

September 22, 2013 – The veteran psychedelic rock band returns with a surprisingly dark new album, its best in a decade.

J. Roddy Walston & The Business' new album is called Essential Tremors.

Read From A Punished Piano, A Rollicking Sound

September 22, 2013 – Rockers J. Roddy Walston & the Business bring their frenzied live show into NPR's studios.


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."

Read Walking The Sunset Strip, A Fading Beacon Of Cool

September 21, 2013 – The future of the district where The Doors and Jane's Addiction launched careers is in question.


Midlake, the band from Denton, TX is about to release their 4 album.

Read Song Premiere: Midlake, 'Provider'

September 19, 2013 – Hear the latest single from this Denton, Texas-based, progressive rock group.


The Dodos.

Watch First Watch: The Dodos, 'Confidence'

September 19, 2013 – The video for "Confidence" is a sequel to the video for "Companions," a song from 2011's No Color.

Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore gazes over the rail on the Station to Station train as it speeds across the country.

Watch Thurston Moore And Doug Aitken Talk Art, Music And 'Station To Station'

September 18, 2013 – "Station To Station" melds live music with stunning visuals, performance art, and a speeding train.


CCR Headcleaner screenshot.

Watch CCR Headcleaner's Sludgy Noiseniks 'Steal The Light'

September 17, 2013 – The San Francisco gutter mutants spew psychedelic noise and plastered punk in their new video.

Linda Ronstadt performs in 1970.

Listen Linda Ronstadt: The Fresh Air Interview

September 17, 2013 – Ronstadt offers her frank insights on sex, drugs, and why "competition was for horse races."


Clockwise from upper left: Beck, Cate Le Bon, Arp's Alexis Georgopoulos, Best Coast

Read New Mix: Beck, Best Coast, Joanna Gruesome, More

September 17, 2013 – Beck's third single since June is the best of the bunch. Hear it and more on this week's All Songs.


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