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Nellie McKay.

Listen Nellie McKay On Mountain Stage

April 23, 2014 – The eccentric musician performs songs from an upcoming project that remains unreleased.


An image from The Smith Center's production of Shakespeare's The Tempest in Las Vegas.

Watch For Shakespeare's 450th Birthday, Here's An Unusual Tempest

April 23, 2014 – The Las Vegas production features music by Tom Waits and direction by the magician Teller.

Jessica Lea Mayfield.

Watch For Jessica Lea Mayfield, Sometimes Sanity Is The Better Option

April 23, 2014 – Make My Head Sing... is full of unreliable narrators who sometimes revel in their own bad decisions.


Robert Ellis.

Listen Robert Ellis On World Cafe WXPN

April 23, 2014 – The singer discusses his love of Paul Simon and growing up on the industrial south coast of Texas. WXPN


The Jazz June.

Read Song Premiere: The Jazz June, 'Over Underground'

April 23, 2014 – After 12 years, the scrappy, nails-dug-in emo band returns with a bright and sunny power-pop song.

Justin Townes Earle.

Listen Justin Townes Earle On Mountain Stage

April 22, 2014 – The decorated Americana musician returns to Mountain Stage to play tracks from his upcoming album.


Diane Coffee

Watch Diane Coffee, 'All The Young Girls'

April 22, 2014 – Lust, heartache and colorful clay-mation fill the video for Diane Coffee's "All The Young Girls."

Jason Molina performs in Barcelona with Magnolia Electric Co. in 2009.

Read Remembering Jason Molina, A Musician Who Refused To Look Back

April 22, 2014 – Molina turned a tiny indie label into an industry mainstay and influenced scores of musicians.



Listen World Cafe Next: Polock WXPN

April 21, 2014 – The Spanish band writes and sings in English, which its members call "the language of rock." WXPN


Temples, performing live in the KEXP studios.

Watch KEXP Presents: Temples KEXP

April 21, 2014 – The young U.K. band has been touted by Britpop luminaries like Johnny Marr and Noel Gallagher. KEXP

Declan O'Rourke.

Listen Declan O'Rourke On Mountain Stage

April 21, 2014 – O'Rourke's skills as a performer and songwriter have made him one of Ireland's most respected acts.


The Pixies new album, Indie Cindy, comes out April 29.

Listen First Listen: Pixies, 'Indie Cindy'

April 21, 2014 – The songs here form a worthwhile, frequently terrific document of a band forever in transition.


Brody Dalle's album Diploid Love comes out April 29.

Listen First Listen: Brody Dalle, 'Diploid Love'

April 20, 2014 – The first solo album from the former Distillers singer feels like a time capsule from the '90s.


The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger's new album, Midnight Sun, comes out April 29.

Listen First Listen: The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, 'Midnight Sun'

April 20, 2014 – Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl follow their acoustic debut with a fabulously fuzzy rock album.


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