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John Mark Nelson performs live on The Current in the Twin Cities.

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February 9, 2013 – Watch the 19-year-old Twin Cities songwriter and his cadre of teenage friends perform "Reminisce." KCMP

Bat For Lashes performs live on WFUV.

Watch Bat For Lashes: Balladry, On Ableton And Autoharp WFUV

February 5, 2013 – Watch autoharp-wielding singer Natasha Khan perform "Lilies" live at WFUV's studios in New York. WFUV

John Darnielle and his band The Mountain Goats perform live at opbmusic in Portland.

Watch The Mountain Goats: 'This Year,' A Classic Revisited opbmusic

February 2, 2013 – Watch John Darnielle and his band perform one of their shout-along classics for opbmusic. opbmusic

The Helio Sequence.

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January 30, 2013 – Hear the duo play songs from its new album and discuss the natural disaster that changed its sound. WXPN

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Ben Schneider of Lord Huron sets up for his session on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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January 30, 2013 – Watch one of the best new bands in Los Angeles perform its hit "Time to Run," live on KCRW. KCRW

Father John Misty.

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January 28, 2013 – A persona invented by Josh Tillman, Father John Misty showcases a rock-friendly side of the singer. WXPN

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John Cale visits KEXP's studios in Seattle for an intimate performance.

Watch John Cale: The Return Of An Underground Icon KEXP

January 26, 2013 – Watch the co-founder of The Velvet Underground perform "I Wanna Talk 2 U," live at KEXP in Seattle. KEXP

Django Django.

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January 21, 2013 – Hear the Mercury Prize-nominated Scottish indie-rock band play songs from its self-titled debut. WXPN

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British wunderkind Jake Bugg performs live on WFUV in New York City.

Watch Jake Bugg: From High School To The Top Of The World WFUV

January 15, 2013 – Watch the 18-year-old British wunderkind perform "Two Fingers" live in WFUV's studios. WFUV

Graham Parker and the Rumour.

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January 10, 2013 – The British band, reunited after 30-plus years, performs new songs and discusses its film debut. WXPN

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Atlas Genius performs on KCRW.

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January 9, 2013 – Watch the Australian band perform its breakthrough hit "Trojans," live on Morning Becomes Eclectic. KCRW

Britain's Alt-J performs live at opbmusic's studios in Portland, Ore.

Watch Alt-J: An 'Awesome Wave' Of Eccentric Rock opbmusic

January 8, 2013 – Watch the Mercury Prize-winning British band perform its biggest hit, "Fitzpleasure," at opbmusic. opbmusic

People Get Ready.

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January 3, 2013 – The unorthodox New York band blurs the line between a rock concert and a dance performance. WXPN

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Alabama Shakes' members infuse rock 'n' roll with soul, blues and country.

Read Alabama Shakes On World Cafe WXPN

December 31, 2012 – Hear the rock 'n' roll quartet perform its enthusiastic, soulful songs live in the studio. WXPN

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Lord Huron.

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December 28, 2012 – Singer Ben Schneider is the creative force behind the rhythmically inventive folk-pop band. WXPN

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