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Mark Mulcahy.

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September 10, 2013 – Hear the former singer of Miracle Legion and Polaris perform four songs in the World Cafe studio. WXPN


Sharon Van Etten (right) performs "Tarifa" for KEXP.

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September 9, 2013 – Watch the singer-songwriter introduce the brand-new "Tarifa," from her upcoming album, in Portland. KEXP

Youth Lagoon performs live at NPR Music's SXSW showcase in March 2013.

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September 4, 2013 – Bandleader Trevor Powers brings his smart, beguiling bedroom pop to the World Cafe studios. WXPN


Ty Segall (middle) and his band perform "Sleeper" at the 2013 Pickathon for KEXP.

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September 2, 2013 – Watch the Bay Area garage rocker go acoustic in the backwoods near Oregon's Pickathon festival. KEXP

Daughn Gibson performs live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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August 29, 2013 – Watch the former punk and truck driver perform "You Don't Fade" live for Morning Becomes Eclectic. KCRW

Parquet Courts.

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August 28, 2013 – The Brooklyn indie-rock band introduces three never-before-heard songs in the World Cafe studio. WXPN


Neko Case.

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August 28, 2013 – Hear her "most unguarded and revealing" new album and get your questions answered live.

Sebadoh hangs out in the KEXP parking lot before the band's studio session.

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August 26, 2013 – Back after a 14-year hiatus, the band performs "Keep the Boy Alive" from this summer's Secret EP. KEXP

Smith Westerns.

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August 22, 2013 – Hear the Chicago pop-rock band perform songs from its new album, Soft Will, and talk with David Dye. WXPN


Matt Berninger of The National.

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August 22, 2013 – With its drummer out due to injury, the brooding Brooklyn band performs a pared-down set at KCRW. KCRW

Camera Obscura.

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August 16, 2013 – Listen to Tracyanne Campbell and her band perform songs from their latest album, Desire Lines. WXPN


Mikal Cronin.

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August 15, 2013 – Hear the San Francisco singer-guitarist perform songs from his recent second album, MCII. WXPN


Daughn Gibson.

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August 14, 2013 – The singer shares songs and stories about his distinctive blend of country and electronic music. WXPN


French indie-rock band Phoenix performs on stage at the 13th Annual Non-COMMvention in Philadelphia in May.

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August 12, 2013 – The French indie-rock band performs new songs from its latest album in Philadelphia. WXPN

Shout Out Louds.

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August 9, 2013 – Having worked together for a decade, the Swedish indie-pop band goes lighter on its recent Optica. WXPN


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