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Sallie Ford performs for

Watch Sallie Ford: New Songs From An Old Soul opbmusic

September 29, 2012 – Watch the blues-rock singer perform two as-yet-unreleased songs, "Addicted" and "Party Kids." opbmusic


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September 26, 2012 – Known for energetic shows, the Tex-Mex band recorded its new album, Shakedown, with Dan Auerbach. WXPN


Best Coast.

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September 24, 2012 – The California duo returns with its second album, the effervescent international hit The Only Place. WXPN


Menomena perform at OPBmusic.

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September 18, 2012 – The Oregon rock band showcases meaty baritone sax, bassline spines and rhythms that turn on a dime. opbmusic

Aleksa Palladino of Exitmusic

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September 15, 2012 – Watch Exitmusic perform a version of "The City" that's beautifully beguiling and darkly unsettling. WFUV

Dirty Projectors.

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September 14, 2012 – The prolific indie-rock band returns with a new album, Swing Lo Magellan, and a short film. WXPN


Kelly Hogan.

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September 11, 2012 – Hogan, a professional backup singer, recruited her famous friends to help create her new solo work. WXPN


Bomba de Luz performs in The Current's studios.

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September 11, 2012 – At 17, Lydia Hoglund sings with the ache of an old soul in a chills-inducing "Howl At That Moon." KCMP

Damien Jurado.

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September 10, 2012 – Hear the exclusive live premiere of an adventurous and multidimensional 12-minute opus. WXPN


Melissa Etheridge.

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September 5, 2012 – The best-selling folk-rock belter performs four songs from her 14th album, Fourth Street Feeling.

KEXP Presents: Shovels & Rope

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September 4, 2012 – KEXP host John Richards made a chance discovery of this duo, and has fallen in love, hard. KEXP

Hucky performs in The Current's studios.

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September 1, 2012 – Watch a captivating performance of "History's Door," live from The Current's Twin Cities studios. KCMP

Family Band.

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August 30, 2012 – The dark ambient-folk duo returns to the program to play songs from its second album, Grace & Lies. WXPN


Beachwood Sparks performs live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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August 29, 2012 – Watch the sweetly retro L.A. alt-country band perform "Tarnished Gold" on Morning Becomes Eclectic. KCRW

Diamond Rugs.

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August 28, 2012 – The supergroup, featuring members of Black Lips and Deer Tick, plays songs from its debut album. WXPN


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