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Desiré Moses says you can't talk about the music of Charlottesville, Va., without mentioning that Dave Matthews Band got its start here all those years ago. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Best known as the frontman of '90s underground powerhouse Pavement, Stephen Malkmus explores folk on his new album Traditional Techniques. "It's almost scary, the naked quiet," he says. SamuelGehrke/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Stephen Malkmus On The Challenge Of Playing Acoustically And Pavement's Reunion

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Frank Black (right) and Joey Santiago of the Pixies perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2004, the year the band reunited after more than a decade apart. Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images hide caption

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