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Ben Lovett of musical group Mumford & Sons created his dream venue in London as a place to foster the community's independent talent. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Ben Lovett On World Cafe

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Another Sky performs at London's Omeara, recorded live for World Cafe. James Boardman/Communion Presents hide caption

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Another Sky On World Cafe

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The Amazons performing live at Omeara in London, recorded live for World Cafe. James Boardman/Communion Presents hide caption

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The Amazons On World Cafe

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Lana Del Rey. Her latest release, Norman F****** Rockwell, is on our shortlist for the best new albums out on Aug. 30. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out Aug. 30

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"It's almost a dying art form in that people cherry-pick songs and put them on playlists and so, I don't know that the listening audience really ever gets the sense of the full artistic statement," Sheryl Crow says. Dove Shore/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sheryl Crow Says 'Threads' Is Her Last Album. And She's OK With That

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Nile Rodgers speaks onstage during the 2019 SXSW Conference and Festivals in Austin, Texas. The soul and disco legend spoke with World Cafe host Talia Schlanger while in London. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW hide caption

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Nile Rodgers On World Cafe

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World Cafe Host, Talia Schlanger on the iconic Abbey Road crosswalk with Beatles Tour Guide, Richard Porter. Kim Junod/WXPN hide caption

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Beatles Tour Guide: A Day In The Life on World Cafe

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The slamming brutal death metal of 01101111011101100110111001101001 — that's binary for "ovni," or UFO — will make your gut drop. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A look inside George Frideric Handel flat at 25 Brook Street (left), and Jimi Hendrix's at 23 Brook Street (right) Kimberly Junod/WXPN hide caption

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Handel And Hendrix In London On World Cafe

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Sea Girls performs inside The Pool Recording Studio in London. Kimberly Junod/WXPN hide caption

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Sea Girls On World Cafe

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Melina Duterte is otherwise known as Jay Som. Her latest album, Anak Ko, is on our shortlist of the best releases out Aug. 23. Ebru Yildiz/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out Aug. 23

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Clockwise from upper left: Big Thief, Shannon Lay, Queen of Jeans, Brittany Howard Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Brittany Howard, Big Thief, The Messthetics, More

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