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With 'Not Coming Home,' ALA.NI Calls For Love In A Mad World

ALA.NI says it best: "LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE.Take it where you can get it, cause lord knows we need as much of it right now in this mad, mad world." That's at the heart of "Not Coming Home."

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Robert Cray On Mountain Stage

On his fourth visit to Mountain Stage, the Grammy-winning blues artist performs songs from throughout his four-decade career.

Robert Cray On Mountain Stage

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Watch Jamila Woods Perform 'Holy' Backstage At Austin City Limits

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The Slingshot artist stopped by KUTX's backstage recording studio after her first Austin City Limits music festival.

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Sherman Holmes On Mountain Stage

Hear the revered blues musician play songs from his solo debut on the 900th episode of Mountain Stage.

Sherman Holmes On Mountain Stage

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Watch Live Performances By Dan Wilson, Son Little, Martin Sexton Trio And More

Stream performances from a diverse group of songwriters as they celebrate fall with Mountain Stage, live at the Culture Center Theater.

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Watch Jamila Woods Perform 'HEAVN,' Shrouded In Blue Velvet

Before her show at New York's PUBLIC ARTS venue, the rising R&B star played a stripped-down version of the title track of her debut record for our Night Owl series.

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A Hair-Whipping Kelela Comes Through With '90s Attitude In 'LMK' Video

The hook-up anthem gets a video full of femme empowerment and late-night hype.

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The Pollyseeds' 'Intentions' Oozes Style

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This just looks like the coolest party ever. Terrace Martin — known for his work with Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar — and his new band that culls from G-Funk, jazz and R&B set the scene.

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Rhye Returns To Lull You Into The Sultriest Stupor

"Please" picks up where 2013's Woman left off: namely, by draping sweet-voiced pleas for intimacy and connection with vaporous layers of softly shimmering soul.

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TLC's Bopping Throwback 'Way Back' Gets Its Own House Party

If it's not already, TLC's "Way Back" should be on your summer playlists, a playful throwback to the R&B group's bopping beginnings.