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John Darnielle and his band The Mountain Goats perform live at opbmusic in Portland. Jarratt Taylor/opbmusic hide caption

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The Mountain Goats: 'This Year,' A Classic Revisited

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John Darnielle has written a boatload of amazing songs over the course of his career in The Mountain Goats, but few are loved more than "This Year." Watch Darnielle and his band perform it live.

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Bill Frisell On Piano Jazz

Frisell has been on the cutting edge of jazz guitar since his arrival on the scene in the early 1980s. With amazing technique and a creative mind, he has incorporated the whole of American music in his work, relying on country, blues, rock and jazz. Hear an interview and performance.

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The dB's On World Cafe

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Hear the power-pop band perform songs from its first album in 25 years and discuss its reunion.

The dB's On World Cafe

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The Helio Sequence On World Cafe

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Hear the duo play songs from its new album and discuss the natural disaster that changed its sound.

The Helio Sequence On World Cafe

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KCRW Presents: Lord Huron

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California transplant Ben Schneider and his groupmates were selected by KCRW as the Los Angeles band you should have known in 2012. Watch Lord Huron perform, "Time to Run."

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The Internet: Odd Future's Smooth Side

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Producers Matt Martians and Syd The Kid bring their neo-soul act The Internet to KEXP for a live session on Larry Mizell Jr.'s Street Sounds program. Watch them perform "Give It Time."

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Vintage Cafe: Father John Misty

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A persona invented by Josh Tillman, Father John Misty showcases a rock-friendly side of the singer.

Father John Misty On World Cafe

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John Cale: The Return Of An Underground Icon

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The co-founder of The Velvet Underground recently visited KEXP in Seattle to play songs from his solo album, Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood. Watch Cale perform, "I Wanna Talk 2 U."

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Bill Evans On Piano Jazz

Pianist Bill Evans was a giant of jazz piano and one of Marian McPartland's first guests on Piano Jazz in 1979. On this program, the usually quiet and reserved musical genius opens up about his approach and philosophy.

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Dinosaur Jr. On World Cafe

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The venerated rock trio plays songs from its new album, I Bet on Sky, and talks about its reunion.

Dinosaur Jr. On World Cafe

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