John Darnielle and his band The Mountain Goats perform live at opbmusic in Portland.
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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.
February 2, 2013
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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.
February 1, 2013
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Hear the power-pop band perform songs from its first album in 25 years and discuss its reunion.
January 31, 2013
The Helio Sequence.
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Hear the duo play songs from its new album January 30, 2013 and discuss the natural disaster that changed its sound.
The Helio Sequence On World Cafe
Ben Schneider of Lord Huron sets up for his session on KCRW's
Morning Becomes Eclectic.
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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."
January 30, 2013
Odd Future offshoot The Internet performs live at KEXP in Seattle.
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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 January 29, 2013 Street Sounds program. Watch them perform "Give It Time."
Father John Misty.
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A persona invented by Josh Tillman, Father John Misty showcases a rock-friendly side of the singer.
January 28, 2013
Father John Misty On World Cafe
John Cale visits KEXP's studios in Seattle for an intimate performance.
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The co-founder of The Velvet Underground recently visited KEXP in Seattle to play songs from his solo album, January 26, 2013 Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood. Watch Cale perform, "I Wanna Talk 2 U."
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Pianist Bill Evans was a giant of jazz piano and one of Marian McPartland's first guests on January 25, 2013 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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The venerated rock trio plays songs from its new album, January 24, 2013 I Bet on Sky, and talks about its reunion.
Dinosaur Jr. On World Cafe