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Vintage Cafe: The xx

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The Mercury Prize-winning London band plays hauntingly spare songs from its second album, Coexist.

The xx On World Cafe

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The Milk Carton Kids: A Heartwarming Hit

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Listening to The Milk Carton Kids on an album is one thing; seeing the band work its magic live is another. Watch Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan perform "Hope of a Lifetime."

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Matt Munisteri On 'Song Travels'

Munisteri and Michael Feinstein share tunes that, while forsaken by the past, are easy to remember.

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Diana Krall On Piano Jazz

When this episode of Piano Jazz was recorded in 2006, Krall was seven and a half months pregnant with twins. Hear the pianist and vocalist play "P.S. I Love You" and "Little Girl Blue."

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Toro Y Moi On World Cafe

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The electro-pop musician plays songs from Anything in Return and discusses his lyrical inspiration.

Toro Y Moi On World Cafe

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The Lions On World Cafe

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The diverse reggae supergroup plays a few explosive songs from its new album, This Generation, and discusses how an old grocery truck became the centerpiece of its sound.

The Lions On World Cafe

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KCRW Presents: Jake Bugg

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The 19-year-old British boy wonder brings his international hit "Lightning Bolt" to the KCRW studios for a performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Anais Mitchell And Jefferson Hamer: Tackling 'Tam Lin'

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Mitchell has teamed up with Hamer, another young singer, to explore folk's ancient ancestry. Watch the duo perform the legendary "Tam Lin" at the Folk Alliance International Conference.

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Yo La Tengo On World Cafe

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Hear the indie-rock trio play songs from the new Fade and discuss its biography, Big Day Coming.

Yo La Tengo On World Cafe

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Linda Ronstadt On Piano Jazz

Through a career that's encompassed folk, rock, country and operetta, the singer has even recorded with minimalist composer Philip Glass. In this session recorded live at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Mass., Ronstadt sticks to jazz standards like "Lush Life."

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