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Pearls Before Swine's 'Underground' Classic Reissued 50 Years Later

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World Cafe Nashville: Becca Mancari

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Bootsy Collins' new album, World Wide Funk, is available Oct. 27. Michael Weintrob/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The 'World Wide Funk' Of Bootsy Collins

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Johnny Clegg co-founded two important, interracial bands, and became an essential voice in South Africa. Now, he's embarking on a farewell tour after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Fiona Macpherson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A South African Superstar Says Farewell

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Mark Korven plays the Apprehension Engine, a frankenmachine that's designed to make spooky sounds. Kai Korven/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Scary Sound Machine That Is 'Trying To Set People A Little Bit Off-Kilter'

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Michael and Brian D'Addario, the brothers who make up The Lemon Twigs, channel sounds from decades past. Autumn de Wilde/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'We Just Get Out Of Each Others' Faces': The Lemon Twigs On Being Brothers In A Band

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Jorge Drexler Makes Us Dance and Think On 'Salvavidas De Hielo'

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Talent And Tourism Keep Blues Alive In Clarksdale, Mississippi

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World Cafe Nashville: David Rawlings

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How Weezer Traded Power Chords For Pop: A Conversation With Rivers Cuomo

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Cocteau Twins' Simon Raymonde Shares And Talks About His First New Music In 20 Years

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