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Bowerbirds: What Sunday Morning Sounds Like

With sharp songwriting and constant touring, the Bowerbirds trio of North Carolina are turning heads around the country. They play from their debut album, Hymns for a Dark Horse.

Bowerbirds: What Sunday Morning Sounds Like

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Lizz Wright Returns with 'The Orchard'

The soulful singer-songwriter talks about her new album, The Orchard, during a studio performance chat. Wright opens up about her music, her life, and what's next for her recording career.

Lizz Wright Returns with 'The Orchard'

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Ingrid Michaelson Is Everywhere

New York City indie-pop artist Ingrid Michaelson got her big break when Old Navy used her song "The Way I Am" for a sweater collection. She takes time out to play for the Bryant Park Project.

Ingrid Michaelson Is Everywhere

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Jose Gonzalez: Unlikely Art

KUT 90.5

Beneath the gentle exterior of Jose Gonzalez's soothing, lilting voice and trademark "chord-picking" guitar lies a deeper and sometimes darker driving force. For KUT's Retread Sessions, Gonzalez performed two songs at the Blanton Museum to pleasantly surprised visitors.

In from the Cold with White Hinterland

Singer-songwriter Casey Dienel talks about making the transition from solo artist to bandleader, struggling with nerves as a performer, and watching people disassemble a giant whale that had washed up on the beach near her hometown.

In from the Cold with White Hinterland

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Hot Chip Finds Magic in the 'Dark'

The British electro-pop band Hot Chip samples and tweaks old sounds to create new songs. The group performs work from its latest album, Made in the Dark.

Hot Chip Finds Magic in the 'Dark'

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Jack Johnson Tunes in the 'Static'

Known for his sunny, acoustic leanings, singer/songwriter Jack Johnson is back with a dark, electric record, Sleep Through the Static. Johnson stopped by to play some songs from the album.

Listen to Jack Johnson's complete interview and performance

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The Klaxons: Piano-Pop in a 'New Rave'

The Current

The British press has credited The Klaxons with pioneering a genre called "new rave," which is really a mask for a heavy-handed dose of pop with a dance-punk kick. The band stopped by The Current to perform a version of its hit, "Golden Skans."

The Whigs Play The BPP

The Whigs are hailed as leading a return to All-American Rock. The band from Athens, Georgia, plays from their new album, Mission Control.

The Whigs Play Out of 'Control'

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Ida Whispers a Prayer for 'Lovers'

The band Ida specializes in indie rock and children's music. The unusual duo stops by the studio to play some songs from their new album called Lovers Prayers.

Ida Whispers a Prayer for 'Lovers'

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Alice Smith Makes Music 'For Lovers'

Hear an in-studio performance by Alice Smith, a New York-based soul singer whose latest album is titled For Lovers, Dreamers, and Me. Smith also discusses her attempts to cross the boundaries of race in the music industry.

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Georgie James Builds 'Monument' In Two Days

The duo makes smart, infectious pop with tight harmonies and jangling guitars. It's an upbeat and innocent sound, heard most recently on Places. Georgie James visits NPR's Studio 4A for Project Song.

Dirty Projectors Let Black Flag Fly

The Dirty Projectors, a Brooklyn band, remakes a classic record from the punk band Black Flag — from memory. The group stops in for a taste of Rise Above.

Dirty Projectors Let Black Flag Fly

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Stay Awhile with Blues Traveler

The musicians in Blues Traveler are taking a break from the norm with their new CD, 'Cover Yourself.' It's a collection of them reprising themselves. This week, in Bryant Park, they set down their bags and play a little.

Stay Awhile with Blues Traveler

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Rockin' Around the Dreidel

The musical duo Good for the Jews play live from their Hanukkah set.

Rockin' Around the Dreidel

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