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Matt Pond On World Cafe

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After relocating and reevaluating, Pond lent his likable voice to more heartfelt, sturdy songs.

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Gary Clark Jr.: How To Remember Your Roots

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Once you start sharing stages with Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger, you're no longer beholden to a zip code as a "local artist." But Clark still stops by his old public radio station every so often.

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The Lone Bellow On World Cafe

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The folk-rock trio brings its soulful harmonies to the studio and discusses the tragedy that inspired many of its songs.

The Lone Bellow On World Cafe

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Phosphorescent: An Understated, Epic 'Song For Zula'

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Don't let their stoic demeanor and sunglasses fool you: Matthew Houck and his band know how to wring every ounce of emotion out of their music. Watch Phosphorescent perform one of its best songs.

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Stacy Sullivan On Piano Jazz

The vocalist performs a set of standards, including a few tunes from her tribute to Peggy Lee.

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Pat Metheny On Piano Jazz

The ever-evolving Pat Metheny constantly experiments with new technology, honing his improvisational skills and refining his unique style. On this episode of Piano Jazz, Pat Metheny performs with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Antonio Sanche.

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Sons Of Fathers: Texas Rockers, Inspired By Their Dads

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The raucous, rootsy folk-rock duo performs songs from its most recent album, Burning Days.

Sons Of Fathers: Texas Rockers, Inspired By Their Dads

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Thao And The Get Down Stay Down: New Home, New Album

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The folk-rock band plays songs from its new album, We the Common, which was largely inspired by a move to San Francisco.

Thao And The Get Down Stay Down: New Home, New Album

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KCRW Presents: Dead Can Dance

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The duo of Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry made some of the creepiest beautiful music of the 1980s. Almost 30 years and two reunions later, the two are still at it. Watch Dead Can Dance live on KCRW.

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Allan Harris On Piano Jazz

Velvet-voiced singer, guitarist and composer Allan Harris joins host Jon Weber for a set of standards and a few tunes from the Harris-penned musical, Cross That River.

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The Milk Carton Kids, Making The Most Of Two Voices

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The harmony-rich folk duo plays songs from its new album, The Ash & Clay, and discusses its career.

The Milk Carton Kids, Making The Most Of Two Voices

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KCRW Presents: Phoenix

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The French pop band has finally released a follow-up to its 2009 smash Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. Watch the group perform "Entertainment" on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite On World Cafe

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The singer-songwriter and harmonica legend give the blues a modern twist on their new album, Get Up!

Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite On World Cafe

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Josh Ritter: Coming Out Of The Dark Clouds

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The singer-songwriter and his Royal City Band performed a sold-out show at Portland's iconic Crystal Ballroom. During soundcheck, Ritter let in cameras from opbmusic for a rendition of "Hopeful."

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Eels: A 'Wonderful, Glorious' Look At Life

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Mark Oliver Everett's moody, confessional rock group plays songs and discusses its new album.

Eels: A 'Wonderful, Glorious' Look At Life

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