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The Raveonettes: Winter In The Summertime

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Listen to the rock duo re-create the gloomy skies of Denmark in this dark but nostalgic session.

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Joe Lovano With Us Five: A Different Kind Of Bird

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Saxophonist Joe Lovano and his group Us Five get down to business in this session with KPLU. Listen to the band play works from jazz great Charlie Parker.

Joe Lovano With Us Five: A Different Kind Of Bird

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Low On World Cafe

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Indie rock's slowcore pioneers perform songs from their latest album, C'mon.

Low On World Cafe

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Watch: Other Lives On Morning Becomes Eclectic

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Originally from Oklahoma, Other Lives brings a fresh, dynamic voice to the pop world. Listen to the band's magical performance on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley.

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Eilen Jewell On World Cafe

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Hear an interview and live performance from the roots rock-inspired singer-songwriter's new album, Queen of the Minor Key.

Eilen Jewell On World Cafe

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No Te Va Gustar On 'Next'

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Hear two songs from the South American rock-fusion sensation.

No Te Va Gustar On 'World Cafe: Next'

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The Civil Wars On World Cafe

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The songwriting duo are currently on tour with platinum-selling singer Adele. Hear John Paul White and Joy Williams discuss their sudden rise to fame with host David Dye, as well as play a few songs in the WXPN studio.

The Civil Wars On World Cafe

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Oh Land: Toe-Tapping Danish Pop

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The singer-songwriter known as Oh Land wasn't always an electro-pop star. In this session with KEXP, she plays a set of catchy songs and discusses her reincarnation from ballet dancer to musician.

Oh Land: Toe-Tapping Danish Pop

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Delicate Steve On World Cafe

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Steve Marion made some waves earlier this year when music critics took the fictionalized biography that accompanied his debut album a little too seriously. In this edition of World Cafe, Marion speaks with host David Dye and performs songs from Wondervisions.

Delicate Steve On World Cafe

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Watch: The Belle Brigade On Morning Becomes Eclectic

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The L.A.-based band has a retro-folk vibe with a bit of a rock edge. The brother-sister duo recently stopped in at KCRW for an interview with Jason Bentley on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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The Rural Alberta Advantage On World Cafe

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The rising stars of Canada's indie-folk scene perform songs from their new album, Departing.

The Rural Alberta Advantage On World Cafe

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Allen Toussaint: Heartwarming Jazz

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Hear the legendary jazz man liven up KPLU's studios with his New Orleans-style piano work and his stories about what makes New Orleans tick.

"It's A New Orleans Thing"

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Brandi Carlile And Indigo Girls On World Cafe

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During the music-heavy Cayamo Cruise in February, the Indigo Girls matched their spirited and provocative folk with Carlile's spunky grand voice and talented songwriting. Hear the result on this edition of World Cafe.

Brandi Carlile And Indigo Girls On World Cafe

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Award-Winning Gospel Duo Releases 'Something Big'

Sister-act Mary Mary has reigned over the gospel scene for more than a decade, propelled by uplifting lyrics and a blend of different genres. Host Michel Martin speaks with Erica and Tina Campbell about life, their passion for the word of God and their new album, Something Big.

Award-Winning Gospel Duo Releases 'Something Big'

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Black Joe Lewis And The Honeybears: Rock 'n' Roll Grit

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Lewis and his band play a raw, rocking set and talk about the hazards of scandalous women in this session for WFUV. Hear the entire set here.

Black Joe Lewis And The Honeybears: Rock 'n' Roll Grit

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