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Cassandra Wilson On World Cafe

The jazz singer plays songs from her new album, Another Country, which explores Latin music.

Cassandra Wilson On World Cafe

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Family Band On World Cafe

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The dark ambient-folk duo returns to the program to play songs from its second album, Grace & Lies.

Family Band On World Cafe

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THEESatisfaction On World Cafe

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The Seattle hip-hop duo's debut album is soulful in a spoken-word tradition, with West Coast flavor.

THEESatisfaction On World Cafe

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KCRW Presents: Beachwood Sparks

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The L.A. rock band brings its retro alt-country sound to the KCRW studio for a performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic. Watch the group perform the title cut from its new album, Tarnished Gold.

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Diamond Rugs On World Cafe

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The supergroup, featuring members of Black Lips and Deer Tick, plays songs from its debut album.

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Spiritualized On World Cafe

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Frontman Jason Pierce explains the process of recording his new album while battling liver disease.

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Doug Paisley: The Outcast's Apostle

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Taking a break from performing at Oregon's Pickathon Music Festival, the folk-rock guitarist fingerpicks a gorgeous tune about living and loving in exile. Watch Paisley perform "Two Like Us."

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Selah Sue: From Online Stardom To A Stage With Prince

The young Belgian singer-songwriter came to music late, but quickly grabbed the attention of producers and singers such as Meshell Ndegeocello and Cee-Lo Green. Here, she performs selections from her self-titled debut.

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KCRW Presents: Alt-J

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Watch the English band perform in KCRW's studios. Singer Joe Newman's relaxed delivery provides a nice complement to the band's tight instrumentation. Here, watch the alt-J perform "Breezeblocks."

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Van Hunt On World Cafe

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The inventive soul singer is back with a new concert album, Live at the Troubadour 2011.

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Sara Watkins On World Cafe

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The singer and former Nickel Creek fiddler is back with her second solo album, Sun Midnight Sun.

Sara Watkins On World Cafe

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Rebecca Gates: The Spinanes' Star Floats On

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The former leader of the '90s indie-rock band The Spinanes recently released her first album in 11 years. Watch Gates perform a new song from the record, "&&&," live at the opbmusic studios.