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Sarah Harmer performs live for World Cafe Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Sarah Harmer On World Cafe

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Nada Surf perform live for World Cafe John Vettese/WXPN hide caption

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Nada Surf On World Cafe

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Devon Gilfillian performs live at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert - recorded live for World Cafe Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Devon Gilfillian On World Cafe

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The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Va., hosted live performances for World Cafe's Sense of Place episodes this past week. Ashley Travis/WNRN hide caption

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Desiré Moses On World Cafe

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David Wax Museum & Lowland Hum performing a Concert In The Blind, recently renamed, Golden Hour. Ashley Travis/WXPN hide caption

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Golden Hour Concert On World Cafe

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From vocal delivery to melodic hooks, from lyrics to production: Kevin Parker has elevated his craft on The Slow Rush. Matt Sav/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Review: On 'The Slow Rush,' Tame Impala Masks Inner Turmoil With Sonic Euphoria

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A look inside the Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar where David Wax Museum performed its first Charlottesville concert. Kimberly Junod/WXPN hide caption

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David Wax Museum in Charlottesville, VA On World Cafe

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Free Union performing live for World Cafe Ashley Travis Photography/WNRN hide caption

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Free Union On World Cafe

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Beyond Santana: Malo And The Forgotten Wave Of '70s Latin Rock Bands

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Overcoats Chloe Ledrezen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Overcoats On World Cafe

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"The political becomes personal really quickly," Drive-By Truckers co-founder Patterson Hood says. The Unraveling is out now. Andy Tennille/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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From White Supremacy To Opioids, Drive-By Truckers Confronts 'The Unraveling'

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The Lone Bellow's album, Half Moon Light, is out next Friday. Hear live performances of a few new songs in this session. Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Lone Bellow On World Cafe

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