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In Conversation With George Clinton

Watch the inimitable funk stalwart sit for not one but two interviews about his work and where it comes from. Along the way, he tells stories about his many decades in the music industry.

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Sun Ra Arkestra

With costumes inspired by Egyptian symbolism and science fiction, the late jazz innovator's band plays an out-of-this-world set in the NPR Music offices on Halloween.

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Banks

On record, Banks is at the center of lavish productions, each suitable for throbbing remixes and banks of swirling lights. Here, though, she serves notice as a powerful singer in her own right.

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First Watch: Greylag, 'Yours To Shake'

Suspense builds throughout Greylag's mesmerizing video for the song "Yours To Shake." It's a moody study on good and evil, and the struggle to know not only which is which, but which we want.

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T-Pain

We asked the King of Auto-Tune if he'd grace the Tiny Desk without any embellishment or effects to show what's really made his career: his voice, and those songs.

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Mikky Ekko, 'Stay' (Live)

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The singer wrote "Stay," a chart-topping hit for Rihanna. Here, Ekko performs it in New York City.

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Cayetana, Live In Concert

Led by singer Augusta Koch and her bright blue hair, the Philadelphia punk band performs most of the songs from its melodic debut album, Nervous Like Me, during NPR Music's recent CMJ show.

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Danish String Quartet

The Danish String Quartet doesn't live on Brahms and Beethoven alone. Watch the versatile group play Danish folk tunes, from centuries-old Fanø wedding dances to traditional Roskilde reels.

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Zola Jesus, 'Dangerous Days' (Live)

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The prolific young singer performs "Dangerous Days" from her pop-minded new album, Taiga.

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Wild Beasts: A 'Beautiful Truth' In A Beautiful Bar

We asked the romantic London band to perform a song from its album Present Tense in The Campbell Apartment, an antique bar tucked into the corner of New York's bustling Grand Central Station.

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Johnny Winter, 'Death Letter'

See the last studio performance and recording Johnny Winter made. The video, for the song "Death Letter," offers a intimate glimpse into the late blues guitarist's life and love of music.

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Doug Paisley feat. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, 'Until I Find You'

Will Oldham may guest in this new song from rustic songwriter Doug Paisley, but the star of "Until I Find You" is visual artist Heather Goodchild.