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KCRW Presents: Jessie Ware


The soulful British pop star was a hot ticket during her recent U.S. tour. Along the way across the country, she made a stop in Santa Monica, Calif., to perform a studio session for KCRW.

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Yo La Tengo: Still 'Around,' Thank God


Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew have been making wonderful music together for more than 20 years. They performed some of the best songs from their new album, Fade, live on KEXP.

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Mary Halvorson Quintet

A guitarist with a decidedly non-standard approach to jazz's standard practices, Halvorson balances golden-era hard-bop order and free improvising entropy. At the NPR Music offices, her band strikes comforting tones, but also morphs, rephrases and implodes those ideas.

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Esperanza Spalding: Song For A 'City Of Roses'

One of the most celebrated voices in jazz returns to her old stomping grounds in Portland, Ore., to honor her longtime mentor, Thara Memory. Watch Esperanza Spalding perform "City of Roses."

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KCRW Presents: Jose James


The stylish jazz singer and a full band visited Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio for a special KCRW event. Watch James flex his singular voice as he performs the funky single "Trouble."

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Solo And Acoustic

Ruban Nielson is the voice behind Portland's Unknown Mortal Orchestra. In this studio session recorded at opbmusic, Nielson strips away his music's accoutrements and sticks to an acoustic six-string.

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Night Beds

We thought Night Beds' Winston Yellen might perform this set solo — all the better to show off his amazing voice, with maybe just his own guitar as backup. But he opted to go all-in with his full touring band, including lap steel and keys. The result is both lighthearted and deeply affecting.

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Sidi Touré: Magic Music From Mali


The Malian blues singer brings his guitar, soukou and calabash to Seattle for a live performance on KEXP. Watch the Bamako musician and his band perform "Maïmouna," from his latest album, Koïma.

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KCRW Presents: Benjamin Gibbard


Seemingly everyone is talking about The Postal Service's impending reunion tour. To help ramp up the anticipation, here's a video of singer Benjamin Gibbard performing "Teardrop Windows" live on KCRW.

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Wild Nothing: Dream-Pop's Leading Light


Singer Jack Tatum writes hazy reveries that reflect the shimmer of early-'80s Manchester pop. Watch Tatum and his band perform "Nocturne" live at WFUV's New York City studios.

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The xx

Beneath The xx's tightly controlled image-making lays music that's raw and vulnerable; shy, worried tentativeness is wired into a sound that shimmers powerfully, but remains as fragile and delicate as a soap bubble.

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John Mark Nelson: A Teenager With Serious Talent

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The 19-year-old Twin Cities songwriter has an ear for whimsical melodies and ornate arrangements. Watch Nelson and his cadre of teenage friends make their debut on The Current, with "Reminisce."

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Max Richter In Concert: Reimagining Vivaldi


Max Richter grew tired of Vivaldi's warhorse The Four Seasons. But instead of writing off the piece forever, Richter rewrote it. He blended Vivaldi's work with his own music.

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KCRW Presents: Menahan Street Band


One of Brooklyn's funkiest bands recently took to the West Coast to visit KCRW and perform live on Morning Becomes Eclectic. Watch the Menahan Street Band perform "Make the Road By Walking."