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The Haden Triplets

Separately, Petra, Rachel and Tanya Haden have worked on vastly different musical projects. But when they come together to cover classic country music, the result is a treat and a trip in time.

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KEXP Presents: Pontiak


Three brothers formed Pontiak a decade ago as a vehicle for their feedback-laden, neo-psych Southern-rock jams. Watch the band perform "It's the Greatest" in the KEXP studios.


Young Chop: 'I Gotta Stay Working'

Even in the midst of SXSW, the Chicago producer was selling beats and putting in studio time. He took a rare break to talk about studying songs from the '70s and Polow da Don's snare.

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Welcome To Yo-Yo's Playhouse

Watch the superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma and many of his close friends from all over the world in action at a theatrical props warehouse in Brooklyn.

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Mr Little Jeans, 'Good Mistake'

Norwegian singer Monica Birkenes, a.k.a. Mr Little Jeans, makes sometimes epic pop with gnarled synths. Her latest video follows a trucker hopped up on drugs as he traverses his haunted past.

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Joseph Calleja

He's a young tenor with an old-school style and all the world's top opera houses want him. Calleja's expressive shading and dynamic control hearken back to an earlier era — and he's funny.

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Angel Olsen, 'Sweet Dreams' (Live)


The singer-songwriter and her band visit the KEXP studios for an intense and incendiary set of songs from her new album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness.

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Perfect Pussy

"We're Perfect Pussy and we're terrified." Watch the rising Syracuse punk band make their first national splash during our SXSW showcase at Stubb's in Austin, Texas.

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James Vincent McMorrow, 'Cavalier' (Live)


On a day when Americans and others celebrate Irish heritage, Morning Becomes Eclectic welcomed falsetto-voiced Irishman James Vincent McMorrow to the studio. Watch him perform a new song, "Cavalier."

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The All Songs Considered Interview: Neil Young

"You're listening to a poor Xerox," Young says of the MP3. Watch the singer describe the Pono music player, his attempt to change an audio trend that stresses convenience over quality.

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Not to be confused with Glenn Frey or Don Henley's middle-of-the-road soft rock, British post-punk act Eagulls did anything but take it easy at our SXSW showcase. Watch the entire concert here.

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Cibo Matto, 'Déjà Vu' (Live)


The Japanese ambassadors of hip-hop-infused cocktail-pop visited KEXP to perform songs from their first album in 15 years. Watch the group play "Déjà Vu."

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Diane Cluck

Watching Cluck perform jams the senses. It's almost easier to imagine some tiny spirit in her chest is controlling the action, turning a pitch wheel with one hand and a tone knob with the other.