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Performing and recording under the name Toro Y Moi, Chaz Bundick draws on elements of soul, jazz, Latin disco, funk and modern pop. With Toro Y Moi's 2010 debut, Causers of This, Bundick became a pioneer of what's often called chillwave.
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Some of Today’s Best, Most Authentic, Live Reggae Comes from Kingston Los Angeles!
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Billy Bragg Nicknames Himself The "Sherpa Of Heartbreak" on His Quieter New Album

May 6, 2013 - Produced by Grammy award winning producer, Joe Henry, Bragg draws heavily on inspiration from his collaboration with Wilco on "Mermaid Avenue," a collection of Woody Guthrie songs brought to life by their collaboration, and includes a Woody Guthrie cover.
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From Gorilla Manor in LA to Brooklyn and Back: The Odyssey of Local Natives Second Album April 15, 2013 - Recently releasing their sophomore album Hummingbird on Frenchkiss Records this past January, this Los Angeles based indie rock band, known as the Local Natives, has sparked a lot of discussion on their highly-anticipated album release.
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Hear the Story of The Miraculous Physical Recovery That Lead to The Lone Bellow's Unexpected Debut

April 29, 2013 - Unexpectedly hailing from Brooklyn, New York is The Lone Bellow, a country-rock trio whose members have long resided in the roots of the South.
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Los Angeles quartet, Allah-Las, channel '60s psych and garage rock on their self-titled debut.
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Trixie Whitley delivers emotionally compelling, heart-on-her-sleeve songs fueled by a passionate honesty and her searing guitar and piano.
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Two Generations of Blues Inspire Each Other

April 22, 2013 - Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite are here to play music from the new album Get Up for us live.
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The Avett Brothers Stomp And Sing And Tell Their Story

May 27, 2013 - Scott and Seth Avett formed The Avett Brothers in their hometown of Concord, N.C. With an inspired mix of bluegrass, folk, pop, country and rock, the Avetts create a raw sound that can be solemn, energetic or catchy — sometimes all at the same time.
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One of the most haunting yet captivating bands, Y La Bamba is an alternative latino ensemble hailing from Portland, Oregon. Formed in 2008, the band has enjoyed constant support from the Portland local music scene. Infusing traditional Mexican music and old school Mexican 30’s music with alternative rock, Y La Bamba guides listeners through an emotional journey where one can visit the finely tuned melodies of Latin-inspired music.
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America’s best narrative songwriter has taken a turn toward the personal with songs coming in the aftermath of his divorce.

June 20, 2013 - Known for his distinctive Americana style and narrative lyrics, it is no wonder that critics dub Idaho native Josh Ritter as one of the “100 Greatest Living Songwriters.”
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In 2010, Lights turned all spotlights onto Ellie Goulding. The English singer-songwriter’s debut album rose to number one on the UK Albums Chart that year and has since sold over 850,000 copies.
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The Quiet Intensity of The XX is Intact on their 2nd Album Coexist.
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The fact that 1920's jazz age music is the only music Bryan Ferry listens to now is clear on Bryan Ferry Orchestra's critically acclaimed album The Jazz Age. The album finds Ferry doing a lot of listening
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Initially entering the music industry in the 1970s with their exhilarating single “Walking On,” The Relatives clearly demonstrated to avid fans across the nation
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Richard Thompson's 45-year-career is still electric. and his new release, Electric is his fourteenth solo studio album and showcases a progression from folk and country to rock and punk over the course of the record.
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Camper Van Beethoven has returned to the music scene with the highly anticipated release of their new album La Costa Perdida (429 Records). This cohesive album is the band’s 8th studio album and first since 2004.
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Erin McKeown's new album Manifestra functions as a political manifesto. In the fourteen years since her debut Monday Morning Cold, released while she was still attending Brown, McKeown hadn't quite asserted her politics directly.
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By the tender age of twelve, Sera Cahoone was playing drums at a suburban Denver bar during open mic night. Discovering her passion for lyrical and musical engineering, Cahoone decided at the age of twenty-one to move to Seattle and support pre-existing artists like Carissa’s Weird, Band of Horses and the widely acclaimed musician Patrick Park.
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Commonly recognized as one of the most paramount innovators of ambient music, British musician, composer and producer Brian Eno is back with another successful and carefully crafted ambient installation album, Lux, released November 13. In this album, Eno continues his experiments with ambient music and integrates it with pacifying electro beats.
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Hailing from London, England, Natasha Khan is a talented singer-songwriter and multi- instrumentalist who released her third studio album The Haunted Man this past October. Adopting the stage name, Bat for Lashes, Khan's third album is riding on a wave of momentum that is clearly setting her up to an international path of success in the music world.
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Aaron Neville hand-picked his favorite tracks from the doo-wop era for his recent release, My True Story, then revitalized them by adding his soulful and expressive voice and giving the classics a blues and soul vibe.
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From his 1970s breakthrough as a founding member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra to his influential role as a leading drummer in the style of jazz and jazz-fusion, Billy Cobham remains a powerful musical explorer.
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One of the first popular female rockabilly singers, Wanda Jackson served as a pioneering rock and roll artist in the 1950s and 1960s. Known by many as the Queen of Rockabilly, Jackson is credited with being the first woman to record a rock and roll song – “Let’s Have a Party” in 1958.
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"Foxygen blend their love of classic rock and psychedelic music in to something fresh and new and very well crafted. They manage to spin the past into the future like magicians."
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