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First Listen: Ex Hex, 'It's Real
The D.C.-based three-piece Ex Hex, in a word, rocks.
Mar 18 9:33AM NPR-Rock/Pop/Folk

Alt.Latino's New Music Discoveries At SXSW 2019
From the heart of music madness in Austin, Felix Contreras shares the hottest new Alt. Latino sounds from SXSW Festival.
Mar 17 12:45PM NPR-Rock/Pop/Folk

Karen O And Danger Mouse Join Forces For 'Lux Prima
Lux Prima is a new nine-song album that features otherworldly orchestrations from Grammy-winning artist Danger Mouse and vocals from Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O.
Mar 17 12:45PM NPR-Rock/Pop/Folk

New Music Friday: Our Top 5 Albums Out March 15
Karen O teams with Danger Mouse, Stephen Malkmus rushes the "acid frat," and The Cinematic Orchestra releases its first album in 12 years.
Mar 15 9:00AM NPR-Rock/Pop/Folk

Pillows Queens Makes Spirited Pop Punk
The Dublin four-piece band sings clever lyrics in loud and proud Irish accents.
Mar 14 5:12PM NPR-Rock/Pop/Folk

First Listen: American Football, 'American Football (LP3)
The seminal emo band's latest builds the band's legacy as meticulously as the layered instrumental parts that constitute the album's songcraft.
Mar 14 11:22AM NPR-Rock/Pop/Folk

First Listen: Nilfer Yanya, 'Miss Universe
Given the stylistic twists and turns she's taken over the course of her brief career, it's hard to believe that the critically lauded Nilfer Yanya is only just now poised to release her debut album.
Mar 14 9:00AM NPR-Rock/Pop/Folk

David Keenan, A Young Singer With An Old Poet's Soul
During World Cafe's Sense Of Place trip to Dublin, we grab a seat by the water to hear the Irish singer-songwriter perform gorgeous songs on acoustic guitar.
Mar 13 3:04PM NPR-Rock/Pop/Folk

Watch The Marcus King Band, Bonnie Bishop, Cedric Burnside And More Live From SXSW
Guitar virtuoso Marcus King, Nashville singer-songwriter Bonnie Bishop and Grammy-nominated bluesman Cedric Burnside are just a few of the 30 artists performing live at WMOT's 895 Sessions in Austin.
Mar 12 10:00AM NPR-Rock/Pop/Folk

Jealous of the Birds Uses A Love Of Language To Craft Songs With Great Effect
Naomi Hamilton, who makes music as Jealous of the Birds, slices up genres and creates songs that sound homemade and tiny, explosive and bombastic.
Mar 11 5:45PM NPR-Rock/Pop/Folk

Stella Donnelly Takes On Rock's Patriarchy With Debut Album 'Beware Of The Dogs
The indie rock up-and-comer from Perth, Australia, talks about her debut album, Beware of the Dogs.
Mar 9 10:28PM NPR-Rock/Pop/Folk

Watch Gary Clark Jr. Perform 'The Guitar Man' Live In The Studio
Gary Clark Jr. shines with a soulful rendition of "The Guitar Man," live in the KCRW studio.
Mar 8 7:48PM NPR-Rock/Pop/Folk

Amanda Palmer's Songs Ring Out With Urgency And Compassion, Fury And Love
Palmer's latest album, There Will Be No Intermission, may be her sharpest blow yet.
Mar 8 3:35PM NPR-Rock/Pop/Folk

New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On March 8
Chicago rapper Juice WRLD's Deathrace for Love, a beautiful new self-titled album from Patti Griffin and Helado Negro's This is How You Smile are just some of our picks for the week's best new albums.
Mar 8 10:00AM NPR-Rock/Pop/Folk

The Black Keys Return With 'Lo/Hi,' Its First Song In Five Years
The Akron, Ohio duo built its name off chugging, crunchy rock. Its latest single, "Lo/Hi" marks a return to this sound.
Mar 7 3:05PM NPR-Rock/Pop/Folk

First Listen: CHAI, 'PUNK
The sugar-coated experimental pop band works to redefine and undermine the concept of "kawaii" the pervasiveness of delicate cuteness in Japanese culture.
Mar 7 10:00AM NPR-Rock/Pop/Folk

A Musical 10-Year Challenge
Thumbing through the catalogs of Radiohead, David Bowie, Brandi Carlile and more, World Cafe takes musical snapshots of artists 10 years apart.
Mar 6 7:00PM NPR-Rock/Pop/Folk

Meg Myers: Tiny Desk Concert
Myers replaces her album's roaring electric guitars and electronics with a pulsing string quartet, piano and brushed drums and uncorks a cover of Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill.
Mar 6 10:00AM NPR-Rock/Pop/Folk

The Claypool Lennon Delirium Balances A Classic Sound With Light Madness
Sean Lennon and Primus' Les Claypool explore a surreal intersection on South of Reality, where the fitful upheavals of progressive rock collide with soaring, blissed-out refrains.
Mar 5 9:27PM NPR-Rock/Pop/Folk

Pile Announces New Album, Shares Anxiety-Inspired 'Bruxist Grin
Songwriter Rick Maguire's experience with a panic attack inspired the first single from Green And Gray, the explosive rock band's forthcoming album.
Mar 5 3:00PM NPR-Rock/Pop/Folk