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The Practical Side Of The Great American Jam Band

Filled with press clippings, newsletters and receipts, the new Grateful Dead Archive at the University of California, Santa Cruz, reveals that rock 'n' roll's quintessential hippies were also savvy businessmen.

Brendan Benson On World Cafe

The Raconteurs' singer returns with his fifth solo album, out on his own recently launched label.

Archie Powell And The Exports On World Cafe

Powell and his band of brothers perform power-pop songs from their new album, Great Ideas in Action.

Passion Pit's Not-So-Silver Lining

Beneath the sunny surface of the band's new record, Gossamer, singer Michael Angelakos' lyrics detail his struggles with addiction, relationships and more.

Nas On Marvin Gaye's Marriage, Parenting And Rap Genius

The veteran rapper, who released his 10th album this week, spoke to weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz about the breakup of his marriage to singer Kelis, his writing process and his search for inner peace.

Janet Feder: An Avant-Garde Artist Takes A Real Risk

Janet Feder has built a career on unusual instrumental guitar playing. Her new album, Songs With Words, is the first to feature her singing — a bold choice that may alienate her old fans.