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Paul Thorn: Music From The Margins

A former boxer and factory worker, Thorn says his music has always focused on "people of meager means." His newest album, a collection of covers by a motley selection of songwriters, is no different.

Allo Darlin' On World Cafe

The band, known for charming four-part vocal harmonies, plays songs from its second album, Europe.

First Aid Kit On World Cafe

Hear the Swedish sister act mix gorgeous harmonies and bittersweet lyrics live in the studio.

Chicha Libre: Sonic Predators Rock Peruvian Grooves

Chicha is a corn-derived liquor native to the South American Andes since ancient times. It's also a quirky style of pop music that developed in the Peruvian Amazon in the 1960s and '70s. All of that provides inspiration for Chicha Libre, which has just released its second album, Canibalismo.

Santigold: Playing Around With A Top 40 Sound

Hear the singer discuss her new album, Master of My Make Believe, and describe her attempts to "broaden the lane" of what constitutes pop music.

Fresh Air Remembers Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch

Adam "MCA" Yauch, one of the group's founding members, died Friday after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 47. Fresh Air remembers the raspy-voiced rapper with excerpts from a 2006 interview.