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In Pakistan, Sounds Of A Different Kind Of Drone

The thought of bagpipes usually conjures up images of Scottish men in skirts — not auto-rickshaws and South Asian spices. But no country manufactures more bagpipes than Pakistan, and no place in Pakistan makes more of them than Sialkot, a bagpipe-crazy city near India-administered Kashmir.

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.