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THEESatisfaction On World Cafe

The Seattle hip-hop duo's debut album is soulful in a spoken-word tradition, with West Coast flavor.

Dan Deacon On Computers, College And 'Electronic Music'

He is one of the few pop electronic dance musicians also consistently described as a composer.

Diamond Rugs On World Cafe

The supergroup, featuring members of Black Lips and Deer Tick, plays songs from its debut album.

Ben Powell: In The Footsteps Of Jazz Fiddle Royalty

The young Berklee-trained violinist dedicates his new album to the late legend Stephane Grappelli.

Skies Less-Than Friendly When Packing A Cello

Paul Katz bought two tickets — one for himself and one for his cello — in the cabin of a flight from Calgary to Los Angeles. But the captain told him his centuries-old cello had to fly as checked baggage. After an agonizing flight, Katz cried when the captain returned his cello, unharmed.

Regina Spektor: On Growing Up A 'Soviet Kid'

Spektor spent the first nine years of her life in the Soviet Union, where she and her family faced discrimination as Jews. She talks about Russia and her new album, What We Saw From the Cheap Seats, with Terry Gross.

Spiritualized On World Cafe

Frontman Jason Pierce explains the process of recording his new album while battling liver disease.