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Clockwise from upper left: Big Thief, Shannon Lay, Queen of Jeans, Brittany Howard Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Brittany Howard, Big Thief, The Messthetics, More

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Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi (left, credit: Karen Cox), King Princess (top right, credit: Gabriela Barbieri), Cage The Elephant (bottom right, credit: Gabriela Barbieri ) Courtesy of the artists / WXPN hide caption

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Kark Denson On World Cafe

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Burn, Don't Freeze: Sleater-Kinney On Making Art In The Midst Of Change

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Boston rapper Cousin Stizz. His latest release, Searching For My Next Thrill, is on our shortlist for the best new albums out this week. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On Aug. 16

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T Bone Burnett On World Cafe

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Sleater-Kinney performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on June 19, 2019. On July 1, drummer Janet Weiss announced her departure from the band after more than 20 years. Andrew Lipovsky/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images hide caption

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Beirut Olga Baczynska/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Beirut On World Cafe

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Jimmy Eat World's song "The Middle," from its 2001 album Bleed American, was a popular listener pick this week. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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All Songs Rewind: The Songs That Got You Through School

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Shovels & Rope inside the World Cafe Performance Studio Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Shovels & Rope On World Cafe

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Performing "Rebel Girl" felt risky in Bikini Kill's early years, Kathleen Hanna says. "There were confrontations, things thrown at us, stuff like that. So doing that song always felt like putting my superhero cape on." Jason Frank Rothenberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Fascination, Friendship And Desire: Kathleen Hanna On The Reign Of 'Rebel Girl'

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Pure Bathing Culture performing live for a WXPN Free At Noon Concert, recorded live for this World Cafe Session. Emily DeHart/WXPN hide caption

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Pure Bathing Culture On World Cafe

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The Regrettes' new album is titled How Do You Love? Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums For August 9

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Susto On World Cafe

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David Berman, seen here in a 2006 photo, died Wednesday at the age of 52. Shawn Ehlers/WireImage hide caption

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Silver Jews' David Berman Dies At 52

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