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Jose Galvan shares some catchy spring updates to the Pan Caliente Spotify playlist

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Tom Schnabel wandered down memory lane recently while listening to Cal Tjader ’s 1960 album Latino!

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On the latest episode of Lost Notes, writer/designer Dylan Tupper Rupert introduces us to Fanny, a group possibly so far ahead of the curve that they were lost to history.

Lost Notes: Fanny, the all-girl rock band David Bowie loved

On the latest episode of Lost Notes, writer/designer Dylan Tupper Rupert introduces us to Fanny, a group possibly so far ahead of the curve that they were lost to history.

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Jose Galvan previews the Austin City Limits music festival. Support KCRW now and you will be automatically entered to win a VIP ACL fest sweepstakes.

Music For Your Weekend: ACL Sweeps edition feat. IDLES, Lizzo, and Sam Fender

Jose Galvan previews the Austin City Limits music festival. Support KCRW now and you will be automatically entered to win a VIP ACL fest sweepstakes.

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Nearly 20 years into their career, The National have proven that their brand of indie-rock sounds just as good even if they remodel the proverbial house.

The National's 'I Am Easy to Find' is a rewarding and dynamic project

Nearly 20 years into their career, The National have proven that their brand of indie-rock sounds just as good even if they remodel the proverbial house.

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Today, Pan Caliente stays in Los Angeles with The Altons, as we premiere their soulful, oldies track "I'll Be Around."

The Altons premiere their soulful, oldies track 'I'll Be Around.'

Today, Pan Caliente stays in Los Angeles with The Altons, as we premiere their soulful, oldies track "I'll Be Around."

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Helado Negro’s excellent album   This Is How You Smile   seamlessly mixes psych-pop and Latin folk, bouncing between English and Spanish.

Helado Negro's pristine performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic

Helado Negro’s excellent album This Is How You Smile  seamlessly mixes psych-pop and Latin folk, bouncing between English and Spanish.

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Kevin Morby's  5th studio release and boldest statement to date finds him flirting with religion (and questioning it), layered instrumentation, and gospel-tinged melody.

Kevin Morby leads an impressive 'Oh My God' performance

Kevin Morby's  5th studio release and boldest statement to date finds him flirting with religion (and questioning it), layered instrumentation, and gospel-tinged melody.

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The latest Rhythm Planet playlist, featuring Tom Schnabel's picks for the best new releases in jazz and world music.

New music discoveries from pop to jazz feat. Ludovico Einaudi, Shey Baba, and more

The latest Rhythm Planet playlist, featuring Tom Schnabel's picks for the best new releases in jazz and world music.

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Aaron Byrd introduces you to Jonah Yano, who collaborates with BBNG. Plus, the psych-pop of Crumb and live sounds from The Dawn of MAY.

Music For Your Weekend feat. Jonah Yano & BADBADNOTGOOD, Crumb, and The Dawn of MAY

Aaron Byrd introduces you to Jonah Yano, who collaborates with BBNG. Plus, the psych-pop of Crumb and live sounds from The Dawn of MAY.

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Michelle Macklem shares insights on her Lost Notes episode with Suzanne Ciani, who navigated the male-dominated scenes of technology, advertising, and music.

Lost Notes: Exploring the world of modular synthesizers with Suzanne Ciani

Michelle Macklem shares insights on her Lost Notes episode with Suzanne Ciani, who navigated the male-dominated scenes of technology, advertising, and music.

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Ran Blake and Jeanne Lee's 1961 debut album The Newest Sound Around combined Blake's dissonant and provocative piano style with Lee's sensual voice.

The Strange and Enticing Music of Ran Blake and Jeanne Lee

Ran Blake and Jeanne Lee's 1961 debut album The Newest Sound Around combined Blake's dissonant and provocative piano style with Lee's sensual voice.

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Jose Galvan offers up a new smooth track from Rhye, mellow funk by Tanika Charles, and Meiko's playful pop.

Music For Your Weekend feat. Rhye's new piano project

Jose Galvan offers up a new smooth track from Rhye, mellow funk by Tanika Charles, and Meiko's playful pop.

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" I write to the memory of songs I love, and I write a lot to the idea of songs I have loved, but I rarely write to the actual music I have loved." Hanif Abdurraqib

Lost Notes: Hanif Abdurraqib on Cat Power and tearing off emotional bandages with Tegan and Sara

" I write to the memory of songs I love, and I write a lot to the idea of songs I have loved, but I rarely write to the actual music I have loved." Hanif Abdurraqib

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This Friday, indie folk rock band Big Thief will release their highly anticipated third album   U.F.O.F.   Listen to the premiere of new track "Century."

Listen to the warm, acoustic sounds of Big Thief's 'Century'

This Friday, indie folk rock band Big Thief will release their highly anticipated third album U.F.O.F.  Listen to the premiere of new track "Century."

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Jose Galvan shares  the premiere of a new single from one of Puerto Rico's leaders of independent music, ÌFÉ.

Pan Caliente Track Premiere: ÌFÉ 'Voodoo Economics'

Jose Galvan shares  the premiere of a new single from one of Puerto Rico's leaders of independent music, ÌFÉ.

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Our picks this month include a sacred sound bath, two music festivals, the father of Ethio-jazz, Mahler's titanic Symphony No. 8, and more.

From sound baths to Ethio-jazz, May's best concerts

Our picks this month include a sacred sound bath, two music festivals, the father of Ethio-jazz, Mahler's titanic Symphony No. 8, and more.

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"The album I’m thinking of didn’t save my life, but it saved me from being a close-minded a**hole – or at least I hope it did." - Rob Rosenthal

Lost Notes: The Freeze's Rob Rosenthal on the album that saved his life

"The album I’m thinking of didn’t save my life, but it saved me from being a close-minded a**hole – or at least I hope it did." - Rob Rosenthal

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Aaron Byrd recommends new albums from Kevin Morby and Lizzo, along with a Slick Rick reissue.

Music For Your Weekend feat. Kevin Morby, Lizzo, and Slick Rick

Aaron Byrd recommends new albums from Kevin Morby and Lizzo, along with a Slick Rick reissue.

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The lo-fi, delicate harmonies featured in "Qué Pasa?,"   compliment   the beach goth sound of     lifelong friends Daniel Álvarez de Toledo & Jordan Dunn-Pilz.

Pan Caliente Video Premiere: TOLEDO 'Que Pasa?'

The lo-fi, delicate harmonies featured in "Qué Pasa?,"  compliment  the beach goth sound of   lifelong friends Daniel Álvarez de Toledo & Jordan Dunn-Pilz.

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J.S. Ondara  arrived to the U.S. at 20 years old, and 6 years later released his debut album  Tales of America .

J.S. Ondara's American songwriting journey

J.S. Ondara  arrived to the U.S. at 20 years old, and 6 years later released his debut album  Tales of America .

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John Coltrane recorded the music for a staggering eight albums in just one year–1958.

John Coltrane ’58: The Prestige Recordings

John Coltrane recorded the music for a staggering eight albums in just one year–1958.

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José Galván has your weekend ready to rock with Silversun Pickups, Fontaines D.C., and a bonus artist for your radar Triangle Fire

Music For Your Weekend feat. Silversun Pickups and Fontaines D.C.

José Galván has your weekend ready to rock with Silversun Pickups, Fontaines D.C., and a bonus artist for your radar Triangle Fire

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