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Music Review: 'The Traveller,' Baaba Maal

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Julia Holter On World Cafe

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Los Angeles multi-instrumentalist Julia Holter attended a performing-arts high school before studying electronic music at California Institute of the Arts. Though Holter's music is often experimental, her new album, Have You In My Wilderness, is widely viewed as her most accessible work. She says she becomes another character when she writes, and she often draws inspiration for her songs from literature and plays.

Craig Finn On Mountain Stage

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Craig Finn makes his first solo appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. Perhaps best known as the frontman of The Hold Steady, Finn does occasionally step out on his own to examine a different side of his songwriting.

Could there be a better symbol of KEXP's rebirth in our new home than the "Baby Big Man" that is Ty Segall? Donning a creepy torn-up baby mask and wielding an adult-sized umbilical chord, the station favorite christened a new performance space with its first-ever live broadcast session.

On this week's All Songs, Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share songs of power, protest and passion, including a cut from Shearwater's "angriest" record to date, the urgent rock of the Ukrainian band Phooey! and singer Kevin Morby's fervent if exasperated attempt to make sense of police violence.

Not Ready To Stop Obsessing Over Beyoncé And 'Formation'? We Got You

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When the video dropped on Saturday, we galvanized. Cleared our schedules, watched on repeat till our eyes turned red. Got into screaming matches with loved ones about what kind of hot sauce belongs in a #swagbag. Even made preemptive Valentine's Day reservations at Red Lobster, because you never know.

It's been seven years since the release of Cobalt's Gin, a masterful metal album that's savage in its bleakness and made distinct by the warped, inventive work of multi-instrumentalist Erik Wunder. In the time since, Wunder has been busy with his fuzzy Americana act Man's Gin and touring in Jarboe's live band, but Cobalt is a pillar of American extreme metal — and deserving of more devastation.

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