The cast of Craigslist walk-ons featured in the Moon Hooch video for "Booty House" had to follow one rule: dress in garbage.
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Albin Lee Meldau performs a Tiny Desk Concert on June 12, 2017. (Claire Harbage/NPR)Claire Harbage/NPR
Albin Lee Meldau possesses a thunderous, deeply affecting voice, which he uses to tell some utterly dark, but demonstrably cathartic, tales.
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Beth Ditto performs live at KCRW.Mark Leibowitz/KCRW
The former Gossip frontwoman performs a track off her full-length solo debut, Fake Sugar, live for KCRW.
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The rock band from Beirut returns with a heady, heartfelt song that challenges stereotypical perceptions of Middle Eastern women — from all comers.
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Jade Bird on "Cathedral."Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist
Jade Bird is a 19-year-old British singer with a voice that would sound as much at home on an Americana radio station in Nashville as it would back home.
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Rare Essence performs a Tiny Desk Concert on June 9, 2017. (Liam James Doyle/NPR)Liam James Doyle/NPR
Rare Essence has been bringing go-go to the world since 1976 — the group brought that pedigree, and the genre's massive meld of funk, rhythm and blues and soul, to this raucous hometown Tiny Desk.
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Directed by Matilda Finn, it's a smorgasbord of disturbing imagery.
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Jeff Tweedy performs at the Woods Stage at Pickathon 2016.Todd Cooper/Courtesy of Pickathon
Tweedy's wavering, fingerpicked version of the 2009 Wilco track had his listeners at the Woods Stage mesmerized.
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Watch an animated journey around the galaxy in the Nashville duo's first video from its new record, ism.
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Van William's solo debut, The Revolution EP, is out in September and will be followed by a full-length album in early 2018.Silvia Grav/Courtesy of the artist
Van William's song preaches personal, not political, revolution — but these days, the lines can get blurry fast.