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Broken Social Scene inside the World Cafe Performance Studio at WXPN in Philadelphia, PA. Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Broken Social Scene On World Cafe

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Gord Downie (left) performs with The Tragically Hip in Vancouver during the band's final tour in 2016. Andrew Chin/Getty Images hide caption

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Talia Schlanger Tells All Things Considered's Ari Shapiro What Gord Downie Meant To Canada

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Deer Tick in the World Cafe Performance Studio Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Deer Tick On World Cafe

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Clockwise from upper left: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, Susanne Sundfør, MGMT, Dark Rooms Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: MGMT, Courtney Barnett And Kurt Vile, More

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J Roddy Walston & The Business On World Cafe

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Mick Ronson onstage in 1975. Filmmaker John Brewer hopes his documentary Beside Bowie will earn the late guitarist a place in the rock and roll canon. Michael Putland/Getty Images hide caption

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In 'Beside Bowie,' Sideman Mick Ronson Takes The Foreground

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The War On Drugs in side the World Cafe Performance Studio at WXPN. Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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War On Drugs On World Cafe

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Lo Moon perform live at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert - recorded live for World Cafe. Liz Waldie/WXPN hide caption

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Lo Moon On World Cafe

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