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Patti Smith, Best Coast, Debo Band And More

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fun. In Concert

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fun. On World Cafe

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'All the Pretty Girls' by fun.

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Shane Timm tunes Jack Antonoff's guitar on the stage at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn before a fun. show in June. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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He Keeps fun. Running

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Lighting director Jackie Finney runs the light show during concerts for the band fun. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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It's Her Spotlight, The Band Just Lives In It

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All Good fun.: Band members (from left) Jack Antonoff, Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess (before he quit smoking) in Brooklyn, N.Y. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Summer's Over, But fun.'s Just Getting Started

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The Most Important Band Of Your College Years

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A Summer With Fun.

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"We Are Young" is the breakout single from fun.'s second album, Some Nights. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How A Band Called 'fun.' Found Its Way To No. 1

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Catherine Harris-White of the hip-hop duo THEESatisfaction performs at Red 7 in Austin, Texas during the South By Southwest music conference. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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Listen to Bob, Robin, Stephen and Ann in the streets of Austin on Friday, March 16

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