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Concerts

Members of Chavez join Oneida during the performance of The Ocropolis III.

October 7, 2011 Members of Portishead, Boredoms, Guardian Alien and more participated in this marathon performance.

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April 26, 2008 On the band's first album in more than 10 years, Portishead finds a new door into its future.

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December 29, 2008 Working out his top CDs list like some odd game of solitaire, Lars Gotrich shares his best of 2008.

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December 15, 2008 See and hear what NPR listeners picked as the best albums of 2008.

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May 1, 2008 Geoff Barrow and Adrian Utley from the trip-hop group Portishead spin their favorite music.

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April 10, 2008 Hear a sneak preview of CDs due out this spring, including new music from Death Cab for Cutie.

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News

The Wild Bunch — soon-to-be Massive Attack — at the Dug Out Club in Bristol.

January 31, 2012 Two decades ago, Bristol, England, produced many of the most important names in trip-hop.

Fans at Convention Hall in Asbury Park, N.J.

October 4, 2011 ATP looked to sounds both new and renewed with Portishead, Swans and an eight-hour improvisation.

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December 15, 2008 See and hear what NPR listeners picked as the best albums of 2008.

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April 29, 2008 Blender magazine's Lizzie Goodman tests out the week's biggest new albums.

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April 10, 2008 Hear a sneak preview of CDs due out this spring, including new music from Death Cab for Cutie.

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More Stories

Sufjan Stevens performing at the bandshell at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park on August 3, 2011.

December 27, 2011 Bob Boilen salutes his 15 favorite live concerts. What were your most memorable shows this year?

Portishead's Beth Gibbons helped curate the upcoming All Tomorrow's Parties music festival, subtitled "I'll Be Your Mirror."

September 26, 2011 To get everyone in the mood for ATP, here's a mix of songs from every artist scheduled to perform.

Brian Eno

June 1, 2011 The influential artist and producer shares some of his favorite new and old music.

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NPR Artist Directory

Chopin

Frederic Chopin

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Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch

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Spoon

Spoon

Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Hear and watch exclusive performances from the guitar-playing Mexican duo.

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Hear concerts and interviews with the atmospheric art-folk singer.

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

Hear performances and profiles of the jazz innovator's work.

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

Hear essential recordings and performances from the lauded quartet.

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

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