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Field Recordings

Mount Eerie Plays 'An Absurd Concert To Nobody'

Phil Elverum untangles a quietly complex acoustic version of "Ocean Roar" in an empty theatre.

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Tiny Desk Concerts

Miguel

Performing at the NPR Music offices, Miguel strips his highly produced hits down to their bones.

Favorite Sessions

KCRW Presents: Robert Glasper Experiment

The group creates a jazz, soul and R&B sound as eclectic and different as it is cohesive and round.

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Favorite Sessions

The New Standards: A Supergroup Celebrates 'Snow Days' The Current

Watch the Twin Cities trio perform the centerpiece to its annual holiday show for The Current.

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Favorite Sessions

Andrew Bird: The Folksy Side Of An Inventive Star The Current

Watch the singer, songwriter and violinist play "Three White Horses" live at The Current's studios.

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Tiny Desk Concerts

The Polyphonic Spree

The sprawling group, 17 strong, squeezes behind Bob Boilen's desk for a special holiday performance.

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Favorite Sessions

KCRW Presents: Dwight Yoakam KCRW-FM

Watch the critically-acclaimed country artist perform "A Heart Like Mine" at KCRW.

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Tiny Desk Concerts

Alt-J

The Mercury Prize-winning band plays angular, poetic, inventive music that takes unexpected turns.

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Favorite Sessions

Divine Fits: One Of The 'Nicest' Songs Of 2012 KEXP-FM

Watch Britt Daniel's new band perform one of public radio's songs of 2012, "Would That Not Be Nice."

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The Checkout: Live

The Cookers: Live In Concert WBGO-FM

An all-star band of heavyweight hard-bop masters lift off in loose assembly.