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Live in Concert

First Listen Live: Real Estate, 'Atlas'

Real Estate's shimmering pop-rock seems to echo out of the past with melancholy beauty. Watch the band perform its third album, Atlas, in its entirety at New York's SubCulture.

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Favorite Sessions

Lo-Fang, 'Permutations' (Live)

KCRW

Watch Lorde's hand-picked opener for her recent tour perform his indie hit, live in the studios of Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Front Row

ScHoolboy Q

Watch the Los Angeles rapper perform a loose-limbed, spontaneous and unpretentious set, including a singalong for surprise guest Ab-Soul at New York's Le Poisson Rouge on Feb. 23.

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Tiny Desk

Brass Bed

The four guys in the Louisiana band buck a long streak of bad luck on the road and make it to the NPR Music offices for a memorable performance.

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Favorite Sessions

Noah Gundersen, 'Ledges' (Live)

KEXP

The soft-spoken folk-rock artist from Seattle performs a delicate and dynamic Morning Show session with his friends and family. Watch Gundersen play the title track to his debut album, Ledges.

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Tiny Desk

Sofia Rei

For about 20 minutes one sunny afternoon, the NPR Music offices were converted into a small Latin American folk club, where Rei and her band treated us to stellar musicianship and genre-bending music.

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Favorite Sessions

Phantogram, 'Black Out Days' (Live)

KCRW

Fresh off the release of Voices, the New York electro-pop duo stops by Morning Becomes Eclectic to perform one of the album's standout songs, "Black Out Days."

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Favorite Sessions

Minor Alps, 'Far From The Roses' (Live)

KEXP

Nada Surf's Matthew Caws and Juliana Hatfield performed together for the very first time in KEXP's studios in Seattle. Watch them play "Far From The Roses," from Get There.

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Field Recordings

On A Chilly Factory Floor, Yuja Wang's Piano Sizzles

We took one of the world's most buzzed-about (and glam) pianists to the Steinway & Sons factory in Queens to play some fierce and fiery Prokofiev on a new instrument.

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Tiny Desk

Cate Le Bon

The Welsh singer's set conveys loneliness and doubt with just two guitars and an inviting whisper.