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Slowdive plays a Field Recording at Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Brooklyn, N.Y. Becky Lettenberger/NPR hide caption

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Slowdive Fills A Shuffleboard Parlor With Shimmering Sound

Fresh off its first album in 22 years, the U.K. shoegaze band performs the dream-pop ballad "Sugar For The Pill" at a Brooklyn shuffleboard parlor.

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and Nadia Sirota perform the closing track off 'PLANETARIUM.' Annabel Edwards/NPR hide caption

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Watch Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly And Bryce Dessner Play 'Planetarium' Track 'Mercury'

In a Manhattan studio, some of the musicians behind Planetarium play the album's beautiful closing track.

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Watch Angel Olsen Perform In A Bronx Church

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

Accompanying herself on electric guitar, the singer performs her resolutely earthly song "Give It Up" at the Fordham University Church.

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Watch Steve Gunn Play On An Abandoned Railroad Track

The wandering Americana guitarist brings new songs to a forgotten New York relic.

Local Natives plays a Field Recording at WNYC Transmitter Park. Nickolai Hammar/NPR hide caption

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Watch Local Natives Play On A Dock Off The East River

Watch the California band play "Fountain Of Youth" on an overcast summer evening in Brooklyn.

Watch Dua Lipa Perform 'Thinking Bout You' On A Balcony In New York City

A day after performing "Hotter Than Hell" on The Tonight Show, the European pop star performed another one of her songs for a much smaller audience: our Noteworthy video crew.

Lawrence Brownlee performs with pianist Jason Moran in the active crypt below the historic Church of the Intercession in Harlem. NPR hide caption

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Singing For Life In A Crypt In Harlem

Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee joins jazz pianist Jason Moran in a landmark church to tell a troubling new story with an old spiritual.

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Feel The Power Of Living History With Two Gospel Quartets

Watch The McCrary Sisters and The Fairfield Four, two groups united by blood, as they combine to perform "Rock My Soul" in Texas.

Mac DeMarco on the water near his home in Far Rockaway, Queens. Adam Wolffbrandt/NPR hide caption

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Take A Sunset Cruise With Mac DeMarco

With just a keyboard and a microphone, the singer takes to a rowboat in the lightly choppy waters off Far Rockaway, Queens, to perform his song "No Other Heart."

Members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra play an Exquisite Corpse at Woodlawn Cemetery as part of Make Music New York on June 21, 2015. Polina Yamshchikov/NPR hide caption

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Jazz Lives At Duke Ellington's Resting Place

WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

See young jazz musicians honor their departed elders at a cemetery that's more like a hall of fame.