Anna Von Hausswolff's new album, Ceremony, comes out July 9.
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June 30, 2013 Von Hausswolff's voice possesses the power to soar alongside a pipe organ while still holding tight to delicate, personal emotions. Her second album's vibe is dramatic and stark and, as Ceremony progresses, surprising.
Maya Beiser performs a Tiny Desk Concert on April 9, 2013.
June 29, 2013 A brilliant cellist with a stunning command of her instrument, Beiser stays tightly tied to technology. She takes the sound of her cello and runs it through loop pedals, effects and other electronics to make her instrument shimmer, drone and groove. Watch her perform at the NPR Music offices.
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June 28, 2013 An angst-ridden tribute to child rebellion and a bathtub full of Fruit Loops: Watch the new Lamar + Nik video for "Bagboy."
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June 28, 2013 The wildly creative film director oversaw the video for Trent Reznor's first single in five years as Nine Inch Nails, "Came Back Haunted."
June 21, 2013 Lowland Hum's new video for the song "War Is Over" uses archival film clips to create a stirring collage of different eras. The found footage takes us from the stark aftermath of an earthquake to the distant joy in an unknown family's home movies.
June 17, 2013 One of the world's finest folksingers channels the spirit of Woody Guthrie at the NPR Music offices. As he has throughout his long career, Bragg finds a way to blend politics and music with grace, charm and a rough edge.
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June 13, 2013 In this new video, a hand-drawn Sonny Smith falls in love with a woman who bleeds green blood, gets chased by a jealous cyborg husband and learns the cruel lessons of life.
June 4, 2013 The soulful band requested that its New York City performance be filmed entirely in silhouette, with the lights dimmed low and shadows dancing to an evening of heartfelt love songs.
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The Music Tapes turned the Rock And Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C. into a giant circus for this concert on Jan. 13, 2013. The performance was among Bob Boilen's top five favorite shows so far this year.
June 3, 2013 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen hits the pause button on 2013 to take a moment to reflect on all the amazing live shows he's seen so far this year. After checking out more than 260 performances he's ready to name his favorite show for the first half of 2013.
OK Go performs a special Tiny Desk Concert.
June 3, 2013 How best to move NPR Music's Tiny Desk from our old headquarters to the new? Have OK Go perform "All Is Not Lost" hundreds of times, as we transported the Tiny Desk from one home to the other.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra performs live at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 27, 2013.
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May 29, 2013 Watch the band perform "No Need for a Leader," a tremendous cocktail of riff-rock and Black Sabbath-style psychedelia, recorded live at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C.
May 23, 2013 Watch the singer perform his breathtakingly emotional music, recorded live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Unpredictable and often mysterious, Blake's songs are intense and riveting.
May 15, 2013 A record label used to actually be a label: a small, circular piece of paper that could represent a sound, an aesthetic and a standard. But if you only listen to MP3s, do labels matter to you?
Buddy Miller and Jimmy Lauderdale perform a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 19, 2013.
May 13, 2013 The veteran country players mix corny humor, musical merrymaking and timeless vocal harmonies. With three songs from their album-length collaboration Buddy and Jim, Miller and Lauderdale perform an endearing set at the NPR Music offices.
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Gary Clark Jr.
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May 8, 2013 If you haven't paid attention to him yet, the clawing, gnarly video for "Numb" is a perfect opportunity to catch up with Gary Clark, Jr., one of 2012's biggest arrivals.
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