November 30, 2011 Hear the band recorded live from (Le) Poisson Rouge from New York City.
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Bon Iver live in concert from The 9:30 Club.
November 2, 2011 Hear the band's full performance from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club. Bon Iver plays explosive and fleshed-out arrangements from For Emma, Forever Ago and Bon Iver, with a few surprises thrown in.
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Bob Moog, namesake of the annual Moogfest music festival in Asheville, N.C.
October 27, 2011 Hear an interview with Moogfest organizer Ashley Capps about the unique music festival and the genius of its namesake, electronic-music pioneer Robert Moog.
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Singer and guitarist Becky Black in The Pack A.D.'s video for "Haunt You."
October 26, 2011 See a Halloween-friendly new video from the fantastically gritty Vancouver rock duo The Pack A.D.
Wild Flag drummer Janet Weiss in a new video for "Electric Band," from the group's self-titled debut album.
October 24, 2011 It's the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded, and Wild Flag is up against a team of... bears, in a baseball game for the ages.
October 18, 2011 The Brooklyn band The Loom plans to put out its full-length debut on Nov. 1, and is teasing the release with a gorgeous new video for "For the Hooves That Gallop, and the Heels That March."
Joe Henry's new album, Reverie, comes out Oct. 11.
October 2, 2011 Recorded in his basement studio with the windows literally wide open, Henry's latest album is a beguiling and beautifully disheveled set of acoustic songs.
September 21, 2011 The band announces on its website that it's breaking up after more than 30 years together.
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The Olivia Tremor Control live at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.
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September 21, 2011 Bill Doss, singer of The Olivia Tremor Control and co-founder of the Elephant 6 Recording Company, died at age 43. In September 2011, NPR Music recorded this performance of the seminal psych-pop band.
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Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner, from the Mates of State video for "Palomino," off the band's new album Mountaintops.
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September 20, 2011 The latest video from Mates of State features more than 3,000 hand-painted video cells, as the band members stroll through an animated world.
Wilco's new album, The Whole Love, comes out Sept. 27.
September 19, 2011 The band's latest album strikes a balance between the weird structural wizardry of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and the down-home songwriting of Wilco's early work.
Actor Jason Ritter in Army Navy's video for "Ode to Janice Melt."
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September 17, 2011 The latest video from the Los Angeles pop band tells a funny and surprising story of forbidden love.
September 13, 2011 The music on Williams' latest album isn't as sweet as it sounds. The singer says his shimmering pop is more sunburned than sunny.
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Toni Ann Costa mourns the victims of the World Trade Center disaster on Sept. 14, 2001.
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September 8, 2011 As NPR covered the events of Sept. 11, it was music that gave listeners time to reflect; to digest the images and the impact. Hear some of the songs we played 10 years ago in the days following the attacks.
September 2, 2011 The members of BOBBY speak the same secret language — a spare and gauzy mix of ethereal folk and rock, rooted in spacious, radiant plumes of sonic bliss. See the group's homemade video for "It's Dead Outside."
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