Superchunk performing live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Even in a crowded field, Sharon Van Etten stands out as one of the most beguiling songer-songwriters around. Allison Kaye hide caption

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Strange creatures take the stage in Of Montreal's spectacular performance at the 9:30 Club, in Washington, D.C. Shantel Mitchell hide caption

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The touring band for Of Montreal, L-R: Dottie Alexander, Bryan Poole, Nicholas Dobbratz, Kevin Barnes (center), Davey Pierce, Clayton Rychlik, Thayer Sarrano. Patrick Heagney hide caption

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