Concerts Performances from today's top artists, filmed at venues and festivals across the country.

Thundercat performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 29, 2017. (Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR) Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR hide caption

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Thundercat

Thundercat is willing and able to shape-shift to fit into just about any box you show him, but he won't stay in there for long.

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Watch Emmylou Harris And Kris Kristofferson Perform 'The Pilgrim, Chapter 33'

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It's from the upcoming tribute concert, The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson: All Star Concert Celebration, out Oct. 27.

Hanson performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 25, 2017. (Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR) Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR hide caption

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Hanson

Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson just celebrated their 25th anniversary as a band. To celebrate, watch them perform three of their post-"MMMBop" career highlights.

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Latin Roots: La Vida Bohème

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La Vida Bohème makes anthemic rock and roll that exudes charisma. But at its center, you'll find hope in the face of danger.

Latin Roots: La Vida Boheme

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Randy Newman performs a Tiny Desk Concert on August 2, 2017. (Photo: Liam James Doyle/NPR) Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

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Randy Newman

Watch the six-time Grammy winner go solo behind the Tiny Desk.

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Landlady

Landlady's music is more than sonic exploration, it's an adventure. The songs can feel a bit drugged-out – a bit high and full of curiosity – but never overly intoxicated or out-of-touch.

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Shooter May Have Considered Other Targets In Chicago And Las Vegas

The weekend before his brutal attack, Stephen Paddock rented a room above a different Las Vegas music festival. And a man with the same name booked a Chicago hotel room during Lollapalooza.

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Paramore

Paramore captures the moment between rapture and its comedown. Watch the band rearrange songs from its sparkling pop album After Laughter.

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Dawg Yawp

Welcome the world of Dawg Yawp, the musical concoction of Rob Keenan and Tyler Randall, where drones and toy pianos are likely to collide with heavy metal electronics and a well-placed melody.

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Cyrille Aimée and Daymé Arocena Perform At 2017 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest

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The vocalists brought '30s gypsy swing and modern Afro-Cuban influences to their 2017 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest performances.

Cyrille Aimée And Daymé Arocena Make Jazz Their Own

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Chronixx performs a Tiny Desk Concert on July 10, 2017. (Photo: Liam James Doyle/NPR) Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

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Chronixx

The Jamaican reggae star proudly carries the torch of his country's roots reggae legends.

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 15, 2017. (Christina Ascani/NPR) Christina Ascani/NPR hide caption

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Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers

It's hard to think of an artist who's brought more joy to more people, across more generations — and in more ways — than Steve Martin.

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Bomba Estereo

Bomba Estereo is not known as a hushed band. Member Simon Mejia said this Tiny Desk performance was the group's quietest, a stripped-down treatment that illustrates the inherent quality of the music.

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SsingSsing

It's safe to say this Korean, cross-dressing rock band looks and sounds like no one who's ever performed at the Tiny Desk.

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The Philadelphia Folk Festival On World Cafe

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Hear live performances by Joan Shelley, Whitehorse, National Reserve.

The 56th Annual Folk Festival On World Cafe

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U2, Ed Sheeran Cancel St. Louis Concerts After Protests Over Police Acquittal

Multiple performances have been canceled over safety concerns, amid unrest prompted by the acquittal of a former police officer charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a black man.

Snail Mail performs a Tiny Desk Concert on July 12, 2017. (Claire Harbage/NPR) Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Snail Mail

Snail Mail's sleepy songs have a way of waking you up. Watch the band perform music from its quietly stunning Habit EP, plus a new song played solo by Lindsey Jordan.

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Watch North Mississippi Allstars, Lindi Ortega, Tyler Childers And More, Live

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WMOT — in collaboration with World Cafe, VuHaus and NPR Music — brings you a full day of performances streaming live from the Americana Music Festival & Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

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L.A. Salami

The story songs and poetry of Lookman Adekunle Salami, who writes and records as L.A. Salami, recall the brilliant and epic ramblings of Bob Dylan.

Don't miss live performances from (counterclockwise from top left) Joan Osborne (photo: Jeff Fasano), Don Bryant (photo: Matt White) and Raul Malo (photo: John Partipilo) and Yola Carter. John Partipilo/Courtesy of the artsits hide caption

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Watch Live: Southern Streams: The Eclectic Roots Of Americana Music

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Moderated by NPR Music's Ann Powers, the program will feature performances and conversation from Don Bryant, Yola Carter, Raul Malo and Joan Osborne.