Queens Of The Stone Age live at The Wiltern on May 23. James Bailey for NPR hide caption

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Queens Of The Stone Age, Live In Concert

Josh Homme presides over a dense, textured sound that's equal parts mystery, beauty and bluster.

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Chris Tomson (left) and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend perform at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica, Calif. Brenda Janario/KCRW hide caption

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Vampire Weekend, Live In Concert KCRW-FM

Watch the New York band perform an intimate 12-song set at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio for KCRW.

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Milo Greene On Mountain Stage

The cinematic pop group offsets its atmospheric melodies with a driving, energetic edge.

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