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Tiny Desk

Passion Pit

Michael Angelakos makes electro-pop with monster hooks. But his songs are sturdy, versatile things.

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Tiny Desk

Lord Huron

The band's rich harmonies are welcoming, its lyrics relatable and its live performances thrilling.

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Tiny Desk

Robert Cray Band

Like any great blues singer, Cray makes heartache and dysfunction sound engaging and relatable.

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Live in Concert

Death Grips In Concert

WNYC Soundcheck

Performing mostly in a fitting haze of red, the group creates a visceral experience on stage.

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