Unknown Mortal Orchestra performs live at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 27, 2013. Lizzie Chen/NPR Music hide caption

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Front Row

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: NPR Front Row

Watch the band perform "No Need for a Leader," a tremendous cocktail of riff-rock and psychedelia.

Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo performs live on KCRW. Larry Hirshowitz/KCRW hide caption

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Favorite Sessions

KCRW Presents: Yo La Tengo

KCRW

Watch Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew perform "Two Trains" from their new album, Fade.

M R Shajarian performs a Tiny Desk Concert in March 2013. Marie McGrory/Marie McGrory/NPR hide caption

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Tiny Desk

Mohammad Reza Shajarian

The 73-year-old Iranian icon unleashes torrents of swooping, soaring sound that elicit goosebumps.