Palehound performs at NPR's 2015 CMJ Showcase, which took place at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City on Oct 14, 2015. Loren Wohl for NPR hide caption

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Palehound, Live In Concert

Ellen Kempner's band marries rock muscle to bedroom folk's wiry vulnerability. Watch a full set.

Son Little performs a set at NPR's 2015 CMJ showcase, which took place at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City on Oct. 14, 2015. Loren Wohl for NPR hide caption

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Son Little, Live In Concert

The Philadelphia singer-guitarist's trio showed up at a New York club gig in a blues-rock mood.

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Alabama Shakes, 'Joe' (Live)

Watch Brittany Howard and band lay into a heady soul ballad at their headlining ACL performance.

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Lizzo, Live In Concert

The Twin Cities rapper won over crowds when she opened Sleater-Kinney's reunion tour this year.

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Jason Isbell, 'Something More Than Free' (Live)

Watch a moving performance of "Something More Than Free" from the 2015 Americana Music Festival.

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Desaparecidos, Live In Concert

Watch Conor Oberst's punk band put on an exhilarating, fist-pumping show at Brooklyn's Shea Stadium.

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