Live in Concert Live performances from some of today's best bands.

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Admiral Radley, Recorded Live In Concert

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The band brought its hazy, dreamily rocking best to this late-summer show at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Featuring songs from the group's debut album, I Heart California, the set plays out as a journey through the sun-bleached freeways of the Golden State.

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Deerhunter In Concert

Bradford Cox, frontman for the ambient punk bands Deerhunter and Atlas Sound, gives unforgettable live performances. Cox and the other members of Deerhunter bring their thrilling stage show to Washington, D.C. for a full concert, recorded live from the 9:30 Club.

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The Tallest Man On Earth In Concert

Swedish singer and guitarist Kristian Matsson is a soft-spoken guy who stands somewhere around five and a half feet tall. But on stage, he's known as The Tallest Man on Earth, and he's got one of the boldest, most captivating voices around. Here, he stops in Washington, D.C. for a full concert, recorded live at the 9:30 Club, with an opening set by S. Carey

The Tallest Man On Earth In Concert

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Robert Plant And Band Of Joy, Live In Concert

Band of Joy doesn't just back Robert Plant. It's a band that happens to have Plant as a member. Listen to this remarkable ensemble run through several Led Zeppelin songs and some great covers at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City.

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Superchunk In Concert

After nearly a decade off, Superchunk is back with Majesty Shredding, a potent guitar-rock album with all the youth, exuberance and inspiration of the band's '90s work. Superchunk showcased the new songs, along with old favorites, in a full concert recorded live from the 9:30 Club.

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Of Montreal In Concert

Everything about Of Montreal is a spectacle, and the band's live performances are no exception. Led by frenetic frontman Kevin Barnes, it stages fantastically theatrical concerts with elaborate sets, multiple costume changes and synchronized dancing, all driven by unpredictable songs. Hear Of Montreal recorded live in concert.

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Explosions In The Sky In Concert: ATP Festival 2010

The Austin post-rock band curated All Tomorrow's Parties in 2008. Now it's returned to perform at the music festival's 10th-anniversary party. Listen to the band's epic set here.

Explosions In The Sky In Concert: ATP Festival 2010

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Girls In Concert: ATP Festival 2010

The indie-rock duo had one of the biggest songs of 2009 in "Lust for Life." Director Jim Jarmusch liked the song so much, he chose Girls to perform at this year's All Tomorrow's Parties festival.

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Sonic Youth In Concert: ATP Festival 2010

Hear a full set of the band's best-loved early material, with nothing beyond Daydream Nation, recorded live at All Tomorrow's Parties last weekend. The result is rock catharsis.

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Kurt Vile In Concert: ATP Festival 2010

Washed over by echo, even live, Kurt Vile sounds as if he's in his bedroom with a group of his bleary-eyed buddies, fiddling with a four-track recorder.

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