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

The Kinks Choral Concert

For some diehard Kinks fans, the idea of mixing the band's classic songs with a full choir had little appeal. One of those fans, All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen, was dubious, before he heard the results on the latest CD from Kinks frontman Ray Davies, The Kinks Choral Collection. Boilen was part of a rapt audience at a Nov. 20 performance of the songs, recorded live in New York, by Ray Davies and the Dessoff Chamber Choir. Hear that show in its entirety here.

The Kinks Choral Concert

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Shantel Mitchell

Benjamin Gibbard, Jay Farrar In Concert

Jay Farrar (Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo) and Benjamin Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) take the stage together to perform songs inspired by the writings of Jack Kerouac.

Benjamin Gibbard, Jay Farrar In Concert

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Teresa Stubs

Patrick Watson, Live From CMJ 2009

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One of Bob Boilen's favorite discoveries of the year, Watson makes imaginative pop with a cinematic bent. So NPR Music jumped at the opportunity to record his concert at The Mercury Lounge in New York City Thursday, performed as part of the CMJ Music Festival.

Patrick Watson, Live From CMJ 2009

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Moby, Recorded Live In Berlin

Moby's latest album, Wait for Me, is his best new release in a decade, full of beauty, sadness and celebration. The singer and electronic artist is currently on tour in support of the record, giving sold-out performances to packed arenas and smaller clubs throughout Europe and the U.S. For this stellar concert, recorded live in Berlin on June 26, Moby treated fans to nearly two hours of new songs and old favorites from a career spanning nearly 20 years.

Moby, Recorded Live In Berlin

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Dinosaur Jr. In Concert

Hear the original lineup of Dinosaur Jr., together again in a full concert, recorded live at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.

Dinosaur Jr. In Concert

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Shantel Mitchell

The Gossip In Concert

The post-punk trio mixes incendiary guitar noise with funk bass lines and adrenaline-infused rhythms, while frontwoman Beth Ditto thrashes onstage, sometimes stripping down to her underwear.

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Sunny Day Real Estate In Concert

Launching with "Friday," the reunited Sunny Day Real Estate played a Diary and LP2-heavy set from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club. The influential emo-rock band sounded renewed as Jeremy Enigk tackled the old songs with the grit and passion for which he's known. A new song, "10," also showed up on the set list. Hear the concert recorded live by NPR Music.

Sunny Day Real Estate In Concert

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Yo La Tengo In Concert

The alternately dreamy and experimental pop group from Hoboken, N.J., celebrates its 25th anniversary with a brand-new album and a full concert, originally webcast live on NPR Music Sept. 17.

Shantel Mitchell

M. Ward In Concert

Hear singer, songwriter and guitarist M. Ward in a full concert, recorded live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

Hear M. Ward In Concert

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John Garner

Grandaddy's Jason Lytle In Concert

Three years after the breakup of his widely adored space-pop group Grandaddy, singer Jason Lytle has returned with one of the year's best albums, Yours Truly, The Commuter. Lytle showcased the new songs, along with some old Grandaddy favorites, in this full concert, recorded live at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City July 11.

Grandaddy's Jason Lytle In Concert

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