In more than a decade of making music, Wilco has weathered a tumultuous label change, infighting and lineup changes, drug addiction, and depression. But it's also emerged as one of the most innovative, influential, and widely revered bands making music today. Hear the group perform a full concert, webcast live on NPR.org from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club on Wednesday, Feb. 27. John Doe will open the show.
Hear the psych-rock revivalists Black Mountain and art-folk singer Bon Iver recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.'s Rock and Roll Hotel. Both performances originally webcast live on NPR.org Feb. 19.
Hear legendary flatpicker and singer of traditional folk Doc Watson recorded live in concert from Alexandria, Va.'s Birchmere Music Mall. Originally webcast live on NPR.org Jan. 27, Watson was joined by banjo player David Holt and Doc's grandson, Richard Watson.
With the release of Boys and Girls in America, The Hold Steady solidified its place among the best rock bands in the U.S. With classic riffs and literate storytelling, it's been dubbed the thinking man's bar band. Hear The Hold Steady recorded live in concert with Art Brut, from Washington, D.C.
Broken Social Scene is one of the most accomplished bands in indie-rock. Its dozen-plus members have made some of the best albums of recent years, either in side projects (Metric, Stars) or solo (Emily Haines, Feist.) Hear the band recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.
When Nickel Creek began as a bluegrass trio in 1989, its pre-teen members stunned audiences with their remarkable musical gifts. Since then, their sound has evolved into progressive acoustic music, but they're calling it quits. Hear Nickel Creek recorded live in concert in one of the band's final performances.
With stunning vocals from Neko Case and playfully cerebral narratives from songwriters Dan Bejar and A.C. Newman, the Canadian band is virtually peerless in the world of power-pop and indie-rock. The band gives a full concert, recorded live from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.
The Austin rock band Spoon has been making tight, adventurous art-pop for nearly 15 years. Hear the group online in a full concert recorded live from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club with opening act The Ponys.
Drawing on Bob Dylan's penchant for evocative poetry and Bruce Springsteen's gift for wrapping complex issues in homey narratives, Ritter is becoming the standard-bearer for a new generation of Americana artists. Hear him recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.
Josh Ritter in Concert on All Songs Considered - 10/09/2007