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

The New Pornographers, performing live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Shantel Mitchell hide caption

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The New Pornographers In Concert

Hear the power-pop band in a full concert, recorded live from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.

The New Pornographers In Concert

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Public Image Ltd. Returns For A Thrilling Live Concert

Led by the sometimes shocking but utterly captivating singer John Lydon, the band made a stop in Washington, D.C., for a full concert, recorded live at the 9:30 Club.

Public Image Ltd. Returns For A Thrilling Live Concert

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Toro Y Moi In Concert

Dan Snaith of Caribou brought his richly layered mix of psychedelic soundscapes and hooky melodies to Washington, D.C. Hear the swirling world of sound in a full concert, with Toro Y Moi opening.

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Shout Out Louds In Concert

The Swedish pop band Shout Out Louds and the Queens, N.Y., pop group Freelance Whales make utterly infectious music. Hear both bands recorded live in concert from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

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Hot Chip And The xx In Concert

Wildly infectious dance beats meet dark, hypnotic rock when Hot Chip and The xx took the stage for a night of live music, webcast on NPR Music Saturday.

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Kings Go Forth In Concert

Since forming a few years ago in Milwaukee, Wis., the 10-piece group has been thrilling audiences in and around its hometown with a groove-heavy, horn-powered mix of funk and soul. Now, Kings Go Forth is taking that show on the road, with its first-ever tour of the East Coast. Hear Kings Go Forth in a full concert, recorded live from Washington D.C.'s U Street Music Hall.

Kings Go Forth In Concert

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Joanna Newsom In Concert

With her new triple-album, Have One on Me, Joanna Newsom's voice has matured; the orchestrations are richer and the themes darker. Hear the singer perform in a full concert, recorded live from Washington, D.C.

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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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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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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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