Rhye, Live In Concert

The soulful band requested that its New York City performance be filmed entirely in silhouette, with the lights dimmed low and shadows dancing to an evening of heartfelt love songs.

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James Blake, Live In Concert

Watch the singer perform his breathtakingly emotional music, recorded live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Unpredictable and often mysterious, Blake's songs are intense and riveting.

Chris Tomson (left) and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend perform at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica, Calif. Brenda Janario/KCRW hide caption

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Vampire Weekend, Live In Concert

KCRW

For this performance, recorded for KCRW, Vampire Weekend took a night off from a West Coast tour to play for a small audience of eager fans at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica.

Olafur Arnalds, Live In Concert

This performance at New York City's (Le) Poisson Rouge re-imagines the Icelandic musician's magnificent work with a small orchestra: 28 musicians known as Ensemble LPR, along with guest Arnor Dan.

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Iggy And The Stooges, Live In Concert

WNYC Soundcheck

NPR Music and WNYC's Soundcheck present a First Listen Live concert from Iggy & The Stooges. Watch the group rip through songs from its new album, Ready to Die, as well as a handful of favorites.

For the first time ever, The Flaming Lips performed the 2002 album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots in its entirety from start to finish, live from the Belmont in Austin, Texas. The Warner Sound hide caption

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The Flaming Lips Present 'Yoshimi' Live In Concert

The Flaming Lips first formed more than 30 years ago, and the group is still full of surprises. At an intimate club during the 2013 South by Southwest music festival, the band performed one of its most beloved albums, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, from start to finish. Watch a video of the full hour-long set here.

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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Live In Concert

Sinewy and powerful as ever, and backed by his longtime band, Nick Cave works the crowd like a revival preacher at half-speed during a career-spanning set at NPR Music's SXSW showcase in Austin.

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Live In Concert

Karen O, Nick Zinner and Brian Chase's performance at NPR Music's SXSW showcase was the band's only appearance at this year's festival.

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Café Tacvba, Live In Concert

One of the most popular bands in all of Mexico takes the stage at Stubb's in Austin for NPR Music's SXSW showcase. Watch singer Rubén Albarrán and Café Tacvba perform songs from their new album.

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Bajofondo

Watch the eight-piece band perform "Duro y Parejo" to a huge crowd at Auditorium Shores for SXSW.