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

Live Music from the Film 'Once'

Playing under the name The Swell Season, Irish singer Glen Hansard and Czech newcomer Marketa Irglova sing affecting folk-rock songs with blissful harmonies. Hear the stars of the sleeper hit musical Once recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.

The Swell Season in Concert on All Songs Considered - 07/26/2007

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Gypsy Punk Group Gogol Bordello in Concert

Gogol Bordello is a spectacle. The wildly exuberant, multi-ethnic group from New York City makes frenetic music that's part punk rock, part Gypsy folk, part Cabaret. The band is famous for its costumed live shows that often stretch for more than two explosive hours.

Gogol Bordello in Concert on All Songs Considered - 07/18/2007

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Travis Shines with Sparkling Brit-pop

Emerging in the late '90s as one of the U.K.'s most passionate and infectious rock bands, Travis helped inspire a wave of new Britpop groups that included acts like Coldplay and Keane. The group is now on tour for its most inspired album in years.

Travis in Concert on All Songs Considered - 07/16/2007

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Femi Kuti in Concert

A veritable superstar in his native Nigeria, Femi Kuti is the standard bearer for Afro-beat, the blend of American jazz and funk with African percussion and vocals pioneered by his father, Fela Kuti in the 1970s. Hear Femi Kuti recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.

Femi Kuti in Concert on All Songs Considered - 07/13/2007

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An Epic Performance by the Polyphonic Spree

With two-dozen uniformed members, The Polyphonic Spree is more like a small army than a band. True to its image, the Dallas-based group makes high-energy, symphonic rock with the exuberance of a heavenly choir. Hear the band in concert.

Polyphonic Spree in Concert on All Songs Considered - 06/30/2007

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Brit Folk Legend Richard Thompson In Concert

Richard Thompson has been making inspired music for forty years. A guitar virtuoso, early innovator of the British folk-rock movement, and one of the era's finest songwriters, his distinctive style as an artist has influenced two generations of musicians and poets.

Richard Thompson in Concert on All Songs Considered - 06/22/2007

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The National Play Nation's Capital

The National make thoughtful, melancholy rock in the spirit of Joy Division or Leonard Cohen, with singer Matt Berninger's warm baritone voice set against deftly orchestrated instrumentation that's as epic as it is intimate. Hear the group recorded live in concert on NPR.org.

The National in Concert on All Songs Considered - 06/20/2007

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Operatic Pop Singer Rufus Wainwright in Concert

Rufus Wainwright makes richly orchestrated, theatrical pop music inspired by the traditions of cabaret, musicals and opera. Hear Wainwright perform selections from his latest CD, Release the Stars, in a full concert recorded live from New York's Gramercy Theater.

Andrew Bird in Concert

Andrew Bird makes the kind of music that leaves critics groping for labels. A classically trained violinist, former swing jazz musician and now art rock virtuoso, Bird is one of the most imaginative and distinctive voices making music today. Hear Bird in a full concert, recorded live from Washington, D.C.

Andrew Bird in Concert on All Songs Considered - 05/20/2007

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Ben Gibbard Gives Solo Concert

As frontman for the Seattle rock band Death Cab for Cutie, and part of the electro-pop duo Postal Service, Ben Gibbard has won over legions of fans for his literate, bittersweet songwriting. Now Gibbard is embarking on a month-long solo tour. Hear him recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.

Ben Gibbard in Concert on All Songs Considered - 05/10/2007

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Björk performs live in 2007 at the United Palace in New York City. Stephanie Berger for NPR hide caption

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Björk And Konono No. 1, Live In Concert

The two singular artists played together at the United Palace in New York in 2007. Listen to both concerts in their entirety.

Bjork in Concert on All Songs Considered - 05/05/2007

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Infectious Pop From Peter Bjorn & John

Peter Bjorn and John are a Swedish pop trio making insanely catchy music, with bouncing rhythms and whistled melodies. The group is currently on tour with the electro-pop band Fujiya and Miyagi and Au Revoir Simone. Hear all three bands recorded live in concert from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

Peter Björn and John

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The Frames Give Epic Performance

Enormously popular in their home country of Ireland, The Frames make intimate, reflective rock led by singer/guitarist Glen Hansard. Now on tour for their sixth and best studio album to date, The Cost, The Frames visit Washington, D.C. for a concert, originally webcast live on NPR.org Apr. 26.

The Frames in Concert on All Songs Considered - 04/26/2007

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Low performing at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Joel Didriksen for kingpinphoto.com hide caption

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Low With Loney, Dear In Concert

The music of Low is dark and mysteriously haunting with a sonic depth that radiates well beyond its brooding, spare arrangements. The band showcases its new album, Drums and Guns in a full concert, with the opening act Loney, Dear, from Washington, D.C.

Low in Concert on All Songs Considered

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Lily Allen in Concert with The Bird and The Bee

Lily Allen is Britain's most addictive pop artist with dizzying melodies and lyrics that are as comical as they are biting. Now on tour for her multi-million selling album Alright, Still, Allen performs at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. in a full concert, originally webcast live on NPR.org.