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Girl In A Coma

The San Antonio trio gets back to basics to explore its songs' forms and the soul of its lyrics.

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Anna Calvi

Calvi plays songs from her self-titled debut in this powerful performance at the NPR Music offices.

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Glenn Jones

Watch the masterful folk guitarist perform a lovely instrumental set at the NPR Music offices.

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Le Butcherettes

Watch singer Teri Gender Bender transform from a soft-spoken musician into a rock 'n' roll beast.

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Tinariwen

Even in a stripped-down acoustic set, Tinariwen's trance-inducing desert music doesn't disappoint.

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Maria Volonte

The Argentine singer blends tango, Latin blues and the traditional music of Brazil and Peru.

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The Music Tapes

The Elephant 6 alum plays a holiday set compete with bowed banjos, singing saws and tape machines.

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Gem Club

Maybe you couldn't hear a pin drop when Gem Club played, but you could hear the click of a keyboard.