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Steve Gunn

Watch Gunn's trio perform a set of hypnotic long-form jams that are perfect for taking it easy.

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Buika

Concha Buika's voice comes from Africa and the past. Watch her perform in the NPR Music offices.

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The Front Bottoms

The community that's formed around The Front Bottoms speaks to the band's passion and compassion.

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Mother Falcon

The 17-member chamber-rock collective uses its size in the service of great, snappy, stirring songs.

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Alpine

The Australian sextet crafts busily impeccable, harmony-intensive pop music with a danceable sway.

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Jim Guthrie

Guthrie and his band drove 18 hours round-trip from Ontario to perform three songs for NPR Music.

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Keaton Henson

Henson's voice is so fragile and hushed, if you were 10 feet away from him you'd barely hear a peep.

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Dana Falconberry

Watch Falconberry and five bandmates perform three delicate songs from her recent album Leelanau.

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Time For Three

Hear the "classically trained garage band" perform with staggering technique and contagious energy.

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Guards

Hear three sturdy pop songs from In Guards We Trust, performed live at the NPR Music offices.