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Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs at the Tiny Desk on Dec. 3, 2013.

Watch Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Tiny Desk Concert

December 21, 2013 – The hot and historic New Orleans band brings a tuba-wielding Santa and some original holiday cheer.

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Savages lead singer Jehnny Beth during the band's visit to KEXP in Seattle.

Read Watch: Top 10 Public Radio Studio Sessions Of 2013

December 20, 2013 – Public radio stations recorded thousands of studio sessions this year. Behold: the 10 best.

Nightmares on Wax, performing live on KCRW.

Watch Nightmares On Wax, 'I Am You' (Live) KCRW

December 19, 2013 – Watch DJ and producer George Evelyn perform with a live band in the Morning Becomes Eclectic studio. KCRW

La Santa Cecilia performs a Tiny Desk Concert in November 2013.

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December 16, 2013 – The video here provides just a hint of the L.A. band's dynamic live shows, albeit a spectacular one.

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The Head and the Heart performs live at KEXP's studios in Seattle.

Watch The Head And The Heart, 'Let's Be Still' (Live) KEXP

December 16, 2013 – Watch the Seattle folk-rock band play "Let's Be Still" from its new album, live in KEXP's studios. KEXP

Christine Salem performs a Tiny Desk Concert on October 14, 2013.

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December 14, 2013 – Salem sings work songs and chants from the maloya tradition on RĂ©union Island in the Indian Ocean.

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Left to right: Stanley Cowell, Andy Bey, Michele Rosewoman and Sullivan Fortner team up on "Jingle Bells" during A Jazz Piano Christmas.

Watch A Jazz Piano Christmas 2013

December 13, 2013 – Stanley Cowell, Sullivan Fortner, Michele Rosewoman and Andy Bey play favorite holiday classics.

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Of Montreal performs live at KCRW on Nov. 11, 2013.

Watch Of Montreal, 'Fugitive Air' (Live) KCRW

December 11, 2013 – Watch the effervescent Kevin Barnes and his band perform "Fugitive Air" on Morning Becomes Eclectic. KCRW

The Waterboys performed live at KEXP on Oct. 11.

Watch The Waterboys, 'Mad As The Mist & Snow' (Live) KEXP

December 9, 2013 – Watch the long-running Irish group perform "Mad As The Mist & Snow" live in KEXP's Seattle studios. KEXP

Dessa performs at a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 24, 2013.

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December 9, 2013 – The whip-smart rapper, singer, poet and songwriter performs three tracks from Parts of Speech.

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Sarah Jarosz performs a Tiny Desk Concert in September 2013.

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December 7, 2013 – Jarosz and her small backing band craft a careful mix of technical proficiency and poppy warmth.

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Glasser performs lives on KCRW.

Watch Glasser, 'Shape' (Live) KCRW

December 5, 2013 – Watch the uncategorizable Cameron Mesirow perform the soaring electronic song "Shape" live on KCRW. KCRW

The Dismemberment Plan performs a Tiny Desk concert in October 2013.

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December 2, 2013 – The band exudes playfulness and wry charm throughout these three songs from Uncanney Valley.

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Aaradhna Patel performed live for OPB in Portland, Ore.

Watch Aaradhna, 'Keep My Cool' (Live) opbmusic

November 30, 2013 – A big winner at the New Zealand Music Awards recently visited OPB's studios in Portland, Ore. opbmusic

Nicolas Jaar of the duo Darkside performs live on KCRW.

Watch Darkside, 'Paper Trails' (Live) KCRW

November 29, 2013 – Watch Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington perform music from their album, Psychic, live on KCRW. KCRW

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