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Tallest Man On Earth performs at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival.

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August 17, 2012 – One smallish Swede makes a gigantic sound with little more than his voice and an acoustic guitar. FolkAlley

Dirty Projectors, performing live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

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August 17, 2012 – The band gave a strange, beautiful and entirely memorable performance from the nation's capital.

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Little Dragon live at Celebrate Brooklyn.

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August 13, 2012 – Hear the Swedish quartet's experimental electro soul turn out the Celebrate Brooklyn stage.

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Ryan Shaw in concert.

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August 9, 2012 – The young soul singer showcased songs from his new album, Real Love, live from WXPN in Philadelphia. WXPN

Sigur Ros performs at Celebrate Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell on July 31, 2012.

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July 31, 2012 – Hear one of the world's greatest live bands deliver a sweeping two-hour set from Brooklyn. WFUV

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Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes performs on the Fort Stage at the Newport Folk Festival.

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July 29, 2012 – At Newport, the soulful blues-rock band's music reached ecstatic, rafter-shaking heights.

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First Aid Kit plays the Harbor Stage at the Newport Folk Festival.

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July 28, 2012 – The Swedish sister act traffics in echo-laden choral folk-pop, but it's also got a sunny side. FolkAlley

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Jeff Tweedy of Wilco perfroms at the Newport Folk Festival.

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July 27, 2012 – Wilco finished a career-spanning set with an encore featuring Woody Guthrie's granddaughter.

Hot Chip performing at Celebrate Brooklyn.

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July 19, 2012 – This Celebrate Brooklyn show reminded us that bands can still play dance music the old school way. Soundcheck

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Gang Gang Dance live from Celebrate Brooklyn

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July 19, 2012 – The experimental dance group featured keening vocal lines soaring over rhythmic samples and drums. Soundcheck

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Ana Tijoux

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July 16, 2012 – The Chilean rapper is a lyrical machine gun, delivering verses rapidly and never missing her target.

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Best Coast, performing live at the 9:30 Club, in Washington, D.C.

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July 15, 2012 – Hear the band recorded live in concert from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

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Regina Spektor, performing live at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, May 31, 2012.

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June 23, 2012 – The warmly eclectic singer performs old and new songs, recorded live at Le Poisson Rouge.

TUCSON, AZ - APRIL 24: Musicians Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, Mike Love, David Marks and Bruce Johnston perform during the Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Concert Tour at the Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater on April 24, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Mike Moore/Getty Images)

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June 13, 2012 – The band is on tour, celebrating its 50th anniversary. Hear an hour of recent recorded highlights.

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Michael Kiwanuka performs at World Cafe Live.

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June 13, 2012 – Hear a live performance of raw and authentic soul music from the up-and-coming singer-songwriter. WXPN

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