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Rock/Pop/Folk Concerts

Sharon Van Etten plays NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's Wednesday night.

Watch Sharon Van Etten, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012

March 15, 2012 – The singer-songwriter practically dared her audience to pipe down as she held long, cooing notes.


The Shins live in concert from Le Poisson Rouge.

Read The Shins In Concert

March 7, 2012 – James Mercer and his band perform new songs from Port of Morrow in a concert for NPR Music.

Julia Holter Live

Watch Julia Holter In Concert

March 6, 2012 – Watch Holter turn pop music inside out in her first-ever New York City performance.


Islands perform live

Listen Islands In Concert WXPN

February 22, 2012 – The Montreal band brings its soulful, personal art-rock sound to WXPN's live midday concert series. WXPN


Nada Surf performs at KEXP.

Watch Nada Surf: Music To Live By KEXP

February 20, 2012 – Even after nearly 20 years on the road, Nada Surf plays with the vigor and vitality of a new band. KEXP

Sharon Van Etten performs songs from her wrenching new album, Tramp, at World Cafe Live.

Listen Sharon Van Etten In Concert WXPN

February 10, 2012 – The acclaimed young singer performs songs from her excellent new album, Tramp, at World Cafe Live. WXPN


JEFF The Brotherhood

Listen JEFF The Brotherhood In Concert

February 3, 2012 – It got loud when one of the grittiest rock duos of the past decade played D.C.


The Kills performs at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on Thursday night.

Listen The Kills In Concert

February 1, 2012 – It got loud for this live webcast featuring one of the grittiest rock duos of the past decade.


Toby Leaman (left) swapped his bass for an acoustic guitar for one song with his band, Dr. Dog.

Listen Dr. Dog In Concert WXPN

January 27, 2012 – The free-wheeling band is touring in support of its forthcoming album Be the Void, out Feb. 7. WXPN


Chairlift performed at World Cafe Live.

Listen Chairlift In Concert WXPN

January 20, 2012 – Hear the electronic pop group perform songs from its forthcoming sophomore record, Something. WXPN


 Vocalist Martin Courtney of Real Estate demonstrates his monster stage presence during WXPN's Live Friday concert on Jan. 13.

Listen Real Estate In Concert WXPN

January 13, 2012 – The indie-rock band performed a new song, "In My Car," plus material from its new album, Days. WXPN


Beirut's Zach Condon at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

Listen Beirut In Concert

December 14, 2011 – Listen to the band's performance at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.


Zola Jesus performing live at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City Oct. 19, 2011.

Watch Zola Jesus In Concert

November 30, 2011 – The band releases a torrent of intense, mesmerizing songs at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City.


The California rock band Delta Spirit performed on Mountain Stage.

Listen Delta Spirit On Mountain Stage

November 29, 2011 – The raucous San Diego band makes its first appearance on West Virginia's most famous stage.


Black Dub, Daniel Lanois' new band, played in Mountain Stage.

Listen Black Dub On Mountain Stage

November 28, 2011 – Producer Daniel Lanois makes his third appearance on West Virginia's most famous stage.


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