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The Alabama Shakes' lead singer, Brittany Howard, onstage at NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's Wednesday night.

Watch Alabama Shakes, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012

March 15, 2012 – Armed with a bright new batch of songs, lead singer Brittany Howard fed off a crowd 2,000 strong.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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Chairlift performed at World Cafe Live.

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

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 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

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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.

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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.

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The California rock band Delta Spirit performed on Mountain Stage.

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

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