Members of the Mountain Goats perform live at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.
Colin Meloy performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.
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Phosphorescent performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.
Queens Of The Stone Age live at The Wiltern on May 23.
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Chris Tomson (left) and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend perform at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica, Calif.
Iggy & The Stooges live from (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City.
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Nick Cave performs at Stubb's Bar-B-Q as part of NPR Music's 2013 SXSW Showcase.
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