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Kishi Bashi performs at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. on April 3, 2012.

Watch Kishi Bashi In Concert

May 1, 2012 – The one-man orchestra juggles violin, beatboxing and loop pedals in a concert from the 9:30 Club.


Of Montreal plays the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on April 6.

Watch Of Montreal In Concert

April 24, 2012 – Watch the wildly theatrical band's latest stage spectacle, recorded live at The 9:30 Club.

Levon Helm and The Band performed on Mountain Stage in 1996.

Listen The Band On Mountain Stage

April 20, 2012 – Listen to an entire concert from Levon Helm and The Band, recorded live in 1996 in West Virginia.


The Magnetic Fields plays NPR Music's day party at The Parish on Thursday in Austin.

Watch The Magnetic Fields, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012

April 11, 2012 – The Magnetic Fields' hold on a live crowd is powerful enough to yield pin-drop silence.


Fiona Apple plays NPR's SXSW showcase at Stubb's on Wednesday evening in Austin.

Listen Fiona Apple, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012

April 11, 2012 – Hear a three-song set from Apple's commanding return to the public stage.


Delta Spirit packed the house at Union Transfer in Philadelphia.

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March 30, 2012 – Check out the Brooklyn-via-San Diego band's new sound during a Live Fridays webcast from WXPN. WXPN


Channy Leaneagh of the Minneapolis-based band Polica, at NPR's SXSW day party in Austin, Texas.

Watch Polica, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012

March 15, 2012 – Newcomers from Minneapolis mix two live drummers with a singer whose voice is heavily manipulated.


Baltimore's Lower Dens, led by singer/guitarist Jana Hunter, perform at NPR Music's SXSW day party at The Parish in Austin, Texas.

Watch Lower Dens, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012

March 15, 2012 – Live in Austin, the Baltimore band mixes warm and cool to build intensity out of difficult emotions.

Andrew Bird performs a headlining set at Stubb's during SXSW 2012.

Watch Andrew Bird, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012

March 15, 2012 – Bird made his lone show at the festival count, holding the stage for one sweet, soaring hour.

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.


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

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