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Matt Berninger of The National.

Watch The National, 'I Should Live In Salt' (Live) KCRW

August 22, 2013 – With its drummer out due to injury, the brooding Brooklyn band performs a pared-down set at KCRW. KCRW

The Front Bottoms performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in July 2013.

Watch The Front Bottoms: Tiny Desk Concert

August 19, 2013 – The community that's formed around The Front Bottoms speaks to the band's passion and compassion.

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Musician Jim Guthrie performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 31, 2013.

Watch Jim Guthrie: Tiny Desk Concert

August 10, 2013 – Guthrie and his band drove 18 hours round-trip from Ontario to perform three songs for NPR Music.

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Hanni El Khatib at Joshua Tree National Park

Watch Hanni El Khatib Gets Saved In The Desert KCRW

August 7, 2013 – El Khatib strips down his garage-rock sound and lets the backdrop provide the drama for "Save Me." KCRW

Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy during their performance on KCRW.

Watch Franz Ferdinand, 'Love Illumination' (Live) KCRW

August 6, 2013 – Scotland's dance-rock ambassadors perform "Love Illumination" on Morning Becomes Eclectic. KCRW

Members of the Mountain Goats perform live at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Watch The Mountain Goats, Live In Concert

August 6, 2013 – Watch excerpts from the band's set, including a song unfamiliar even to diehards: "Animal Mask."

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Savages drummer Fay Milton performs during the band's visit to KCRW.

Watch Savages, 'She Will' (Live) KCRW

August 1, 2013 – Watch the British post-punk band tear through the vicious "She Will," live in the studios at KCRW. KCRW

James McNew (left), Georgia Hubley and Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo perform live at opbmusic in Portland.

Watch Yo La Tengo, 'Cornelia And Jane' (Live) opbmusic

July 30, 2013 – Watch Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew perform a beautiful song from their album Fade. opbmusic

Colin Meloy performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Watch Colin Meloy, Live In Concert

July 30, 2013 – Watch members of The Decemberists and Laura Veirs join Meloy on a version of "Yankee Bayonet."

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Andrew Bird at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival

Watch Andrew Bird, Live In Concert

July 30, 2013 – Watch Andrew Bird collaborate with Tift Merritt as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

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Phosphorescent performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Watch Phosphorescent, Live In Concert

July 27, 2013 – Watch Phosphorescent play the cosmic country song "Ride On/Right On" at the Newport Folk Festival.

Junip performs live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Watch Junip, 'Your Life, Your Call' (Live) KCRW

July 23, 2013 – Watch José González's rock band perform "Your Life, Your Call," from the trio's self-titled album. KCRW

Guards performs a Tiny Desk Concert in June 2013.

Watch Guards: Tiny Desk Concert

July 22, 2013 – Hear three sturdy pop songs from In Guards We Trust, performed live at the NPR Music offices.

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Radiation City perform live at opbmusic.

Watch Radiation City, 'Foreign Bodies' (Live) opbmusic

July 19, 2013 – Watch the growing Portland band perform "Foreign Bodies" at opbmusic's studios. opbmusic

Queens of the Stone Age, live at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica, Calif.

Watch KCRW Presents: Queens Of The Stone Age KCRW

July 17, 2013 – Watch Josh Homme and company perform "Keep Your Eyes Peeled" at KCRW's Apogee Sessions. KCRW

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