Local Natives performed at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studios in Santa Monica.
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This Los Angeles rock band is about to release one of early 2013's most anticipated albums, January 11, 2013 Hummingbird. Watch Local Natives showcase several songs from the record during a special KCRW concert.
Atlas Genius performs on KCRW.
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The Australian band has made a splash in America with its single "Trojans." Watch leaders Keith and Michael Jeffrey perform the rock hit live on January 9, 2013 Morning Becomes Eclectic.
The two artists give a carefully choreographed performance highlighting songs from their 2012 album January 9, 2013 Love This Giant. They also throw in old favorites from their individual catalogs.
Britain's Alt-J performs live at opbmusic's studios in Portland, Ore.
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The Mercury Prize-winning British band is behind January 8, 2013 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's favorite album of 2012, An Awesome Wave. Watch the group perform its biggest hit live at opbmusic's studios.
Lucius Tiny Desk Concert
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The charisma and charm Lucius center, transform good pop songwriting into an endearing performance.
January 7, 2013
Mount Eerie plays a song for a Field Recordings video shoot, at Folger Shakespeare Library.
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Playing to a sea of empty red seats at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., Phil Elverum and two backing vocalists untangle a web of words in an acoustic version of "Ocean Roar."
January 3, 2013
Miguel performs a Tiny Desk Concert.
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Miguel turned up in the NPR Music offices early one morning, after playing a show late the night before. Calm and good-natured, he betrayed no hint that he was nervous about stripping his highly produced hits down to their bones.
December 31, 2012
Glasper's group makes a mix of jazz, soul and R&B. It's impossible to classify as one particular genre; it's as eclectic and different as it is cohesive and round. Watch the group perform "Lift Off."
December 29, 2012
The New Standards recently performed "Snow Days" for The Current in Minneapolis.
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This Twin Cities trio stages an annual holiday show at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul; it's always the hottest ticket in town. Watch The New Standards perform for The Current.
December 25, 2012
Andrew Bird performs on The Current.
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The singer, songwriter and violinist had a prolific year in 2012, releasing two albums. Watch Bird perform the track, "Three White Horses," live at The Current's Twin Cities studios.
December 22, 2012