Aaradhna Patel performed live for OPB in Portland, Ore.
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A big winner at 2013's New Zealand Music Awards was Aaradhna, who took three major awards including Album Of The Year for November 30, 2013 Treble and Reverb. Aaradhna recently visited OPB's studios in Portland.
Nicolas Jaar of the duo Darkside performs live on KCRW.
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Producer Nicolas Jaar and multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington appeared on KCRW's November 29, 2013 Morning Becomes Eclectic in advance of a secret LA show. Watch them perform their song "Paper Trails."
"You may have to go someplace like Montana to 'get' this record." John Mayer tells NPR's Ari Shapiro about his new album,
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After a long hiatus without speaking or singing publicly to allow his damaged vocal chords to heal, the Grammy award-winning artist is back. Watch him perform "Waitin' On The Day" from his new album, November 28, 2013 Paradise Valley.
Dan Whitford of Cut Copy looks out over a packed house at Le Poisson Rouge on Nov. 19.
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The beloved Australian electro-pop band performed to a packed house at Le Poisson Rouge to celebrate NPR Music's new electronic dance music show November 26, 2013 Metropolis. Watch the entire 10-song set.
Nils Frahm performed live on KEXP Sept. 26.
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The young German minimalist is a magician when it comes to the analog synthesizer. Watch him perform "Says," from his new album November 25, 2013 Spaces, live in the KEXP studios.
The intrepid champions of new music from around the world bring a lullaby, some rare blues and a recent work by The National's Bryce Dessner to the offices of NPR Music.
November 25, 2013
Mandolin Orange performs live for Folk Alley.
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There is no shortage of folk and country songs about booze. But what makes the Mandolin Orange tune "Waltz About Whiskey" so enchanting is its effortlessness. Watch the folk duo perform the song live.
November 24, 2013
Waxahatchee performs a Tiny Desk Concert in September 2013.
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The songs Waxahatchee brought to the NPR Music offices aren't just stripped down for this Tiny Desk Concert. This is Katie Crutchfield as Waxahatchee, spare and exposed; this is what she does. This is intimate music, perfectly suited for an intimate setting.
November 23, 2013
Tenor Nicholas Phan and harpist Sivan Magen perform at a group house in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
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A tenor brings three quirky folk songs from England — connecting music from British cultural icon Benjamin Britten back to the bohemian Brooklyn that he and his longtime partner once called home.
November 20, 2013
World premiere video for a brand new Pixies song, "What Goes Boom."
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The band originally wanted to recreate a scene from the movie November 19, 2013 Star Wars. But it was too expensive, so they decided to just explode guitarist Joey Santiago in the desert instead.