Concerts Performances from today's top artists, filmed at venues and festivals across the country.

Chromeo performs a Tiny Desk Concert on September 26, 2018. (Cameron Pollack/NPR) Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Chromeo

The self-proclaimed "Funklordz" normally perform as a duo, but played with a live band for the first time at the Tiny Desk.

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Alfredo Rodríguez

The Cuban pianist thrilled the NPR office with an intense performance that was as melodic as it was rhythmic.

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Hear The East Nashville Band Everyone's Talking About: Cordovas

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The band performed songs from its first two albums during a live performance at The Local, and ended with a fun cover of the Grateful Dead's "Truckin'."

Cordovas at Americana Music Festival

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Natalie Prass On Mountain Stage

Natalie Prass brought crisp vocals and an unassailable backing band for a set featuring songs from her second album, The Future And The Past.

Natalie Prass On Mountain Stage

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Florence + The Machine performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 6, 2018 (Heather Kim/NPR). Heather Kim/NPR hide caption

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Florence + the Machine

"I'm sorry I'm shy," Florence Welch told the crowd of NPR family and friends gathered for her Tiny Desk performance. "If this was a big gig, I'd probably be climbing all over here and running around."

Café Tacvba perfroms a Tiny Desk Concert on September 24, 2018. (Cameron Pollack/NPR) Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Café Tacvba

The pioneering Mexican band recreates the adventurous musical energy of their massive stadium shows behind Bob Boilen's desk.

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Kathy Mattea On Mountain Stage

Kathy Mattea graces the Mountain Stage to showcase tracks from her recent album Pretty Bird, which celebrates her maturing vocal range.

Kathy Mattea On Mountain Stage

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Big Boi

The OutKast star performs "So Fresh, So Clean," "The Way You Move" and his solo single "All Night" with the help of singer Sleepy Brown and an eight-member backing band.

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Jeff Daniels And The Ben Daniels Band On Mountain Stage

The Emmy-winning actor is also a prolific recording artist, guitarist and songwriter. Daniels' latest album, Acoustic Sittin' Tour 2018, features his family band.

Jeff Daniels And The Ben Daniels Band On Mountain Stage

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Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles

Henry and his band would have sounded right at home on Stax Records in the '70s — no small accomplishment. Watch them perform three funky, soulful jams.

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Saba

Before embarking on a tour of Australia and Asia, the Chicago native brought the squad that helped make Care For Me one of 2018's best — along with a very special guest.

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Newport Folk Festival

Listen to concerts from this year's main stage.

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Phoebe Bridgers, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

The 2018 Slingshot artist performed songs that unspool with a sonic ease that feel refreshing, even for an overheated festival audience.

Phoebe Bridgers, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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Hiss Golden Messenger On Mountain Stage

M.C. Taylor returns to Mountain Stage with Phil Cook, Michael Libramento, J.T. Bates and Josh Kaufman for a heartfelt set that includes a new song written for his 5-year-old daughter.

Hiss Golden Messenger On Mountain Stage

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The Wood Brothers On Mountain Stage

Listen to this trio of expert musicians perform lively cuts from their sixth studio album, One Drop of Truth.

The Wood Brothers On Mountain Stage

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Cécile McLorin Salvant

The jazz singer, who used to be into radical feminist punk, now composes and sings beautiful jazz ballads.

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Watch The McCrary Sisters Perform Live

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This live performance from WXPN's Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul project features a unique style of gospel influenced by classic soul, Americana, blues and R&B.

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Anthony Roth Costanzo

Watch the ambitious countertenor sing music that spans more than 250 years, connecting the dots between David Byrne, George Frideric Handel and Philip Glass.

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Julie Byrne

Julie Byrne's transporting music can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

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Review

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The Best Acts We Saw At AmericanaFest

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Five great minds in public radio talk about standout events and artists across the six-day celebration.

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Sounds From The Camp Stage At 2018 Philadelphia Folk Festival

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Hear performances from Scottish instrumental trio Talisk, Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon and a two song set from the bilingual, Texas-based singer-songwriter Gina Chavez.

Philadelphia Folk Festival Camp Stage On World Cafe

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Smif-N-Wessun perform a Tiny Desk Concert on June 8, 2018. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Smif-N-Wessun

Brooklyn-bred hip-hop duo Smif-N-Wessun – consisting of partners in rhyme, Steele and Tek – illuminated the Tiny Desk with their signature, 80-proof poetry: straight, no chaser.

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GoGo Penguin

This trio has become a reference point of their own for new school instrumentalists, a coveted achievement for any jazz group, though their appeal stretches far outside the jazz ecosystem.