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

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EL VY

The National's Matt Berninger and Menomena's Brent Knopf team up in an intimate setting that highlights the former's resonant voice and the latter's playful piano.

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At The DC Jazz Loft

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How do major musicians make it happen away from major hubs? We sought out DIY presenter CapitalBop as it presented Kris Funn and Warren Wolf at a converted-warehouse stage for the DC Jazz Festival.

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The Arcs

It's our 500th show at the Tiny Desk, featuring The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and the new band he started with Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss, a Mariachi band and more.

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Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice's music can be noisy and primal, but at the Tiny Desk it showed a different side, as it performed three songs from 2015's My Love Is Cool.

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River Whyless

The North Carolina band uses a typewriter for rhythm, a toy piano for whimsy and a harmonium for mood, as well as a gong, multiple odd percussive accents and subtle guitar effects.

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The Philadelphia Orchestra Brings Vienna To Carnegie Hall

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With a Strauss waltz, a cheeky take on Strauss and a Beethoven concerto, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin conjures the sound of old Vienna, once the musical capital of Europe.

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Benny Sings

The Dutch singer layers R&B, jazz and pop over hip-hop beats in his first-ever U.S. appearance.

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Son Little, Live In Concert

The Philly singer-guitarist's trio showed up at New York's (Le) Poisson Rouge in a blues-rock mood. Watch Son Little perform a batch of songs from his self-titled album.

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Natalie Merchant

The singer-songwriter gives a warmhearted performance of two new songs, an old favorite and a hymn.

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Mariachi Flor De Toloache

While on tour with The Arcs, the powerhouse mariachi band performs live in the NPR Music offices.

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Rapsody

In 2015, the young rapper had her big moment. This year, she's seizing it. Watch Rapsody perform three songs from Beauty And The Beast, recorded live at the NPR Music offices.

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Toast Of The Nation 2016

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Hear a playlist of complete jazz concerts from Clark Terry, Snarky Puppy, Anat Cohen, Wycliffe Gordon, Dianne Reeves, Wynton Marsalis and more to ring in the new year.

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

The soul star and her Dap-Kings throw a holiday soul party with "Silent Night" and two spirited originals: one for Christmas and one for Hanukkah.

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Jazz At Lincoln Center Celebrates 'Big Band Holidays'

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To ring in the season, we cozy up with members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra — and hear both their original arrangements and favorite holiday memories.

Jazz At Lincoln Center Celebrates 'Big Band Holidays'

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Son Little

A modernistic bluesman with a taste for electronics appears with just his acoustic guitar, his singing sister and a percussionist.