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

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Kings Of Convenience On Mountain Stage

Back in 2000, Kings of Convenience performed to the biggest audience of its career at that point in time on West Virginia's most famous stage. Three albums later, the Kings of Convenience still captivate with gentle harmonies and intricate finger-picking.

Kings Of Convenience On Mountain Stage

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Charlie Gracie In Concert

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Philly's original rock 'n' roll pioneer has a career that's spanned more than 60 years. Hear him perform from World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

Charlie Gracie In Concert

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Old 97's On Mountain Stage

Beginning as a pioneer in the alternative country movement of the 1990s, Old 97's is a veteran act. After dropping its eighth album, the band makes its first visit to West Virginia's most famous stage.

Old 97's On Mountain Stage

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Hayes Carll On Mountain Stage

Texas native Hayes Carll blends traditional folk with a rock 'n' roll sound on his newest release, KMAG YOYO (And Other American Stories). He brings his irreverent storytelling to West Virginia's most famous stage for the third time.

Hayes Carll On Mountain Stage

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Hot Club Of Cowtown On Mountain Stage

The Austin-based Western swing revivalists bring their Bob Wills-inspired sound to West Virginia's most famous stage for the fourth time. The band shows off an expanded repertoire, from original material to Tom Waits covers.

Hot Club Of Cowtown On Mountain Stage

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Cake On Mountain Stage

The idiosyncratic alt-rock heroes performed cuts from both their debut album and their latest full-length record, Showroom of Compassion.

Cake On Mountain Stage

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World Cafe Live: The Dead Milkmen In Concert

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The sardonic, punk-minded staple of '80s college-radio rock returns with The King in Yellow.

World Cafe Live: The Dead Milkmen In Concert

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Maryland Deathfest 2011: Oak In Concert

To witness the doom-metal band live is to hear the sickness of a city rendered in feedback.

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Maryland Deathfest 2011: Pulling Teeth In Concert

This kind of blast-beated summer thrash metal should blare from grimy front porches everywhere.

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Maryland Deathfest 2011: Hooded Menace In Concert

Hooded Menace's death-themed, reverb-shrouded doom-metal hypnotized those in attendance at Sonar.

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Maryland Deathfest 2011: Exhumed In Concert

Exhumed gleefully puts the "death" in death metal, and Sonar was crammed during its show.

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Ben Barnett (left) and Bob Otis of Dropdead perform at Maryland Deathfest 2011. Laina Dawes/Handshake Inc. hide caption

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Maryland Deathfest 2011: Dropdead In Concert

Punctuated by Bob Otis' seething diatribes, Dropdead's hardcore appeals across musical lines.

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2011

Once a year, NPR Music celebrates the holidays with some of the most celebrated pianists in jazz. This year, the Kennedy Center welcomed Eddie Palmieri, Barry Harris, Alfredo Rodriguez and Jason Moran.

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JC Brooks And The Uptown Sound In Concert

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Hear JC Brooks' unrestrained charisma in this live performance, as he demands you move your feet.

JC Brooks And The Uptown Sound In Concert

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Gary Clark Jr. In Concert

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The rising R&B and bluesman shows off his fiery guitar chops in a performance from World Cafe Live.

Gary Clark Jr. In Concert

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