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

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Tristen on Mountain Stage

Born in Chicago, singer-songwriter Tristen performs songs off of her first full-length album, Charlatans at the Golden Gate.

Tristen on Mountain Stage

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Bell X1 On Mountain Stage

These sophisticated Irish rockers make their second appearance on the program with songs from their latest album, Bloodless Coup.

Bell X1 On Mountain Stage

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Blind Boys Of Alabama On Mountain Stage

After singing together for more than 65 years, the gospel quartet adds a little country twang to their repertoire. They've won six Grammys, including a Lifetime Achievement Award. Listen to them lift up the crowd in this session of Mountain Stage.

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The Berlin Philharmonic At Carnegie Hall

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Simon Rattle leads a performance of Mahler's immense and searching Second Symphony.

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The Soul Rebels In Concert

Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club was home to a night of New Orleans soul and funk when The Soul Rebels took the stage for a performance originally webcast live on NPR Music Feb. 23.

The Soul Rebels In Concert

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Norah Jones On Mountain Stage

In this Mountain Stage flashback, hear a 2002 performance from Jones during her quick rise to fame.

Norah Jones On Mountain Stage

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Lauren Pritchard on Mountain Stage

The Tennessee born singer-songwriter has lived in L.A. and England, but, in all her travels, her hometown of Jackson still lives in her music. Listen to her pour her Broadway-strength voice into this session of Mountain Stage.

Lauren Pritchard on Mountain Stage

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Galactic In Concert

Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club was home to a night of New Orleans soul and funk when Galactic took the stage for a performance, originally webcast live on NPR Music Feb. 23.

Galactic In Concert

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Islands In Concert

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Born from the ashes of the beloved lo-fi rock group The Unicorns, Montreal's Islands brings its soulful, personal art-rock sound to WXPN's live midday concert series.

Islands In Concert

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Nellie McKay On Mountain Stage

Whether she's throwing back her head to sing about her love for bodegas, or taking her time to lament lost love, McKay exudes a come-go-along-with-me attitude. Listen to her perform new tunes from her latest album, Home Sweet Mobile Home.

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Nada Surf: Music To Live By

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Even after nearly 20 years on the road, Nada Surf plays with the vigor and vitality of a new band. Here, the group performs a lengthy set of songs from its new album, with a few classics thrown in for good measure.

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Amos Lee On Mountain Stage

The neo-soul singer-songwriter makes his third visit to West Virginia's most famous stage. Listen to the entire concert right here.

Amos Lee On Mountain Stage

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The Either/Orchestra at the New School in New York City from left to right: Charlie Kohlhase, Hailey Niswanger, Russ Gershon, saxophones; Joel Yennior, trombone; Tom Halter and Dan Rosenthal, trumpets; Gilson Schachnik, piano; Rick McLaughlin, bass; Pablo Bencid, drums; Vicente Lebron, percussion. David Tallacksen/WBGO hide caption

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Either/Orchestra On JazzSet

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Russ Gershon's new work, The Collected Unconscious, wails and rocks at the New School in New York.

Either/Orchestra On JazzSet

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Joe Louis Walker In Concert

XPN

After 50 years of music, the modern blues icon continues to churn out powerful, gritty, heavy blues rock.

Joe Louis Walker In Concert

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