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

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Andrew Bird

For this performance of three new songs, Bird comes with a stripped-down acoustic band: just drums, upright bass and acoustic guitar, with Bird himself on violin.

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Carrie Rodriguez

On her new album Lola, Rodriguez's bi-cultural life blossoms into a spectacular collection of stories and songs, several of which she performs in this Tiny Desk concert with guitarist Luke Jacobs.

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Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis somehow finds wide-eyed wonder in heartbreak. He and guitarist Kelly Doyle play stripped-down yet thoughtfully busy arrangements from his ambitious country record.


Leroy Jones' New Orleans Strut

WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

At the Dew Drop Jazz Hall across the lake from the city, music has been performed for more than a century. One of New Orleans' great trumpeters leads his sextet in concert.

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Andy Shauf

The Saskatchewan singer-songwriter visits the NPR Music offices to perform three quietly affecting songs, two of them from his new album The Party.

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Movie Stars And Eurovision

We do spend some time with movie stars this week, but let's face it: You're all here to talk about the Eurovision Song Contest.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Movie Stars And Eurovision

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Watch Live: The Head And The Heart, Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop And More


Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Aubrie Sellers also join the bill of public-radio favorites performing at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, starting at 7 p.m. EDT Thursday.

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Watch Live: The Zombies And Kevin Morby Perform Live


The veteran English rock band and the roots-rock singer-songwriter will perform at Philadelphia's World Cafe Live starting at noon EDT.

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Yeasayer, The Jayhawks And Kurt Vile At World Cafe Live


Bonnie Raitt, Darlingside, Sunflower Bean, Hayes Carll and Amos Lee also performed live in Philadelphia.

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Steve Kimock

The veteran jam-rock guitarist's dedication to his instrument is matched only by his imagination. There's joy in hearing Kimock play acoustically, with no filter between his ideas and his fingers.

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Yuja Wang Plays Carnegie Hall

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Hear one of today's most charismatic pianists perform music with deep psychological — and physical — dimensions by Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms.

Yuja Wang Plays Carnegie Hall

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