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

Royal Thunder performs a Tiny Desk Concert on May 10, 2017. (Claire Harbage/NPR) Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Royal Thunder

What happens when you ask a hard-rock band to unplug its thunder? It draws power from a raw, desperate vulnerability.

Gabriel Garzon-Montano performs a Tiny Desk Concert on May 3, 2017. (Claire Harbage/NPR) Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Gabriel Garzón-Montano

Gabriel Garzón-Montano spent three years writing and recording his beautiful, dense album Jardin -- but for his Tiny Desk visit, he stripped it all down to two elements, the piano and his voice.

Julia Jacklin performs a Tiny Desk Concert on May 1, 2017. (Claire Harbage/NPR) Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Julia Jacklin

A restrained, whisper-soft Tiny Desk concert from Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin with songs taken from her debut album Don't Let The Kids Win.

Benjamin Booker (left) and Hurray For The Riff Raff perform Friday evening as part of Non-Comm 2017. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Watch Live: Benjamin Booker, Hurray For The Riff Raff, More

Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, Lo Moon, Holly Macve, The Dream Syndicate and The Growlers will also perform during the final night of Non-Comm 2017. Watch live starting Friday at 7 p.m. ET.

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Troker

Mexico may not be known for its jazz, but the young lions of Troker are a promising hope to make the country and its capital city a destination.

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Watch Live: ALA.NI, Paul Shaffer Perform In Philadelphia

The jazz-influenced singer and the former Late Show bandleader will perform at World Cafe Live as part of Non-Comm 2017, starting Friday at 12 p.m. ET.

Clockwise from top left: Laura Marling, The Mavericks and Real Estate perform Thursday evening as part of Non-Comm 2017. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Gov't Mule, Ron Gallo, Mondo Cozmo, Kyle Craft and Baskery will also perform during the second night of Non-Comm 2017. Watch live starting Thursday at 7 p.m. ET.

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Watch Live: Nancy And Beth, Pixies Perform In Philadelphia

The sassy vaudeville duo and the pioneering alt-rock band will perform at World Cafe Live as part of Non-Comm 2017, starting Thursday at 12 p.m. ET.

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Buster Williams: The Low End Maestro

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The low end has always been terra firma for Williams, one of the all-time great bassists in modern jazz. Hear highlights of a recent set with his post-bop ensemble, Something More.

Buster Williams: The Low End Maestro

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Clockwise from left: Ani DiFranco, Blondie and Chicano Batman will perform at Non-Comm Wednesday evening. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Brent Cobb, Bash & Pop, The Districts, The National Reserve and Greg Graffin will also perform during the first night of Non-Comm 2017. Watch it live starting Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET.

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Tim Darcy

Tim Darcy of Montreal band Ought brings his mysterious solo work, from the album Saturday Night, to the Tiny Desk. The record he says, was his chance to "get back to my roots, in my own voice."

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Get To Know London's Thriving Jazz Scene (By Way Of Austin, Texas)

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Players like Moses Boyd, Shabaka Hutchings and Sarathy Korwar drive London's jazz scene forward with sounds from around the world. In March, SXSW hosted all three for an up-to-the minute dispatch.

Get To Know London's Thriving Jazz Scene (By Way Of Austin, Texas)

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Danilo Brito performs a Tiny Desk concert on April 10, 2017. (Ariel Zambelich/NPR) Ariel Zambelich/NPE hide caption

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Danilo Brito

Danilo Brito and his band brought their dextrous expression of choro music to the Tiny Desk, a long-established musical style that has its roots in the streets and backyards of Brito's native Brazil.

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Aimee Mann

"This song is called 'You Never Loved Me' — it's another cheery, optimistic number," says Aimee Mann, introducing the second of four songs in this Tiny Desk Concert.

Peter Silberman performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Apr. 7, 2017. (Emily Bogle/NPR) Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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Peter Silberman

A strange condition hushed the life of Peter Silberman, resulting in what may be the quietest Tiny Desk Concert ever.