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

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Mitski

Mitski's music is dark and even scary, but glimmers of beauty peek through. Watch the singer perform three of her songs in the NPR Music offices.

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Eskimeaux

There's lighthearted, almost childlike beauty in the way Gabrielle Smith puts words to song. Here, she performs a few of Bob Boilen's favorite songs of 2015.

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Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

The mother-and-son duo radiated easy familiarity and sincerity during this charming afternoon set, with songs from their debut album Skeleton Crew.

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Leon Bridges, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

During an afternoon set at Newport, the fast-rising soul singer gracefully and affectionately inhabited a set of timeless songs from his album Coming Home.

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Brandi Carlile, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

The folk-rock powerhouse's candid, emotional songs mingled irresistibly with her cheerful stage presence and radiant smile during her Newport set.

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Caroline Rose

Inspired by rockabilly, fast country and frequent travel, the singer plays music as if she's just met her new best friend: It's fresh, fun and performed with contagious enthusiasm.

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Conor Oberst, 'Artifact #1' (Live)

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Watch Oberst perform "Artifact #1," from his latest solo album, alongside Southern-rock sister duo Larkin Poe.

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Son Lux

The trio blows up its sound for the Tiny Desk by adding off-duty, civilian horn players from the United States Marine Band.

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Kacey Musgraves

Before closing with the go-your-own-way anthem "Follow Your Arrow," the country singer showcases four songs from her terrific second album, Pageant Material.

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Torres

Mackenzie Scott's quiet early music gave hints that she could get loud. But it's still hard to fully prepare for the ferocity of her new work, which channels PJ Harvey and Patti Smith.

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Terence Blanchard Feat. The E-Collective

The New Orleans trumpeter wasn't thinking about Eric Garner, Michael Brown or #blacklivesmatter when he first assembled this funky new band. But then it became a way to ward off despair.

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Luluc, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

An Australian duo spending time in Brooklyn makes quiet, intimate, yearning music. Hear a set including songs from their breakout album, Passerby.

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SOAK

Performing three songs from Before We Forgot How To Dream, Irish singer-songwriter Bridie Monds-Watson makes the most of a single voice and an acoustic guitar.

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Shamir

The singer's disco-infused funk and soul gets stripped down to a lone voice with a guitar, surrounded by an admiring throng of NPR staffers, interns and friends.

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Sturgill Simpson, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

From dubstep entrance music straight into outlaw country? Makes sense to Simpson, who performs a high-octane, honky-tonking set here.

Sturgill Simpson, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

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