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Watch Big Thief's Tiny Desk Concert

The band's songs exude muscular warmth, with lyrics that are both memorable and meaningful. Watch Big Thief perform three songs from Masterpiece, recorded live in the NPR Music offices.

Musicians 'Let It All Out' At MTV's Video Music Awards

Complex magazine writer Alex Gale talks about the more than 30-year history and previews what to expect for Sunday night's Video Music Awards on MTV.

Musicians 'Let It All Out' At MTV's Video Music Awards

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Sarah Potenza, 'Monster'

The brassy roots-rocker's anthem conveys her determination to revel in her corporeality and flamboyant performance style. "That kind of flash is Americana," she says. "It is big."

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Nina Diaz

As a solo artist on leave from Girl In A Coma, the singer finds new ways to sound ferocious. Here, she performs three songs from an album due out in the fall.

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George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, 'Flash Light' (Live)

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The Godfather of Funk has announced new music on Flying Lotus' label, but he stuck to the hits in a session at KCRW. Watch him perform "Flash Light" with special guest Thundercat.