Portland, Oregon's literate and theatrical rock group The Decemberists have just released what some critics are calling the year's best album. Hear selections from The Crane Wife and some of the band's earlier albums in a full concert, recorded live from Washington, D.C.
Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis has a hauntingly soulful voice. Her latest CD, Rabbit Fur Coat is inspired by her lifelong love for folk, country and Southern gospel, with beautifully crafted story songs. Hear Lewis in a full concert recorded live from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.
Boise, Idaho's Built to Spill has been making smart, catchy, sometimes trippy guitar rock for nearly 15 years. Hear the band recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club, with Camper Van Beethoven.
The brother-sister duo Fiery Furnaces make wildly experimental music thats as playful as it is unpredictable. Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger, on tour for their latest CD Bitter Tea, visit Washington, D.C. for a night of music originally webcast live on NPR.org June 30.
Britain's experimental rock group Gomez is known for blurring lines between musical forms and genres, creating an entirely original sound nearly impossible to pin down to any one style. The band visited Washington, D.C. for a full concert June 22, webcast live on NPR.org with jazz trio The Bad Plus.
A quarter century after the group first formed in New York, Sonic Youth remains one of rock's more inspired, creative bands. Now on tour for their 20th album, Rather Ripped, the trio visits Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club for a full concert, originally webcast live on NPR.org.
Bob Dylan meets indie rock in the music of The Walkmen. Hear the New York rockers perform selections from their latest CD A Hundred Miles Off and more in a full concert recorded live from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.
The Scottish quintet Mogwai serves up its own distinctive style of sprawling, sometimes hypnotic space rock. Hear the band showcase selections from its latest CD, Mr. Beast, in a concert, recorded live for NPR.org.
Toots and the Maytals, legendary architects of reggae, perform for a sold-out crowd at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Hear the full concert, originally webcast live on NPR.org April 23, and view photos from the show.
Hear Interpol perform at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club. The full concert includes an opening performance by Blonde Redhead and an interview with Interpol guitarist Daniel Kessler and drummer Sam Fogarino.
On her latest CD, singer Neko Case swings somewhere between the worlds of heavy art rock and bittersweet country. Hear her perform cuts from Fox Confessor Brings the Flood and more in a full concert recorded live from Washington, D.C.