Live in Concert Live performances from some of today's best bands.

Arcade Fire's Win Butler, performing live at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. Ryan Loughridge/NPR hide caption

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Arcade Fire, Live In Concert

Hear the band perform highlights from its new album, Reflektor, recorded live from Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.

Arcade Fire, Live In Concert

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Omar Souleyman performed during NPR Music's showcase at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Loren Wahl for NPR hide caption

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Omar Souleyman, Live In Concert

America's favorite Syrian wedding singer crossed the Atlantic Ocean to hold court at NPR Music's showcase in New York City. Souleyman performed songs with help from keyboard wizard Rizan Sa'id.

Pusha T performs live at NPR Music's showcase at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Loren Wohl for NPR hide caption

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Pusha T, Live In Concert

The rapper pulled no punches during a performance at NPR Music's showcase in New York City. Watch Pusha T perform a set that ranged from his work with Kanye West to his critically acclaimed new album.

Cults performed live Wednesday at NPR Music's showcase at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York. Loren Wahl for NPR hide caption

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Cults, Live In Concert

The synth-rock duo of singer Madeline Follin and keyboardist Brian Oblivion expanded to a raucous five-piece band for NPR Music's showcase at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York. Watch a nine-song set.

Volcano Choir, Live In Concert

Volcano Choir is known in no small part for frontman Justin Vernon, an artist who built legions of fans as Bon Iver. Watch the band give a transfixing performance, recorded live in Washington, D.C.

Rhye, Live In Concert

The soulful band requested that its New York City performance be filmed entirely in silhouette, with the lights dimmed low and shadows dancing to an evening of heartfelt love songs.

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James Blake, Live In Concert

Watch the singer perform his breathtakingly emotional music, recorded live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Unpredictable and often mysterious, Blake's songs are intense and riveting.

Chris Tomson (left) and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend perform at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica, Calif. Brenda Janario/KCRW hide caption

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Vampire Weekend, Live In Concert

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For this performance, recorded for KCRW, Vampire Weekend took a night off from a West Coast tour to play for a small audience of eager fans at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica.

Olafur Arnalds, Live In Concert

This performance at New York City's (Le) Poisson Rouge re-imagines the Icelandic musician's magnificent work with a small orchestra: 28 musicians known as Ensemble LPR, along with guest Arnor Dan.

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Iggy And The Stooges, Live In Concert

WNYC Soundcheck

NPR Music and WNYC's Soundcheck present a First Listen Live concert from Iggy & The Stooges. Watch the group rip through songs from its new album, Ready to Die, as well as a handful of favorites.

For the first time ever, The Flaming Lips performed the 2002 album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots in its entirety from start to finish, live from the Belmont in Austin, Texas. The Warner Sound hide caption

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The Flaming Lips Present 'Yoshimi' Live In Concert

The Flaming Lips first formed more than 30 years ago, and the group is still full of surprises. At an intimate club during the 2013 South by Southwest music festival, the band performed one of its most beloved albums, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, from start to finish. Watch a video of the full hour-long set here.

Nick Cave performs at Stubb's Bar-B-Q as part of NPR Music's 2013 SXSW Showcase. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Live In Concert

Sinewy and powerful as ever, and backed by his longtime band, Nick Cave works the crowd like a revival preacher at half-speed during a career-spanning set at NPR Music's SXSW showcase in Austin.

The New York trio performed their new single "Sacrilege" for the first time in front of an audience. Adam Kissick/for NPR hide caption

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Live In Concert

Karen O, Nick Zinner and Brian Chase's performance at NPR Music's SXSW showcase was the band's only appearance at this year's festival.

Cafe Tacvba performs at the NPR Music 2013 SXSW Showcase at Stubb's on Wednesday March 13, 2013. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Café Tacvba, Live In Concert

One of the most popular bands in all of Mexico takes the stage at Stubb's in Austin for NPR Music's SXSW showcase. Watch singer Rubén Albarrán and Café Tacvba perform songs from their new album.

Bajofondo

Watch the eight-piece band perform "Duro y Parejo" to a huge crowd at Auditorium Shores for SXSW.