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

Live in concert

Live performances from some of today's best bands

Iggy & The Stooges live from (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City. Ryan Muir for NPR hide caption

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Iggy And The Stooges, Live In Concert

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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.

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Bajofondo

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

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Molotov, Live In Concert

For Mexico City's Molotov, politics and rock en Español combine in front of a crowd 10,000 strong. Watch the band perform "Voto Latino," then listen to Molotov's complete set from SXSW.

Alt-J lead vocalist Joe Newman gives his unique voice a break during the band's show at NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's in Austin. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Alt-J, Live In Concert

The Mercury Prize-winning band from Cambridge, England, capped NPR Music's SXSW showcase in Austin. Watch them dig deep into their one and only album, An Awesome Wave, in front of a packed house.

Le1f performs at NPR Music's 2013 SXSW Showcase at Stubb's. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Le1f, Live In Concert

The New York rapper whips his three-foot-long glow-in-the-dark hair back and forth during a memorable set at NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's in Austin, Texas. Watch the entire performance.

Trevor Powers of Youth Lagoon performs at NPR Music's 2013 SXSW Showcase at Stubb's. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Youth Lagoon, Live In Concert

Wunderkind Trevor Powers is known for his beguiling bedroom pop, but he brings much greater energy to this set at Stubb's in Austin for NPR Music's SXSW showcase. Watch Youth Lagoon's complete set.

Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee performs at NPR Music's 2013 SXSW Showcase at Stubb's. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Waxahatchee, Live In Concert

Playing her first set at SXSW for the NPR Music showcase, Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield amped up her fragile songs as the head of a killer power trio. Watch video of Waxahatchee's complete show.

Josh Ritter performs The Beast in Its Tracks at Le Poisson Rouge. Ebru Yildiz for NPR hide caption

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Josh Ritter In Concert

Ritter's album, The Beast in Its Tracks, is by any definition a breakup record; every song finds him picking through a relationship's wreckage. Watch him perform the album's songs live.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra performs live at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C. Lizzie Chen/NPR Music hide caption

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra In Concert

Hear the psych-rock trio douse a sold-out Washington, D.C., crowd in an epic wash of guitar noise during an hour-long performance at the Rock and Roll Hotel.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra In Concert

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Foxygen In Concert

Hear the trippy pop group give a thrilling, sometimes chaotic live performance at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C. Foxygen channels everyone from The Velvet Underground to The Ramones.

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The Stooges Brass Band 2013

The Stooges Brass Band got its start when members of two rival high-school marching bands in New Orleans decided to join forces. Today, the group mixes hip-hop, funk and R&B in its live performances.