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

The Raconteurs In Concert

The Raconteurs just want to have fun. Loud and brash with an arsenal of infectious riffs, the quartet plays with swagger, a wry sense of humor and one, singular message: Let's rock. Hear The Raconteurs in a full concert, recorded live from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.

The Raconteurs In Concert

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DeVotchKa In Concert

Best known for scoring the endearing soundtrack to Little Miss Sunshine, the Denver-based band DeVotchKa makes bittersweet songs with whistled melodies and sorrowful tales of the brokenhearted. Now on tour for its latest CD, A Mad and Faithful Telling, DeVotchKa gave a full concert at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club, originally webcast live on NPR. May 16.

DeVotchKa in Concert

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The Black Keys In Concert

The Akron, Ohio-based duo The Black Keys brings a timeless mix of roots and riff-rock to Washington, D.C., for a full concert, recorded live the 9:30 Club. The band's performance was an unabashed, hard-driving rock show. There weren't any ballads in their nearly hour-and-a-half set; it was all about Dan Aurbach's distorted guitar and Patrick Carney's fiery drums. The group is on tour for its latest album, Attack and Release.

The Black Keys Live

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Lou Reed In Concert

Hear the legendary rock artist recorded live in concert from Asbury Park's Paramount Theatre in 2008, featuring classics from The Velvet Underground as well as more recent work.

Lou Reed in Concert

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Nada Surf In Concert

Opening with "Hi-Speed Soul" from its 2002 album Let Go, Nada Surf performed for a sold-out crowd in a live concert webcast for NPR.org. A wistful pop song that ponders the meaning of reality, "Hi-Speed Soul" set the tone for an evening of inspired, thoughtful rock as the New York trio shared old favorites and showcased work from its latest album, Lucky.

Nada Surf Live from All Songs Considered

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Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks In Concert

With his ironic wordplay, deadpan delivery, and spiky guitar hooks, Malkmus helped make his former group Pavement one of the most influential rock acts of the '90s. Hear Malkmus and his backing band The Jicks, recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.

Stephen Malkmus Live from All Songs Considered

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SXSW 2008: My Morning Jacket

A warm swell fills the room when My Morning Jacket takes the stage, but there's also unmistakable energy. The band performs songs from its new album, Evil Urges, at SXSW.

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SXSW 2008: Yo La Tengo

With a fierce independent streak and incredible record collections, guitarist Ira Kaplan and drummer Georgia Hubley have crafted a consistent discography of smart pop music and noisy rock.

Yo La Tengo in Concert at SXSW 3/13/08

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SXSW 2008: The Whigs at Austin Music Hall

Shortly after coming together, The Whigs' members were already packing clubs in their native Athens, Ga., as well as its neighbor, Atlanta. Mission Control's charms show through its meaty production.

The Whigs in Concert at SXSW 3/12/08

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SXSW 2008: Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend's self-titled debut is a charming piece of Afropop-flecked indie-rock. Its tones are as starch-clean as Vampire Weekend's Oxford shirts, and its melodies as perky as popped collars.

Vampire Weekend in Concert at SXSW 3/13/08

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SXSW 2008: Bon Iver

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon sings in a heartbreaking falsetto as his backing band provides a comforting wash of gentle guitars, set against distant atmospherics and harmonies that echo through the ether.

Bon Iver in Concert at SXSW 3/13/08

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SXSW 2008: A.A. Bondy

A.A. Bondy plays songs live at SXSW from his debut, American Hearts. The former Verbena frontman leaves behind the rock crunch of his former band for bluesy folk songs about damnation and salvation.

A.A. Bondy in Concert at SXSW 3/13/08

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SXSW 2008: Jens Lekman

At SXSW, the Swedish singer-songwriter sings about haircuts in his own ridiculous way.

Jens Lekman in Concert at SXSW 3/13/08

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SXSW 2008: Shout Out Louds

With its cheery melodies, coy vocals, and bedroom-dance-party rhythms, the Swedish indie-pop quintet finds more infectious joy in its music than the Cure's Robert Smith ever did.

Shout Out Louds in Concert at SXSW 3/13/08

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SXSW 2008: Johnathan Rice

The DC, native's latest CD, Further North, is a tribute to his new environs in Los Angeles. It takes on a laid-back pop and country-rock vibe, akin to the late-'60s records by his hero, Neil Young.

SXSW 2008: Johnathan Rice

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