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.
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.
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.
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.
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.