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

Under a barrage of gnarled riffs, the Baton Rouge sludge-metal band plays a bruisingly heavy set.

Thou, Live In Concert

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Circle Takes The Square Live In Concert

The influential post-hardcore band's first show in three years attracts a hardy, impassioned crowd.

Circle Takes The Square Live In Concert

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pg. 99 Live In Concert

"It's the crowd that gave pg. 99 its delivery," says guitarist Mike Taylor. At the Black Cat, we were the sweaty limbs of an eight-member band, pounding our fists in the air to a furious swarm.

pg. 99 Live In Concert

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Wanda Jackson performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Wanda Jackson, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2011

The Queen of Rockabilly was a forceful presence at the Newport Folk Festival.

Wanda Jackson, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2011

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Pokey LaFarge, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2011

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In slicked-back hair and vintage clothing, hear Pokey LaFarge perform old time music at Newport.

Pokey LaFarge, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2011

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Freelance Whales, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2011

With eclectic instrumentation, hear the lustrous pop-rock band's sunny songs in a live concert.

Freelance Whales, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2011

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Thurston Moore In Concert

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The iconoclastic Sonic Youth guitarist turns down the volume for an acoustic set of songs from his new solo album, Demolished Thoughts.

Thurston Moore In Concert

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The Body With Assembly Of Light Choir In Concert

Hear the sludgy doom-metal duo play with a 24-member female choir at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.

The Body With Assembly Of Light Choir In Concert

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Colin Meloy of The Decemberists performs at Sasquatch Music Festival 2011. James Bailey for KEXP hide caption

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The Decemberists, Live In Concert: Sasquatch 2011

Multi-instrumentalist Jenny Conlee wasn't expected to join the band only weeks after a breast-cancer diagnosis. She appeared nonetheless. On Memorial Day 2011, the band played songs old and new.

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Sasquatch 2011: Twin Shadow, Live In Concert

With a full band behind him, mastermind George Lewis brings his aching, synth-driven odes to love and loss to the Sasquatch Music Festival.

Sasquatch 2011: Twin Shadow, Live In Concert

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