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

Efterklang performs with Wordless Music Orchestra at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ryan Muir for NPR hide caption

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Efterklang With Wordless Music Orchestra, Live In Concert

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The Danish art-rock trio takes the stage with the Wordless Music Orchestra at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the American premiere of music from the band's new album Piramida.

Efterklang With Wordless Music Orchestra, Live In Concert

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Grizzly Bear In Concert

The Brooklyn psych-pop band, on tour for its new album Shields, stopped by the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 20. Hear our recording of the show.

Grizzly Bear In Concert

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M83 In Concert

Hear a stunning concert from the fantastically hazy, ambient pop genius M83, recorded live from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

M83 In Concert

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Members of ACME (violinists Caroline Shaw and Ben Russell, violist Nadia Sirota and cellist Clarice Jensen) dug into Steve Reich's Different Trains to open their performance, recorded live on Sept. 11, 2012. AJ Wilhelm for NPR hide caption

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ACME In Concert: Steve Reich's Complete String Quartets

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A group of New York City contemporary music dynamos traversed three landmark works in a single evening, recorded live at New York's (Le) Poisson Rouge.

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Wye Oak In Concert

The Baltimore-based duo gave a blistering live performance from the nation's capital.

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The Tallest Man On Earth, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2012

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Fans overflowed well beyond the point at which they could reasonably be expected to see the singer on stage, as Kristian Matsson blazed through songs from each of his records.

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Little Dragon In Concert

The Swedish quartet's experimental, electro soul turned out the Prospect Park Bandshell in a Celebrate Brooklyn show.

Little Dragon In Concert

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Sigur Rós In Concert

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It's not hyperbolic to suggest that Sigur Rós is one of the world's greatest live bands, creating a hypnotic, almost overwhelming experience. Hear the group as it plays a two-hour set in Brooklyn.

Sigur Rós In Concert

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Alabama Shakes, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2012

In concert, the soulful blues-rock band's music reached ecstatic, rafter-shaking heights. Singer Brittany Howard has the bearing, power and charisma of a star twice her age.

Alabama Shakes, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2012

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First Aid Kit, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2012

Folk Alley

The Swedish sister act broke through with a lovely album, which mixes wearily winsome mountain music with a welcome sunny side — an ode to musical couples seemingly made for the Newport crowd.

First Aid Kit, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2012

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Hot Chip In Concert

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The British quintet rocked an outdoor crowd at Celebrate Brooklyn, reminding us some bands still make dance music the old school way: with instruments played in real time by multiple human beings.

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Gang Gang Dance In Concert

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The experimental dance group featured keening, alien vocal lines soaring over choppy keyboards, rhythmic samples and glitches and two live drummer/percussionists.

Gang Gang Dance In Concert

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