Feb 27, 2014 — Real Estate's shimmering pop-rock seems to echo out of the past with melancholy beauty. Watch the band perform its third album, Atlas, in its entirety at New York's SubCulture.
Mar 5, 2014 — The Baltimore native plays mean piano and drums, but he's made his biggest mark as a bandleader with his mallets. The jazz vibraphonist visits his alma mater to lead his quintet in concert.
Feb 25, 2014 — Watch the Los Angeles rapper perform a loose-limbed, spontaneous and unpretentious set, including a singalong for surprise guest Ab-Soul at New York's Le Poisson Rouge on Feb. 23.
Oct 9, 2013 — Volcano Choir is known in no small part for its frontman Justin Vernon, an artist who built legions of fans recording as Bon Iver. But Volcano Choir isn't a Bon Iver side project. Watch the band give a transfixing performance, recorded live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
Jan 1, 2014 — A 24-year-old with a taste for finely aged songs, the vocalist was one of the breakout jazz stars of 2013. Accompanied by pianist Aaron Diehl's trio, she performs at the Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams Festival.
Nov 6, 2013 — Hear lead singer Channy Leaneagh and the rest of this exciting Minneapolis band recorded live at the 9:30 Club on Nov. 6, 2013.
Oct 28, 2013 — Hear the band perform highlights from its new album, Reflektor, recorded live from Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.
Nov 26, 2013 — The beloved Australian electro-pop band performed to a packed house at Le Poisson Rouge to celebrate NPR Music's new electronic dance music show Metropolis. Watch the entire 10-song set, which included jams from Cut Copy's new album, Free Your Mind, as well as old favorites like "Lights and Music."
Nov 8, 2013 — It's been a pretty big year for Brit producers (and brothers) Guy and Howard Lawrence. The electronic duo, better known as Disclosure, released their debut album, Settle, to great fanfare, and have been selling out venues across America. This set was recorded live in Asheville, NC on Oct. 27, 2013.
Jan 16, 2014 — With her smoky-rich voice, this Mauritanian griot artist tips toward reggae, flamenco and rock along with traditional Sahelian tonalities and rhythms in a band that includes her husband, guitarist (and fellow griot) Jeich Ould Chighaly.