NPR Music Live
Apr 28, 2013 — NPR Music and WNYC's Soundcheck present a First Listen Live concert from proto-punk band Iggy & The Stooges, broadcast from New York City. Watch the group rip through songs from its new album, Ready to Die, as well as a handful of old favorites.
Apr 15, 2013 — Sinewy and powerful as ever, and backed by his longtime band, Nick Cave works the crowd like a revival preacher at half-speed during a career-spanning set at NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's in Austin, Texas. Watch Cave perform "Jubilee Street," "From Her to Eternity" and "Push the Sky Away," and hear audio of his full set.
Apr 11, 2013 — Karen O, Nick Zinner and Brian Chase's performance at NPR Music's SXSW showcase was the band's only appearance at this year's festival. The New York trio performed their new single "Sacrilege" for the first time in front of an audience and dazzled the packed Stubb's crowd with a bunch of beloved hits from yesteryear. Watch highlights from the show here.
Mar 14, 2013 — Dave Grohl has become the unofficial Mayor of Rock 'n' Roll: a gregarious ambassador who wins armloads of Grammys and even directs a music documentary. Watch Grohl's keynote address at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.
Mar 14, 2013 — The Mercury Prize-winning band from Cambridge, England, capped NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's in Austin, and they shut it down in style. Watch them dig deep into their one and only album, An Awesome Wave, in front of a packed house.
Mar 17, 2013 — The sister act from Los Angeles took home the BBC's Sound of 2013 award earlier this year. While you wait for their debut album to arrive later this year, watch them perform "Falling" at Filter Magazine's SXSW Showdown in Austin, Texas.
Mar 17, 2013 — The Nashville foursome were one of our favorite discoveries at SXSW 2013. Watch Luella and her band bowl us over with fire and brimstone on "Sign of the Judgment."
Jan 11, 2013 — This Los Angeles rock band is about to release one of early 2013's most anticipated albums, Hummingbird. Watch Local Natives showcase several songs from the record during a special KCRW concert at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica.
Oct 10, 2012 — Twenty years after Little Earthquakes, the groundbreaking artist re-imagines a handpicked collection of songs from her catalog in an orchestral setting. Experience these new arrangements of classic favorites in an exclusive concert from New York City, broadcast live by NPR Music.
Oct 15, 2012 — Peek behind the curtain at the final rehearsal before David Byrne (of Talking Heads) and Annie Clark (of St. Vincent) took their collaborative album, Love This Giant, out on the road — complete with eccentric choreographed dance moves and an eight-piece horn section.