NPR Music Downloads
Nov 17, 2010 — Jónsi is known not only for his work with the experimental Icelandic rock group Sigur Rós, but also for his own innovative use of sound and his elaborate multimedia live performances. Hear his solo concert, recorded live from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.
Sep 14, 2010 — The Austin post-rock band curated All Tomorrow's Parties in 2008. Now it's returned to perform at the music festival's 10th-anniversary party. Listen to the band's epic set here.
Oct 12, 2010 — Bradford Cox, frontman for the ambient punk bands Deerhunter and Atlas Sound, gives unforgettable live performances. Cox and the other members of Deerhunter bring their thrilling stage show to Washington, D.C. for a full concert, recorded live from the 9:30 Club.
May 2, 2010 — The Swedish pop band Shout Out Louds and the Queens, N.Y., pop group Freelance Whales make joyful, uplifting, utterly infectious music. Hear both bands recorded live in concert from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
Oct 5, 2010 — Swedish singer and guitarist Kristian Matsson is a soft-spoken guy who stands somewhere around five and a half feet tall. But on stage, he's known as The Tallest Man on Earth, and he's got one of the boldest, most captivating voices around. Here, he stops in Washington, D.C. for a full concert, recorded live at the 9:30 Club, with an opening set by S. Carey
Sep 30, 2010 — At the Theatre Project, Whitman stood center stage, hovered over four synthesizer units in a perfect 2x2 formation. Rapid-fire popcorn electronics took a turn into Stockhausen-esque trance at the High Zero Festival.
Sep 17, 2010 — After nearly a decade off, Superchunk is back with Majesty Shredding, a potent guitar-rock album with all the youth, exuberance and inspiration of the band's '90s work. Superchunk showcased the new songs, along with old favorites, in a full concert recorded live from the 9:30 Club.
Sep 30, 2010 — At the High Zero Festival, drummer Shayna Dunkelman locked into some nearly dance-rock grooves that gave the electronics-heavy spastic final set some direction.
Sep 13, 2010 — The California indie-rock duo had one of the biggest songs of 2009 in "Lust for Life." Director Jim Jarmusch liked the song so much, he chose Girls to perform live at this year's All Tomorrow's Parties music festival. Listen to the set here.
Sep 10, 2010 — Washed over by echo, even live, Kurt Vile sounds as if he's in his bedroom with a group of his bleary-eyed buddies, fiddling with a four-track recorder. Vile was like a shaggy-haired Lou Reed at the All Tomorrow's Parties music festival in New York on Sept. 5, running through his playfully hazy pop songs backed by The Violators.