Watch the singer perform 90 minutes of breathtakingly emotional music, recorded live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Unpredictable and often mysterious, Blake's songs are intense and riveting, hopeful and thoughtful.
Josh Homme presides over a dense, textured, unpredictable sound that's equal parts mystery, intensity, beauty and bluster. QOTSA performed ...Like Clockwork in its entirety, plus an assortment of older material, in a sold-out show at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Video for this feature is no longer available.
Watch the New York band perform a 12-song set, featuring material from its new album, Modern Vampires of the City. For this performance, recorded for KCRW, Vampire Weekend took a night off from a West Coast tour to play for a small audience of eager fans at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica.
Watch an intimate concert inspired by Muhly's exciting, intrigue-filled opera Two Boys, commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera. Muhly is joined by close friends including singers Sam Amidon, Paul Appleby and Jennifer Zetlan, violist Nadia Sirota and violinists Angela and Jennifer Chun.
How can music be happy and sad at the same time? Listen to Arnalds' work and you'll hear it. This performance at New York City's (Le) Poisson Rouge re-imagines the Icelandic musician's magnificent work with a small orchestra: 28 musicians known as Ensemble LPR, along with guest singer Arnor Dan.
The Flaming Lips first formed more than 30 years ago, and the group is still full of surprises. At an intimate club during the 2013 South by Southwest music festival, the band performed one of its most beloved albums, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, from start to finish. Watch a video of the full hour-long set here.
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 toDie, as well as a handful of old favorites.
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.
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.
One of the most popular bands in all of Mexico takes the stage at Stubb's in Austin for NPR Music's SXSW showcase. Watch singer Rubén Albarrán and the rest of Café Tacvba perform songs from their new album, El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco — and bust out a synchronized dance in the process.