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Joseph

The trio's sound has grown to include elements beyond sisterly harmonies and acoustic guitar. But here, Joseph strips down to its original setup, playing newer songs the way they could have been.

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Watch Conor Oberst Play His New Record Live In New York City

At Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, Conor Oberst delivered a powerfully spare set of new songs from his new album, Ruminations.

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Down Home In Treme With John Boutté And Shannon Powell

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New Orleans is a place where you throw a parade for a funeral, where joyful music is found in struggle. In this concert documentary, two local legends show off their hometown pride.

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The World's Largest Salt Flat, Set To A Celestial Score

The desolate landscape of Salar de Uyuni provides the backdrop for a song by Stars Of The Lid's Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie. "The Few Of Us Left" refers to the people who harvest salt on the flats.

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Drive-By Truckers

The long-running rock band holds a mirror to the hard realities of America right now on American Band. Watch Drive-By Truckers' emotional performance at the NPR Music office.

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Blind Pilot

The band's shimmery folk-pop sound, with its vibraphone and overarching vibrancy, is perfectly suited to the space behind Bob Boilen's desk.

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Watch Herbie Hancock Perform Live In Brooklyn

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Herbie Hancock and his latest band push the boundaries of jazz in a concert at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in New York City.

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Flasher's Debut EP To Be Reissued On Vinyl, Share 'Destroy' Video

Featuring Taylor Mulitz from Priests, Flasher's lush post-punk is razor-cut with a bit of a sarcastic sneer. The band looks good in light blue for a video filmed around its D.C. stomping grounds.

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First Watch: Corinne Bailey Rae, 'Hey, I Won't Break Your Heart'

In her new circus-themed video for a song about rebuilding trust, Rae gazes directly into the camera, challenging our protective masks just as she lets her own guard fall.

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Billy Bragg & Joe Henry

Performing songs they recorded on a recent train journey across the U.S., the two songwriters celebrate the romance and vitality of the modern railroad.

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In Chaotic Times, A Singer's Plea For Freedom

Opera star Joyce DiDonato does more than sing — she lends her voice to social causes. Watch her new video, a haunting depiction of a woman trapped in conflict.