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Caribou, 'Our Love' (Live)


Watch a rare studio performance from one of indie rock's most beloved electronic musicians: Dan Snaith, or as you probably know him, Caribou.

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Broken Bells, 'Control' (Live)

James Mercer and Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton put on a private show for opbmusic and Sound Opinions. Watch Broken Bells perform "Control," from the band's album After The Disco.

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Cass McCombs, 'Angel Blood' (Live)

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The enigmatic, nomadic singer-songwriter performs "Angel Blood" live in the studio.

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Merchandise, 'Little Killer' (Live)


"This song's about the bomb," frontman Carson Cox says of the Tampa rock band's "Little Killer," performed live in the studio.

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Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

Benatar and Giraldo run through three of their classic songs: 1979's "We Live For Love," 1984's "We Belong" and, after a long and satisfying windup, 1981's "Promises In The Dark."

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J Mascis

The Dinosaur Jr. frontman, one of the world's loudest musicians, performs unplugged and acoustic in the NPR Music offices.

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Jenny Lewis, 'She's Not Me' (Live)


The former Rilo Kiley singer performs her new song "She's Not Me" at Los Angeles' Apogee Studios.

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St. Paul And The Broken Bones, 'I'm Torn Up' (Live)

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Watch the Alabama soul band's earthshaking performance of the opening track from its debut album, Half The City.

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Jason Isbell, 'Cover Me Up' (Live)

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Isbell performs "Cover Me Up," which was named Song Of The Year at this year's AMA festivities, alongside his wife and frequent musical collaborator, Amanda Shires.

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Public Service Broadcasting, 'Gagarin'

This is the best thing you'll watch all day. It turns out J. Willgoose, Esq. and Wrigglesworth, the two unassuming guys behind the band Public Service Broadcasting, have some killer moves.

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Meredith Monk On Q2's 'Spaces'


The composer and singer describes her own sound as "folk music from another planet." Q2 visits the Tribeca loft that's been home to Monk's white-hot creative energies for more than 40 years.

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Perfume Genius, 'Queen' (Live)


Seattle native Mike Hadreas performs "Queen" from Too Bright, his third album as Perfume Genius.

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Davíd Garza

The veteran Austin singer-songwriter, whose voice sounds familiar yet new, joins his stunning voice with that of touring partner (and Tiny Desk veteran) Gaby Moreno.

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Roomful Of Teeth

Watch the vocal group sing new music with yelps, yodels and fine harmonies tightly spun.

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Reggae Vibe, Ebola Message: African Superstars Try To Go Viral

They're some of the most popular musicians in West Africa, joining voices to sing (mainly in French but also in some local languages) about defeating an "invisible enemy."