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Live In Concert from NPR's All Songs Considered

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Hear live shows from Spiritualized, Andrew Bird, Wilco, Bon Iver, Alabama Shakes, Beirut and many more. Recorded by NPR Music at venues and festivals across the country.

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Hear live shows from Spiritualized, Andrew Bird, Wilco, Bon Iver, Alabama Shakes, Beirut and many more. Recorded by NPR Music at venues and festivals across the country.

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672 Ratings
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Jason

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Love this music so pretty and perfect

Beautiful

By FlaviamariaMSF - Jun 18 2018
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A treasure. Thank you for this.

iTunes Ratings

672 Ratings
Average Ratings
539
67
27
15
24

Jason

By Jbackman - Oct 12 2019
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Love this music so pretty and perfect

Beautiful

By FlaviamariaMSF - Jun 18 2018
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A treasure. Thank you for this.
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Live In Concert from NPR's All Songs Considered

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Hear live shows from Spiritualized, Andrew Bird, Wilco, Bon Iver, Alabama Shakes, Beirut and many more. Recorded by NPR Music at venues and festivals across the country.

Rank #1: Bon Iver Live From the 9:30 Club

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The love for Justin Vernon and Bon Iver at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club was so overwhelming for this performance, it seemed fans might storm the stage and eat the humble frontman alive. The stage was set with just the essentials, bathed in thin columns of warmly colored lights. It was just enough to reveal the faces of a thousand or so glassy-eyed fans who mouthed the words to every song and swayed in a state of pure bliss. 8/4/11 Perth Minnesota, WI Towers Holocene Creature Fear Flume Hinnom, TX Wash. Brackett, WI Blood Bank Re: Stacks Calgary Wolves (Act I and II) ENCORE: Skinny Love Beth/Rest For Emma

Aug 06 2011

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Rank #2: Alabama Shakes Live From The Newport Folk Festival

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In concert, the soulful blues-rock band's music reached ecstatic, rafter-shaking heights. Singer Brittany Howard has the bearing, power and charisma of a star twice her age, but on stage, she's positively dominant. Here, the band performs at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival, recorded live on Saturday, July 28 in Newport, R.I. Find NPR's complete Newport Folk Festival coverage at www.npr.org/newportfolk.

Jul 30 2012

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Rank #3: SXSW 2012: Alabama Shakes In Concert

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Led by Brittany Howard, one of the most charismatic up-and-coming singers in the business, the group enjoyed an auspicious breakthrough with a self-titled record last year. But this is a full, tight, ridiculously proficient rock/soul band with remarkable live chemistry and a strong, consistent catalog. A staple of "Bands To Watch" lists far and wide, Alabama Shakes sure didn't shrink under the open Texas skies during NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's in Austin, Texas. Hear the band perform live in concert, recorded on March 14, 2012.

Mar 15 2012

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Rank #4: Beirut in Concert From The 9:30 Club

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Beirut's latest album, The Rip Tide, was recorded in New York during the winter of 2010 and takes a surprise turn away from the group's early, ?o?ek-influenced sound and toward more mainstream indie rock. But the band hasn't reinvented itself entirely: Anyone drawn to the trumpet and ukulele on Beirut's first album, Gulag Orkestar, will find those familiar sounds on The Rip Tide, but set amidst wurlitzer, pump organ and percussion that can sound almost electronic at times. Beirut showcased this new material in a live concert webcast from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.

Dec 16 2011

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Rank #5: Tallest Man On Earth

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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, a name he's earned by giving unforgettable live performances with one of the boldest, most captivating voices around. Hear him perform live in this full concert, recorded in Washington, D.C. Oct. 3, 2010.

Oct 06 2010

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Rank #6: Punch Brothers with Chris Thile: Newport Folk Festival 2010

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When Nickel Creek broke up in 2006, it was only a matter of time before the massively popular bluegrass band would spin off into new projects. Among the most prominent is singer-mandolinist Chris Thile's creatively ambitious Punch Brothers, whose recordings have already included a 40-minute suite called "The Blind Leaving the Blind." Less than two months after performing at Bonnaroo, Thile and Punch Brothers are hitting the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I., wielding new songs from an album titled 'Antifogmatic.'

Aug 02 2010

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Rank #7: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros: Newport Folk Festival 2010

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You can't turn on a TV these days without hearing a song by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros: "Janglin'" and especially "Home" have popped up in countless ads and musical montages, everywhere from 'American Idol' to 'Community.' Still, the absolute best place to take in the 10-piece band's gloriously uplifting ruckus is on the concert stage, where the music takes on the celebratory and intense air of a revival show. When singers Edward Sharpe (a.k.a. Alex Ebert) and Jade Castrinos lock eyes and sing to each other, it conjures images of Johnny and June, if Johnny Cash were a towering figure with dreadlocks and no undershirt. Here, the L.A. band performs live at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I.

Aug 02 2010

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Rank #8: The New Pornographers Live From The 9:30 Club (2010)

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The New Pornographers' latest album, Together, is a thrilling parade of infectious hooks, power-pop guitars, whistled melodies and sweet harmonies. The New Pornographers share highlights from the album, along with old favorites, in this full concert recorded live from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club on June 23, 2010.

Jun 24 2010

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Rank #9: SXSW 2012: Andrew Bird In Concert

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Classically trained and once known as a purveyor of old-time hot jazz, Andrew Bird is now the picture of indie-pop sophistication, known for employing $10 words and the clearest, most identifiable whistle in the business. Naturally, both came into play when Bird took the Stubb's stage as the headliner of NPR Music's SXSW showcase in Austin, Texas on March 14, 2012.

Mar 15 2012

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Rank #10: Alt-J Live from SXSW

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An easy way to embrace Alt-J's idiosyncratic charm is to witness the band live; hear how often Joe Newman sings quietly and subtly, and get a feel for the prettiness at the core of Alt-J's songs.

Apr 09 2013

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Rank #11: Dinosaur Jr. In Concert

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When the original lineup of Dinosaur Jr. reunited in 2005, more than 20 years after the band first formed in Amherst, Mass., skeptics figured the group was looking for an excuse to recycle its back catalog. Hear Dinosaur Jr. perform selections from their latest album 'Farm' — along with an assortment of old favorites — in a full concert, recorded live at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.

Oct 09 2009

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Rank #12: Ryan Adams In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

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Ryan Adams showcased some of his new songs — and many others from his long and frequently glorious catalog — in a performance webcast live from the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Friday, July 25 in Newport, R.I.

Jul 31 2014

1hr 29mins

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Rank #13: John Paul White: Newport Folk Festival 2017

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"If you came to this set looking to be cheered up, you're screwed," White deadpanned from the stage. His music can give goosebumps, even on a sunny summer day; hear his set at Newport now.

Aug 15 2017

44mins

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Rank #14: Calexico: Newport Folk Festival 2010

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An Arizona band led by singer-guitarist Joey Burns and drummer/multi- instrumentalist John Convertino, Calexico has spent a decade and a half as a go-to purveyor of atmospheric, even cinematic desert pop. With the aid of trumpets, pedal-steel guitars and piano, Calexico has become a festival favorite (playing a set at Bonnaroo earlier this summer), recorded high-profile collaborations (including 'In the Reins,' a tremendous album with Iron & Wine), and evolved into a consistent studio force (most recently releasing the well-received 'Carried to Dust'). Here, Calexico performs live at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I.

Aug 01 2010

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Rank #15: The Head & The Heart Live From The Newport Folk Festival

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Impeccable, sweet-voiced folk-pop hangs heavy over the Pacific Northwest — it's infused in every droplet of drizzle. But The Head and the Heart is a particularly lovable practitioner, making a nationwide name for itself alongside the harmony-rich likes of Fleet Foxes. Here, the band performs at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival, recorded live on Sunday, July 29 in Newport, R.I. For more of NPR's coverage of the Newport Folk Festival visit www.npr.org/newportfolk

Jul 30 2012

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Rank #16: Dawes: Newport Folk Festival 2010

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This is a golden age for fans of beardy guys who infuse their indie-rock sound with rich vocal harmonies that recall the heady days of Crosby, Stills & Nash. The L.A. band Dawes may be led by singer Taylor Goldsmith, but the group's layered backing vocals are just as much the star of its sweetly melancholy debut album, 'North Hills.' Here, Dawes performs live at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I.

Aug 01 2010

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Rank #17: Brandi Carlile: Newport Folk Festival 2015

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Brandi Carlile Tim Hanseroth – backup vocals and guitar Phil Hanseroth – backup vocals and bass Raise Hell Wherever Is Your Heart The Story Hard Way Home Again Today That Wasn't Me The Things I Regret Beginning To Feel The Years That Year Pride And Joy The Eye Murder In The City

Sep 29 2015

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Rank #18: John Prine And Friends: Newport Folk Festival 2017

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Hear one of Americana's most influential songwriters perform some of his timeless tunes alongside special guests Margo Price, Roger Waters, Justin Vernon and more.

Aug 04 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #19: Sigur Ros, Live In Concert From Celebrate Brooklyn

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It's not hyperbolic to suggest that Sigur Rós is one of the world's greatest live bands, creating a hypnotic, almost overwhelming experience. Hear the group, back on tour after four years, as it plays a sweeping two-hour set at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell during Celebrate Brooklyn recorded live on July 31, 2012. Set List: "Ekki múkk" "Varúð" "Ný batterí" "Í Gær""Vaka" (Untitled 1) "Sæglópur" "Svefn-g-englar" "Viðrar vel til loftárása" "Hoppípolla" "Med blóðnasir" "Olsen Olsen" "Festival" "Hafsól" Encore: "Glósóli" "Popplagið" (Untitled 8)

Aug 01 2012

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Rank #20: Jason Isbell: Newport Folk Festival 2015

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Barely a week after releasing Something More Than Free, Jason Isbell took the stage at Newport Folk for a set that highlighted many of the new songs from that album. Isbell has attained star status in the alt-country world, but his performance channeled the best of the southern rock tradition that emerged in north Alabama and Georgia in the 1970s — two places where Isbell lived and worked before relocating to Nashville.

Jul 29 2015

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Bermuda Triangle, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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It's not often you find a band with three lead singers who each sound as impressive on their own as they do together.

Aug 22 2018

46mins

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Brandi Carlile, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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Brandi Carlile's Newport set was a pure celebration, as if she soaked up all that sunshine and love and poured it back over the crowd.

Aug 15 2018

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Khruangbin, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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A power trio of an entirely different kind, the Houston band led a journey through globally-influenced funk, jazz, surf and psych-rock — before creating a live, instrumental hip-hop mixtape.

Aug 10 2018

58mins

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The Lone Bellow, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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The Nashville-by-way-of-Brooklyn band repeatedly took the Newport audience from joyful, foot-stomping singalongs, to a rapturous hush.

Aug 08 2018

58mins

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Darlingside, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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Darlingside's dark songs are full of light, illuminated by voices that come from on high.

Aug 06 2018

39mins

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Tuck & Patti, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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The jazz duo opened its set with "Heaven Right Here," one of the early '90s tunes that had Tuck and Patti on the charts and all over jazz radio.

Aug 02 2018

39mins

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Lucius: Newport Folk Festival 2018

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Lucius' fifth appearance at Newport saw the group outdo itself, with choreography, a tribute to Richard Swift and many, many friends.

Jul 31 2018

58mins

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John Paul White: Newport Folk Festival 2017

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"If you came to this set looking to be cheered up, you're screwed," White deadpanned from the stage. His music can give goosebumps, even on a sunny summer day; hear his set at Newport now.

Aug 15 2017

44mins

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Julia Jacklin: Newport Folk Festival 2017

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The folk-rock singer from Australia's Blue Mountains makes music that confronts all the anxieties a 20-something feels about getting older. Hear songs from her debut album, Don't Let The Kids Win.

Aug 15 2017

48mins

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Joseph: Newport Folk Festival 2017

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The Portland trio, composed of sisters Natalie, Meegan and Allison Closner, makes music that invites its audience to share in its bond of sisterhood. Hear Joseph's set at Newport Folk now.

Aug 14 2017

40mins

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Drive-By Truckers: Newport Folk Festival 2017

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The band kept up a keen-edged commentary on xenophobia, censorship and racism throughout its set of gritty Southern rock. Hear its set now.

Aug 12 2017

55mins

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Pinegrove: Newport Folk Festival 2017

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Hear the band play its tender songs about home, friendship and growing up, live at Newport Folk.

Aug 11 2017

44mins

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Margaret Glaspy: Newport Folk Festival 2017

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The folk-rock singer performed songs from her acclaimed debut album — plus some new tracks — at Newport.

Aug 09 2017

42mins

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Marlon Williams: Newport Folk Festival 2017

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Though he was new to many in the audience, the New Zealander's lonesome set was the one festival goers were talking about for the rest of the weekend. Hear it now.

Aug 07 2017

38mins

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John Prine And Friends: Newport Folk Festival 2017

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Hear one of Americana's most influential songwriters perform some of his timeless tunes alongside special guests Margo Price, Roger Waters, Justin Vernon and more.

Aug 04 2017

1hr 12mins

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Big Thief: Newport Folk Festival 2017

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The rising indie-rock band performed some new, unreleased songs during its Newport set.

Aug 04 2017

48mins

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Brent Cobb: Newport Folk Festival 2017

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The Georgia-born roots musician's songs tell detailed, easy-paced stories of family and close friends. Hear his Newport Folk set, with special guest Jade Bird.

Aug 02 2017

43mins

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Shovels & Rope: Newport Folk Festival 2017

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The charismatic husband-and-wife duo returned to Newport after a three-year hiatus.

Aug 01 2017

55mins

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The Wild Reeds: Newport Folk Festival 2017

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Mackenzie Howe, Sharon Silva and Kinsey Lee's set at Newport Folk was assured and robust, a testament to potent voices made more powerful when united.

Jul 31 2017

43mins

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Hurray For The Riff Raff Live In Concert, SXSW 2017

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"I'm ready for the world," Alynda Lee Segarra sings in the chorus of the rousing "Hungry Ghost" — and her band's set told that simple truth again and again. In the past seven or eight years, Hurray For The Riff Raff has blossomed slowly but fully, transforming its sound from intense-but-delicate one-woman bedroom recordings to the rip-roaring full-band jams that dominated the group's set at Stubb's BBQ in Austin, Texas. Setlist: 1. Life To Save 2. Nothing's Gonna Change That Girl 3. Hungry Ghost 4. Rican Beach 5. The Navigator 6. Living In The City 7. Fourteen Floors 8. Pa'lante

Mar 30 2017

37mins

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iTunes Ratings

672 Ratings
Average Ratings
539
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27
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Jason

By Jbackman - Oct 12 2019
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Love this music so pretty and perfect

Beautiful

By FlaviamariaMSF - Jun 18 2018
Read more
A treasure. Thank you for this.