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They Might Be Giants

A glance into the crowd assembled for the show in the NPR Music offices reveals just how far-reaching They Might Be Giants' appeal has become. Watch the band perform two of its brand-new songs, as well as "Fingertips," a classic 1992 chestnut.

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Givers

Givers' music is a clatter of percussion, bright tropical melodies, slinky guitar upstrokes and playful vocals that float over polyrhythmic grooves.

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Y La Bamba

Luzelena Mendoza's captivating voice is the centerpiece of Y La Bamba's sound. But the rugged-looking choir boys behind her obviously find joy in blending their voices into rich vocal harmonies.

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Joe Boyd And Robyn Hitchcock

Boyd's name popped up on many records in the 1960s and '70s. Joined by Robyn Hitchcock, Boyd reads from his book, White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s, while Hitchcock performs songs of the era.

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Ben Sollee

A genre-bending cellist and songwriter who combines classical artistry with bluegrass and pop, Sollee has created a unique and infectious take on folk music.

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Julian Lage Trio

The 23-year-old guitarist was once called a prodigy. But he's maturing into a distinctive player and bandleader, too. With two bandmates, Lage performs two unreleased songs and a cut from 2011's Gladwell.

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The Blind Boys Of Alabama

Whether young or old, blind or sighted, these gospel greats craft an impeccable mix of polished blues, swinging soul and from-the-gut expressions of faith.

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Milos

Watch the newcomer from Montenegro play Spanish standards and a passionate ode to his homeland.

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The Civil Wars

Watch Joy Williams and John Paul White's swooning chemistry and stirring harmonies at the NPR Music offices.

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YACHT

For some acts, stripping a sound down to essentials is easy: Strap on the acoustic guitar and maybe use a snare drum instead of a full kit. It was different for YACHT; it's not a simple guitar-bass-drums band. Watch the electro-pop group's striking performance at the NPR Music offices.

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The Decemberists

When he turned up at the NPR Music offices to perform three songs from The King Is Dead, Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy wasn't expecting to be staring into dozens, if not hundreds, of rapt faces.

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Charlie Siem

Watch the stylish young violinist pull out a bag of tricks in music by Paganini. Performing at the NPR Music offices, Siem tosses off left-hand pizzicatos, double-stop harmonics and spiccato bowing as if he were buttering bread.

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Chris Thile And Michael Daves

Thile and Daves play the traditional bluegrass music of icons Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs with New York City intensity. Watch the dexterous duo perform songs from Sleep With One Eye Open at the NPR Music offices.

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The Black Angels

The Black Angels' music is hardly the stuff of stripped-down acoustic confessionals: It's the sound of a distant rumble, possibly beamed from a garage in a distant decade.

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The Kopecky Family Band

NPR Music's staff stumbled onto the Tennessee band's music at the CMJ Music Festival last fall, and quickly fell in love. The Kopeckys' sweet, swollen folk-rock songs keep blooming into something irresistible.