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We've collected 10 of our favorite live music sessions from 2013, ranging from live in-studio performances to some of the biggest music festivals of the year.

We've collected 10 of our favorite live music sessions from 2013, ranging from live in-studio performances to some of the biggest music festivals of the year.
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We've collected 10 of our favorite live music sessions from 2013, ranging from live in-studio performances to some of the biggest music festivals of the year.

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English


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The National

11/25/2017
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One of indie rock's most reliably great bands, The National, is at their best on their latest album. (KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, 8/13)

Jim James

11/25/2017
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As lead singer of My Morning Jacket, James specializes in letting his gigantic voice ring out past the rafters in songs that boom and blare. But on his first solo album, he turns inward and recasts himself as a lost wanderer in search of redemption and comfort. Hear James perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival. (NPR's 2013 Newport Folk Festival Coverage, 8/13)

Disclosure

11/25/2017
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It's been a pretty big year for Brit producers (and brothers) Guy and Howard Lawrence. The electronic duo, better known as Disclosure, released their debut album, Settle, to great fanfare, and have been selling out venues across America. This set was recorded live in Asheville, NC on Oct. 27, 2013. F Four You, When A Fire Starts, You & Me, White Noise, Voices, What's In Your Head, Confess To Me, Running (Disclosure Remix), Help Me Lose My Mind, Latch (NPR's Live Concerts, 10/13)

Antibalas

11/25/2017
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Eleven strong, Brooklyn-based Afrobeat collective Antibalas pack into the KEXP studio for a staggering live set of swaggering songs every bit as grand as the size of the band suggests. 3 songs: Dirty Money, Sanctuary, Rat Race (KEXP's Live Performances, 1/13)

Gregory Porter

11/25/2017
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On his first trip to Seattle, Grammy-nominated vocalist Gregory Porter stopped by the KPLU Seattle studios for a live studio session that you do not want to miss. (KPLU's Studio Sessions, 6/13)

The Devil Makes Three

11/25/2017
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Santa-Cruz based bluegrass band The Devil Makes Three performs live from the WNRN studios. (WNRN's Live In Studio, 11/13)

Pusha T

11/25/2017
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The chart-topping rapper pulled no punches during his performance at NPR Music's showcase in New York City on Wednesday night. Watch Pusha T perform a 17-song set that ranged from his work with Kanye West to his critically acclaimed new album, My Name Is My Name."King Push""Blocka""Millions""Hold On""Suicide""So Appalled""Mercy""Cook It Down""My God""Exodus 23:1""I Don't Like""New God Flow""Pain""Nosetalgia""Sweet Serenade""Numbers On The Board""40 Acres" (NPR's Live Concerts, 10/13)

Robert Glasper Experiment

11/25/2017
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The Robert Glasper Experiment picked up a Grammy Award for Best RB album earlier this year. They're back with a new album and a whole new vision. (KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, 11/13)

Christopher Owens

11/25/2017
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Michaela Majoun gets a visit from Christopher Owens. He made two albums of 60s influenced pop rock as a member of the San Francisco duo, Girls, and the recently released Lysandre marks Owens solo debut. One of the most fascinating in the Cafes long list of guests, he had an unconventional upbringing in the Children Of God cult. We will hear Owens story, along with a live set of his very personal new songs. (NPR's World Cafe, 8/13)

Bob Mould

11/25/2017
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Bob Mould, best known as founder of Minnesota hardcore outfit Husker Du, ignites the secret stage at Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival performing songs spanning his catalog. Recorded 9/01/13 - 9 songs: The Act We Act, A Good Idea, Hoover Damn, Star Marchine, The Descent, Steam of Hercules, Flip Your Wig, Hate Paper Doll, Makes No Sense At All. (KEXP's Live Performances, 10/13)