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Macy Gray performs at Le Cabaret Sauvage on December 17, 2012 in Paris, France.

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Soundgarden

Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs during Big Day Out at the Sydney Showground in Australia on January 26th, 2012.

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Florence & The Machine

Florence Welch of Florence & The Machine performs during the Summer Soul Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil on January 24th, 2012.

Chairlift

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Chairlift

Chairlift plays the Bowery Ballroom during their 'Something' Album Release in New York on January 23rd, 2012.

against me!

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Against Me!

Tom Gabel of Against Me! performs at the No Room For Rockstars official world premiere screening and after-party in Park City, Utah on January 22nd, 2012.

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Cobra Starship

Gabe Saporta, Victoria Asher and Alex Suarex of Cobra Starship perform at The Bing Bar during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on January 22nd, 2012.

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Kanye West

Kanye West performs during Big Day Out Festival at the Gold Coast Parklands in Gold Coast, Australia on January 22nd, 2012.

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The Living End

Scott Owen of The Living End performs during Big Day Out Festival at the Gold Coast Parklands in Gold Coast, Australia on January 22nd, 2012.

Spank Rock

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Spank Rock

Spank Rock performs during a sold out show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York on Monday, January 16th, 2012.

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The Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Steve Earle

Steve Earle performs during the Preservation Hall Jazz Band 50th anniversary at Carnegie Hall in New York City on January 7th, 2012.

Devo

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Devo

Mark Mothersbaugh and Bob Mothersbaugh of Devo perform at The Uptown Theater in Napa, California on January 15th, 2012.

Nicole Atkins

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Nicole Atkins

Nicole Atkins performs with some friends at The Press Room in Asbury Park, New Jersey.  Sandy Mack on harmonica, Danny Chen on Hammond B3 organ, Joe Michilini of The River City Extensions on guitar and Joe Russo on guitar were among some of the musicians that joined her on January 14th, 2012.

Bruce Springsteen, Garland Jeffreys, Willie Nile

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen, Garland Jeffreys and Willie Nile perform during the 2012 Light of Day Concert Series at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, New Jersey on January 14th, 2012.

Rick Ross

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Rick Ross

Rick Ross performs at the Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes And Eric Bellinger In Concert at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on January 13th, 2012.

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Tangiers Blues Band

King and Danny Clinch of The Tangiers Blues Band perform at the soft opening of The Press Room in Asbury Park, New Jersey on January 13th, 2012.

King Krule

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King Krule

King Krule (formerly known as Zoo Kid,) AKA 17 year old Archy Marshall performed a sold out show at the Mercury Lounge in New York City on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012.

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Tiësto

Legendary DJ and producer Tiësto took the stage at XS Las Vegas for his debut at the award-wining nightclub. His devoted following showed up in full force, with the 40,000-square-foot venue reaching capacity hours before his scheduled set time. The sea of people screamed, “Tiesto!” repeatedly until the Dutch superstar stepped on stage to take over the decks on Sunday, January 9th, 2012.

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The Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Jim James

Jim James of My Morning Jacket performs during the Preservation Hall Jazz Band 50th anniversary at Carnegie Hall in New York City on January 7th, 2012.

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Van Halen

Wolfgang Van Halen, David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen perform at Cafe Wha? in New York on January 5th, 2012.

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