French music site La Blogothèque’s self-produced Take Away Shows feature exclusive, unedited footage of top indie artists performing in public places.
Shooting bands on the street, in the subway, or in a restaurant, auteurs like Vincent Moon (also a co-founder of the site) capture the devil-may-care nature of impromptu performances by artists such as Phoenix, Fleet Foxes, Arcade Fire, St. Vincent, and even R.E.M.
Selected performances are also available to download directly, either in Quicktime or DivX video format, or as audio MP3s.
Tegan and Sara, “Alligator”
Amanda Palmer, “Amsterdam”
The Antlers, “Two/Epilogue”
Lykke Li and El Perro del Mar, “Somebody’s Baby”
Yeasayer, “No Need to Worry/ Redcave”
Sigur Rós, “Við spilum endalaust”