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NPR SXSW 2013

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SXSW

  1. Shamir, Live In Concert: SXSW 2015
    Sporting a Yo Gabba Gabba T-shirt, Shamir clearly came to have a blast at our SXSW showcase. Watch him perform three songs from his upcoming album, RatchetMore....
  2. TV On The Radio, Live In Concert: SXSW 2015
    Wonderfully inventive and from-the-gut accessible, TV On The Radio showed off the soulful, genre-smashing sound that it has sharpened over the last dozen years at our showcase at SXSW. More....
  3. Pop Culture Happy Hour: SXSW And Hometown Cliches
    Scads of music recommendations, talk of Austin and Portland, and what's making us happy this week. More....
  4. Surviving SXSW 2015, With An Assist
    Alt.Latino's hosts called on others to help them wade through the talented Latin artists at this year's festival, including Buraka Som Sistema, Gina Chavez and Macaco. More....
  5. For Mick Jenkins, Water Is A Way Of Life
    At SXSW, when a good portion of the crowd is likely drinking cheap beer, it's important to stay healthy in the heat. The Chicago hip-hop artist wants you to stay hydrated. No, really. More....
  6. Stromae, Live In Concert: SXSW 2015
    After an NPR staffer led Stromae through the crowd prior to his set, she likened the experience to walking John Lennon through the crowd at the height of Beatlemania. More....
  7. SXSW 2015 Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments
    All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by Stephen Thompson to discuss the best musical discoveries from this year's SXSW Music festival in Austin. More....
  8. Wake Up To Breakfast Tacos With Avalon Emerson
    "It nails Tex-Mex perfectly," she says of Mi Madres in Austin, making everyone think about breakfast tacos right now. More....
  9. Wish You Were There: 42 Photos From SXSW 2015
    Want to know what the South by Southwest music festival was like this year? We've got you covered, with photos, videos, podcasts and more. More....
  10. Watch 5 Late-Night Lullabies From SXSW
    Let Laura Marling, Torres, Luluc, Tom Brosseau and The Mynabirds' Laura Burhenn sing you to sleep in church courtyards and on the banks of Waller Creek in Austin, Texas. More....

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