South by Southwest 2014 is a wrap, and it's hard to quite comprehend how much was packed into its five days. Which is why we've put together a handy guide to a small sampling of the massive quantity of music we consumed in Austin last week. Start with a few of the 97 photos from the annual music festival. Sample video from Kelis' set at our SXSW showcase. Take a listen to the interviews and podcasts recorded live on Austin's streets in the wee hours of the morning. If you're feeling overwhelmed, try slowing things down with our slo-motion videos. It might be enough to keep you occupied until next year.
Each night, after consuming as much music as they possibly could, All Songs hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, along with NPR Music's Stephen Thompson and a rotating cast of guests, met on the streets of Austin to talk about the best of what they'd seen. Tuesday: Agnes Obel, Royal Teeth, Jambinai and what people mean when they say "Keep Austin Weird." Wednesday: NPR Music's SXSW Showcase at Stubb's featuring Damon Albarn, St. Vincent, Kelis, Eagulls and Perfect Pussy, which was interrupted by news of the accident that killed two people, just one block away. Thursday: The shadow cast by the previous day's accident begins to lift. Catharsis from Typhoon, The Autumn Defense and Big Freedia. Plus a unifying set by the breakout stars of SXSW 2014, Baltimore's Future Islands. Friday:Moon Hooch's two saxophones win everyone over, but Robin has given his heart to Perfect Pussy. Saturday:Bob discovers the secret of the universe on the dirty floor of an Austin club, and as the festival ends, we finally catch up with band's we've been trailing all week.
South by Slo-mo
South By Southwest goes by fast. So Mito Habe-Evans and our video team helpfully slowed it down. It's pretty self-explanatory. Want more? Of course you do.
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