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Wish You Were There: 42 Photos From SXSW 2015

Monday, March 23, 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.

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Watch 5 Late-Night Lullabies From SXSW

Monday, March 23, 2015

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.

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KEXP Presents: Viet Cong

Monday, March 23, 2015

Watch the intense yet melodic punk rockers rip up the KEXP studio with their ferocious energy.

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SXSW 2015 In 10 GIFs

Monday, March 23, 2015

Bounce with Killer Mike, do the running man with Stromae and catch a much-needed breeze with Waxahatchee in a series of GIFs by photographer Adam Kissick.

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Torres: South X Lullaby

Monday, March 23, 2015

The rising songwriter met us under moonlight on the final night of SXSW to perform "A Proper Polish Welcome."

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Song Premiere: Geronimo!, 'Fires Of Hell'

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Chicago indie-rock act is breaking up this Saturday after a seven-year run. Hear Geronimo!'s final — and possibly best — song.

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Soundcheck

Death Cab For Cutie Finds Art In Repairing Something Broken

Monday, March 23, 2015

Singer-songwriter Ben Gibbard and bassist Nick Harmer go deep on the indie rock band's latest record, Kintsugi.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Monday, March 23, 2015

NYC rock stalwarts begin a week-long 'freedom tour' of the city's five boroughs, starting in Staten Island.

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First Listen: The Soft Moon, 'Deeper'

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Amid the clipped one-word titles and ominous synthesizers, there's a desperation to connect — and a soundtrack for dancing.

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First Listen: Ryley Walker, 'Primrose Green'

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Walker has developed into a thoughtful singer-songwriter who follows a tangled thread, evoking the '70s, when unplugged music could pick the body electric.

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First Listen: Lower Dens, 'Escape From Evil'

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Navigating the complicated circuitry of modern love, singer Jana Hunter echoes both '80s synthpop greats and the biggest Greek goddess of all.

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First Listen: Sufjan Stevens, 'Carrie & Lowell'

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A prolific, wide-ranging singer-songwriter crafts an intimate memorial to his late mother, who died three years ago.

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First Listen: Death Cab For Cutie, 'Kintsugi'

Sunday, March 22, 2015

If Death Cab For Cutie's 17-year career has focused on a single overarching theme, it's the process of growing up and fumbling for connection.

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Twin Shadow Meets His Muse At The Cemetery Gates

Sunday, March 22, 2015

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with frontman George Lewis Jr. about his new album, Eclipse.

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All Things Considered

'We Wanted To Entertain': Jon Spencer On 25 Years In New York

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spencer is equal parts Little Richard and Iggy Pop, the funky, yelping frontman for the Blues Explosion. The band's new album is called Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015.

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Courtney Barnett, Live In Concert: SXSW 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The famously anxious Melbourne singer-songwriter is now a full-fledged rock 'n' roll star. Watch her perform songs from Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit at our SXSW showcase.

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Go Record Shopping With Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield

Saturday, March 21, 2015

During SXSW, we joined Crutchfield on her Austin ritual to the record store End Of An Ear. She received a nice little surprise when she stepped up to the checkout counter.

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NPR Music At SXSW: Friday

Saturday, March 21, 2015

On day four at SXSW, feet were dragging and shoulders were wet with rain, but we still picked up plenty of discoveries and unforgettable moments.

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Have Brunch With Bleachers' Jack Antonoff

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer is everywhere these days. He shares his favorite SXSW routine and remembers his first years at the festival.

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World Cafe Presents: Brandi Carlile

Friday, March 20, 2015

Watch the singer-songwriter's beautiful, subdued performance of "The Eye" on the World Cafe.

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