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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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The Mynabirds: South X Lullaby

Friday, March 20, 2015

Looking like a mermaid with a Casio keyboard, Laura Burhenn performs a new song from an album due out this summer. Down by a creek in Austin, "All My Heart" is a lover's hymn.

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NPR Music At SXSW 2015: Thursday

Friday, March 20, 2015

Some days at SXSW, everything aligns. The annual music festival can be a slog, but there are discoveries and epiphanies to be had in unexpected places.

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Courtney Barnett, 'Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party' (Live At SXSW)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Watch the Melbourne rocker and her band blast through "Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party," a song from her new album, live at SXSW.

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NPR Music At SXSW 2015: Wednesday

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Our second day in Austin paid out handsomely, with breakout sets by Stromae and Courtney Barnett, as well as a handful of discoveries ad current favorites living up to the hype.

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A Rational Conversation: Colleen Green And Going Hi(gher)-Fi In 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

What type of signal does it send when a musician moves from the bedroom to the studio?

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Viking's Choice: Wild Throne, 'War Is A Romance'

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

With a deranged hardcore twang, a galloping Motörhead riff, and fusion-y Mars Volta guitar acrobatics, Wild Throne holds onto its wild combinations with grappling hooks.

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Courtney Barnett On World Cafe

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hear the rising Australian rock musician play songs from her debut album.

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NPR Music At SXSW 2015: Tuesday

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The best things our team in Austin saw, heard and recorded on the first day of SXSW Music, including a late-night lullaby by one of our favorite musicians.

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JD McPherson On World Cafe

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A musician known for his retro sound talks about the recording process for his new album.

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Flesh Lights, 'Just About Due'

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

An anthem for life at the breaking point that sounds like The Ramones with a power-pop makeover.

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Buffy Sainte-Marie, 'It's My Way'

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

At 74, the folk icon has a new album, Power In The Blood, which features the title track from her classic 1964 debut album.

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opbmusic Presents: Diarrhea Planet

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Watch the Nashville rock band — four guitarists strong — launch "Spooners" into the Pickathon crowd.

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SXSW 2015 Music Preview

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by Stephen Thompson and NPR contributor Katie Presley for a look at a handful of bands we can't wait to see at SXSW this week.

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