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  1. TV On The Radio, Stromae & Courtney Barnett To Play NPR Music's SXSW Showcase
    Our opening night party in Austin — one of the highlights of our year — will feature a genre-spanning lineup that also includes up-and-comers Shamir and Boogie. More....
  2. The Austin 100
    What to listen to at SXSW 2015. More....
  3. SXSW 2014: Perfect Pussy, Live In Concert
    "We're Perfect Pussy and we're terrified." Watch the rising Syracuse punk band make their first national splash during our SXSW showcase at Stubb's in Austin, Texas. More....
  4. SXSW 2014: Eagulls, Live In Concert
    Not to be confused with Glenn Frey or Don Henley's middle-of-the-road soft rock, British post-punk act Eagulls did anything but take it easy at our SXSW showcase. Watch the entire concert here. More....
  5. 5 Dance Moves We Learned At SXSW 2014 In GIFs
    We know you're dying to try Future Islands' Buck-Up Bronco and St. Vincent's Minimalist Marionette. More....
  6. SXSW 2014 In Pictures
    Nearly 100 photos of musicians we fell in love with at last week's South by Southwest music festival, plus interviews, concerts, podcasts and slo-mo videos. More....
  7. SXSW 2014: Everything Is Better In Slow Motion
    With hundreds of bands and tens of thousands of fans, South by Southwest goes by really fast. We slowed the whole Sam-dancing, bull-riding, crowd-surfing party down for you. More....
  8. Lady Gaga At SXSW: 'Don't Sell Out. Sell In.'
    In a keynote event at SXSW, the queen of pop transgression offered support for anyone struggling with self-definition and illustrated how hard it is to steer clear of the constraints of corporate pop. More....
  9. NPR Music At SXSW 2014: Friday
    On Friday in Austin, Texas, full-throttle music consumption and overwhelming crowds battled to a exhausting, exhilarating draw. More....
  10. Kevin Gates: 'I Put All My Flaws On Front Street'
    The Baton Rouge rapper, on the rise when he arrived in Austin for SXSW, feels conflicted about his new success. "The more I grow in popularity," he says, "the lonelier it gets." More....

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