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  1. South X Lullaby: Nilüfer Yanya
    The London-based singer performs in a shop filled with sentimental curiosities of a world gone by, while singing about old memories and the pain of lost love. More....
  2. South X Lullaby: Katie Von Schleicher
    The New York songwriter finds a place of solitude in the Spire Studio Tour Bus to perform "Mary," the quietest song from her magnificent 2017 album, S***** Hits. More....
  3. Mélat's 'Push,' Live From Austin
    Watch the R&B singer perform her smart and stylish standout single onstage in her hometown of Austin, Texas, during SXSW. More....
  4. South X Lullaby: Soccer Mommy
    Our South X Lullaby with Soccer Mommy took us away from the frenetic world of the South by Southwest music festival and into "your eccentric uncles attic on steroids," Uncommon Objects. More....
  5. Who We Found In Austin: The Marías, Liniker, Combo Chimbita And More
    The music featured on this week's show expands the notion of just what is Latin music. More....
  6. South X Lullaby: Lucy Dacus
    Dacus performs "Historians," from her deeply personal and triumphant new album, in an art installation at SXSW that evokes the challenges of human communciation. More....
  7. Watch As Superorganism Slams Its Slacker-Psych Single 'Everybody Wants To Be Famous'
    The group's inventive, choppy-poppy, psychedelic debut is as strong an introduction as you can expect. At our showcase in Austin during SXSW, they opened with an inviting warning. More....
  8. South X Lullaby: Kevin Morby & Katie Crutchfield
    In the courtyard of St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin, with the sounds of the city and SXSW echoing in the background, Kevin Morby and Katie Crutchfield perform a song of quiet comfort. More....
  9. SXSW 2018 Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments
    Our bleary-eyed, ear-ringing week of non-stop live music at the 2018 South by Southwest music festival has ended and we're back one last time to play some of our favorite discoveries. More....
  10. Liz Brasher Storms Stubb's Stage With 'Outcast'
    The Memphis-based Slingshot artist combines the blues with American roots and hard rock. Her enormous voice shines on a performance of the title track from her upcoming debut EP at our 2018 Showcase. More....

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