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Tokyo Police Club's party-starting mod-punk show up minus its heavy rhythms, in an acoustic version of "Tesselate." David Monks sits solo on The Current's stage, on the corner of 7th and Red River in Austin, for the SXSW festival.
Traveling from Noid, a small town in England, The Heavy creates a one-of-a-kind retro-soul sound that's heavy, dirty, and funky. Performing at the corner of 7th and Red River in Austin, Tex., the band plays "That Kind of Man" for a crowd at the South by Southwest Music Festival.
Carbon/Silicon is a collaboration between The Clash's Mick Jones and Tony James of the Billy Idol-fronted Generation X, but its sound veers more toward danceable rock. See and hear the band play "The News" at the corner of 7th and Red River in Austin, Tex., for SXSW.
Beneath the gentle exterior of Jose Gonzalez's soothing, lilting voice and trademark "chord-picking" guitar lies a deeper and sometimes darker driving force. For KUT's Retread Sessions, Gonzalez performed two songs at the Blanton Museum to pleasantly surprised visitors.
Singer-songwriter Casey Dienel talks about making the transition from solo artist to bandleader, struggling with nerves as a performer, and watching people disassemble a giant whale that had washed up on the beach near her hometown.
The British press has credited The Klaxons with pioneering a genre called "new rave," which is really a mask for a heavy-handed dose of pop with a dance-punk kick. The band stopped by The Current to perform a version of its hit, "Golden Skans."
Hear an in-studio performance by Alice Smith, a New York-based soul singer whose latest album is titled For Lovers, Dreamers, and Me. Smith also discusses her attempts to cross the boundaries of race in the music industry.