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Pharis And Jason Romero: Appalachia From British Columbia

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The husband-and-wife duo have a real knack for bringing old-timey folk songs to life. Watch them fingerpick and harmonize their own "Long Gone Out West Blues" for Folk Alley.



The Louisiana band Gashcat makes fantastically catchy rock and pop songs. They returned to South by Southwest to give a thrilling, all-too-short performance. Watch them perform "The Morning Sun" live.

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KCRW Presents: Cold War Kids


The California band recently released its fourth album, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts. Watch them perform the bluesy new song "Tuxedo," which has conquered the KCRW chart.

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Surfer Blood fans still have to wait a few months to hear its second album, Pythons, but the Florida band gave a preview of the record during shows at SXSW this year.

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Tegan And Sara: A Closer Look At 'Closer'

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The twin-sister pop duo have come a long way since their first performance at The Current in 2007. Watch Tegan and Sara perform their latest hit, "Closer," which recently received Glee's golden touch.

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The Milk Carton Kids: A Heartwarming Hit

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Listening to The Milk Carton Kids on an album is one thing; seeing the band work its magic live is another. Watch Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan perform "Hope of a Lifetime."



This is a live band that thrives on experimentation, playing around and taking chances. Watch Ducktails on stage at Austin's Clive Bar as the band performs "Letter of Intent."



Chvrches' bass-heavy pop sounds will be the soundtrack to many barbecues this summer. In the meantime, the Glaswegian trio got the crowd dancing at SXSW 2013. Watch them perform "The Mother We Share."

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The day before Sinkane joined Usher and The Afghan Whigs on stage at SXSW, he played a smaller, sponsored show. Luckily, our video crew was there to capture this live performance of "Jeeper Creeper."

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Telekinesis: NPR Front Row

Members of Wild Flag, The Globes and Say Hi join Michael Benjamin Lerner during this performance of "Ghosts and Creatures," filmed live at The Parish in Austin, Texas, during SXSW.

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KCRW Presents: Jake Bugg


The 19-year-old British boy wonder brings his international hit "Lightning Bolt" to the KCRW studios for a performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Molotov, Live In Concert

For Mexico City's Molotov, politics and rock en EspaƱol combine in front of a crowd 10,000 strong. Watch the band perform "Voto Latino," then listen to Molotov's complete set from SXSW.

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Anais Mitchell And Jefferson Hamer: Tackling 'Tam Lin'

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Mitchell has teamed up with Hamer, another young singer, to explore folk's ancient ancestry. Watch the duo perform the legendary "Tam Lin" at the Folk Alliance International Conference.


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The sister act from Los Angeles took home the BBC's Sound of 2013 award. Watch them perform "Falling" at Filter Magazine's SXSW Showdown in Austin, Texas.


Luella And The Sun: NPR Front Row

The Nashville foursome were one of our favorite discoveries at SXSW 2013. Watch Luella and her band bowl us over with fire and brimstone on "Sign of the Judgment."