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Chadwick Stokes, 'I Want You Like A Seatbelt' (Live)

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Accompanied by a handmade oil-can guitar, the Dispatch and State Radio singer performs live in Boston at the Calling All Crows benefit concert.

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Sylvan Esso

Performed softly in the light of day, the duo's year-old material feels fresh and lovable when performed outside of a dark, loud club setting.

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Anonymous 4 With Bruce Molsky

The a cappella quartet, known for luminous interpretations of medieval pieces, teams up with folk musician Bruce Molsky in music from more modern times — popular songs from the Civil War era.

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Twin Shadow, 'Eclipse' (Live)


The synth-pop band, led by George Lewis Jr., performs a haunting track from its grandiose new album.

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First Watch: Genevieve, 'Colors'

The debut single by Chicago singer Genevieve Schatz is the one new tune the entire All Songs Considered crew loved before heading down to SXSW.

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For Mick Jenkins, Water Is A Way Of Life

At SXSW, when a good portion of the crowd is likely drinking cheap beer, it's important to stay healthy in the heat. The Chicago hip-hop artist wants you to stay hydrated. No, really.

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Stromae, Live In Concert: SXSW 2015

After an NPR staffer led Stromae through the crowd prior to his set, she likened the experience to walking John Lennon through the crowd at the height of Beatlemania.

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Avers, 'Girls With Headaches' (Live)

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Watch the psychedelic rock quintet pummel out its album highlight, "Girls With Headaches."

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Wake Up To Breakfast Tacos With Avalon Emerson

"It nails Tex-Mex perfectly," she says of Mi Madres in Austin, making everyone think about breakfast tacos right now.

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Watch 5 Late-Night Lullabies From SXSW

Let Laura Marling, Torres, Luluc, Tom Brosseau and The Mynabirds' Laura Burhenn sing you to sleep in church courtyards and on the banks of Waller Creek in Austin, Texas.

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Viet Cong, 'Death' (Live)


Watch the intense yet melodic punk rockers rip up the KEXP studio with their ferocious energy.

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Torres Sings A Quietly Intense Lullaby

The rising songwriter met us under moonlight on the final night of SXSW to perform "A Proper Polish Welcome."

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Courtney Barnett, Live In Concert: SXSW 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.