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Next week, NPR Music heads to Austin, Texas, to blog, broadcast and webcast nearly a dozen live concerts from this year's South by Southwest music festival. Spoon headlines NPR Music's opening-night showcase on March 17, with additional performances by Broken Bells, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, The Walkmen and Visqueen. Our live concert webcasts continue March 18, with Sleigh Bells, Surfer Blood, Local Natives, Brooklyn Rider, G-Side and Smith Westerns. But that's just the tip of a very large iceberg, as the NPR Music team spreads out across Austin in search of great musical discoveries.

To prepare for this year's SXSW, the crew at All Songs Considered listened to samples of more than 1,000 bands that will be performing in Austin. On this edition of the show, host Bob Boilen chats with NPR Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein, All Songs Considered producer Robin Hilton and NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson about some of the artists they discovered, including the metal group Black Cobra, dark folk artist Timber Timbre, rapper Rye Rye and much more.

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SXSW 2010 Preview

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Work

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The Bewitched Hands On The Top Of Our Heads

  • Song: Work
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Negative Reversal

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Black Cobra

  • Song: Negative Reversal
  • from Chronomega

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Be Brave

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The Strange Boys

  • Song: Be Brave
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In The Red
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2010

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When I'm With You

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Best Coast

  • Song: When I'm With You
  • from When I'm With You
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I Heart California

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Admiral Radley

  • Song: I Heart California
  • from I Heart California
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She's So Crazy

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Mickey

  • Song: She's So Crazy
  • from She’s So Crazy
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In Spain

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Vadoinmessico

  • Song: In Spain
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Crutch and Cane

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Peter Wolf Crier

  • Song: Crutch and Cane
  • from Inter-Be
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Have You Ever Heard a Digital Accordion?

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The Lovely Eggs

  • Song: Have You Ever Heard a Digital Accordion?
  • from If You Were Fruit

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Happy Happy Birthday
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One Day

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Kings Go Forth

  • Song: One Day
  • from Outsiders Are Back

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G.I.R.L.F.R.E.N. (You Know I've Got A)

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Everybody Was in the French Resistance...Now!

  • Song: G.I.R.L.F.R.E.N. (You Know I've Got A)
  • from Fixin' the Charts, Vol. 1

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2010

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Easy to Love

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Ivan & Alyosha

  • Song: Easy to Love
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2010

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The Devil And Marie

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San Saba County

  • Song: The Devil And Marie
  • from ...Though Cheating Was Never an Option

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Majik Marker

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Mini Mansions

  • Song: Majik Marker
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Vind Kom

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Unni Lovlid

  • Song: Vind Kom
  • from Rite
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Hardcore Girls

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Rye Rye

  • Song: Hardcore Girls
  • from Hardcore Girls
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Demon Host

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Timber Timbre

  • Song: Demon Host

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2009

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Wilderness

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Active Child

  • Song: Wilderness
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To Where

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Grass Widow

  • Song: To Where
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What Is Light? Where Is Laughter?

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Twin Atlantic

  • Song: What Is Light? Where Is Laughter?
  • from Vivarium

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I Am Hitler

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Camisama

  • Song: I Am Hitler
  • from I Am Hitler

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