March 5, 2012
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NPR MUSIC EVENTS DURING SXSW:
SHOWCASES, INTERVIEWS AND FULL COVERAGE AT NPR.ORG/SXSW

LIVE BROADCAST OF STUBB'S SHOWCASE WITH NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS, YEAH YEAH YEAHS,
CAFÉ TACVBA, ALT-J, YOUTH LAGOON AND MORE

'ALT.LATINO' HOSTS SHOWCASE AT AUDITORIUM SHORES WITH
CAFÉ TACVBA, MOLOTOV AND BAJOFONDO

DOWNLOAD NPR MUSIC'S 'AUSTIN 100' MUST-HEAR BANDS

Once again, NPR Music and partner public radio stations will descend on Austin to present wall-to-wall coverage of the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference from March 12-16, featuring live broadcasts of can't-miss performances - including Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Café Tacvba and Alt-J.

NPR Music brings its official SXSW showcase at Stubb's to audiences everywhere through live audio and video streams at npr.org/music, NPR Music mobile apps and online and on-air coverage from public radio stations across the country. NPR's Latin music program Alt. Latino makes its SXSW debut, welcoming all to a showcase at Auditorium Shores, highlights of which will be offered online and on-air afterwards. All showcase videos, audio recordings, reports, photo galleries and podcasts can be found at npr.org/sxsw - along with the Austin 100, a streaming and fully downloadable 100-song sampler of NPR Music's picks for bands to discover this year at SXSW.

For those who can't get enough from SXSW, All Songs Considered co-hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, NPR Music critic Ann Powers and writer/editor Stephen Thompson will offer the latest news and collective musings about the festival at npr.org/sxsw, as well as via @allsongs and @nprmusic. The All Songs Considered podcast provides daily wrap-ups; subscribe now.

The calendar and details for NPR Music concerts:

NPR Music Presents SXSW Showcase Live from Stubb's
Wednesday, March 13 at 7:45PM (CT)
*Tickets Only Available to Music Badge Holders and Platinum Registrants Through SXSW Lottery*
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds open the evening, followed by Grammy-winning Latin alternative legends Café Tacvba, Mercury Prize-winning British quartet Alt-J, and the rock group Yeah Yeah Yeahs. For the first time, NPR Music also curates the indoor stage at Stubb's as part of the showcase and broadcast. Audiences can catch rising bands Youth Lagoon, Waxahatchee and Le1f between the outdoor stage sets.

NPR Music's Alt.Latino Hosts Auditorium Shores Showcase
Thursday, March 14 at 4:00PM (CT)
*Free and Public Event*
Genre-defining (and -bending) group Café Tacvba headlines a showcase hosted by NPR Music's Alt.Latino founders Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras and KUT's Michael Crockett. The band is joined by the politically charged band Molotov and the tango-fusion collective Bajofondo.

Several NPR Music public radio station partners are also hosting many of their own concerts and events. On Friday, March 15 at noon (CT), KUTX-Austin, KXT-Dallas, WXPN-Philadelphia, WFUV-New York, and Minnesota Public Radio's The Current join together for Public Radio Rocks the SXSW Day Stage. At the Austin Convention Center, Vampire Weekend tops an all-star bill that also includes Iron & Wine, Divine Fits, Charles Bradley, Pickwick, Dawes and Emmylou Harris with Rodney Crowell. Listen live by tuning in to the presenting stations and find more Member Station SXSW events at npr.org/sxsw.

About NPR Music At SXSW:
Since 2008, NPR Music and stations have broadcast and webcast a slew of concerts from SXSW, presenting Fiona Apple's return to the national spotlight and the Magnetic Fields' first SXSW appearance last year, as well as premiering new albums from The Decemberists and Broken Bells and introducing audiences to Vampire Weekend, Sleigh Bells, K'Naan, Bon Iver and many others. All past concerts, along with artist interviews and live audio and video performance sessions, are archived at: npr.org/sxsw. The free, Emmy Award-winning multimedia site and its iPad and iPhone apps offer constant new features and an extensive archive, in collaboration with NPR's newsmagazines, public radio Member Stations and the passionate NPR community.