The 2,000-plus acts playing SXSW this year offer a pool of names that can be endless recombined to form new fake bands, such as Baby Magic and Team Joe Orchestra.
The concerts, songs and musical moments that stopped All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen in his tracks this week, including an a concert by St. Vincent so good he saw it twice.
Is SXSW just for industry pros and rich music fans? Or can someone on a budget make it worthwhile? We run through the pros, cons and opportunities that come with attending the festival on the cheap.
Hosts Bob and Robin are trapped in their respective homes for this snow-day edition of the show, but warm things up with breezy cuts from Eternal Summers, Slow Club and more.
A video for the brand new song "Cavity," from the band's second album, out May 27, uses a single flashlight to create an eerily beautiful landscape.
The albums, videos and musical moments that stop the All Songs host in his tracks. This week: Album and song of the week, a phenomenal live show, and more goats standing on things.
Bob and Robin kick off the show in raucous fashion before settling into a zen-like state. The mix includes song premieres by the former lead singer of The Walkmen and Syracuse upstarts Perfect Pussy.
All Songs Considered's favorite electronic jams from February include a legit underground anthem, African field recordings, and yet another promising producer from Detroit.
The albums, videos and musical moments that stop the All Songs host in his tracks. This week: three amazing live performances, but only one can win the rainbow.
How should a reader deal with the guilt of abandoning what used to be her most beloved musicians?
This week's mix from All Songs Considered includes a genre-bending project from Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux and Serengeti they're calling Sisyphus. Plus psychedelic solo music from Animal Collective's Avey Tare, one-of-a-kind folk from Diane Cluck and more.
NPR Music will present a genre-blending lineup at the SXSW 2014 Music Festival opening night showcase in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, March 12.
The albums, videos and musical moments that stopped the All Songs host in his tracks this week. This week: Epic trumps intimate and a youthful sense of discovery is infectious.
Listeners share their favorite songs of love and loss for Valentine's Day.
How do you share good music without giving the impression that you're "trying to say something"?