Spoon's Britt Daniel performing at NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's.
Spoon's Britt Daniel performing at NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's. Shantel Mitchell/NPR
Every night during the madness that is SXSW Bob Boilen, Carrie Brownstein, Robin Hilton and Stephen Thompson will meet up on some random street corner and break down the events of the day. As the daily grind of concert-going, taco-scarfing and frantic twittering begins to take its toll, our esteemed hosts get loopier and loopier. As Stephen says in the first of the group's late-night dispatches from Austin, "This is the most lucid any of us will be." If last year is any indication, it's gonna get weird.
Every morning during the festival we'll post their gleeful recaps here on the blog and make them available in the All Songs Considered podcast.
In this first installment you can hear the gang gush about NPR Music's showcase at Stubb's which included Visqueen, The Walkmen, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Broken Bells and Spoon.
"It was a solid night of great music," Carrie said, "but I needed to end on a note where it just reaffirms my faith in rock music, in good drums, and in great songwriting and in a voice that's unafraid. I think Spoon totally embodied that tonight. This was exactly what I wanted to see the first night of South by Southwest."
They also talk about bands they've been able to see so far — including CALLmeKAT, These United States, Horse Feathers, Javelina, Freelance Whales and more — and those they're looking forward to seeing in the next few days.
Remember, you can find all of our full coverage on our main SXSW page, and download all of the concerts in the Live Concerts podcast.