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SXSW 2013: Day Three In Photos

  • "It's your voice," Dave Grohl says at his SXSW keynote speech that began Thursday. "Everyone's blessed with at least that. And who knows how long it will last?"
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    "It's your voice," Dave Grohl says at his SXSW keynote speech that began Thursday. "Everyone's blessed with at least that. And who knows how long it will last?"
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  • Dramatic, blissful and awash in synths, Lauren Mayberry (left) and Martin Doherty of CHVRCHES play the Fader Fort.
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    Dramatic, blissful and awash in synths, Lauren Mayberry (left) and Martin Doherty of CHVRCHES play the Fader Fort.
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  • Without a line of horns or funky rhythm section, Iron and Wine's Sam Beam plays a solo acoustic set KEXP's showcase at Mellow Johnny's.
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    Without a line of horns or funky rhythm section, Iron and Wine's Sam Beam plays a solo acoustic set KEXP's showcase at Mellow Johnny's.
    Dave Lichterman for KEXP
  • Olafur Arnalds' band circles around him at Mellow Johnny's before a set at the KEXP showcase.
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    Olafur Arnalds' band circles around him at Mellow Johnny's before a set at the KEXP showcase.
    Dave Lichterman for KEXP
  • Naked Cowboy's furry cousin from Austin, Texas?
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    Naked Cowboy's furry cousin from Austin, Texas?
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  • The percussion-heavy, slightly vaudevillian folk-rock band He's My Brother She's My Sister plays Pelon.
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    The percussion-heavy, slightly vaudevillian folk-rock band He's My Brother She's My Sister plays Pelon.
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  • Heavy, angry and hilarious, Molotov pounds Auditorium Shores into submission during a SXSW showcase presented by NPR Music's Alt.Latino.
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    Heavy, angry and hilarious, Molotov pounds Auditorium Shores into submission during a SXSW showcase presented by NPR Music's Alt.Latino.
    Adam Kissick for NPR
  • Fronted by Oscar-winning Argentine composer Gustavo Santaolalla, Bajofondo's music was as cinematic as it was unexpected at Alt.Latino's SXSW showcase.
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    Fronted by Oscar-winning Argentine composer Gustavo Santaolalla, Bajofondo's music was as cinematic as it was unexpected at Alt.Latino's SXSW showcase.
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  • Bajofondo's Martín Ferrés stretches out his bandoneón as far as he can at Alt.Latino's SXSW showcase.
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    Bajofondo's Martín Ferrés stretches out his bandoneón as far as he can at Alt.Latino's SXSW showcase.
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  • Latin rock pioneers Café Tacvba show everyone why they're living legends at Alt.Latino's SXSW showcase.
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    Latin rock pioneers Café Tacvba show everyone why they're living legends at Alt.Latino's SXSW showcase.
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  • Mexican flags, wrestling masks and a legion of ecstatic Café Tacvba fans at Alt.Latino's showcase at Auditorium Shores.
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    Mexican flags, wrestling masks and a legion of ecstatic Café Tacvba fans at Alt.Latino's showcase at Auditorium Shores.
    Adam Kissick for NPR
  • Music is everywhere on the streets of Austin.
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    Music is everywhere on the streets of Austin.
    Adam Kissick for NPR
  • Underneath a stage shaped like a 62-foot vending machine, LL Cool J plays an outdoor set at SXSW 2013.
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    Underneath a stage shaped like a 62-foot vending machine, LL Cool J plays an outdoor set at SXSW 2013.
    Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW
  • Ice Cube goes hard at the #BoldStage.
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    Ice Cube goes hard at the #BoldStage.
    Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW
  • Sans confetti cannons and the giant hamster ball, The Flaming Lips gave an intimate performance of its now-classic album, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, at The Belmont.
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    Sans confetti cannons and the giant hamster ball, The Flaming Lips gave an intimate performance of its now-classic album, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, at The Belmont.
    Jordan Naylor/Getty Images for SXSW
  • "It's a living."
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    "It's a living."
    Adam Kissick for NPR
  • Dave Grohl gives Stevie Nicks a big smooch at the Sound City showcase at Stubb's BBQ. During the epic-length set, Nicks performed "Landslide" and "Gold Dust Woman" with the band.
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    Dave Grohl gives Stevie Nicks a big smooch at the Sound City showcase at Stubb's BBQ. During the epic-length set, Nicks performed "Landslide" and "Gold Dust Woman" with the band.
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¡Viva! Alt.Latino presented a killer showcase from Auditorium Shores with Cafe Tacvba and Bajofondo on Thursday. (We'll have audio to share with you soon.) From the blissful electro-pop of Glasgow's CHVRCHES to Iron and Wine's Sam Beam surrounded by bicycles to LL Cool J performing under a 62-foot stage designed to look like a vending machine, here's what else we saw at SXSW on Thursday. See a gallery of photos by Adam Kissick here and follow us on Flickr for much, much more.

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