WXPNThe co-founder and managing director of the South By Southwest Music Festival, now the largest of its kind, talks to the World Cafe about its modest beginnings and its changes over the years.
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WXPNWe've asked the music-obsessed founder of NPR's All Songs Considered to pick the five acts — out of the 1400 scheduled to play SXSW this year — he is most excited about seeing.
WXPNFrom his Public Hi-Fi studio, the Spoon drummer tells us about his unique side projects and the beginnings of his Austin studio in this interview with Jim Eno.
WXPNOur Sense of Place guest is often described as one of the best solo acts in Austin. Listen to what this natural-born performer can do with his finger-picked guitar and suitcase drum.
WXPNToday the Mexican-American singer-songwriter reminisces about coming to Austin as a kid and what convinced him to move back.
WXPNThe band Orthy illustrates the breadth of the Austin music scene. Their inspiration comes from a weekly dance party created to turn rock fans on to dance music and vice versa.
WXPNToday we speak with John Timmons, the former owner of Louisville record store Ear X-Tacy, who picks the five greatest Louisville artists of all time.
WXPNWhen we asked our affiliate WFPK in Louisville, Ky., to pick five bands to represent the city, we got a surprising range of works.
WXPNThe Louisvillian joins us to talk about her album, Among The Grey, which draws on that feeling of existing between childhood and adulthood, about being young and old.
WXPNIn this Sense of Place: Detroit feature, the MC5 co-founder discusses people and moments that fueled the city's music scene. He also talks about his charity Jail Guitar Doors USA, which he founded with fellow musician Billy Bragg to provide instruments for incarcerated musicians.