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SXSW 2008: Vampire Weekend

Is Vampire Weekend this year's Strokes? Or this year's Tapes 'n Tapes? The blog hype surrounding the recent Columbia University grads has been enough to start a backlash against the backlash against the backlash. However listeners perceive it, Vampire Weekend's self-titled debut is a charming piece of Afropop-flecked indie-rock. Its tones are as starch-clean as Vampire Weekend's Oxford shirts, and its melodies as perky as popped collars. Hear a concert recorded live at the Parish in Austin, Tex., on March 13, 2008.

Hear the other bands from this concert: Bon Iver, Yeasayer, A.A. Bondy, Jens Lekman, Shout Out Louds.

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SXSW 2008: Bon Iver

Hear Bon Iver's heartbreaking, atmospheric music, performed live at SXSW in Austin, Tex.

Bon Iver in Concert at SXSW 3/13/08

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SXSW 2008: A.A. Bondy

A.A. Bondy plays bluesy folk wrapped in flannel shirts and muddied boots at SXSW.

A.A. Bondy in Concert at SXSW 3/13/08

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SXSW 2008: Shout Out Louds

At SXSW, the band finds infectious joy in cheery melodies and bedroom-dance-party rhythms.

Shout Out Louds in Concert at SXSW 3/13/08

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