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Stromae proved to the audience at Stubb's in Austin why he's a major star just about everywhere but the U.S. /Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Stromae, Live In Concert: SXSW 2015

Watch the international superstar perform for a legion of rhapsodic fans at our SXSW showcase.

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Torres Sings A Quietly Intense Lullaby

What a way to put a bow on our SXSW 2015 experience.

Courtney Barnett performed songs from her new album, Sometimes I Think And Sit And Sometimes I Just Sit, at NPR Music's SXSW showcase on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. /Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Courtney Barnett, Live In Concert: SXSW 2015

The famously anxious Melbourne singer-songwriter is now a full-fledged rock 'n' roll star.

Compton rapper Boogie kicked off NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. /Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Boogie, Live In Concert: SXSW 2015

The Compton rapper's set included personal songs performed in order of increasing intensity.

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Watch Laura Marling's Longing Lullaby In A Church Courtyard

Watch the British songwriter perform "Walk Alone" after most of Austin had gone to bed.

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The Mynabirds: A Lover's Hymn On The Banks Of Waller Creek

With just a Casio keyboard, Laura Burhenn's "All My Heart" is a lover's hymn.

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Watch Courtney Barnett Play A New Song Live At SXSW

Watch the Melbourne rocker and her band blast through a song from her new album, live at SXSW.

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Luluc's Disquiet Lullaby In The Dark

The quiet folk duo sings "Star," a disquieting prayer that questions the light in the dark.

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Watch Tom Brosseau Sing A Murder Ballad In A Church Courtyard

The folk singer performs an unrecorded song, "Will Henry," just after midnight in Austin, Texas.

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Perfect Pussy

Watch the energetic Syracuse punk band kick off our SXSW showcase in raucous fashion.