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Mountain Stage

Liz Vice On Mountain Stage

The singer performs four songs live, including a haunting cover of "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

Liz Vice On Mountain Stage

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All Songs TV

First Watch: Alexis Roberts, 'Play House'

The visuals for the Atlanta artist's only song are banal at surface, but represent a deeper story.

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All Songs TV

First Watch: PJ, 'Gangster'

A quiet fixture of the R&B/hip-hop scene comes into her own with a hat-tip to Alanis Morissette.

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All Songs TV

First Watch: OSHUN, 'Protect Your Self'

The neo-soul and hip-hop duo wages a war against superficiality that spares no one.

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Front Row

Charles Bradley, Live In Concert: SXSW 2016

Several music fans at SXSW walked away from our showcase claiming this was the concert of the night. Watch to find out why.

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SXSW Music Festival

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Live In Concert: SXSW 2016

The singer and rapper showed why he's attracted so much attention at our SXSW showcase.

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SXSW Music Festival

South X Lullaby: Timmy Thomas

Miami's soul music legend asks us to stop and see what's goin' down in this "Dizzy Dizzy World."

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Favorite Sessions

Grace Love & The True Loves, 'Fire' (Live)

KEXP

The soulful nine-piece band, led by silver-haired singer Grace Love, performs in KEXP's studio.

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SXSW Music Festival

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, 'Suede' (Live At SXSW 2016)

.Paak capped his SXSW set with the song that put him on the national map.

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SXSW Music Festival

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, 'The Bird' (Live At SXSW 2016)

.Paak performed the electrifying opening track from Malibu during our SXSW showcase.