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Charles Bradley showed us why he's called the "Screaming Eagle of Soul." Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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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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Chicano Batman, Live In Concert: SXSW 2016

Watch the band send waves of velvet soul over the audience at our SXSW showcase.

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Margo Price, Live In Concert: SXSW 2016

The rising country singer plays rousing odes to drink and trouble at Stubb's in Austin, Texas.

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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.

SoCal rapper Vince Staples looks out over the packed house at Stubb's BBQ during NPR Music's SXSW 2016 showcase. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Vince Staples, Live In Concert: SXSW 2016

The rapper brought charisma, comedy and a touch of cynicism to the SXSW stage.

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Mitski, Live In Concert: SXSW 2016

At SXSW, Mitski's songs rang loudly in feedback-riddled heartbreak and quiet desperation.

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First Listen Live: Esperanza Spalding, 'Emily's D+Evolution'

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

Fulfilling a proggy, theatrical vision for a new power trio, the bassist plays her new album live.

Palehound performs at NPR's 2015 CMJ Showcase, which took place at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City on Oct 14, 2015. Loren Wohl for NPR hide caption

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Palehound, Live In Concert

Ellen Kempner's band marries rock muscle to bedroom folk's wiry vulnerability. Watch a full set.

Son Little performs a set at NPR's 2015 CMJ showcase, which took place at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City on Oct. 14, 2015. Loren Wohl for NPR hide caption

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Son Little, Live In Concert

The Philadelphia singer-guitarist's trio showed up at a New York club gig in a blues-rock mood.

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NPR Music Presents: T-Pain In Concert

Live at NPR's D.C. headquarters, the inimitable Floridian performed classics and brand new songs.