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Cafe Tacvba performs at the NPR Music 2013 SXSW Showcase at Stubb's on Wednesday March 13, 2013. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Café Tacvba, Live In Concert

One of the most popular bands in all of Mexico takes the stage at Stubb's in Austin for NPR Music's SXSW showcase. Watch singer Rubén Albarrán and Café Tacvba perform songs from their new album.

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Boy: A Charming Little Number Called 'Little Numbers'

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Boy have been playing "Little Numbers" since 2011, but it wasn't until this year that the Swiss/German duo caught on in America. Watch them perform an acoustic version of the international hit.

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Ivan & Alyosha

The Seattle natives in Ivan & Alyosha possess cool charisma and an infectious sound that won over listeners at 2013's South By Southwest music festival.

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Blaudzun made the trip from its home in the Netherlands to Austin, Texas, for the 2013 South by Southwest music festival. There, the group introduced its jubilantly beautiful songs to a new audience.

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Matmos, 'Aetheric Vehicle' (Live)


The crazy-smart producers Drew Daniel and Martin Schmidt join Jason Bentley on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic to play songs from their new album as Matmos. Watch them perform "Aetheric Vehicle."


Watch the noise-rock trio tear it up at the 2013 South by Southwest music festival. Recorded live at Bar 96, the band performs a heart-pounding version of "Wet Blanket" here.

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Frightened Rabbit: Rock With A Scottish Brogue

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With his big, weary voice, Scott Hutchison has a remarkable gift for tugging at heartstrings. Watch him and his band perform a stripped-down acoustic version of "The Woodpile."

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Chick Corea And SFJAZZ Collective: Live At SFJAZZ

Corea's "Spain" has an epic quality to it. At the opening night of the SFJAZZ Center, he guest solos in a new arrangement of the piece with a house band made up of all-stars.


Watch the eight-piece band perform "Duro y Parejo" to a huge crowd at Auditorium Shores for SXSW.

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Pharis And Jason Romero: Appalachia From British Columbia

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The husband-and-wife duo have a real knack for bringing old-timey folk songs to life. Watch them fingerpick and harmonize their own "Long Gone Out West Blues" for Folk Alley.