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All Songs Considered

Watch Okkervil River's New Music Video

Okkervil River goes colorless and type-heavy in the new video for "Wake And Be Fine."

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SXSW: Live From Austin

Kurt Vile, Live In Concert: SXSW 2011

Kurt Vile's set overcame the loss of a stolen bag of equipment, leaning instead on his roots.

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All Songs Considered

Watch: Julianna Barwick Performs A Tiny SXSW Concert

Julianna Barwick brought her pipes and loop pedals to The Driskill Hotel for an intimate set.

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All Songs Considered

Watch: Typhoon Performs A Tiny SXSW Concert

We stuffed the 11-piece Portland band in a room at The Driskill Hotel to play.

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All Songs Considered

Watch: Emmylou Harris Performs A Tiny SXSW Concert

Americana idol Emmylou Harris played a set in a The Driskill Hotel room in Austin, Texas.

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Front Row

The Joy Formidable

The pop trio's spiky, bouncy rock benefits immeasurably from the charisma of frontwoman Ritzy Bryan.

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SXSW: Live From Austin

Colin Stetson, Live In Concert: SXSW 2011

Saxophonist Colin Stetson creates vivid, enveloping, challenging, seemingly free-form soundscapes.

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Tiny Desk Concerts

Steve Riley And The Mamou Playboys

Watch the Grammy-nominated Cajun band play an upbeat yet bittersweet set from the NPR Music offices.

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Tiny Desk Concerts

Damien Jurado

Hear Jurado's raw, time-worn, authentically graceful music, performed in the NPR Music office.

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Tiny Desk Concerts

Local Natives

The L.A. band brings its euphoric choruses and clattering Afrobeat rhythms to the NPR Music offices.