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SXSW 2009: K'Naan

The Somali-born rapper performed at NPR's SXSW day party, playing songs from Troubadour.

K'Naan In Concert At SXSW 3/19/09
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SXSW 2009: Thao With The Get Down Stay Down

Thao Nguyen and her backing band, The Get Down Stay Down, make mixing indie-pop and folk sound easy.

Thao And The Get Down Stay Down in Concert at SXSW 3/19/09
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SXSW 2009: Blitzen Trapper

The rootsy rock band headlined NPR Music's party from The Parish in Austin, Tex., on March 19.

Blitzen Trapper In Concert At SXSW 3/19/09
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SXSW 2009: Blind Pilot

The Portland band's folk-pop songs are both sturdy and sweet, replete with charming harmonies.

Blind Pilot In Concert At SXSW 3/19/09
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Sxsw 2009: Blk Jks

The group brews an impressive blend of punk, metal, dub, soul and Hendrix-esque guitar explosions.

BLK JKS In Concert At SXSW 3/19/09
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SXSW 2009: Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors' appetite for deconstruction leads to obtuse but catchy guitar and vocal work.

The Dirty Projectors In Concert At SXSW 3/19/09
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SXSW 2009: The Decemberists

The erudite, sweepingly melodic band premieres the entirety of its new song cycle live in concert.

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SXSW 2009: The Heartless Bastards

The standout garage rockers, led by powerhouse singer Erika Wennerstrom, perform live in concert.

Heartless Bastards in Concert at SXSW 2009 - 03/18/2009
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SXSW 2009: The Avett Brothers

The uniquely modern, harmony-drenced Southern roots-rockers premiere new music live in concert.

The Avett Brothers in Concert at SXSW 2009 - 03/19/2009
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Antony And The Johnsons In Concert

Hear and see the band, recorded live in concert from the Sixth and I Synagogue in Washington, D.C.

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