Channy Leaneagh of the Minneapolis-based band Polica, at NPR's SXSW day party in Austin, Texas. Katy Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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Polica, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012
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Sugar Tongue Slim brought a live band along with samples by Gotye and Kavinsky to his set at The Parish in Austin, Texas. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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Sugar Tongue Slim, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012
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Rafael Perez (left) and Henry D'Arthenay of Venezuelan rock band La Vida Boheme. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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La Vida Boheme, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012
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The Alabama Shakes' lead singer, Brittany Howard, onstage at NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's Wednesday night. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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Alabama Shakes in Concert at SXSW 2012
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Dan Deacon plays NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's Wednesday night. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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Dan Deacon, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012
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Sharon Van Etten plays NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's Wednesday night. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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Sharon Van Etten, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012
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Real Estate: Tiny Desk Concert
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On an album of rough-around-the-edges folk-rock, Water Liars' "Dog Eaten" stands out for its airy simplicity. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Phanton Limb
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