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Dave Grohl gives the keynote speech at SXSW 2013. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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SXSW Music Festival

Dave Grohl's SXSW 2013 Keynote Speech

Dave Grohl has become the unofficial Mayor of Rock 'n' Roll. Watch Grohl's keynote address at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.

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Alt-J lead vocalist Joe Newman gives his unique voice a break during the band's show at NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's in Austin. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Trevor Powers of Youth Lagoon performs at NPR Music's 2013 SXSW Showcase at Stubb's. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee performs at NPR Music's 2013 SXSW Showcase at Stubb's. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Twin Horns Of Joy? Members of the band The Bottom Dollars play on the street in Austin, Texas, during the opening night of the South by Southwest music festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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All Songs Considered

What To Expect At SXSW 2013

The Austin, Texas-based festival is basically the only one in the country where every fan who attends can create his or her own perfect experience.

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Low's new album, The Invisible Way, comes out March 19. Zoran Orlic/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Live in Concert

Josh Ritter In Concert

Ritter's album, The Beast in Its Tracks, is by any definition a breakup record; every song finds him picking through a relationship's wreckage. Watch him perform the album's songs live.

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