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NPR Music At SXSW

You can click here to listen to The Austin 100: A SXSW Mix, and click here to download a free 10-song sampler of artists NPR Music is presenting at SXSW.

NPR Music and All Songs Considered will be in Austin, Tex. this week, blogging, broadcasting and webcasting nearly a dozen live concerts from some of the year's most exciting bands, at this year's South by Southwest festival. You'll hear The Decemberists debut their entire new album, The Hazards of Love, along with performances by K'Naan, The Heartless Bastards and many more, all webcast live on NPR.org.

On this edition of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen chats with NPR Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein, producer and Second Stage host Robin Hilton, and Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson about some of the bands they're most looking forward to seeing at this year's South by Southwest festival in Austin, Tex. Hear music from some great unknown bands, like Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned, Passion Pit, and The Weird Weeds, plus Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Mirah, and Ponytail.

SXSW 2009 Preview

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Grim Reaper Blues

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The Entrance Band

  • Song: Grim Reaper Blues
  • from Prayer of Death

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Tee Pee
Released
2006

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My Best Friend's Hot

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The Dollyrots

  • Song: My Best Friend's Hot
  • from Because I'm Awesome

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Because I'm Awesome
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Blackheart
Released
2007

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A March Through Charles Mingus' Garbage Pile

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Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned

  • Song: A March Through Charles Mingus' Garbage Pile
  • from A March Through Charles Mingus' Garbage Pile (Single)
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Pink Sabbath

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Dananananaykroyd

  • Song: Pink Sabbath
  • from Pink Sabbath (Single)
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You'll Disappear

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The Phenomenal Handclap Band

  • Song: You'll Disappear
  • from Ioda SXSW Opening Day Bash Sampler 2009
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Sleepyhead

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Passion Pit

  • Song: Sleepyhead
  • from Chunk of Change

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Chunk of Change
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Passion Pit
Label
French Kiss
Released
2008

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Red

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The Weird Weeds

  • Song: Red
  • from I Miss This

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I Miss This
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The Weird Weeds
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Autobus
Released
2009

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Never Ends

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Vijay Kishore

  • Song: Never Ends
  • from Never Ends (Single)
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Yours Truly, The Commuter

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Jason Lytle

  • Song: Yours Truly, The Commuter
  • from Yours Truly, The Commuter

This album will be released on May 19th and is not yet available.

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Tell Me It Ain't So

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Micah P. Hinson

  • Song: Tell Me It Ain't So
  • from Micah P. Hinson and the Red Empire Orchestra

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Micah P. Hinson and the Red Empire Orchestra
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Micah P. Hinson
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Full Time Hobby/Pias
Released
2008

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Golden Phone

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Micachu & The Shapes

  • Song: Golden Phone
  • from Jewellery

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Micachu & The Shapes
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Rough Trade
Released
2009

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Eyes Hands Mouth

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Explode Into Colors

  • Song: Eyes Hands Mouth
  • from Eyes Hands Mouth (single)
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Celebrate the Body Electric (It Came from an Angel)

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Ponytail

  • Song: Celebrate the Body Electric (It Came from an Angel)
  • from Ice Cream Spiritual!

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Ice Cream Spiritual!
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Ponytail
Label
We Are Free
Released
2008

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Mold the Gold

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Pink Nasty

  • Song: Mold the Gold
  • from Mold the Gold

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Mold the Gold
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Released
2006

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Generosity

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Mirah

  • Song: Generosity
  • from (A)spera

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(A)spera
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Mirah
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K
Released
2009

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We Are Young

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The Shaky Hands

  • Song: We Are Young
  • from Lunglight

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Memphis Industries
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2008

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