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Four Bobs Better Than One At SXSW

Full SXSW Coverage for Live Concerts and Exclusive Performances

Well, I've been plotting out my schedule, and I realize that all I need is four more of me.

Luckily, there'll be NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson, All Songs Considered producer Robin Hilton and Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein to be the eyes and ears for me and for you.

The plan is this: We all know the bands we must see, and we'll all write what we've seen here. We'll put pictures online and some video clips. We'll also get together and record a podcast right on the streets of Austin. At least, that's the plan.

Wednesday, I hope to see Micachu and the Shapes and The Phenomenal Handclap Band and interview BLK JKS before heading over to St. Vincent's rehearsal space and shoot some video. Then it's off to Waterloo Records for an open mic of artists performing Leonard Cohen songs. We'll record that and post it on our SXSW page. I'm not sure I'll make it to Pink Nasty, but I trust Stephen will. I'll go to Stubbs and set up for our live webcast with The
Decemberists
, The Avett Brothers and The Heartless Bastards.

If you are at SXSW, I'd love to know what you're going to see, so post it here. And if you aren't here, then tell us who you think we ought to check out.

More to come very soon.