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Late Night Dispatch SXSW 2011: Friday

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Late Night Dispatches And Photos From SXSW 2011: Friday

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Late Night Dispatches And Photos From SXSW 2011: Friday

Late Night Dispatch SXSW 2011: Friday

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Early morning in Austin, Texas Shantel Mitchell/Flickr hide caption

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Early morning in Austin, Texas

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At 2:30 on Saturday morning, Bob Boilen, Robin Hilton, Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson set up in a church parking lot to go over what they saw on day three of our SXSW coverage.

With a break from our own NPR Music showcases, the team made the most of their time and saw some truly remarkable acts. Boilen started his night under a parachute when he saw Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, a group that used plenty of audience participation in its live show. Givers followed, with an energy-filled performance that had the venue packed from wall to wall. Hilton saw one of his favorites, Sharon Van Etten, who dedicated a song to him. He said it was the highlight of his day. Powers bounced between sets, seeing the soulfully-tinged pop of Fitz and the Tantrums, Brooklyn rock royalty TV On The Radio, Linda Perry and her new band Deep Dark Robot and the hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces. You can hear all of the gang's analysis of day three from SXSW at the top of the page.

See more SXSW photos on our Flickr page.

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