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Saturday Night Dispatch From SXSW 2016

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SXSW 2016 Late-Night Dispatches: Weekend

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SXSW 2016 Late-Night Dispatches: Weekend

Saturday Night Dispatch From SXSW 2016

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Adam Kissick shot our photo of the day — Diarrhea Planet's raucous, guitar-heavy set at Little Woodrow's. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Adam Kissick shot our photo of the day — Diarrhea Planet's raucous, guitar-heavy set at Little Woodrow's.

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Three hours before the members of our team at SXSW began to depart from Austin, Texas, they gathered for one last late-night recap. At 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Stephen Thompson pondered an eternal question ("How did we survive another year of this?") to which everyone offered more or less the same answer: The music. Bob Boilen remembered Diet Cig defying gravity and his day of stellar voices — from Holly Macve to New York group Overcoats. In her capacity as a writer for Bitch Media, Katie spoke with Julien Baker, who recently performed at the Tiny Desk, and discovered iRAWniQ, an excellent rapper from Grand Rapids, Mich. As is his habit, Stephen went to Rachael Ray's BBQ party at Stubb's and saw George Clinton put on a shambolic, joyous set that brought tears to his eyes.

Hear the podcast above, and read on for photos from the weekend. Happy SXSW, everyone!


Photos

  • Diet Cig

    Alex Luciano of Diet Cig leapt off the drum kit during the duo's Cheer Up Charlies set. Bob Boilen/NPR hide caption

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    Alex Luciano of Diet Cig leapt off the drum kit during the duo's Cheer Up Charlies set.

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  • Holly Macve

    Holly Macve, one of Bob's standout voices of SXSW, sang her beautiful folk songs at the Liberty Tavern. Bob Boilen/NPR hide caption

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    Holly Macve, one of Bob's standout voices of SXSW, sang her beautiful folk songs at the Liberty Tavern.

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  • Overcoats

    "The two lead singers sang like best friends turned sisters," Bob wrote of Overcoats' set at St. David's Historic Sanctuary. Bob Boilen/NPR hide caption

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    "The two lead singers sang like best friends turned sisters," Bob wrote of Overcoats' set at St. David's Historic Sanctuary.

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  • Judy Collins and Ari Hest

    Judy Collins and Ari Hest played a stirring set at Central Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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    Judy Collins and Ari Hest played a stirring set at Central Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas.

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  • Delta Rae

    Brittany Holljes of Delta Rae let the music wash over her at the band's Easy Tiger set. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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    Brittany Holljes of Delta Rae let the music wash over her at the band's Easy Tiger set.

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