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SXSW 2016 Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments

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SXSW 2016 Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments

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SXSW 2016 Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments

SXSW 2016 Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments

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Clockwise from upper left: Tacocat, And The Kids, Bethlehem Steel, John Congleton, Edith Crash Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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After six days of little sleep and a lot of music, the All Songs Considered team is back from Austin with a bucketload of bands and discoveries to share. On this week's show, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by NPR Music's Stephen Thompson to share their favorite finds and memorable moments, from the stadium presence of Israeli singer Ninet Tayeb and party brass band Lucky Chops to the dark, moody folk of Edith Crash and the kick-ass rock and roll of Seratones.

Want to see and hear more from SXSW? We've got live concert video including performances by Mitski, Charles Bradley and Anderson .Paak; lullabies from Lucius and Declan McKenna; nightly podcasts taped in the wee hours direct from the streets of Austin and much more.

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05Yeah, I'm Okay With My S*** Life

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    Yeah, I'm Okay With My S*** Life
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    Docking EP
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    Bethlehem Steel
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    Miscreant Records
    Released
    2015

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Bethlehem Steel

  • Song: Yeah, I'm Okay With My S*** Life
  • from Docking EP

The Brooklyn-based trio Bethlehem Steel performs a gloriously loud and fuzzy rock that has a "whatever" kind of vibe to it. Our hosts dub the genre "shrug rock."

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Docking EP
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Docking EP
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Bethlehem Steel
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Miscreant Records
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03Everybody Out

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    Everybody Out
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    Circle Round The Signs
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    Al Scorch
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    Bloodshot Records
    Released
    2016

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Al Scorch

  • Song: Everybody Out
  • from Circle Round The Signs

The singer and banjo-player from Chicago plays Prohibition-era-inspired music with incredible intensity and punk rock tempos.

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Circle Round The Signs
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Circle Round The Signs
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Al Scorch
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Bloodshot Records
Released
2016

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03Marilyn Monroe

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    Marilyn Monroe
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    Children Of Silk - EP
    Artist
    Sevdaliza
    Label
    Twisted Elegance
    Released
    2015

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Sevdaliza

  • Song: Marilyn Monroe
  • from Children Of Silk - EP

Sevdaliza's commanding stage show reminded Bob of The xx and Daughter: The mix of organic and electronic sounds make quite the impact.

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Children Of Silk - EP
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Children Of Silk - EP
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Sevdaliza
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Twisted Elegance
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2015

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Lewis del Mar

  • Song: Malt Liquor
  • from EP

Lewis Del Mar's front man Danny Miller is a captivating live performer who never takes his eyes off the crowd. Paired with the group's unconventional polyrhythms and weird effects, it made quite the compelling performance.

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01Child

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Ninet Tayeb

  • Song: Child
  • from Child - Single

Ninet Tayeb is an Israeli singer whose rock star vibes come through both in the studio and her stage show. She has a real stadium presence.

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01Who Ever Said

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Valley Queen

  • Song: Who Ever Said
  • from Who Ever Said - Single

Valley Queen comes from the Neil Young school of great music. They are fronted by Natalie Carol, whose voice is simply amazing.

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03Octobre

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    Octobre
    Album
    Partir
    Artist
    Edith Crash
    Label
    EDITH CRASH
    Released
    2015

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Edith Crash

  • Song: Octobre
  • from Partir

Edith Crash is a French transplant to L.A. who performs bluesy, folky music that is all very dark and strange, complimented by her sultry voice.

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Partir
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Partir
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Edith Crash
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EDITH CRASH
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2015

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04I Hate the Weekend

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    I Hate the Weekend
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    Lost Time
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    Tacocat
    Label
    Hardly Art
    Released
    2016

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Tacocat

  • Song: I Hate the Weekend
  • from Lost Time

Four piece Tacocat is led by a cotton-candied haired powerhouse named Emily Nokes, one of three women out at the front of this plain fun band.

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Lost Time
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Lost Time
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Tacocat
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Hardly Art
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01Best Things

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Lucky Chops

  • Song: Best Things
  • from Best Things - Single

Lucky Chops are a saxophone-focused group who are spiritually related to Moon Hooch; in the live setting, these horn players go wild!

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07All Day All Night

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    All Day All Night
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    Turn To Each Other
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    And The Kids
    Label
    Signature Records
    Released
    2015

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And The Kids

  • Song: All Day All Night
  • from Turn To Each Other

Robin loved the playfulness and energy of Tiny Desk alums And The Kids.

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Turn To Each Other
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Turn To Each Other
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And The Kids
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Signature Records
Released
2015

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04The Season / Carry Me

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    The Season / Carry Me
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    Malibu
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    Anderson Paak
    Label
    Steel Wool / Obe
    Released
    2016

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Anderson .Paak

  • Song: The Season / Carry Me
  • from Malibu

Anderson .Paak brought down the house at Stubbs as part of NPR Music's SXSW showcase. He seamlessly switches between singing and rapping, hip-hop and soul, all tied up in a full-thought out artistic persona.

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Malibu
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06Until It Goes

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    Until The Horror Goes
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    John Congleton and the Nighty Nite
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    Fat Possum
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    2016

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John Congleton and the Nighty Nite

  • Song: Until It Goes
  • from Until The Horror Goes

Seeing John Congleton live reminded Bob of the best Mountain Goats shows he's seen. In addition to the great poetry there was an off-kilter, horror-movie soundtrack that made the room feel like it was flipping around.

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03The Keys

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    The Keys
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    Run
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    Talisco
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    Roy music
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    2015

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Talisco

  • Song: The Keys
  • from Run

Everything that Parisian trio Talisco does is a celebration of joy and life and love.

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01Necromancer

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    Seratones
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    Fat Possum
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    2015

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Seratones

  • Song: Necromancer
  • from Necromancer/Take It Easy

Shreveport, La.'s Seratones is a kick-ass rock band that has all the stage presence in the world.

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Necromancer/Take It Easy
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Seratones
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Fat Possum
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2015

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04The Fog

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    The Fog
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    Smaller Than My Mother
    Artist
    Overcoats
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    579161 Records DK
    Released
    2015

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Overcoats

  • Song: The Fog
  • from Smaller Than My Mother

Bob loved Overcoats' mix of organic and electronic sounds. Of all the discoveries he had at SXSW, this is the one he expects to hear the most from.

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Smaller Than My Mother
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Smaller Than My Mother
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Overcoats
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