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SXSW Music Festival

Video: St. Vincent Rehearses For SXSW

All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen and producer Robin Hilton visit a practice studio outside Austin, Texas, where Annie Clark and her band St. Vincent rehearsed for the South by Southwest music conference and festival. See video of St. Vincent performing two new songs from the group's upcoming album, Actor.

SXSW Music Festival

Video: Grandaddy's Jason Lytle At SXSW

Through the '90s, until the group disbanded in 2006, Grandaddy built a loyal audience by making beautifully orchestrated, neo-psychedelic space-pop. Former frontman Jason Lytle returns this year with his debut solo album, Yours Truly, The Commuter. He showcased some of his new songs for this NPR Music video session.

Music Articles

Remixing YouTube, One Video At A Time

The latest viral video doesn't just come from YouTube — it's a remix of it. Amateur musicians with video cameras and homemade gadgets are all the playthings of an Israel-based musician and producer named Kutiman, who blends their sounds and images into unique songs.

Remixing YouTube, One Video At A Time

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All Songs Considered

SXSW 2009 Preview

On this edition of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen chats with Carrie Brownstein, Robin Hilton, Stephen Thompson about some of the bands they're most looking forward to seeing at SXSW.

SXSW 2009 Preview

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Studio Sessions

India.Arie: 'Love And Politics,' Live In Studio

The popular singer-songwriter says her new album, Testimony, Vol. 2, is about "the oneness of all things." Watch video from a studio session by India.Arie, recorded live in NPR's Studio 4A.

India.Arie: 'Love And Politics,' Live In Studio

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Studio Sessions

In Studio: Ben Kweller's Country Makeover

As a teenager, the singer-songwriter was already touring the world with his rock band. His new album takes him back to before then, when country music blasted out of Texas radio stations. He performs a solo acoustic set in NPR's Studio 4A.

In Studio: Ben Kweller's Country Makeover

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Tiny Desk

David Dondero

He should be a name everyone knows by now. Instead, troubadour David Dondero returned to NPR having slept the night before in his car. Dondero travels from club to club, singing his well-crafted songs — songs that have his signature lyrics at their core. His lyrics can make you smile with their wit and hurt with their bite, all at the same time. Watch Dondero perform his well-crafted songs at Bob Boilen's desk in the NPR Music offices.

Favorite Sessions

Janis Ian: Behind Her Songs And Life

WKSU

By the time she was 16, Janis Ian already had a Grammy and a permanent place in the American consciousness. Her new autobiography shares the sometimes shocking stories behind her life and music. In a session from Folk Alley, she performs a cross section of her songs.

Janis Ian In Studio On Folk Alley

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Studio Sessions

Rachael Yamagata Writes To Overcome

The singer-songwriter's newest project is a double album focusing on two different parts of her personality. Elephants is contemplative, while Teeth Sinking Into Heart is upbeat, rhythmic and fun.

Rachael Yamagata Writes To Overcome

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Music Articles

Homework: Odd Musical Instruments

Last week, host Andrea Seabrook asked listeners to send in home recordings and photographs of their oddest musical instrument. The responses were eclectic, and some were indeed strange. Here is a smattering of some of the more interesting instrument descriptions from listeners.

Homework: Odd Musical Instruments

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