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Anything can happen in Austin. Be prepared.
Adam Kissick for NPR
March 10, 2014 SXSW can be so overwhelming, so here are six recommendations for keeping keep cool at the Austin music festival — for first-timers, veterans and those following along at home.
THEESatisfaction, the female rap duo from Seattle, gives a sneak peek of its Sub Pop debut at Red 7 on Friday night.
March 19, 2012 Over the course of five days in Austin, a handful of promising musicians peeked through the noisy chaos.
"Human expression is not confined to guitars." In his keynote address at SXSW Bruce Springsteen spoke of his love for pop of all flavors.
Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW
March 15, 2012 At SXSW, Springsteen gave a keynote address that traced the music most important to his career. The man many view as rock's ideal took the microphone for nearly an hour to stump for his love of all flavors of pop music. Watch the entire speech here.
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Percussionists Gidi Agbeko (green shirt) and Sam Bathrick (purple shirt) play on the street at SXSW in Austin on March 18, 2011.
March 21, 2011 In Austin, a cross-cultural mix-it-up spirit could be found all over the city's streets and stages.
The crowd at a Bright Eyes show at Auditorium Shores at SXSW 2011.
Katie Hayes Luke for NPR
March 21, 2011 It's expensive to get to and hard to stand out once you're there, but SXSW offers exposure that's hard to resist.
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Claudia Garate of Austin, Texas, watches Man Man play at Auditorium Shores Saturday at SXSW.
Katie Hayes Luke for NPR
March 20, 2011 SXSW can be exhausting, but this year more musicians, and audiences, seem to be making it work.
Austinite D'wazauhn Washington working a make-shift pay-to-park lot in East Austin on Friday.
Wills Glasspiegel for NPR
March 18, 2011 East of SXSW's main drag, many of Austin's year-round residents are throwing a party of their own.
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Stressed-out music junkies, take heart. (Still from the film High Fidelity, adapted from Nick Hornby's novel.)
March 16, 2011 For music fans the festival can be the source of anxiety. We offer comfort to the overwhelmed.
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