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SXSW 2009: K'Naan

K'Naan questions the credibility of American hip-hop: After all, even the toughest American neighborhoods aren't as dangerous as his hometown of Mogadishu.

K'Naan In Concert At SXSW 3/19/09

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SXSW 2009: Thao With The Get Down Stay Down

Thao Nguyen and her backing band, The Get Down Stay Down, make mixing indie-pop and folk sound easy. Nguyen's exuberant voice filled NPR's offices this past September and christened its SXSW showcase.

Thao And The Get Down Stay Down in Concert at SXSW 3/19/09

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SXSW 2009: Blitzen Trapper

Last year's Furr found its way onto many best-of lists, including NPR's, and with good reason: It refines the rough edges of Wild Mountain Nation without losing Blitzen Trapper's natural motion.

Blitzen Trapper In Concert At SXSW 3/19/09

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SXSW 2009: Blind Pilot

The Portland duo acquired a van to reach SXSW, ditching its usual touring transportation: a pair of bicycles. Now filled out with additional players, the band will showcase its rustic folk-pop.

Blind Pilot In Concert At SXSW 3/19/09

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Sxsw 2009: Blk Jks

The Johannesburg natives in BLK JKS brew an impressive blend of punk, metal, dub, soul and Jimi Hendrix-inspired guitar explosions. The group made its first trip to SXSW this year.

BLK JKS In Concert At SXSW 3/19/09

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SXSW 2009: Dirty Projectors

David Longstreth, the visionary behind Dirty Projectors, has a knack for deconstructing music and then reassembling it with distinct guitar-and-vocal arrangements.

The Dirty Projectors In Concert At SXSW 3/19/09

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SXSW 2009: The Decemberists

Already known for its creative ambition, the hyperliterate and sweepingly melodic band has just made its most grandiose record yet. Hear the band premiere the entire work live at SXSW.

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SXSW 2009: The Heartless Bastards

The powerhouse singer Erika Wennerstrom recently moved to Austin, secluded herself in her apartment for six months, wrote a new album's worth of songs and re-formed her band The Heartless Bastards.

Heartless Bastards in Concert at SXSW 2009 - 03/18/2009

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SXSW 2009: The Avett Brothers

Hailing from North Carolina, the band takes Southern music traditions and merges them into a uniquely catchy musical sensibility. Hear The Avett Brothers premiere songs from a forthcoming album.

The Avett Brothers in Concert at SXSW 2009 - 03/19/2009

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Antony And The Johnsons In Concert

Hear and see video of the band, recorded live in concert from the Sixth and I Synagogue in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 3. This stunning performance includes songs from the band's new album, The Crying Light, as well as its 2005 breakthrough, I Am a Bird Now. Video of the performance is provided by Pitchfork.tv.

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