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SXSW Music Festival

Molotov, Live In Concert

For Mexico City's Molotov, politics and rock en EspaƱol combine in front of a crowd 10,000 strong. Watch the band perform "Voto Latino," then listen to Molotov's complete set from SXSW.

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SXSW Music Festival

Alt-J, Live In Concert

The Mercury Prize-winning band from Cambridge, England, capped NPR Music's SXSW showcase in Austin. Watch them dig deep into their one and only album, An Awesome Wave, in front of a packed house.

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Le1f, Live In Concert

The New York rapper whips his three-foot-long glow-in-the-dark hair back and forth during a memorable set at NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's in Austin, Texas. Watch the entire performance.

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Youth Lagoon, Live In Concert

Wunderkind Trevor Powers is known for his beguiling bedroom pop, but he brings much greater energy to this set at Stubb's in Austin for NPR Music's SXSW showcase. Watch Youth Lagoon's complete set.

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Waxahatchee, Live In Concert

Playing her first set at SXSW for the NPR Music showcase, Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield amped up her fragile songs as the head of a killer power trio. Watch video of Waxahatchee's complete show.

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Josh Ritter In Concert

Ritter's album, The Beast in Its Tracks, is by any definition a breakup record; every song finds him picking through a relationship's wreckage. Watch him perform the album's songs live.

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra In Concert

Hear the psych-rock trio douse a sold-out Washington, D.C., crowd in an epic wash of guitar noise during an hour-long performance at the Rock and Roll Hotel.

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Foxygen In Concert

Hear the trippy pop group give a thrilling, sometimes chaotic live performance at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C. Foxygen channels everyone from The Velvet Underground to The Ramones.

Foxygen In Concert

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globalFEST

The Stooges Brass Band 2013

The Stooges Brass Band got its start when members of two rival high-school marching bands in New Orleans decided to join forces. Today, the group mixes hip-hop, funk and R&B in its live performances.

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Kayhan Kalhor & Erdal Erzincan 2013

Iran's Kayhan Kalhor joins Turkish artist Erdal Erzincan for this intimate performance, recorded live at New York City's Webster Hall.

Kayhan Kalhor & Erdal Erzincan: globalFEST 2013

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