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Okkervil River Live, 'I Am Very Far'

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Okkervil River's highly anticipated new album, I Am Very Far, won't be released until May 10. But the band gave a sneak preview of the new music in a performance from KUT's Cactus Cafe.

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Let San Francisco Shake: PJ Harvey In Concert

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Iconoclastic singer-songwriter PJ Harvey is making four U.S. stops in support of her recent album. Hear one of those concerts, from the Warfield Theater in San Francisco, in its entirety.

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Conor Oberst, a rock 'n' roll lifer at the age of 31, played a two-hour set with his band Bright Eyes at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Tex. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Bright Eyes, Live In Concert: SXSW 2011

On the new People's Key, Conor Oberst is no longer a prodigiously gifted kid; he's become an adventurous, fully formed folk-rock icon. Listen to Bright Eyes cap SXSW 2011 with a two-hour concert.

Janet Weiss and Carrie Brownstein (right) of WILD FLAG perform at The Parish in Austin, Texas. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Wild Flag, Live In Concert: SXSW 2011

True to its name, WILD FLAG — a brand new band made up of Carrie Brownstein, formerly of Sleater-Kinney, and members of Helium and The Menders — harness a wild power.

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Lost In The Trees, In Concert

Hear the band recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.

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Worm Ouroboros In Concert

Dreamy and haunting, Worm Ouroboro's set at Le Poisson Rouge felt like a processional. Led by two vocalists, the band's quiet, almost medieval melodies led down a path leading to heavy doom metal.

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Agalloch In Concert

Surrounded by banners adorned with elk, with incense lit at the front of the stage, Agalloch's performance felt like a savagely beautiful and personal ritual. Hear the black-metal band's first-ever New York City performance, recorded live at Le Poisson Rouge.

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Taylor Guarisco of Givers gave the KUT audience a show to remember on Friday night at Momo's in Austin. Sean Christopher Murphy/KUT hide caption

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SXSW 2011: Givers, Live In Concert

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The Lafayette, La., indie-rock band entered SXSW 2011 as a band to watch — and it didn't disappoint. Here the group's headlining gig at KUT's SXSW showcase, recorded live at Momo's in Austin.

Live on KUT at SXSW

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Middle Brother's Matt Vasquez shreds at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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Middle Brother, Live In Concert: SXSW 2011

Middle Brother fits right alongside the rustic likes of Dawes, Delta Spirit and Deer Tick — which makes sense, given that each of those bands contributes a member.

Man Man (led by Honus Honus) performed several songs off their forthcoming album, Live Fantastic. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Man Man, Live In Concert: SXSW 2011

There's something unhinged about Man Man. The Philadelphia band careens and stomps through songs at once bizarre, run-down and decadent.