SoCal rapper Vince Staples looks out over the packed house at Stubb's BBQ during NPR Music's SXSW 2016 showcase. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Vince Staples, Live In Concert: SXSW 2016

The rapper brought charisma, comedy and a touch of cynicism to the SXSW stage.

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Watch the West African guitarist weave his hypnotic magic from Austin's Radio Day Stage last week.

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SXSW 2016 In 10 GIFs

See an epic jump from Diet Cig's Alex Luciano, D∆WN's killer moves and Black Fast shredding.

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Mitski, Live In Concert: SXSW 2016

At SXSW, Mitski's songs rang loudly in feedback-riddled heartbreak and quiet desperation.

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Chicano Batman, Live In Concert: SXSW 2016

Watch the band send waves of velvet soul over the audience at our SXSW showcase.

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After flying in from Bath, England, the retro-soul band brought the funk to Austin, Texas.

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At Austin's Radio Day Stage showcase, the Scottish electro-pop trio stripped down for a few songs.