Stromae proved to the audience at Stubb's in Austin why he's a major star just about everywhere but the U.S. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Stromae, Live In Concert: SXSW 2015

Watch the international superstar perform for a legion of rhapsodic fans at our SXSW showcase.

Courtney Barnett performed songs from her new album, Sometimes I Think And Sit And Sometimes I Just Sit, at NPR Music's SXSW showcase on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. /Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Courtney Barnett, Live In Concert: SXSW 2015

The famously anxious Melbourne singer-songwriter is now a full-fledged rock 'n' roll star.

El-P (left) and Killer Mike of Run the Jewels play the Spin party at Stubb's. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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All Songs Considered

SXSW 2015 In 10 GIFs

Bounce with Killer Mike, and catch a breeze with Waxahatchee in GIF form.

The crowd was all smiles during NPR Music's showcase at this year's South By Southwest music festival. We can't send you back in time to hear the shows, but you can listen to some of Bob Boilen's favorite performers from the festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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From Kate Tempest To Torres, Female Artists Shone At SXSW

NPR Music's Bob Boilen says it was the Year of the Woman at the South By Southwest music festival.

Compton rapper Boogie kicked off NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. /Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Front Row

Boogie, Live In Concert: SXSW 2015

The Compton rapper's set included personal songs performed in order of increasing intensity.