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Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan brought her cool, underground electro-pop to globalFEST at Webster Hall in New York City on Jan. 12, 2014.

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January 16, 2014 – Hear a beguiling singer from Lebanon wed French indie-pop with the Beirut underground.

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The Ukrainian "punk-folk" band DakhaBrakha brought its singular style to globalFEST at Webster Hall in New York City on Jan. 12, 2014.

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January 16, 2014 – The group mixes punk-pop and traditional Ukrainian songs in cool yet beguiling textures.

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Congolese-Belgian artist Baloji started his globalFEST set at New York City's Webster Hall on Jan. 12, 2014 in high fashion — but by the end, he was working hard in rolled-up shirtsleeves.

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January 16, 2014 – A Congolese-Belgian hip-hop artist pairs lilting African soukous with the swagger of American soul.

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Jucifer performs at the Black Cat.

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July 17, 2013 – Watch the sludge-metal duo level a D.C. club with two songs from its new, Stalingrad-themed album.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra performs live at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 27, 2013.

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May 29, 2013 – Watch the band perform "No Need for a Leader," a tremendous cocktail of riff-rock and psychedelia.

Brainstorm performing at SXSW 2013.

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April 10, 2013 – Watch the thrilling Portland rock band perform "Maybe a Memory" live at South by Southwest 2013.

Ivan & Alyosha win over new fans during a spirited performance at TenOak in Austin.

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April 5, 2013 – Watch the band win over new fans during a spirited performance of "Be Your Man" at TenOak in Austin.

Blaudzun, performing live at SXSW 2013.

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April 4, 2013 – Watch the Dutch band perform the jubilantly beautiful "Elephants" live at South by Southwest.

Metz at SXSW 2013.

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April 3, 2013 – Watch the noise-rock trio tear it up at the 2013 South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.

Martin Ferres of Bajofondo performs live at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas, during SXSW.

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April 1, 2013 – Watch the eight-piece band perform "Duro y Parejo" to a huge crowd at Auditorium Shores for SXSW.

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Gashcat performs at Javelina in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2013.

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March 28, 2013 – Watch the fabulously chaotic rock band perform "The Morning Sun" live at South by Southwest.

Surfer Blood at SXSW 2013

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March 27, 2013 – Watch the Florida rock band perform "Demon Dance," a perfect preview of its second album, Pythons.

Ducktails at SXSW 2013.

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March 22, 2013 – Watch the experimentation-friendly band live at Clive Bar during SXSW.

Chvrches performs at SXSW.

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March 21, 2013 – Watch the Glaswegian trio perform "The Mother We Share" at Red 7 during SXSW in Austin, Texas.

Sinkane performs at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

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March 21, 2013 – The dance-rock polyglot performs "Jeeper Creeper" for Filter magazine at Clive Bar during SXSW.

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