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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.

Telekinesis performs songs from its new album at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

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March 21, 2013 – Watch Michael Benjamin Lerner's band perform a new song, "Ghosts And Creatures," live at SXSW.

Molotov performs at SXSW 2013.

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March 19, 2013 – For Mexico City's Molotov, politics and rock en EspaƱol combine in front of a crowd 10,000 strong.

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Haim performing at SXSW 2013

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March 17, 2013 – Watch the BBC's Sound of 2013 winners perform "Falling" at Filter Magazine's SXSW Showdown party.

Luella performing at SXSW 2013

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March 17, 2013 – Watch one of our favorite SXSW 2013 discoveries blow us away with the bluesy "Sign of the Judgment."

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