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Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves performs during NPR Music's SXSW showcase.

Watch Perfect Pussy, Live In Concert

March 20, 2014 – Watch the energetic Syracuse punk band kick off our SXSW showcase in raucous fashion.

British post-punk band Eagulls performs at NPR Music's SXSW showcase.

Watch Watch: Eagulls, Live At SXSW 2014

March 18, 2014 – The British post-punk upstarts did anything but take it easy during NPR Music's SXSW showcase.

Kristina Hanses (of Swedish performance art duo Kristal and Jonny Boy) getting ready to bust a move.

Read 5 Dance Moves We Learned At SXSW 2014 In GIFs

March 18, 2014 – We know you're dying to try the Buck-Up Bronco and the Minimalist Marionette.

Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace breaks into a smile during her band's set at the Spin day party at Stubb's.

Read SXSW 2014 In Pictures

March 17, 2014 – Nearly 100 photos of musicians we fell in love with at last week's South by Southwest festival.

Lady Gaga donned luxurious plastic bags for her SXSW Keynote on Friday.

Watch Lady Gaga At SXSW: 'Don't Sell Out. Sell In.'

March 15, 2014 – In her SXSW keynote, Gaga illustrated how hard it is to steer clear of corporate pop's constraints.

With a Bjork-like voice and a heart-breaking vibe out of The Sundays, Kristal and Jonny Boy's set at Cedar Street Courtyard was enthralling performance art.

Listen NPR Music At SXSW 2014: Friday

March 15, 2014 – On Friday, full-throttle music consumption and overwhelming crowds battled to an exhilarating draw.

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Kevin Gates in an interview with NPR's Microphone Check.

Watch Kevin Gates: 'I Put All My Flaws On Front Street'

March 14, 2014 – "The more I grow in popularity," the rising Baton Rouge rapper says, "the lonelier it gets."

Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux in conversation with NPR's Alt.Latinoat SXSW 2014.

Listen Live From SXSW: Ana Tijoux, 'We Are Crazy As A Species'

March 14, 2014 – Hear our very first live Alt.Latino — featuring rapper Ana Tijoux, whose new album Vengo we love.

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Skrillex skipped the main room at Empire and went straight to the DJ booth, with fans watching from building tops.

Listen NPR Music At SXSW 2014: Thursday

March 14, 2014 – Music offered comfort and release as things began to get back to normal at SXSW on Thursday.

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Kelis, seen here at NPR Music's SXSW Showcase in Austin, Texas on Wednesday night, performed her first show in America in almost four years.

Watch Kelis, 'Breakfast' (Live At SXSW 2014)

March 13, 2014 – Watch the R&B star play "Breakfast" at her first U.S. show in more than three years.

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Damon Albarn performs at NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's BBQ in Austin, Texas.

Listen NPR Music At SXSW 2014: Wednesday

March 13, 2014 – Late Wednesday night in Austin, tragedy interrupted the music at SXSW.

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Neil Young speaks about Pono, his new high-quality digital audio system, at SXSW.

Listen Hear Neil Young Explain His Pono Music Player At SXSW

March 12, 2014 – Neil Young wants to start a revolution against the MP3. At SXSW, he debuted his biggest weapon.

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Who brings a confetti cannon to a fun fight? Calliope Musicals does.

Listen NPR Music At SXSW 2014: Tuesday

March 12, 2014 – We loved Charli XCX, watched Neil Young talk about Pono and Ubered a pedicab.

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Lady Gaga donned luxurious plastic bags for her SXSW Keynote on Friday.

LIVE NOW: Watch Lady Gaga's SXSW Keynote

March 12, 2014 – The most controversial woman in pop will address the SXSW audience at noon ET/11 a.m. CT today.

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