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Dan Deacon plays NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's Wednesday night.

Watch Dan Deacon, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012

March 15, 2012 – Deacon served as ringleader for an orgy of sound and a live act all about barely contained chaos.

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Sharon Van Etten plays NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's Wednesday night.

Watch Sharon Van Etten, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012

March 15, 2012 – The singer-songwriter practically dared her audience to pipe down as she held long, cooing notes.

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 Backed by two drummers, electronic pop artist Dan Deacon needed only a table full of electronics and a ringleader's personality to launch a wild dance party at NPR Music's SXSW Showcase.

Watch NPR Music: Live From SXSW

March 14, 2012 – See live sets from the massive music festival by Dan Deacon, Alabama Shakes, and Sugar Tongue Slim.

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All of these people want to know ... where's Bob Boilen going to be during South by Southwest?

Read Bob Boilen's SXSW Schedule

March 13, 2012 – Bob Boilen's advice: Plan, add whimsy, pace yourself. Most importantly, eat a big breakfast.

Middle Brother live at Auditorium Shores SXSW 2011 March 19, 2011 Katie Hayes Luke/NPR

Read The Austin 100: A SXSW Mix

March 9, 2012 – Before SXSW 2012, hear 100 handpicked highlights and discoveries in one music-packed place.

Conor Oberst, a rock 'n' roll lifer at the age of 31, played a two-hour set with his band Bright Eyes at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Tex.

Watch Bright Eyes, Live In Concert: SXSW 2011

April 2, 2011 – Watch Conor Oberst cap this year's festival with a monster show from Austin's Auditorium Shores.

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Janet Weiss and Carrie Brownstein (right) of WILD FLAG perform at The Parish in Austin, Texas.

Watch Wild Flag, Live In Concert: SXSW 2011

April 1, 2011 – True to its name, WILD FLAG puts on a frenetic performance featuring powerful whirlwinds of guitar.

All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen chats with some members of Portland group Typhoon before their Tiny SXSW Concert at The Driskill Hotel.

Watch Minutes From SXSW 2011: Friday Videos

April 1, 2011 – Want to see a one-minute video by each band Bob Boilen saw at SXSW? Here's your chance.

From left to right: Ann Powers, Bob Boilen, KUT's David Brown  and Suraya Mohamed holding down the fort at The Parish.

Watch Minutes From SXSW 2011: Thursday Videos

March 25, 2011 – One-minute videos from every set Bob Boilen saw on Thursday at SXSW 2011.

Seasick Steve performs as part of Third Man Records Rolling Record Store's public debut at SXSW 2011 in Austin, Texas.

Watch 'Minutes' From SXSW 2011: Wednesday Videos

March 22, 2011 – Bob Boilen documented every performer he saw at SXSW by taking a one-minute video clip of each.

Austra performed live at a room in The Driskill Hotel during SXSW 2011 in Austin, Texas.

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March 22, 2011 – The Toronto trio brought its clubby electronic sound to NPR Music's room at The Driskill Hotel.

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Sea of Bees performed live in a room at The Driskill Hotel during SXSW 2011 in Austin, Texas.

Watch Watch: Sea Of Bees Performs A Tiny SXSW Concert

March 22, 2011 – The California band played NPR Music's room at The Driskill Hotel during SXSW 2011 in Austin, Texas.

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Taylor Guarisco of Givers gave the KUT audience a show to remember on Friday night at Momo's in Austin.

Read SXSW 2011: Givers, Live In Concert KUT

March 21, 2011 – Hear this Lafayette, La., band's headlining gig from KUT's SXSW showcase, recorded live in Austin. KUT

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Percussionists Gidi Agbeko (green shirt) and Sam Bathrick (purple shirt) play on the street at SXSW in Austin on March 18, 2011.

Read SXSW 2011: The New Melting Pot

March 21, 2011 – In Austin, a cross-cultural mix-it-up spirit could be found all over the city's streets and stages.

Austin boys The Bright Light Social Hour performed live at Momo's on KUT.

Listen SXSW 2011: The Bright Light Social Hour, Live In Concert KUT

March 21, 2011 – Hear the Austin, Texas, band's swaggering set from the KUT stage at SXSW 2011. KUT

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