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Listen Late Night Dispatches And Photos From SXSW 2011: Thursday

March 18, 2011 – Hear the NPR Music team discuss the show at The Parish and more highlights from day two in Austin.

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Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs performs at The Parish in Austin, Texas.

Watch tUnE-yArDs, Live In Concert: SXSW 2011

March 17, 2011 – Merrill Garbus has a stunning instinct for harnessing limited resources to maximum effect.

Khaira Arby performs at The Parish in Austin, Texas.

Watch Khaira Arby, Live In Concert: SXSW 2011

March 17, 2011 – One of the living legends of Malian music, Khaira Arby is widely hailed as the queen of desert rock.

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Peter Silberman (right) and Tim Mislock of The Antlers perform at The Parish in Austin, Texas.

Read The Antlers, Live In Concert: SXSW 2011

March 17, 2011 – The soaring rock trio, who scored a deserved breakthrough with 2009's Hospice, unveils new material.

Joy-Formidable performs live at the Parish in Austin, Texas.

Watch The Joy Formidable, Live In Concert: SXSW 2011

March 17, 2011 – The pop trio's spiky, bouncy rock benefits immeasurably from the charisma of frontwoman Ritzy Bryan.

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Colin Stetson performs at the Parish in Austin, Texas.

Watch Colin Stetson, Live In Concert: SXSW 2011

March 17, 2011 – Saxophonist Colin Stetson creates vivid, enveloping, challenging, seemingly free-form soundscapes.

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Raphael Saadiq performs at Stubb's for SXSW.

Listen Late Night Dispatches And Photos From SXSW 2011: Wednesday

March 17, 2011 – The NPR Music staff breaks down the events of SXSW's opening day from Austin, Tex.

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Lead singer Daniel Blumberg of Yuck, backed by drummer Jonny Rogoff.

Watch Yuck, Live In Concert: SXSW 2011

March 16, 2011 – Yuck, though young, reflects the frayed noise and hooky, guitar-driven melodies of '90s rock.

Cullen Omori of Smith Westerns performs at SXSW 2011.

Watch Smith Westerns, Live In Concert: SXSW 2011

March 16, 2011 – The young group's rambunctious swagger sounds fleshed out and brighter than ever on Dye It Blonde.

James Blake performs at Stubb's Bar-B-Q at SXSW 2011.

Read James Blake, Live In Concert: SXSW 2011

March 16, 2011 – The British producer lays heavily processed yet soulful vocals over delicate electronics.

Jack White performs in front of his mobile record store, Third Man Records, at SXSW.

Watch Watch: Jack White's Surprise SXSW Parking Lot Performance

March 16, 2011 – Watch White and Seasick Steve play an impromptu concert in front of the mobile record store/studio.

Le  Butcherettes singer Teri Gender Bender.

Listen New Latin Artists Playing At SXSW

March 16, 2011 – Alt.Latino highlights some of the rising stars playing at this year's SXSW.

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This shot captures me (left) speaking with singer-songwriter and now novelist Josh Ritter (right) about his upcoming book Bright's Passage in part of Interactive SXSW.

Watch 'Minutes' From SXSW 2011: Tuesday Videos

March 16, 2011 – A day before the music festival even started, there was plenty of music to be heard in Austin.

Stressed-out music junkies, take heart. (Still from the film High Fidelity, adapted from Nick Hornby's novel.)

Read Open Your Hearts, Music Nerds: SXSW Advice From Ann Powers

March 16, 2011 – For music fans the festival can be the source of anxiety. We offer comfort to the overwhelmed.

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The Austin 100

Read The Austin 100: A SXSW Mix

March 14, 2011 – Hear a 100-song mix of break-out artists from SXSW 2011. Download select tracks.

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