March 16, 2013 Everyone's favorite chef-turned-rapper loomed large at a party presented by Warner Sound at the Belmont in Austin, Texas. Watch Action Bronson get swallowed up by the crowd during "Strictly 4 My Jeeps."
March 16, 2013 Watch the 19-year-old Chicago native win over the crowd as he prowls the stage at Austin's intimate Karma Lounge. With his fists in the air, Chance incited fans to shake off their hangovers.
March 6, 2013 See the singer perform an as-yet-unreleased song, "Offing," live at the Glass House, an architectural legend from designer Philip Johnson. Barwick sings and layers her ethereal voice alongside an abstract sculpture from artist Ken Price.
March 5, 2013 The crazy-wonderful week-long music extravaganza known as South by Southwest is almost here. The NPR Music gang will be in Austin all next week to bring you live concerts, photos, nightly wrap-ups and more.
February 26, 2013 Things aren't what they first appear in the new video from Canadian pop duo The Zolas. The band plays around with racial, cultural and sexual identities for the song "Escape Artist," from the group's latest album, Ancient Mars.
February 25, 2013 Watching movies is a great way to discover new music. So, fresh on the heels of the Oscars, we want to know about the songs you discovered in a film. This can be music written specifically for the film, or a song that appeared in the movie.
February 24, 2013 The one-man band has made one of the most arresting headphone records you'll hear this year. The subjects of Youth Lagoon's second album are weighty, but the music is uplifting, if a bit dysphoric, like an awkward hug for all that is light and beautiful.
February 20, 2013 The folk group Field Report shares the tale of "Jerry," an emotionally and physically battered homeless man who wants desperately to turn his life around. He finds hope for redemption in the arms of a mysterious woman.
February 19, 2013 Known for his live looping, violinist and singer Kishi Bashi hired a string quartet to cover "A Sunday Smile," one of his favorite songs by the band Beirut. See him perform with the group, live in studio.
February 18, 2013 We thought Night Beds' Winston Yellen might perform this set solo — all the better to show off his amazing voice, with maybe just his own guitar as backup. But he opted to go all-in with his full touring band, including lap steel and keys. The result is both lighthearted and deeply affecting.
February 14, 2013 It's pretty hard for any band to remain relevant for as long as Depeche Mode has been around. But in a new video, the group, which owned part of the '80s and '90s with a slew of electro-rock hits, shows it's still inspired to create, and more reflective.
February 13, 2013 The band will perform new songs from its upcoming album, Mosquito, live from Austin, Texas, on March 13. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will also appear on our official SXSW showcase, which will be broadcast live on NPR stations and streamed as a video webcast at NPR Music.
February 13, 2013 A new video for the Maps & Atlases song "Fever" imagines a deeply troubled man, addicted to a mysterious drug, and in desperate need of a cure. The Chicago-based band seems like it might have the answer he's been looking for.