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Alt-J lead vocalist Joe Newman gives his unique voice a break during the band's show at NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's in Austin.

Watch Alt-J, Live In Concert

March 14, 2013 – Watch the Mercury Prize-winning Brits bewitch a packed house at Stubb's in Austin.

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Trevor Powers of Youth Lagoon performs at NPR Music's 2013 SXSW Showcase at Stubb's.

Watch Youth Lagoon, Live In Concert

March 14, 2013 – Watch Idaho wunderkind Trevor Powers bring his beguiling bedroom pop to life at Stubb's in Austin.

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Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee performs at NPR Music's 2013 SXSW Showcase at Stubb's.

Watch Waxahatchee, Live In Concert

March 14, 2013 – Amped up as a power trio, Katie Crutchfield's band showcases the fragility and force in her songs.

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Twin Horns Of Joy? Members of the band The Bottom Dollars play on the street in Austin, Texas, during the opening night of the South by Southwest music festival.

Read What To Expect At SXSW 2013

March 13, 2013 – The festival is basically the only one where every fan can create his or her own perfect experience.

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A member of Beach Fossils jumps into the crowd at The Mohawk.

Read SXSW 2013: Day One In Photos

March 13, 2013 – What do Best Coast and Boba Fett have in common? See photos from the first day of SXSW in Austin.

Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson samples his band's latest offering, Trooper ale, made with what he calls "our special secret-squirrel recipe."

Read The Ale That Men Brew: Iron Maiden Serves Up A Beer

March 13, 2013 – Three decades after giving the world The Number of the Beast, Iron Maiden is set to release a beer.

Jim James onstage during the opening night of the 2013 SXSW Music festival in Austin, Texas.

Listen SXSW 2013, Day One: Beards, Snuggies And Gourmet Rap

March 13, 2013 – The All Songs crew picks their favorite performers from the first night of SXSW 2013.

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Ra Ra Riot lead singer Wes Miles.

Watch KCRW Presents: Ra Ra Riot KCRW

March 13, 2013 – Watch this synths 'n' strings band perform "Dance With Me" live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. KCRW

Los Angeles garage rockers Allah-Las.

Read Allah-Las On World Cafe WXPN

March 12, 2013 – This easy-going Los Angeles garage band performs three songs from their self-titled album. WXPN

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Big Boys in West Texas on the way to California in 1982. Randy "Biscuit" Turner is at the left, Chris Gates at the right, and Tim Kerr at the back.

Watch When Punk Met Funk, Deep In The Heart Of Texas

March 11, 2013 – The most fun strain of punk music came out of Austin, courtesy of the Big Boys.

Twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin have been writing songs since they were 15 and independently released their first full-length album in 1999. Since then, they've produced seven studio albums.

Watch Tegan And Sara Reach Out To New Audiences

March 11, 2013 – The twin sisters from Canada depart from their indie roots to try their hands at pop.

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Clockwise from upper left: Shakey Graves, Skewby, Hannah Georgas, Hiatus Kaiyote, Air Review, K-X-P

Read SXSW 2013 Music Preview

March 11, 2013 – All Songs Considered gets ready for SXSW with a slew of music from artists playing the festival.

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Low's new album, The Invisible Way, comes out March 19.

Read First Listen: Low, 'The Invisible Way'

March 10, 2013 – Most of these songs land squarely in a sweet spot where darkness and worry are swathed in beauty.

Suede.

Read First Listen: Suede, 'Bloodsports'

March 10, 2013 – The Britpop band's first album in 11 years is one of the finest comeback albums in recent memory.

Becky Stark of Lavender Diamond performs live on KEXP.

Watch Lavender Diamond: Heartbroken But Happy KEXP

March 9, 2013 – Put simply, Becky Stark has an unreal voice. Hear her sing "Everybody's Heart's Breaking Now." KEXP

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