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. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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SXSW Music Festival

Alt-J, Live In Concert

Watch the Mercury Prize-winning Brits bewitch a packed house at Stubb's in Austin.

Trevor Powers of Youth Lagoon performs at NPR Music's 2013 SXSW Showcase at Stubb's. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Front Row

Youth Lagoon, Live In Concert

Watch Idaho wunderkind Trevor Powers bring his beguiling bedroom pop to life at Stubb's in Austin.

Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee performs at NPR Music's 2013 SXSW Showcase at Stubb's. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Front Row

Waxahatchee, Live In Concert

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

Josh Ritter performs The Beast in Its Tracks at Le Poisson Rouge. Ebru Yildiz for NPR hide caption

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Live in Concert

Josh Ritter In Concert

The folk-rock singer-songwriter performs his new album, The Beast in Its Tracks, live in New York.

Yo La Tengo performs a studio session at KEXP's studios in Seattle on Jan. 18, 2013. Renata Steiner/nataworry.com hide caption

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Favorite Sessions

Yo La Tengo: Still 'Around,' Thank God

KEXP

Watch Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew perform "I'll Be Around," live in the KEXP studios.