Action Bronson performs at a party presented by Warner Sound at the Belmont in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2013. NPR hide caption

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Front Row

Action Bronson: NPR Front Row

Watch the New York rapper get swallowed up by the SXSW crowd during "Strictly 4 My Jeeps."

Le1f performs at NPR Music's 2013 SXSW Showcase at Stubb's. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Le1f, Live In Concert

The New York rapper whips his glow-in-the-dark hair back and forth during a mesmerizing set.

MC Ride of Death Grips. Loren Wohl for NPR hide caption

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Death Grips In Concert

WNYC Soundcheck

Performing mostly in a fitting haze of red, the group creates a visceral experience on stage.

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Tiny Desk

Reggie Watts

The comedian and musician performs spontaneous improvisations full of killer grooves and humor.

Sugar Tongue Slim brought a live band along with samples by Gotye and Kavinsky to his set at The Parish in Austin, Texas. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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Live in Concert

Sugar Tongue Slim, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012

The versatile, playful rapper mixed samples with a live-band bounce that quickly won over the crowd.