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NPR Music At SXSW

You can click here to listen to The Austin 100: A SXSW Mix, and click here to download a free 10-song sampler of artists NPR Music is presenting at SXSW.

NPR Music and All Songs Considered will be in Austin, Tex. this week, blogging, broadcasting and webcasting nearly a dozen live concerts from some of the year's most exciting bands, at this year's South by Southwest festival. You'll hear The Decemberists debut their entire new album, The Hazards of Love, along with performances by K'Naan, The Heartless Bastards and many more, all webcast live on NPR.org.

On this edition of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen chats with NPR Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein, producer and Second Stage host Robin Hilton, and Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson about some of the bands they're most looking forward to seeing at this year's South by Southwest festival in Austin, Tex. Hear music from some great unknown bands, like Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned, Passion Pit, and The Weird Weeds, plus Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Mirah, and Ponytail.

SXSW 2009 Preview

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The Entrance Band

  • Artist: The Entrance Band
  • Album: Prayer of Death
  • Song: Grim Reaper Blues

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Grim Reaper Blues
Album
Prayer of Death
Artist
The Entrance Band
Label
Tee Pee
Released
2006

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The Dollyrots

  • Artist: The Dollyrots
  • Album: Because I'm Awesome
  • Song: My Best Friend's Hot

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My Best Friend's Hot
Album
Because I'm Awesome
Artist
The Dollyrots
Label
Blackheart
Released
2007

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Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned

  • Artist: Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned
  • Album: A March Through Charles Mingus' Garbage Pile (Single)
  • Song: A March Through Charles Mingus' Garbage Pile

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Dananananaykroyd

  • Artist: Dananananaykroyd
  • Album: Pink Sabbath (Single)
  • Song: Pink Sabbath

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The Phenomenal Handclap Band

  • Artist: The Phenomenal Handclap Band
  • Album: Ioda SXSW Opening Day Bash Sampler 2009
  • Song: You'll Disappear

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Passion Pit

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  • Artist: Passion Pit
  • Album: Chunk of Change
  • Song: Sleepyhead

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Sleepyhead
Album
Chunk of Change
Artist
Passion Pit
Label
French Kiss
Released
2008

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The Weird Weeds

  • Artist: The Weird Weeds
  • Album: I Miss This
  • Song: Red

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Red
Album
I Miss This
Artist
The Weird Weeds
Label
Autobus
Released
2009

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Vijay Kishore

  • Artist: Vijay Kishore
  • Album: Never Ends (Single)
  • Song: Never Ends

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Jason Lytle

  • Artist: Jason Lytle
  • Album: Yours Truly, The Commuter
  • Song: Yours Truly, The Commuter

This album will be released on May 19th and is not yet available.

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Micah P. Hinson

  • Artist: Micah P. Hinson
  • Album: Micah P. Hinson and the Red Empire Orchestra
  • Song: Tell Me It Ain't So

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Tell Me It Ain't So
Album
Micah P. Hinson and the Red Empire Orchestra
Artist
Micah P. Hinson
Label
Full Time Hobby/Pias
Released
2008

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Micachu & The Shapes

  • Artist: Micachu & The Shapes
  • Album: Jewellery
  • Song: Golden Phone

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Golden Phone
Album
Jewellery
Artist
Micachu & The Shapes
Label
Rough Trade
Released
2009

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Explode Into Colors

  • Artist: Explode Into Colors
  • Album: Eyes Hands Mouth (single)
  • Song: Eyes Hands Mouth

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Ponytail

  • Artist: Ponytail
  • Album: Ice Cream Spiritual!
  • Song: Celebrate the Body Electric (It Came from an Angel)

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Celebrate the Body Electric (It Came from an Angel)
Album
Ice Cream Spiritual!
Artist
Ponytail
Label
We Are Free
Released
2008

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Pink Nasty

  • Artist: Pink Nasty
  • Album: Mold the Gold
  • Song: Mold the Gold

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Mold the Gold
Album
Mold the Gold
Artist
Pink Nasty
Released
2006

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Mirah

  • Artist: Mirah
  • Album: (A)spera
  • Song: Generosity

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Generosity
Album
(A)spera
Artist
Mirah
Label
K
Released
2009

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The Shaky Hands

  • Artist: The Shaky Hands
  • Album: Lunglight
  • Song: We Are Young

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We Are Young
Album
Lunglight
Artist
The Shaky Hands
Label
Memphis Industries
Released
2008

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