Stephen Thompson Stephen Thompson is an editor and reviewer for NPR Music, where he writes the advice column The Good Listener and fusses over comma placement. He is also a frequent panelist on All Songs Considered, and appears every week on Pop Culture Happy Hour.
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Nailah Blackman performs onstage during SXSW 2018. Sean Mathis/Getty Images for SXSW hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Musical Discoveries From SXSW 2018

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Clockwise from upper left: Sudan Archives, THICK, Gato Preto, Saint Sister, Surma Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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SXSW 2018 Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments

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The All Songs Considered SXSW Preview, 2018

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English duo IDER blends synth with piano arpeggios on the dreamy electro-pop ballad "Body Love." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Pop, Rock And An Onslaught Of Rhythm: The Songs Of SXSW

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At just 20 years old, Jade Bird sounds like a seasoned Nashville veteran. Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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From 'Slingshot' To SXSW: Public Radio Favorites Head To Austin

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