SXSW 2009 Preview : All Songs Considered On this edition of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen chats with Carrie Brownstein, Robin Hilton, Stephen Thompson about some of the bands they're most looking forward to seeing at SXSW.

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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.

The Entrance Band

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The Dollyrots

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Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned

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Dananananaykroyd

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The Phenomenal Handclap Band

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Passion Pit

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The Weird Weeds

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Vijay Kishore

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Jason Lytle

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

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Micah P. Hinson

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Micachu & The Shapes

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Explode Into Colors

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Ponytail

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Pink Nasty

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Mirah

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The Shaky Hands

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