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Mélat's 'Push,' Live From Austin

Watch the R&B singer perform her smart and stylish standout single onstage in her hometown of Austin, Texas, during SXSW.

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

Our bleary-eyed, ear-ringing week of non-stop live music at the 2018 South by Southwest music festival has ended and we're back one last time to play some of our favorite discoveries.

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

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Watch Kansas City's Hembree Layer Up An All-Out Jam

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The relatively new band, selected for our Slingshot program, knows how to start small and end big. "Had It All" takes a looping pop riff and ramps it up to an all-out rock jam.

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See Lucy Dacus Play A Haunting Version Of 'Historians'

Dacus performs "Historians," from her deeply personal and triumphant new album, in an art installation at SXSW that evokes the challenges of human communciation.

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Liz Brasher Storms Stubb's Stage With 'Outcast'

The Memphis-based Slingshot artist combines the blues with American roots and hard rock. Her enormous voice shines on a performance of the title track from her upcoming debut EP at our 2018 Showcase.

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Amara La Negra On Her Roots, Miami Reality And Barbecue

Over a plate of Texas barbecue, Alt.Latino spoke with this fast-rising Afro-Latinx artist from Miami in the midst of her unforgiving South By Southwest schedule.

Amara La Negra On Her Roots, Miami Reality And Barbecue

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Late Night Dispatches From SXSW

At the end of the night, members of our team in Austin gather and discuss the best of what they saw and heard that day.

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SXSW 2018 Dispatch: Live Performances From The Marias And Amara La Negra

Alt.Latino hosts our first SXSW Showcase with two bands that show off distinct styles and approaches to Latin music.

SXSW 2018 Dispatch: Live Performances From The Marias And Amara La Negra

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Becca Mancari's 'Dirty Dishes' Becomes A Broken Admission

In an art installation full of faces, Becca Mancari can't face herself. This performance of the introspective centerpiece to her album Good Woman underlines the song's lonely atmospherics.

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Mal Blum Shares Unreleased 'See Me' In Room Full Of Secrets

In front of a SXSW art installation about secrets, Mal Blum had the perfect song to play — an unreleased track about how one sees oneself versus how others see us.

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The All Songs Considered SXSW Preview, 2018

For this episode, Bob Boilen, Robin Hilton and Stephen Thompson listened to songs by more than a thousand bands that'll be performing at SXSW, and picked some of their favorites to hear and see.

The All Songs Considered SXSW Preview, 2018

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Alt.Latino's SXSW 2018 Preview: Amara La Negra, Balún, Bad Gyal And More

Some artists we can't wait to see at the annual music conference in Austin, Texas, representing a wide spectrum of styles and genres.

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See What Public Radio Has In Store For SXSW 2018

Your guide to what NPR Music and member stations have cooking at SXSW 2018.