Mar 12, 2014 — Neil Young wants to start a revolution against the MP3. At SXSW, he debuted his biggest weapon, a high quality digital audio player and music store he's calling Pono.
Mar 12, 2014 — We loved Charli XCX, watched Neil Young talk about Pono and Ubered a pedicab. These are highlights from the Austin music festival, including a running playlist of our favorite acts.
Mar 11, 2014 — All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by NPR Music staff for a look forward at a handful of previously unknown bands that we can't wait to see at SXSW this week.
Mar 11, 2014 — This week's two-hour mix from KCRW's Jason Bentley features the Brian Eno-Karl Hyde production, an MK remix of Haim and Girl Unit remixing Little Dragon.
Mar 12, 2014 — NPR Music returns to Austin with a star-studded SXSW showcase, featuring Damon Albarn, St. Vincent, and Kelis, plus emerging rock bands Eagulls and Perfect Pussy. Watch the live webcast tonight.
Mar 10, 2014 — The 2,000-plus acts playing SXSW this year offer a pool of names that can be endless recombined to form new fake bands, such as Baby Magic and Team Joe Orchestra.
Mar 8, 2014 — Aloe Blacc sang two of the past year's most ubiquitous singles. So why haven't you heard of him?
Mar 11, 2014 — Olsen has often been called a folk singer, but Ken Tucker says her new album — her first with a backing band — takes her music into an unclassifiable realm.
Mar 6, 2014 — The righteously outspoken guitarist from doom metal duo Jucifer speaks about women in hard rock, her almost-acoustic side project and her never-ending life on the road.
Mar 7, 2014 — After being stored under a bed for a half-century, a $16 million violin is now in the hands of Anne Akiko Meyers, who's recorded Vivaldi's vivid Four Seasons.