NPR Front Row
Mar 17, 2013 — The sister act from Los Angeles took home the BBC's Sound of 2013 award earlier this year. While you wait for their debut album to arrive later this year, watch them perform "Falling" at Filter Magazine's SXSW Showdown in Austin, Texas.
Mar 16, 2013 — Watch the 19-year-old Chicago native win over the crowd as he prowls the stage at Austin's intimate Karma Lounge. With his fists in the air, Chance incited fans to shake off their hangovers.
Mar 21, 2013 — Chvrches' bass-heavy pop sounds will be the soundtrack to many a barbecue this summer, but in the meantime, the Glaswegian trio got the crowd dancing at SXSW 2013. Watch the trio perform "The Mother We Share" at Austin's Red 7.
Apr 5, 2013 — The Seattle natives in Ivan & Alyosha possess cool charisma and an infectious sound that won over listeners at 2013's South By Southwest music festival. Watch their performance of "Be Your Man" live from TenOak in Austin, Texas.
Apr 4, 2013 — The rock band Blaudzun made the trip from its home in the Netherlands to Austin, Texas, for the 2013 South by Southwest music festival. There, the group introduced its jubilantly beautiful songs to a new audience, highlighted by this performance of "Elephants."
Apr 10, 2013 — Watch the Portland rock band Brainstorm blast punchy, post-punk-inspired rhythms at Austin's TenOak during the 2013 South by Southwest music festival. Here, the group performs the thrilling "Maybe a Memory."
Mar 28, 2013 — The Louisiana band Gashcat makes fantastically catchy, idiosyncratic rock and pop songs that burst with joy. Gashcat returned to South by Southwest last month to give a thrilling, all-too-short performance. Watch the group perform "The Morning Sun" live in Austin, Texas.
Apr 3, 2013 — Watch the noise-rock trio tear it up at the 2013 South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. Recorded live at Bar 96 for Filter Magazine's Dr. Martens Showcase, the band performs a heart-pounding version of "Wet Blanket" here.
Apr 1, 2013 — With eight accomplished musicians from Argentina and Uruguay, and a sound rooted in tango traditions, Bajofondo lays out a visual and aural feast. Watch the band perform "Duro y Parejo" to a huge crowd at Auditorium Shores, then listen to Bajofondo's complete set from SXSW.
Mar 22, 2013 — This is a live band that thrives on experimentation, playing around and taking chances. Watch Ducktails on stage at Austin's Clive Bar as the band performs "Letter of Intent," featuring kicky guitars and emotive strains of organ and synth.