SXSW: Live From Austin
Mar 14, 2013 — The Mercury Prize-winning band from Cambridge, England, capped NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's in Austin, and they shut it down in style. Watch them dig deep into their one and only album, An Awesome Wave, in front of a packed house.
Apr 25, 2013 — The Flaming Lips first formed more than 30 years ago, and the group is still full of surprises. At an intimate club during the 2013 South by Southwest music festival, the band performed one of its most beloved albums, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, from start to finish. Watch a video of the full hour-long set here.
Apr 15, 2013 — Sinewy and powerful as ever, and backed by his longtime band, Nick Cave works the crowd like a revival preacher at half-speed during a career-spanning set at NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's in Austin, Texas. Watch Cave perform "Jubilee Street," "From Her to Eternity" and "Push the Sky Away," and hear audio of his full set.
Apr 11, 2013 — Karen O, Nick Zinner and Brian Chase's performance at NPR Music's SXSW showcase was the band's only appearance at this year's festival. The New York trio performed their new single "Sacrilege" for the first time in front of an audience and dazzled the packed Stubb's crowd with a bunch of beloved hits from yesteryear. Watch highlights from the show here.
Apr 6, 2013 — One of the most popular bands in all of Mexico takes the stage at Stubb's in Austin for NPR Music's SXSW showcase. Watch singer Rubén Albarrán and the rest of Café Tacvba perform songs from their new album, El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco — and bust out a synchronized dance in the process.
Mar 19, 2013 — For Mexico City's Molotov, politics and rock en Espańol combine in front of a crowd 10,000 strong, recorded live at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas. Watch the band perform "Voto Latino," then listen to Molotov's complete set from SXSW.
Mar 14, 2013 — Playing her first set at SXSW for the NPR Music showcase in Austin, Texas, Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield amped up her fragile songs as the head of a killer power trio. Watch video of Waxahatchee's complete performance.
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.
Mar 16, 2013 — Everyone's favorite chef-turned-rapper loomed large at a party presented by Warner Sound at the Belmont in Austin, Texas. Watch Action Bronson get swallowed up by the crowd during "Strictly 4 My Jeeps."
Mar 17, 2013 — The Nashville foursome were one of our favorite discoveries at SXSW 2013. Watch Luella and her band bowl us over with fire and brimstone on "Sign of the Judgment."