NPR Music and WNYC's Soundcheck present a First Listen Live concert from proto-punk band Iggy & The Stooges, broadcast from New York City. Watch the group rip through songs from its new album, Ready toDie, as well as a handful of old favorites.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Idaho wunderkind Trevor Powers is known for his beguiling bedroom pop, but he brings much greater energy to this set at Stubb's in Austin for NPR Music's SXSW showcase. Watch Youth Lagoon's complete set.
The New York rapper whips his three-foot-long glow-in-the-dark hair back and forth during a short but memorable set at NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's in Austin, Texas. Watch the entire performance.
For Mexico City's Molotov, politics and rock en Español 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.
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.