NPR icon NPR Music At SXSW 2014: Tuesday

by NPR Music Staff
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.

NPR icon NPR Music At SXSW 2014: Wednesday

by NPR Music Staff
Late Wednesday night in Austin, tragedy interrupted the music at SXSW when two people were killed and nearly two dozen injured after a car crashed through a barricade and into a crowd of pedestrians.

NPR icon NPR Music At SXSW 2014: Thursday

by NPR Music Staff
As things began to get back to normal at SXSW on Thursday, many audiences and bands shared emotionally heightened moments. Musicians offered comfort, release and catharsis.

NPR icon SXSW 2014: Kelis, 'Breakfast'

Watch the R&B star perform "Breakfast" at her first American appearance in more than three years at NPR Music's SXSW Showcase at Stubb's, then stream the full set. It was well worth the wait.

NPR icon Jim James, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

by Stephen Thompson
As lead singer of My Morning Jacket, James specializes in letting his gigantic voice ring out past the rafters in songs that boom and blare. But on his first solo album, he turns inward and recasts himself as a lost wanderer in search of redemption and comfort. Hear James perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.