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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Surfer Blood fans still have to wait a few months to hear its second album, Pythons, but the Florida band gave a preview of the record during shows at SXSW this year. Watch the group perform "Demon Dance" at the Warner Sound party at the Belmont in Austin, Texas.
After 30 years together, Depeche Mode puts out its 13th album this week, the seductive Delta Machine. Jason Bentley of KCRW speaks with the band's core trio of members about making music apart and together and recovering from its darkest days.
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.