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NPR icon SXSW 2014 Music Preview

All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by NPR Music staff for a look forward at a handful of previously unknown bands that we can't wait to see at SXSW this week.

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 The Zombies Remember Their Odyssey

by Bob Boilen
Mito Habe-Evans
On the occasion of the 45th anniversary of their classic album, Odessey and Oracle, members of The Zombies talk with NPR's Bob Boilen about their unusual harmonies, touring the U.S. as British teenagers in the 1960s and why they broke up before Odessey even came out.

NPR icon The Flaming Lips Present 'Yoshimi' Live In Concert

by Robin Hilton
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.

NPR icon Brainstorm: NPR Front Row

by Bob Boilen
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."