On an album released nearly 50 years ago Harry Taussig demonstrated an accomplished, self-taught style of improvisational guitar. This week in Austin, Texas Taussig will perform in public for the first time.
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.
Playing her first set at SXSW for the NPR Music showcase, Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield amped up her fragile odes to nervous doubt as the head of a killer power trio. Watch this video highlight — a caffeinated version of NPR favorite "Be Good" — or listen to the entire concert. Video of Crutchfield's complete set will be available soon.
Idaho wundkind Trevor Powers is known for his beguiling bedroom pop. He brought a much bigger energy to his set at Stubb's in Austin for NPR Music's SXSW showcase. Watch this video highlight, or listen to the entire show. Video of Youth Lagoon's complete set will be available soon.
What do Best Coast, Boba Fett, Beach Fossils and street yogis have in common? They were among the many artists and fans who came for the first day of South by Southwest. See photos from the first day in Austin, Texas.
On their first day at the SXSW music festival in Austin, the All Songs Considered gang counted the number of beards on stage and saw chef-turned-rapper Action Bronson perform with a fan on his shoulders.
Dave Grohl has become the unofficial Mayor of Rock 'n' Roll: a gregarious ambassador who wins armloads of Grammys and even directs a music documentary. Watch Grohl's keynote address at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.