The crazy-wonderful week-long music extravaganza known as South by Southwest is almost here. The NPR Music gang will be in Austin all next week to bring you live concerts, photos, nightly wrap-ups and more.
Between now and April 4, stream and download 100 songs by artists worth discovering at SXSW 2013. Handpicked from among thousands of artists, this genre-traversing playlist picks highlights, discoveries and thrills from this year's festival.
In a nearly hour-long address from the stage of the Austin Convention Center at South By Southwest on March 15th, Bruce Springsteen spoke about his life as a musician and the artists who influenced his career.