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  1. From 'Slingshot' To SXSW: Public Radio Favorites Head To Austin
    Musicians from NPR's public radio artist incubator series Slingshot are making their way to SXSW this year. Keep an eye out in Austin for these three Slingshot artists. More....
  2. The Austin 100: Pale Waves
    For fans of The 1975, Wolf Alice and The Cure. More....
  3. The Austin 100: Twain
    For fans of Phosphorescent, Joni Mitchell and Brandon Flowers. More....
  4. The Austin 100: Mallrat
    For fans of Lykke Li, Ariana Grande and Tegan and Sara. More....
  5. The Austin 100: Doe
    For fans of Weezer, Nada Surf and Charly Bliss. More....
  6. Siblings Gracie And Clyde Lawrence On Touring And The Meaning Of Home
    The brother and sister have been performing together since they were toddlers, but touring across the country in the soul-pop band Lawrence gave them a new understanding of their relationship. More....
  7. After Fleeing An Apocalypse, La Vida Boheme Embraces Its Immigrant Story
    The Venezuelan rockers moved to Mexico as protest and corruption were swallowing their hometown of Caracas. Life in a foreign country became the inspiration for their latest album, La Lucha. More....
  8. 'Beauty And The Beast,' Music, And More From South By Southwest
    This week, we visit the new Disney live-action adaptation of Beauty And The Beast, and we all report back from Austin about the happenings at South By Southwest. More....
  9. Escape The Noise: Watch 9 Lullabies From Austin
    Lydia Ainsworth, Phoebe Bridgers, L.A. Salami, Valerie June, Let's Eat Grandma and others sing us quiet songs on hotel beds and in art installations during SXSW. More....
  10. South X Lullaby: Nick Hakim
    In the Optic Obscura installation at SXSW, Hakim sings some psychedelic soul music for outer-space performed in a room that looks like outer-space. More....

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