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Video: Dave Grohl's Keynote Address at SXSW

Dave Grohl was born to be a performer. From the applause of his first cries, which you'll hear about below, he has proven himself an accomplished rock star (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), documentary director (Sound City: Real to Reel), and now engaging public speaker. This year, Grohl was honored as th...


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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 4: Ozomatli

Most of the bands playing SXSW 2013 are probably going to play about five shows during their time in Austin. Ozomatli are playing five in one day. Founded in 1995, Ozomatli’s multicultural blend of Latin, funk, reggae, and hip hop (among other things) has made them cultural ambassadors on a numbe...


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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 4: Parquet Courts

With a list of influences that including Dire Straits, Napalm Death, Beat Happening and Ol' Dirty Bastard, it's not an easy task to define the straightforward and honest sound of indie rock four-piece Parquet Courts. Their clean and simple guitars accompanied with in-your-face and incredibly smar...


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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 4: Wild Cub

“The idea behind Youth had a lot to do with me suddenly getting married. Ever since I can remember... the thing that I was compelled by, was the bond that two people can share, how strange and elusive and compelling that is,” Wild Cub frontman Keegan DeWitt told Paste Magazine last August. Wild C...


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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 4: The Zombies

Trends come and go quickly in music. Something can be hot one day and out the next, while some things take hold and never let go. The latter can be sincerely said of The Zombies enduring jazz-infused psychedelia, especially their handful of American hits and acclaimed album Odessey and Oracle. ...


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The Final Day of our SXSW Broadcast Begins!

The final day of the KEXP broadcast from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin during SXSW. Today’s lineup begins with the legendary and highly influential British psych rock band The Zombies, then up-and-coming 80s-influenced Nashville band Wild Cub, Brookyn-via-Denton post-punkers Parquet Courts,...


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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 3: Gliss

Thursday's weather forecast put Austin, TX, at a high of 80 degrees Fahrenheit, but you wouldn't know it listening to the Copenhagen-via-Los Angeles trio Gliss' shimmering cool. Supplanted by multi-instrumentalist Martin Klingman and guitarist David Reiss' brooding soundscapes, vocalist Victoria ...


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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 3: Jovanotti

A superstar in his native Italy, rapper Jovanotti, otherwise known as Lorenzo Cherubini, is making strides in the U.S. with a recent move to New York and a new retrospective, Jovanotti’s Italia 1988-2012, released by ATO Records. You definitely don't need to be fluent in Italian to appreciate his...


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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 3: Telekinesis

Telekinesis is the name of Seattle's own Michael Benjamin Lerner and his soft-spoken, incredibly charming indie-rock solo act. Since his 2009 self-released debut EP, Lerner has garnered a reputation for himself blending 80's pop sensibilities with mellowed-out vocal stylings, a tried and true dyn...


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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 3: Suuns

Montreal's Suuns make a particular kind of low-drone heavy but never "drone music" - they walk the fine line between being experimental and being simply loud rock music. There's never really been the kind of rock n roll vibes you get from other bands walking that line, but instead an industrial s...


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Day 3 at SXSW begins!

The third day of the KEXP broadcast from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin during SXSW. Today's lineup begins with Montreal band Suun, followed by Seattle indie pop group Telekinesis, Italian megastar rapper Jovanotti, LA-via-Copenhagen dream pop band Gliss, and Macau, China-via-Sao Paolo, Braz...


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