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Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)


SXSW 2009: Thursday Update

March 20th, 2009

Episode 212 of 811 episodes

Once again, Bob, Carrie, Robin and Stephen gathered again in the wee hours on Friday morning to recap NPR's SXSW showcase featuring Thao, Blind Pilot, BLK JKS, K'Naan, Dirty Projectors and Blitzen Trapper. Standing in the streets of Austin, they rundown the other bands they heard as the night wore on — a few favorites, a few new discoveries and a couple chance encounters: Crystal Stilts, Grizzly Bear, Women, Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned, Laura Gibson, Akkron Family, Vijay Kishore, Passion Pit, Richard Swift and many many more.

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