Favorite Sessions
5:58 am
Tue March 17, 2015

opbmusic Presents: Diarrhea Planet

Diarrhea Planet performs at Pickathon 2014.
Todd Cooper Pickathon

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All Songs Considered
3:22 am
Tue March 17, 2015

SXSW 2015 Music Preview

Top row, left to right: Soak, Little Simz, Andy Shauf; Bottom row, left to right: Bully, Dale Watson, Kero Kero Bonito
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 7:24 am

If you love music as much as we do (we really love music), there's a good chance that this is one of your favorite weeks of the year. This is when the massive South by Southwest music festival and conference bubbles up and spills over into the streets of Austin, Texas. For five days, live music pours out of every alley, doorway, club, restaurant and street corner. Whether it's sensory overload or total nirvana, March 17-21 is all about discovering some new band or sound that sets your ears on end.

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Favorite Sessions
8:47 am
Mon March 16, 2015

KEXP Presents: Tweedy

Tweedy performs live on KEXP.
Matthew B. Thompson KEXP

It has the makings of an indie movie plot: While a hip musician dad's wife undergoes cancer therapy, he records an album with his son. The real story is a bit more complicated, but that's essentially the tale of Tweedy, the latest project of Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer.

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World Cafe
8:14 am
Mon March 16, 2015

World Cafe Next: The Bright Light Social Hour

Bright Light Social Hour
Pooneh Ghana Courtesy of the artist

Meet The Bright Light Social Hour, an Austin, Texas band that's just released its second album, Space Is Still the Place. The album is a thoughtful examination of what they call the "Future South," informed by a three-year stint of touring following the 2010 release of their self-titled debut.

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First Listen
7:03 pm
Sun March 15, 2015

Review: The Go! Team, 'The Scene Between'

The Go! Team's new album, The Scene Between, comes out March 24.
Bosie Vincent Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 10:28 am

The Go! Team began as a bedroom project before blowing up on the strength of its 2004 debut, Thunder, Lightning, Strike. No surprise there; the group's mix of indie-pop, hip-hop energy, scratchy samples and stadium-worthy sing-alongs was bubbly enough to make the dead pick up pom-poms and cheer along. By the time its last album, 2011's Rolling Blackouts, came along, Go!

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