Kishi Bashi performs at The Dirty Dog in Austin, Texas during the 2014 South by Southwest Music festival.

NPR Music At SXSW 2014: Saturday

On the final night of SXSW, with heavy hearts and ringing ears, we say goodbye to Austin. As a parting gift, music gives us the keys to the universe and a glimpse of the future. It’s a fair trade.

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Damon Albarn performs at NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's BBQ in Austin, Texas.

NPR Music At SXSW 2014: Wednesday

Late Wednesday night in Austin, tragedy interrupted the music at SXSW when two people were killed and nearly two dozen injured after a car crashed through a barricade and into a crowd of pedestrians.

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A high-energy, rock 'n' roll set by Charli XCX at The Mohawk helped kick off SXSW 2014.

NPR Music At SXSW 2014: Tuesday

We loved Charli XCX, watched Neil Young talk about Pono and Ubered a pedicab. These are highlights from the Austin music festival, including a running playlist of our favorite acts.

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