Watch a bizarre new music video from the Lawrence, Ks.-based indie rock band Hospital Ships.
Watch the dexterous finger-tapping guitarist Marnie Stern give a glimpse into her colorful New York City apartment and perform an intense, bare-bones rendition of "You Don't Turn Down."
Watch a new live in-the-studio music video from the Dallas indie rock band Air Review.
Hear Ready To Die, the protopunk band's new album, in its entirety.
Hear iconoclast psych rock band's latest album in its entirety as part of NPR Music's First Listen series.
Watch Waxahatchee's intimate, early morning performance of "Swan Dive" at a bar in Austin, Texas during South By Southwest.
Hear "Brennisteinn," a new song from Sigur Ros' upcoming album.
Brooklyn band Ex Cops performs "Spring Break (Birthday Song)" in a funky Austin bookstore during South By Southwest.
This year's South By Southwest music festival is over, and there's much to recommend. Soundcheck producer Michael Katzif recaps his favorite moments of the week.
Soundcheck producer Michael Katzif recaps Saturday at South By Southwest.
Soundcheck producer Michael Katzif recaps bands from Friday at South By Southwest.
The work of Michael Benjamin Lerner, Telekinesis always is just what I want to hear: big, catchy choruses, memorable guitar hooks, and the chance to see Lerner sing and play drums at the same time.
Lucius is instantly joy-making, even before you hear them play, thanks to the band's matching black shirts and yellow pants or leggings. But as soon as you hear the band's catchy songs -- such as "Don't Just Sit There", it's impossible not to get caught up in the band's charming pop songwriting.
You'd think something folky or dreamy might be the best way to ease into five nights straight of music. Instead, Soundcheck producer Michael Katzif saw three vastly different female artists, including a guitar-shredding Marnie Stern, whose debut album is called The Chronicles Of Marnia.
Soundcheck producer Mike Katzif shares a few artists he's looking forward to seeing at SXSW.
Sometimes there's nothing better than a simple and striking dance video, like the latest from Thom Yorke's side-project Atoms For Peace. Set on a stark stage, Yorke and his dance partner gyrate and groove in eerie unison.
In just two weeks, roughly 2000 acts will descend upon Austin, Texas as part of the annual South By Southwest Music Festival. To prepare, producer Michael Katzif is listening to some-1000 mp3s to hunt down new bands to check out. Listen to an ongoing Spotify playlist of bands performing at SXSW.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs' new song "Sacrilege" may begin as a lean rocker, but it quickly builds tension that finally peaks into a full-on anthem, complete with a soaring gospel choir.
The stark black-and-white David Fincher-directed video for Justin Timberlake's single "Suit & Tie" further recalls the sleek look of classic Hollywood.
Beck is no stranger to ambitious musical concepts, but his latest project is something far grander: The iconolast musician has filmed and recorded the David Bowie classic "Sound And Vision" with a 170-piece orchestra with 360-degree audio and film equipment to let viewers feel as if they're there in person.