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NPR Music editor, writer, yakker; Pop Culture Happy Hour panelist; long-ago Onion A.V. Club editor; snack-eater; TV-watcher; dad and multicade owner; nap-taker.

The Austin 100: A SXSW 2015 Mix

kut.org — There's a lot of music on this page - 100 songs, to be exact, each from an artist worth discovering at this year's SXSW Music Festival. It's more than six genre-defying hours of music. Still, we started out with far more to choose from.

The Austin 100: A SXSW 2015 Mix

wnyc.org — There's a lot of music on this page - 100 songs, to be exact, each from an artist worth discovering at this year's SXSW Music Festival. It's more than six genre-defying hours of music. Still, we started out with far more to choose from.

The Austin 100: A SXSW 2015 Mix

npr.org — There's a lot of music on this page - 100 songs, to be exact, each from an artist worth discovering at this year's SXSW Music Festival. It's more than six genre-defying hours of music. Still, we started out with far more to choose from.

The Austin 100

First Listen: Purity Ring, 'Another Eternity'

npr.org — When Purity Ring released its debut album Shrines back in 2012, it came bundled with some of the most ill-defined genre signifiers imaginable, from chillwave to the band's self-deployed "future pop" to the even-less-meaningful "witch house."

First Listen: Screaming Females, 'Rose Mountain'

npr.org — For 10 years, Screaming Females' music has come wailing out of the scruffiest and homiest of venues - basements across its home state of New Jersey, house shows from coast to coast, even NPR's Tiny Desk - in a ragged style befitting the band's lean, raw, punk-informed rock.

The Good Listener: Is It OK To Attend A Concert On A First Date?

wnyc.org — We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and alongside the boxes of chocolate we bought ourselves to eat alone in the dark on Valentine's Day is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives - and, this week, thoughts on the collision of concert etiquette and first-date etiquette.

The Good Listener: Is It OK To Attend A Concert On A First Date?

npr.org — We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and alongside the boxes of chocolate we bought ourselves to eat alone in the dark on Valentine's Day is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives - and, this week, thoughts on the collision of concert etiquette and first-date etiquette.

First Listen: Pops Staples, 'Don't Lose This'

wnyc.org — As the patriarch of the Staple Singers, Roebuck "Pops" Staples presided over some of the most crucial music of the 20th century, as his family band lent a righteous soundtrack to the Civil Rights Movement, crafted song standards ("Respect Yourself," "I'll Take You There," et al) and functioned as a cross-genre conscience that spanned soul, gospel, blues, folk and rock music.

First Listen: Pops Staples, 'Don't Lose This'

npr.org — As the patriarch of the Staple Singers, Roebuck "Pops" Staples presided over some of the most crucial music of the 20th century, as his family band lent a righteous soundtrack to the Civil Rights Movement, crafted song standards ("Respect Yourself," "I'll Take You There," et al) and functioned as a cross-genre conscience that spanned soul, gospel, blues, folk and rock music.
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Mar 04, 2015

RT @arishapiro: Instead of #SXSW, I'll just spill beer all over my floor, put on this @nprmusic #Austin100 app & feel like I'm there. http:…

Mar 03, 2015

RT @NPRpchh: We've rescheduled our live show for this Monday. There were some cancellations, so a few tickets are now available: events.npr.org/pchh

Mar 03, 2015

@AllieMpls @nprmusic I'm actually way *less* cool after compiling it, but that's mostly because I've aged about six years...

Mar 03, 2015

So grateful today for the brilliant work of @nprviz, @jacobganz, and @spotieotis. Geniuses, all, and wonderful collaborators. #Austin100

Mar 03, 2015

@damonridesbikes @nprmonkeysee You just have the exhausted parts, so that particular clone would just sit in silence and tremble miserably.

Mar 03, 2015

(This project wouldn't be possible without their permission and kind support, so I'm feeling especially grateful to them this morning.)

Mar 03, 2015

One quick #Austin100 request: If you discover bands you love while listening, please tweet them and tell them so! apps.npr.org/austin/

Mar 03, 2015

@mikekatzif Thanks, buddy! The sudden, brilliantly timed collapse of my immune system has been a hilarious thing to behold.

Mar 03, 2015

@loveismaroon Bet you thought you'd never see the day... RT @spotieotis Stephen Thompson on fleek.

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