What do Best Coast, Boba Fett, Beach Fossils and street yogis have in common? They were among the many artists and fans who came for the first day of South by Southwest. See photos from the first day in Austin, Texas.
On their first day at the SXSW music festival in Austin, the All Songs Considered gang counted the number of beards on stage and saw chef-turned-rapper Action Bronson perform with a fan on his shoulders.
Dave Grohl has become the unofficial Mayor of Rock 'n' Roll: a gregarious ambassador who wins armloads of Grammys and even directs a music documentary. Watch Grohl's keynote address at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.
The crazy-wonderful week-long music extravaganza known as South by Southwest is almost here. The NPR Music gang will be in Austin all next week to bring you live concerts, photos, nightly wrap-ups and more.
Between now and April 4, stream and download 100 songs by artists worth discovering at SXSW 2013. Handpicked from among thousands of artists, this genre-traversing playlist picks highlights, discoveries and thrills from this year's festival.