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The Mix: The Austin 100

Oh, to be in Austin right now! 

South by Southwest is an annual music, film, and interactive conference that seems to get bigger and better each year. Tickets can be pricey (upwards of $1,000 for a platinum pass), but the folks at NPR are making it easier to teleport into the sweaty festival trenches. Stephen Thompson, NPR Music Editor and co-creator of Tiny Desk Concerts (wait until you finish reading this post before you click this link--it will consume you!), has put together The Mix: The Austin 100.

You can listen and download 100 songs by artists playing at SXSW this year. I try to keep up with new music and was excited and slightly horrified that I only recognized about 5% of those listed.  So much good music to discover!

I’m really enjoying The Lone Bellow  and Alt-J at the moment.  What's your favorite?