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The Austin 100: A SXSW Mix
SXSW is all about volume, in more ways than one. Roughly 2,000 acts perform at the four-day music festival every year, so to spend just three minutes with each in advance of the big event is to deny your friends and loved ones a solid 100 hours of your waking, undivided attention.
With 100 handpicked festival highlights and thrilling discoveries in a meaty but digestible microcosm of SXSW, The Austin 100 plays as a continuous seven-hour mix — everything from Daughter's devastatingly barren "Landfill" to Black Tusk's devastatingly blistering "Set the Dial to Your Doom." (As a bonus, more than two-thirds of these songs are available for free download here.) Be sure to visit NPR.org/SXSW for live concerts, photos, videos and dispatches from this year's festival. 03/01/12 >> go there
Chicha Libre, "La Danza Del Millonario"