Music Interviews
3:11 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Kevin Gates: 'I Put All My Flaws On Front Street'

Mito Habe-Evans NPR

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 3:11 pm

Kevin Gates drove up in a matte black truck and sat down in the backyard of East Austin shop and coffee shop Friends & Neighbors the same week his song "Get Up On My Level" rang out all over the SXSW music festival. It was just days before his most-anticipated project (yet), By Any Means, was to be released and only a week after fellow Baton Rouge rapper (and early collaborator) Lil Boosie left prison.

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Movie Interviews
3:06 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Rapper, Mother, Superstar: Ana Tijoux Finds Her Words

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 5:33 pm



Since you listened to NPR, you probably know by now that this week is the South by Southwest Music Festival. Among the performers is Ana Tijoux.


BLOCK: Tijoux is one of the most influential hip hop artists in Latin America. Here in the U.S., fans of the TV show "Breaking Bad" might recognize this song of hers.


ANA TIJOUX: (Singing in foreign language)

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Music News
3:06 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Israel's Orthodox Ravers Are On A Holy Mission To Dance

A group of Na Nachs goof off before a wedding performance in Tel Aviv.
Marlon Bishop for NPR

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 5:33 pm

Natan Gabbay takes a gulp of clear liquor and warms up on his shofar, the ram's horn trumpet that is sacred in Judaism. He's a member of a whimsical Orthodox sect known as Na Nach. Tonight, about a dozen Na Nachs have been hired as an entertainment act for a fancy wedding outside Tel Aviv. It's a surprise — the guests have no idea what's in store for them.

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2:17 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Live From SXSW: Ana Tijoux, 'We Are Crazy As A Species'

Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux in conversation with NPR's Alt.Latinoat SXSW 2014.
Lizzie Chen for NPR

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 2:31 pm

  • Hear The Ana Tijoux Interview

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World Cafe
2:14 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

The Bright Light Social Hour On World Cafe

Bright Lights Social Hour.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 4:10 pm

The members of The Bright Light Social Hour landed in Austin in 2006 and soon after got a reputation for what has been described as shows "melding fists-up rock and roll with muscular funk, soul, and psychedelia." Their first album won the band an unprecedented six Austin Music Awards in 2011 including "Band of The Year." Bright Light are working toward releasing their second full length album later this year. We are happy to present this set recorded at KUTX breakfast showcase at the Four Seasons just yesterday at SXSW as part of our Sense of Place visit to Austin.

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