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Stories from SXSW: Around the Nation Round-up, Austin Edition

Here’s a roundup of coverage of the 2011 SXSW Music Festival from public media outlets from around the nation:

– From NPR, read about SXSW’s melting pot of musical genres and whether Austin was worth the trip for bands on the music blog, The Record.

– One side effect of SXSW’s surge in popularity is the increased presence of advertising and branding. KUT, Austin’s public radio station, reports on the balancing act of band versus brand here.

And while SXSW 2011 ended Sunday, live recordings from the festival live on:

NPR posted plenty of slide shows, videos from live concerts, and Tiny SXSW Concert Videos on their extensive SXSW page.

– Seattle’s KEXP made the southbound trek to host a series of live shows from a local bike shop. Listen to three days of live music here, here, and here. Check out their blog.

– John Vanderslice, Ron Sexsmith, and the Old 97’s are just a few of the musicians who showed up to the lobby of the Hilton hotel to perform for KUT. You can listen to all of the live performances here.

WXPN, a Philadelphia public radio station that supports independent music, has posted videos of live performances from their stage in Austin. Here’s a sample:

– Minnesota’s independent music station The Current tried out a intra-state music exchange with KUT. Each station is featuring one band from Minnesota and Texas on The Local Music Exchange.

KERA’s Art & Seek blog, based in Dallas, featured many musical performances from various venues. Watch a video from the record label Ramble Creek’s day party. Or see The O’s play in front of the Austin Hotel. Plus, take a ride in a pedi-cab with Cas Haley.

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