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NPR at SXSW: Fiona Apple, Springsteen, Magnetic Fields

Published March 1, 2012 12:44 pm

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NPR Music will mark its fifth trip to SXSW by bringing audiences a series of firsts:

• Fiona Apple will return to the national spotlight when she opens NPR Music's official SXSW showcase at Stubb's on March 14, her first concert outside of Los Angeles in five years.

• Next up, the just-announced first live broadcast of the SXSW music keynote, featuring Bruce Springsteen.

• And, on March 15, Magnetic Fields headline the annual NPR Music day party during their first trip to SXSW. The events will be available to audiences everywhere through live audio and video streams at http://www.npr.org/music. All concert webcasts, archived recordings, reports, photo galleries and the SXSW podcast will be at http://www.npr.org/sxsw.

NPR Music is live video streaming acts from the SXSW opening night showcase at Stubb's, and once again offers its annual daytime concert at the Parish: NPR Music Presents SXSW Showcase Live from Stubb'sWednesday, March 14 at 6:45 p.m. (MT)Fiona Apple makes her return to the national spotlight with a special performance. This set will not be broadcast live, but stay tuned for more details. Also, Andrew Bird, soul rockers The Alabama Shakes, electronic musician Dan Deacon and singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten will perform at the showcase. NPR Music Presents Live from the ParishThursday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m. (MT)A week after the release of their album, "Love at the Bottom of the Sea" (hear it now as an NPR Music First Listen), The Magnetic Fields come to SXSW for the first time. The band will be joined by Baltimore-based quintet Lower Dens, dark pop act Poliça, progressive rap artist Sugar Tongue Slim and Venezuelan rockers La Vida Boheme