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SXSW Music Festival 2017 (Austin, TX): Friday, March 17 (Garth Brooks, Snail Mail, Spoon, Sui Zhen, and More)

Garth Brooks was Friday's keynote speaker at SXSW Music Festival 2017, which included performances by Snail Mail, Maggie Rogers, and Spoon.

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SXSW Music Festival 2017 (Austin, TX): Thursday, March 16 (Kate Nash, The New Pornographers, FRENSHIP, Black Rheno, and More)

The New Pornographers and Kate Nash were among the hundreds of artists and bands performing Thursday at SXSW Music Festival 2017 in Austin, Texas.

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SXSW 2017 World Premiere: ‘May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers’

'True Sadness,' by the Avett Brothers, was nominated for a Grammy in the Americana category. What was the journey of its creation?

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Music Review: Rhiannon Giddens – ‘Freedom Highway’

'Freedom Highway' from Rhiannon Giddens is one of those amazing rarities, a politically charged and artistically refined album. The music is spectacular, the lyrics are beautiful and inspiring, and the singing is as glorious as you'll hear anywhere.

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Music Review: ‘Jethro Tull – The String Quartets’ from Ian Anderson, John O’Hara, and the Carducci Quartet

While Ian Anderson has put out several albums of new material in recent years, he seems happy to rework old successes too. Reviving classic Jethro Tull material for string quartet is a striking new twist. The result is a serious lark: lighthearted but with plenty of creative depth.

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Music Review: Jethro Tull – ‘Stand Up: The Elevated Edition’

Much of Jethro Tull's second album still stands up, so to speak. The bright nasality of the hyperactive mandolin on "Fat Man," the blues-rock/progressive fusion of "Nothing is Easy," and the dark psychedelia of "We Used to Know" are all of their time, yet in the new mixes they leap urgently from the speakers. A 1969 Stockholm concert and a booklet packed with reminiscences and commentary help make this new edition something Tull fans will value.

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