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There are plenty of musicians pouring into Austin this week for SXSW. But not all are cut from the same indie cloth. Meet Riyaaz Qawwali.

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Spencer is equal parts Little Richard and Iggy Pop, the funky, yelping frontman for the Blues Explosion. The band's new album is called Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015.

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The famously anxious Melbourne singer-songwriter is now a full-fledged rock 'n' roll star. Watch her perform songs from Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit at our SXSW showcase.

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During SXSW, we joined Crutchfield on her Austin ritual to the record store End Of An Ear. She received a nice little surprise when she stepped up to the checkout counter.

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Adam Kissick for NPR

On day four at SXSW, feet were dragging and shoulders were wet with rain, but we still picked up plenty of discoveries and unforgettable moments.

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