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What We Loved At SXSW On Friday

The All Songs Considered crew recaps what we saw on our fourth day in Austin, including ecstatic shows from Anna Meredith and Weezer.
Weezer played a feel-good, sing-along set Friday at SXSW in Austin. Source: Adam Kissick for NPR

We're well past the halfway point of the music portion of South by Southwest, and things are starting to wind down in Austin. But the indefatigable All Songs Considered team (well, mostly Bob Boilen) is still raring to go. Bob, Robin Hilton, Stephen Thompson and Colorado Public Radio's Jessi Whitten convened on an Austin street corner Friday night to recap what they'd seen that day. Stephen and Bob rave about Anna Meredith's electric performance at Esther's Follies; Bob deems it

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