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SXSW: August Greene, new project from Common, Robert Glasper, Karriem Riggins, to headline NPR showcase

Staff Writer
Austin 360

On Thursday, the nice folks from National Public Radio revealed the lineup for all their affiliates’ South by Southwest events including the annual Wednesday night showcase at Stubb’s. The Stubb’s showcase will be headlined by August Greene, a new project helmed by rapper/actor/activist Common, jazz heavy Robert Glasper and hip-hop DJ, producer and rapper Karriem Riggins.

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NPR just posted a sprawling 36-minute Tiny Desk Concert performance by the group, which Common calls a musical collective.  The Tiny Desk performance includes several guest appearances from powerful female artists including Brandi.

Here’s the full lineup for the official NPR showcase, Wednesday, March 14 at Stubb’s which is open to SXSW badgeholders:

August Greene

Okkervil River

Tank & The Bangas

Superorganism

Low

Mt. Joy

Hembree

WebsterX

Liz Brasher

Gracie and Rachel

If you’re a public radio fan without a badge, check out KUTX’s morning shows at the Four Seasons. If you’re a Common fan with a badge, he’s also appearing on a panel about his new TV show, “The Chi.”