npr music showcase


For Big Thief, fragility and power come inextricably intertwined. Singer and guitarist Adrianne Lenker may let her songs sit and seethe for long stretches, but those slow builds only maximize the catharsis of the big, loud, high-volume bursts of force that follow.

Onstage at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin, Texas — recorded live Wednesday as part of NPR Music’s SXSW showcase — Lenker brought a mix of new material and songs from last year’s terrific Masterpiece. 

Big Thief Whispers, Then Roars, At SXSW 2017


For the NPR Music SXSW showcase on March 18, courtney-barnett will play her new record in its entirety. In April 2014, she debuted a solo version of “Depreston” at NPR’s Tiny Desk.