Vampire Weekend live at SXSW

Vampire Weekend performs "Unbelievers" live at Public Radio Rocks SXSW Day Stage. Recorded March 15, 2013. (WFUV / Tim Pierson, Josh Briseño, and Jim O'Hara Editor: Joe Grimaldi)
Vampire Weekend live from Public Radio Rocks at SXSW March 15, 2013
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The Current helped to present the Public Radio Rocks day stage at the Austin Convention Center along with like-minded noncommercial stations KXT (Dallas), KUT (Austin), WFUV (New York), and XPN (Philadelphia).

Vampire Weekend capped off our live broadcast from the radio day stage at South by Southwest. Hear their entire set, including new material from their forthcoming album, Modern Vampires of the City.

Set list

Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa

Please note: due to the difficulties and vagaries of recording and broadcasting live from a convention center with a bustling crowd, the quality of the recording may not be as high as what you've come to expect from The Current. It's still pretty good, though.

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  • Crowd
    The crowd for Vampire Weekend at SXSW March 15, 2013 (John Vettese / WXPN)
  • Vampire Weekend
    Vampire Weekend at the radio day stage March 15, 2013 (John Vettese / WXPN)
  • Ezra Koenig
    Vampire Weekend lead singer Ezra Koenig. (John Vettese / WXPN)