Snapshots From SXSW 2018: Nathaniel Rateliff, Superorganism, Lucy Dacus, Shopping And More

<p>(Photo: CPR / Scott Carney)</p>

CPR's OpenAir hosts Jessi Whitten and Scott Carney spent last week in Austin, Texas, for the South By Southwest music festival. They attended dozens of concerts throughout the five-day event.

Their favorite shows included those from established artists Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Andrew W.K. and ESG, along with new discoveries like Australian singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly, saxophone-driven punk rockers French Vanilla and Japanese pop-rock quartet CHAI.

They also captured some unique sights from the festival, including memorable band outfits, music-themed cocktails and a very cool cassette vending machine.

Browse videos and photos from SXSW 2018 below.

Day One

My highlight of #sxsw day 1 was the gift of stumbling into a @weddingpresent show to revel in that classic band while then getting to discover @Numb_er_la who were playing in the adjacent room simultaneously.

Day Two

Gearing up for @lucydacus at the NPR Showcase tonight with a cocktail inspired by her new album Historian! Both are incredible :) #sxsw

Day Three

It may be 2:30 on a Thursday but @SH0PP1NG is BRINGING IT. Holy cow! #sxsw

Day Four

Snail Mail - a band to write home about! (I'm very tired)

Cheers to @thesidewindertx for having one of the coolest vending machines I've ever seen. Which one would you pick?

Day Five

Yes, that is Ron Gallo playing a guitar with a trumpet. Catch him at Lost Lake Lounge April 12th! You won't regret it. #sxsw

Listen to a Spotify playlist featuring music by Jessi and Scott's favorite highlights and discoveries of SXSW 2018.