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

Day Two


We came to party and it went pretty well. @andrewwk #partyhard #sxsw

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Day Five

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