Free Music from NPR

Free music today.  NPR's Austin 100 Playlist is ready for download, 100 songs from bands converging on SXSW this week.

The Austin 100 Playlist

I'm anxious to listen to all 100, so many artists I've never heard of, and a few I like already, such as: Eagulls, Warpaint, Speedy Ortiz, Potty Mouth, and Lydia Loveless.  And several I am aware of but have not had the time to give a proper listen -- Angel Olsen, Cate LeBon, Perfect Pussy, The Wytches, and The Pack A.D..  I've listened to a few tunes from The Pack A.D. and, other than time, I don't know why I haven't given them more attention.  That'll change.  Same with the others.  

Amazon's Artists on the Rise freebies has been refreshed for the month of March, a few duplicates from the NPR haul, but still worth investigating.

Artists on the Rise