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SXSW 2008: Kaki King

Two years ago, acclaimed guitarist Kaki King announced that she would tour with a full band. For an artist who made her name as a solo instrumentalist, especially in the acoustic fingerstyle-guitar tradition, it marked her move into pop territory. Hear a concert recorded live from the Paste Magazine and Stereogum Party at Volume in Austin, Tex., March 14, 2008 broadcast by World Cafe.

Until We Felt Red marked King's first attempt to distance herself from her musical past; the disc's producer, Tortoise's John McEntire, gave the disc an agreeably post-rock feel. Since then, King has scored the music for the movie Into the Wild and collaborated with many artists, including The Foo Fighters, Tegan and Sara, and Northern State. Her latest album is Dreaming of Revenge, her first to feature a full band.

Hear the other bands from this concert: Liam Finn, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, The Weakerthans, The Whigs.

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