SXSW can be absolutely overwhelming—since debuting in 1987, the annual music conference and festival has grown alongside Austin, and just trying to make sense of it all can be daunting. Over 2000 artists performed as official acts this year, from local singer-songwriters to Lady Gaga. There were a lot of big talking points this year: the sheer size of the event, the corporate sponsorship, the tragic hit-and-run. This week on the Austin Music Experience, though, we want to focus on the music, and there was a lot of it. Our mission is to sort through the best of what we heard and try to create a kind of musical scrapbook. We’ve got exclusive live recordings from new discoveries like Spanish Gold and Temples, along with old favorites, like Rodney Crowell, the Hold Steady, Damon Albarn, and more. Join us Friday at noon and again at 11pm on KUTX 98.9, Sunday at 7pm on KUT 90.5, or anytime in the player below.