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SXSW 2013: Rhye, Iron and Wine's Sam Beam turn it down
SXSW 2013: Rhye, Iron and Wine's Sam Beam turn it down

AUSTIN, Texas -- At South by Southwest, most musicians don't get the luxury of privacy during soundchecks. Preparing for their set early Thursday afternoon at a Pitchfork showcase, the members of L.A.'s Rhye tuned up their instruments in full view of the several hundred hipsters making their way into a warehouse space east of Interstate 35. And with keyboard, bass, drums, violin, cello, trombone and vocals, the group took its time doing it too; even after the show began, frontman Mike Milosh kept making adjustments. "This is a hard one," he said, referring to the sound of the concrete-floored room. "It's kind of boomy." Yet Rhye's performance was...

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