UPDATED: The Decemberists Return to SXSW!

SXSW was the first time I saw The Decemberists many years ago…. Right around when The Tain came out… I saw them twice, and I still remember both sets.. And I’ve been in love ever since.

NPR Music will present a South by Southwest showcase headlined by The Decemberists at Stubbs on Wednesday, March 18, kicking off the opening night of this year’s SXSW Music and Media Conference in Austin, TX. The concert will mark the Portland-based band’s first live performance of its forthcoming album The Hazards of Love, which The Decemberists will debut in its entirety. Additional bands in the lineup, and NPR Music’s complete schedule of events at SXSW 2009, are to be announced.

Update:: Additional artists on the Wednesday, March 18, 2009 show at Stubb’s include Avett Brothers, Heartless Bastards, Ladyhawke and Janelle Monae.