Photos: August Greene at Stubb’s BBQ

With the opening day of SXSW (March 14th) winding down, NPR Music closed things out at Stubb’s with a Wednesday night bash for the ages. New Orleans’ TANK AND THE BANGAS souled out for a minute while OKKERVIL RIVER previewed their new album The Rainbow Rain, but it all came down to AUGUST GREENE — aka Common’s new side project with Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins — who drummed up an exhibition of “the black people of genius”. The trio went off as they flowed through their debut and off-the-cuffs such as “Theolonious” and “The People”, and because of the lesson in ethics and rap and jazz fusion — it was everything. Check our stills above via photographer Maggie Elizabeth.

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