NPR Music’s coverage of the 2009 South by Southwest music festival revs up in earnest tonight with a live stream of the NPR-sponsored showcase that features the Decemberists performing their new release, Hazards of Love. A guide to all the SXSW performances produced by NPR Music and pubradio stations is here, but you can also follow via this twitter feed and this blog. In this All Things Considered segment, NPR’s Bob Boilen previewed this year’s festival and reveals which bands he’s most interested in seeing live. SXSW coverage by hometown station KUT in Austin is here. KEXP in Seattle and KCRW in Santa Monica also offer exclusive live performances for their hometown and Web audiences. PBS’s coverage of last weekend’s SXSW Interactive and Film conference, including an interview with NPR’s Andy Carvin, is here, and Poynter Online reports on a March 15 panel discussion of APIs for media organizations that included NPR Digital’s Daniel Jacobson.