On Friday, my friends in the Afghan Whigs performed at SXSW with special surprise guests Usher and Sinkane. It may seem like an unlikely combo but the Whigs's indie rock has always been drenched in soul and R&B. Above is video of that musical extravaganza. I'm a bit late to the Sinkane party but the video below for his track "Runnin'," from the album Mars, is absolutely smoking. Previously known as Ahmed Gallab, the Sudanese-born musician has toured extensively as a multi-instrumentalist with the likes of Of Montreal and Caribou.