SXSW Music kicks off next week, with the iconic festival taking over Austin for another year of the best up-and-coming acts. With the diverse line-up spanning the full spectrum of genres, there’s always something for everyone, with curiosity often rewarded by wandering into venues without looking at the bill. Show the rest of this post…
That said there are still certainly a bunch of must-see bands this year, with Spotify, Fader, Pandora and more, all returning with unnoficial day parties before SXSW proper kicks off each evening.
Our picks for the festival include: jangly indie band Day Wave, R’n’B-hip-hop fusion act Anderson .Paak, indie rockers Sunflower Bean, dreamy beats from Astronauts etc., Spanish all-girl garage rock band Hinds, classic rock’n’roll band Seratones, synth-pop act Porches and garage punk band Twin Peaks.
SXSW Music runs from March 15th-20th. Walk-up passes will be available from the Austin Convention Centre when SXSW starts later this week.