March 17, 2014
18 Bands to Check Out from South By Southwest 2014

Gaga’s vomit; Tyler’s riot—the headlines can make it seem like the South by Southwest music festival exists for already-famous musicians to grab even more publicity. But despite the attention-getting presence of celebrities and sponsorships each year in Austin, there are still upwards of a thousand smaller bands in town for five days. The vast majority of them are undiscovered; some are buzzed-about up and comers. Here are the best sets we happened to catch from people who aren’t yet big stars—but might be one day.
(Also, we’ve put together a Spotify playlist with most of the tracks mentioned, though you’ll have to download the Phox one elsewhere.)
Read more. [Image: John Davisson/Invision/AP]

18 Bands to Check Out from South By Southwest 2014

Gaga’s vomit; Tyler’s riot—the headlines can make it seem like the South by Southwest music festival exists for already-famous musicians to grab even more publicity. But despite the attention-getting presence of celebrities and sponsorships each year in Austin, there are still upwards of a thousand smaller bands in town for five days. The vast majority of them are undiscovered; some are buzzed-about up and comers. Here are the best sets we happened to catch from people who aren’t yet big stars—but might be one day.

(Also, we’ve put together a Spotify playlist with most of the tracks mentioned, though you’ll have to download the Phox one elsewhere.)

Read more. [Image: John Davisson/Invision/AP]

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    FUTURE ISLANDS OF COURSE PEOPLE ARE LIKE 3 YEARS LATE
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    I may or may not have helped steer the author of this towards seeing two of the artists listed (Jonny Fritz, Obey City)
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