SXSW 2013: 20 Must-See Acts

Make room in your schedule, between the beer and barbecue, for these bands


Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend
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After leaving SXSW in 2008 as one of the most talked-about bands at the festival, Vampire Weekend return this year a rather more seasoned group – and possibly just as talked-about. The New York rockers have an adventurous new album, Modern Vampires of the City, due May 7th, and while new songs have trickled out in wobbly audience-shot videos with murky audio, what better opportunity to hear the new music firsthand? 

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