SXSW 2015: 30 Artists You Need to See

Legendary rockers, emerging rappers, underground sensations and more to catch in Austin

The Residents
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The Residents

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Why You Should Pay Attention: SXSW 2015 will feature the world premiere of Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents, a career-spanning documentary which features famous fans (The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Primus leader Les Claypool, illusionist Penn Jillette, Dean Ween and more) explaining how the anonymous crew made their unique mark on pop culture — from Ke$ha to the MoMA — over four decades. In addition, there will be a performance of Shadowland, where the "World's Best Residents Cover Band" will play the final installment of three 40th anniversary tours. The perennial oddballs are still one of the weirdest things going. 

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