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RS @ SXSW Essential Festival Coverage

48 Best Things We Saw at SXSW 2014

From crystal-encrusted tour vans to nutbar protests to big stars on tiny stages
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BEST MAKESHIFT VENUE (HOUSE OF GOD EDITION): Wanda Jackson at St. David’s Episcopal Church

The SXSW festival puts on music just about anyplace in Austin that has four walls and a roof (and many places that don’t — part of the reason it’s hard to find parking is that so many parking lots have been repurposed into temporary venues). But rockabilly pioneer Wanda Jackson was visibly surprised to be playing a set in the sanctuary of St. David’s, an active Episcopal church. As she told the crowd, "Not too many towns in Texas let you rock & roll in your church."

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