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 SOUL REVIVALISTS: St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Paul Janeway is a pudgy dude from Birmingham, Alabama, who has clearly studied his Otis Redding and James Brown hard. At Stubb's on Tuesday, dressed in a sharp suit with a handkerchief in his breast pocket (natch), he and his Dap Kings-style outfit powered through one of a half-dozen festival sets here, sweating, hollering, blowing and basically looking like a bunch of junior high school band nerds who raided their grandpa's attic. We can't wait for the inevitable collaboration with their homeys Alabama Shakes for a cover version of Otis and Carla Thomas' King and Queen LP.


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