50 Best Things We Saw at SXSW 2015

Fetty Wap’s one-song knockout, T-Pain’s triumphant comeback, Willie Nelson’s awesome tour bus and more

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Best Rainy-Day Rock: Torres
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Nicole Fara Silver15/50

Best Rainy-Day Rock: Torres

Wet weather put a damper on much of Friday (especially the outdoor shows), but singer-guitarist Torres drove away any rainy-day blahs with a cathartic set at a Dr. Martens-sponsored showcase at Bar 96. Ranging from a throaty whisper to a full howl over grungy distortion, she turned songs like 2013's "Honey," 2014's "New Skin" and this year's "Strange Hellos" into emotional sledgehammers. It was a short but powerful performance that solidified her upcoming LP, Sprinter, as one of the year's most anticipated indie-rock releases.

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