4. Iggy and the Stooges
Iggy Pop has been a force of nature for every minute of a career stretching back 45 years, which by itself makes him a must-see act. This year, though, he and the Stooges come to SXSW with just a few weeks left before releasing Ready to Die – their first album in 40 years with guitarist James Williamson, who last recorded with the Stooges on their landmark 1973 release Raw Power. The band offered a taste of the new music earlier this month with the single "Burn."