SXSW 2015: 30 Artists You Need to See

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

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Alex G

Alex G

Status: Emerging

Why You Should Pay Attention: Alex Giannascoli is part of a generation of bedroom songwriters connecting the indie-rock dots between the Pixies, Elliott Smith and Pinback. Mr. G evolved from a Bandcamp superstar via last year's diary of alternative tunings and melodic moroseness, DSU, to a touring machine snagging dates with Gardens & Villa, Cymbals Eat Guitars and Speedy Ortiz.