SXSW 2015: 30 Artists You Need to See

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

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Kenneth Bachor12/30


Status: Emerging

Why You Should Pay Attention: Mitski made one of the most brilliant under-the-radar records of 2014 with Bury Me at Makeout Creek, which mixed retro-feeling melodies, metallic guitar and fashionably lo-fi production into a wrenching, exhilarating whirlwind. Now the Japanese-born, everywhere-raised musician is starting to get the recognition she deserves: She just signed to Don Giovanni and is doing a handful of dates with Screaming Females.

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