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10 Artists Making a Splash at SXSW 2017

From Brooklyn MCs to powerpop, Austin festival is sure to have plenty of unforgettable performances

10 Artists Making a Splash at SXSW 2017

Let's Eat Grandma (left) and Tkay Maidza will both be musicians to catch at 2017 SXSW.

Andrew O'Toole, Francesca Allen

South by Southwest’s maze of official showcases, day parties and breakfast tacos can get a little overwhelming for even the most seasoned festival-goer. Here, 10 acts primed to break out of the queso-covered haze. 

Big Thief

Shervin Lainez

Big Thief

On Masterpiece, their 2016 debut, this Brooklyn-based dream-folk album combined shoegaze’s reverbed-out guitars with the plaintive vocals and detailed lyrics of lead singer and songwriter Adrianne Lenker – a heady mix of easygoing riffs and gently wrenching singing. This summer they’ll be performing a few shows with Conor Oberst and appearing at a number of festivals, including the Portland-adjacent festival Pickathon and Rhode Island’s Newport Folk Festival. 

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