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10 Artists Making a Splash at SXSW 2018

Lucy Dacus, Leikeli47, Snail Mail and more

10 artists to look for at SXSW

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Here are 10 acts at Austin’s annual bands-and-BBQ extravaganza that will have attendees buzzing – from acclaimed indie rockers to U.K jazz to R&B up-and-comers and more.

10 artists to look for at SXSW

Michael Lavine

Snail Mail

Lindsey Jordan is an indie-rock prodigy – the Ellicott City, Maryland native started learning classical guitar at age five, and she began her current band, Snail Mail, when she was only 15. Habit, Snail Mail’s 2016 EP, is gnarly and riveting, with fuzzed-out rock providing a launchpad for Jordan’s spiral-scribbled poetry (“Oh garden slug/What would you give to live like one of us?/Or would you rather wait in the shade?/Just the same as every day,” she wails on “Slug”). Last September Snail Mail, now based in Brooklyn, signed to venerable indie Matador Records, which will release its debut full-length later this year.   

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