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Jane’s Addiction, Kanye West, Metallica, Tori Amos, Devo, Glasvegas, Avett Brothers and much more

The London Soul

SXSW 2008: DAY 2: London Soul

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Tash Neal of The London Soul performs in concert on day 2 of the 2009 SXSW Music and Media Conference in Austin, Texas on March 19th, 2009.

Circle Jerks, SXSW

SXSW 2009: Circle Jersk

Photograph by Tyler Nutter/www.NutterPhotog.com

The Circle Jerks

The Circle Jerks perform  in Austin, Texas on March 18th, 2009. 

SXSW 2009: DAY 1: Cut Off Your Hands

Photo by Sasha Haagensen/GettyImages

Cut Off Your Hands

Nick Johnston of Cut Off Your Hands performs at the MTV and Rock Band official showcase during SXSW at Vice in Austin, Texas on March 18th, 2009.

gallows, sxsw

SXSW 2009: Day 1: Gallows

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Gallows

Frank Carter of Gallows performs on stage at Latitude 30 as part of the SXSW 2009 Music Festival in Austin, Texas on March 20th, 2009.

Glasvegas, sxsw

SXSW 2009: DAY 1: Glasvegas

Photo by Sasha Haagensen/GettyImages

Glasvegas

James Allan of Glasvegas performs at the MTV and Rock Band official showcase during SXSW at Vice in Austin, Texas on March 18th, 2009.

SXSW 2009: DAY 1: Janelle Monae

Photo courtesy of Erick Clark

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae performs at Stubbs Bar-B-Q as part of SXSW 2009 in Austin, Texas on March 18th, 2009.

Ladyhawke, sxsw

SXSW 2009: Day 1: Ladyhawke

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Ladyhawke

Pip Brown of Ladyhawke performs at Stubbs Bar-B-Q as part of SXSW 2009 in Austin, Texas on March 18th, 2009.

SXSW 2009: DAY 1: St. Vincent

Photograph by Rahav Segev

St. Vincent

Annie Clark of St. Vincent performs at SXSW in Austin, Texas on March 20th, 2009.

The Decemberists, sxsw

SXSW 2009: DAY 1: The Decemberists

Photograph by Brian Birzer

The Decemberists

The Decemberists performing at Stubb's at SXSW 2009 in Austin, Texas on March 18th, 2009.

The Von Bondies, sxsw

SXSW 2009: DAY 1: Von Bondies

Photo by Sasha Haagensen/GettyImages

The Von Bondies

The Von Bondies perform on stage at Vice as part of the SXSW 2009 Music Festival in Austin, Texas on March 18th, 2009.

Avett Brothers, sxsw

sxsw 2009: Day 2: Avett Brothers

Photograph by Jonathan Jackson

The Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers perform  during SXSW 2009 in Austin, Texas. 

Ben Harper, sxsw

SXSW 2009: Day 2: Ben Harper

Photograph by Jonathan Jackson

Ben Harper

 Ben Harper performs at The Bat Bar suring SXSW in Austin, Texas on March 20th 2009.

Black Lips, sxsw

sxsw 2009: Day 2: Black Lips

Photograph by Brian Birzer

Black Lips

Black Lips performs on stage at Cedar St. Courtyard as part of the SXSW 2009 Music Festival in Austin, Texas on March 19th, 2009.

Jane's Addiction, sxsw

SXSW 2009: Day 2: jane's addiction1

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Jane’s Addiction

Janes Addiction perform at the SXSW Playboy Rock the Rabbit Party as part of SXSW 2009 in Austin, Texas on March 19th, 2009.

Jane's Addiction, sxsw

SXSW 2009: Day 2: jane's addiction2

Photo: Thomas/Retna

Jane’s Addiction

Janes Addiction perform at the SXSW Playboy Rock the Rabbit Party as part of SXSW 2009 in Austin, Texas on March 19th, 2009.

Jane's Addiction, sxsw

SXSW 2009: Day 2: jane's addiction3

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Jane’s Addiction

Janes Addiction perform at the SXSW Playboy Rock the Rabbit Party as part of SXSW 2009 in Austin, Texas on March 19th, 2009.

N.A.S.A., sxsw

SXSW 2009: DAY 2: N.A.S.A.

Photograph by Brian Birzer

N.A.S.A.

N.A.S.A. perform during day 2 of SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas on March 19th, 2009.

Tori Amos, sxsw

SXSW 2009: Day 2: Tori Amos

Photo: Thomas/Retna

Tori Amos

Tori Amos performs on Day Two of the 2009 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas on March 19th, 2009.

DEVO, sxsw

SXSW 2009: Day 3: dev0

Photograph by Brian Birzer

DEVO

Mark Mothersbaugh of DEVO performs on stage at Austin Music Hall as part of the SXSW 2009 Music Festival in Austin, Texas on March 20th, 2009.

Kanye West, sxsw

SXSW 2009: Day 3: Kanye West

Photo: Segev/WireImage

Kanye West

Kanye West makes a surprise performance at Dell presents Perez Hilton's One Night in Austin on Day Four of SXSW 2009 in Austin, Texas on March 21st, 2009.

Metallica, sxsw

SXSW 2009: Day 3: Metallica 1

Photo: Kravitz/FilmMagic

Metallica

Metallica perform at a secret show at Stubb's during the 2009 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas on March 20th, 2009.

Metallica, sxsw

SXSW 2009: Day 3: Metallica 3

Photo: Kravitz/FilmMagic

Metallica

Metallica perform at a secret show at Stubb's during the 2009 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas on March 20th, 2009.

Metallica, sxsw

SXSW 2009: Day 3: Metallica 4

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Metallica

Metallica perform at a secret show at Stubb's during the 2009 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas on March 20th, 2009.

Metallica, sxsw

SXSW 2009: Day 3: Metallica 5

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Metallica

Metallica perform at a secret show at Stubb's during the 2009 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas on March 20th, 2009.

The Proclaimers, sxsw

SXSW 2009: Day 3: The proclaimers

Photo: Haagensen/Getty

The Proclaimers

Craig Reid and Charlie Reid of The Proclaimers perform at the DirecTV Live showcase during SXSW 2009 at the Bat Bar in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas on March 20th, 2009.

Echo and the Bunnymen, sxsw

sxsw 2009: Echo and the Bunnymen

Photograph by Brian Birzer

Echo and the Bunnymen

Ian McCulloch of Echo and The Bunnymen performs at The Bat Bar at  SXSW 2009 in Austin, Texas on March 21st 2009.

Juliette Lewis and the New Romantiques, sxsw

sxsw 2009: Juliette Lewis new romantique

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Juliette Lewis and the New Romantiques

Juliette Lewis and the New Romantiques perform at the DirecTV Live showcase during SXSW at the Bat Bar in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas on March 20th, 2009.

Kanye West, sxsw

SXSW 2009: Kanye

Photograph by Nate "Igor" Smith

Kanye West

Kanye West gives a surprise performance at Dell presents Perez Hilton's One Night in Austin on Day Four of the 2009 SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas on March 21st, 2009.

Little Boots, sxsw

SXSW 2009: Little Boots

Photograph by Nate "Igor" Smith

Little Boots

Victoria Hesketh, AKA Little Boots performs at the Perez Hilton's One Night In Austin Party as part of SXSW 2009  in Austin, Texas on March 21st, 2009.

Silversun Pickups, sxsw

SXSW 2009: March 20: Silversun picks

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Silversun Pickups

Brian Aubert of Silversun Pickups play the 'secret' Metallica show at Stubb's during 2009 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas on March 20th, 2009.

Kanye West hangs with Perez Hilton and Amber Rose

sxsw 2009: March 21: Kanye

Photo: Segev/WireImage

Kanye West hangs with Perez Hilton and Amber Rose

Perez Hilton, Amber Rose and Kanye West attend Dell presents Perez Hilton's One Night In Austin on Day four of the 2009 SXSW festival in Austin, Texas on March 21st, 2009.

PJ Harvey, sxsw

SXSW 2009: PJ Harvey

Photograph by Brian Birzer

PJ Harvey

 PJ Harvey performs on stage at Stubb's at SXSW 2009 in Austin, Texas on March 21st 2009.

The Hold Steady, sxsw

sxsw 2009: The Hold Steady

Photograph by Veronica Luna

The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady performs onstage at Rose's Mojito and Rachel Ray's Feedback: The B-Side Day Party as part of SXSW 2009 at Maggie Mae's in Austin, Texas on March 21st, 2009.