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10 Bands At SXSW That You Don't Want To Miss

With over 1,500 acts flocking to the festival, it's hard to know who to see. Allow us to help you out...

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1. Sol Cat

The psychedelic Nashville-based rockers will blow your mind with their trippy beats, intricate rhythms, and chilled-out vibes. Plus, their new EP is called "Welcome to Cowabunga." How rad is that?SHOWS:MARCH 12 - The Thirsty Nickel (2 shows)MARCH 14 - Licha's CantinaMARCH 15 - Shiner's SaloonTickets can be found here.
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The psychedelic Nashville-based rockers will blow your mind with their trippy beats, intricate rhythms, and chilled-out vibes. Plus, their new EP is called "Welcome to Cowabunga." How rad is that?

SHOWS:

MARCH 12 - The Thirsty Nickel (2 shows)

MARCH 14 - Licha's Cantina

MARCH 15 - Shiner's Saloon

Tickets can be found here.

2. Jackknife Stiletto

Looking for some gritty, nasty, dirty, riot grrrl tunes? Look no further than Jackknife Stiletto, the all-girl NYC-based trio making waves for their electric, aggressive performances. Rock on!SHOWS:MARCH 12 - Super Happy Fun Land (5pm)MARCH 13 - Austin Java Restaurant & Coffee House (5pm)Tickets can be found here.
Via brooklynvegan.com

Looking for some gritty, nasty, dirty, riot grrrl tunes? Look no further than Jackknife Stiletto, the all-girl NYC-based trio making waves for their electric, aggressive performances. Rock on!

SHOWS:

MARCH 12 - Super Happy Fun Land (5pm)

MARCH 13 - Austin Java Restaurant & Coffee House (5pm)

Tickets can be found here.

3. Dovetail

If The Beatles, The Byrds, and The Beach Boys were all thrown in a blender, put on frappe, and topped off with a dash of Muse and the slightest hint of Queen, you'd have yourself a Dovetail. Dynamic vocals and superb instrumentals make these Texans one HELL of a band that every rock 'n' roll lover should see.SHOWS:MARCH 14 - Hops & Grain (8pm)MARCH 15 - Bat Bar (8pm)Tickets can be found here.
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If The Beatles, The Byrds, and The Beach Boys were all thrown in a blender, put on frappe, and topped off with a dash of Muse and the slightest hint of Queen, you'd have yourself a Dovetail. Dynamic vocals and superb instrumentals make these Texans one HELL of a band that every rock 'n' roll lover should see.

SHOWS:

MARCH 14 - Hops & Grain (8pm)

MARCH 15 - Bat Bar (8pm)

Tickets can be found here.

4. Deap Vally

Seriously, we can't say enough good things about Deap Vally. The Los Angeles duo - who met in a knitting class, no less - is everything good about the rock world right now: great hair, killer pipes, and overall badassery. We dig.SHOWS:MARCH 12 - The Mohawk // HavenMARCH 13 - Cheer Up Charlies // Bar 96MARCH 14 - Bangers // Old School BarMARCH 16 - The ParishTickets can be found here.
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Seriously, we can't say enough good things about Deap Vally. The Los Angeles duo - who met in a knitting class, no less - is everything good about the rock world right now: great hair, killer pipes, and overall badassery. We dig.

SHOWS:

MARCH 12 - The Mohawk // Haven

MARCH 13 - Cheer Up Charlies // Bar 96

MARCH 14 - Bangers // Old School Bar

MARCH 16 - The Parish

Tickets can be found here.

5. Diarrhea Planet

Now hold on! Hear us out: Diarrhea Planet is - despite their charming name - really good! If you're able to catch them, be ready for a damn good time, because these rockers loooove their guitars, and never hesitate to show off their skills. Hard rock punk is the game, and DP has it on lock.SHOWS:MARCH 12 - Lamberts (11pm)MARCH 14 - Parish (1am)Tickets can be found here.
Via sxsw.com

Now hold on! Hear us out: Diarrhea Planet is - despite their charming name - really good! If you're able to catch them, be ready for a damn good time, because these rockers loooove their guitars, and never hesitate to show off their skills. Hard rock punk is the game, and DP has it on lock.

SHOWS:

MARCH 12 - Lamberts (11pm)

MARCH 14 - Parish (1am)

Tickets can be found here.

6. The Dollyrots

Being in a band with your spouse is never easy, but The Dollyrots make it work in spades, as shown on both their brand new fan-funded album, "Barefoot & Pregnant." Fronted by the adorable-yet-fierce Kelly Ogden, the band serves up a helping of pop punk that will make anyone smile...especially the duo's newborn, River, appropriately named "The DollyTot!"SHOWS:MARCH 15 - Austin Java // HeadhuntersTickets can be found here.
Via Facebook: thedollyrots

Being in a band with your spouse is never easy, but The Dollyrots make it work in spades, as shown on both their brand new fan-funded album, "Barefoot & Pregnant." Fronted by the adorable-yet-fierce Kelly Ogden, the band serves up a helping of pop punk that will make anyone smile...especially the duo's newborn, River, appropriately named "The DollyTot!"

SHOWS:

MARCH 15 - Austin Java // Headhunters

Tickets can be found here.

7. Hunter Hunted

Hunter Hunted captures ears with their dreamy pop sounds mixed with indie rock and electronic influences. Most recently on tour with Fitz & the Tantrums, the band has just signed to A&M/Octone Records and is working on promoting their debut self-titled album.SHOWS:MARCH 12 - The Velveeta Room (8pm)Tickets can be found here.
Via Facebook: hunterhuntedmusic

Hunter Hunted captures ears with their dreamy pop sounds mixed with indie rock and electronic influences. Most recently on tour with Fitz & the Tantrums, the band has just signed to A&M/Octone Records and is working on promoting their debut self-titled album.

SHOWS:

MARCH 12 - The Velveeta Room (8pm)

Tickets can be found here.

8. Moon Taxi

Light, airy, deep, and fun are all words that can describe the intergalactic tunes of Moon Taxi. Having just released their sophomore album, "Mountains Beaches Cities," after a stellar debut that set the bar high for a follow-up, the band is well on it's way to becoming a household name.SHOWS:MARCH 15 - The Gatsby (9pm)Tickets can be found here.
Via Facebook: ridethemoontaxi

Light, airy, deep, and fun are all words that can describe the intergalactic tunes of Moon Taxi. Having just released their sophomore album, "Mountains Beaches Cities," after a stellar debut that set the bar high for a follow-up, the band is well on it's way to becoming a household name.

SHOWS:

MARCH 15 - The Gatsby (9pm)

Tickets can be found here.

9. The Orwells

The band's description on their Facebook page is: "sounding real raunchy n shit." Need we say more?SHOWS:MARCH 12 - Cheer Up Charlie's (1am)MARCH 15 - Hotel Vegas Patio (11:30pm)Tickets can be found here.
Via Facebook: theorwellsband

The band's description on their Facebook page is: "sounding real raunchy n shit." Need we say more?

SHOWS:

MARCH 12 - Cheer Up Charlie's (1am)

MARCH 15 - Hotel Vegas Patio (11:30pm)

Tickets can be found here.

10. Kelis

Because...come ON. How funny would that be?!PS - Sorry for getting "Milkshake" stuck in your head. It should be out within a week or so.SHOWS:MARCH 12 - Stubb's (9:50pm)MARCH 13 - Clive Bar (12am)MARCH 14 - Hype Hotel (1am)Tickets can be found here.
Via Facebook: i.am.kelis

Because...come ON. How funny would that be?!

PS - Sorry for getting "Milkshake" stuck in your head. It should be out within a week or so.

SHOWS:

MARCH 12 - Stubb's (9:50pm)

MARCH 13 - Clive Bar (12am)

MARCH 14 - Hype Hotel (1am)

Tickets can be found here.

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