South by Southwest, the biggest interactive, film, and music festival in Austin, has been on since last Friday and the hype is only rising. As the music portion kicked off on Tuesday with standout performances by Fort Lean, Icona Pop, and Wavves, among others, the masses still can’t wait for what’s next.
With a rapturous and yellow-clad Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s who revealed new songs, and rap extravaganza by Earl Sweatshirt, day two didn’t disappoint either.
This year’s lineup has a little bit of everything for champions of electronic to hip-hop to country. For the weekend, the festival anticipates even more ecstatic crowds and even better shows. Some of our most anticipated performances include Caveman, Diamond Rings,Toro Y Moi, and Kendrick Lamar.
To accompany the music binge, we’ve put together an ear-pleasing Spotify playlist of songs by this year’s SXSW bands. If you’re not in Austin, the playlist is sure to keep you filled in… and if you’re there, well, there’s no such thing as too much good music. —Mina Kang