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TW at SXSW 2016 

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Some of the best things we saw this year at SXSW.
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Heather Hoch
Austin-based Los Coast at ILA's SXSW Opening showcase on Tuesday, March 15.
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Golden Dawn Arkestra offers a theatrical, transcendental show. Listen to them here.
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Four Aussie sisters make up the hard rocking Stonefield. Check them out.
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Peaches headlined the opening showcase with costume changes, raunchy feminist lyrics and a couple blow up dolls. Her latest album came out in Sept. 2015.
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First lady Michelle Obama was joined by Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, Sophia Bush and Diane Warren to discuss women's education and the Let Girls Learn initiative on Wednesday, March 16.
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Rumors around SXSW said that Israeli psych guitarist Yonatan Gat played 17 different times this year. Here he is at Dreamland on Wednesday, March 16. And here are his jams.
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Open Mike Eagle added hip hop to a stacked rock line-up at the Barracuda on Wednesday, March 16. Listen to his funny, yet thoughtful rhymes now.
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Oakland's Shannon & the Clams had the crowd twisting and shaking 'til about 2 a.m. at the Barracuda. Check out why.
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Tucson-based lathe cutting master Michael Dixon (right) and his partner Kris Dorr brought their Mobile Vinyl recording operation to town.
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Tucsonans know about People in a Position to Know and folks in Austin found out too at a showcase on Thursday, March 17.
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Yonatan Gat's drummer practices at an Austin bus stop. The band was spotted around town at least four more times.
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Jad Fair joked with the outdoor crowd at Obsolete Industries as a part of the PIAPTK showcase.
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Dawn Richard wowed with her brand of upbeat R&B.
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Dawn Richard's explosive live show kept the energy high at Hype Hotel on Thursday, March 17.
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Branding is everything.
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A costumed haiku writer wrote personalized poems for the crowd at The Grackle.
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XIXA's psych cumbia rock blend fit right in at Hotel Vegas on Thursday, March 17.
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Promoting their new albumBloodline, XIXA offered a taste of Tucson in an official SXSW showcase.
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Rapper Cash Lansky also performed officially at SXSW on Thursday, March 17.
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Lansky gets into the crowd at Austin's Sledge Hammer.
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Band names these days...
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The blur of psych-influenced bands and fans at Hotel Vegas.
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Santigold played to a massive crowd after Charli XCX at Stubb's on Friday, March 18. Check out a new song from the national artist.
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Tucson's b4skin kept the crowd guessing what they would do next at Spider House on Saturday, March 19.
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b4skin adds a fun, but imposing presence with four female vocalists.
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Listen to locals b4skin before you see them next in town.
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Katterwaul also represented Tucson at Spider House.
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Frontwoman Brittany Katter refers to SXSW as a "pilgrimage" for musicians.
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What half a second of Katterwaul's Jeff Lownsbury shredding looks like.
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Pick up a copy of Katterwaul's 15 Foreverhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDaAUMzfPMg now.
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Vocalist Steph O'Halloran commands the audience's attention at the Bloat Records organized showcase.
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Lemon Drop Gang's O'Halloran wasn't afraid to get up in the crowd's face on Saturday, March 19.
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Lemon Drop Gang puts on one hell of a danceable show.
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What showing of Tucson music would be complete without the incomparably silly Whoops?
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Ending SXSW with Whoops was the way to go, but you should catch a show here in Tucson if you can.
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Heather Hoch
Rumors around SXSW said that Israeli psych guitarist Yonatan Gat played 17 different times this year. Here he is at Dreamland on Wednesday, March 16. And here are his jams.

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