SXSW 2013: Music Recap & Photos

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Well, well, well, the dust has finally settled and the curtain drawn on yet another incredible SXSW here in Austin.

It’s been way too long, I realize, but just this weekend, I’ve had the chance to sit back down, get to writing again, assess the greatness of the past few weeks and recap the amazing music I was able to witness during SXSW 2013.

Granted my time was more limited this year, due to my current awesome job at Dulce Vida Organic Tequila, but I was able to successfully get out and about a great deal to catch some tremendous acts – some very familiar, some brand new, some great to discover live for the first time.

While I’ll list the full roster of bands and performers I caught during South By below, my highlights included Family of the Year and Lord Huron at ACL Live, The Joy Formidable and Flaming Lips at The Belmont, Ryan Bingham at, of all places, Central Presbyterian Church and the Austin City Limits taping with Vampire Weekend. Not to mention, the KGSR SXSW Live Broadcasts from the W Austin were outstanding, once again, as well.

For those of you who were here in town for SXSW 2013, I hope you enjoyed our city and the festival as much as I did. And, for those of you who missed out, make sure to put SX on your radar for 2014!

Without further adieu, here’s a full recap in photos of the acts I was able to catch throughout SXSW this year:

1) Airborne Toxic EventCultureMap Austin’s Close-Up Music Series – ACL Live – March 8, 2013

Airborne Toxic Event 1 - CultureMap Austin SXSW Kickoff - ACL Live - Friday, March 8, 2013

2) Alpha Rev – Pre-CD Release Party – Broken Records Austin Studios – March 12, 2013

Austin TX - Alpha Rev Pre-CD Release Party - Broken Records Austin - March 12, 2013

3) Ryan Bingham – SXSW ECO/The Nature Conservancy/Patagonia Showcase – Central Presbyterian Church – March 12, 2013

Ryan Bingham - Central Presbyerian Church 2 - March 12, 2013

4) Pickwick – KGSR SXSW Live Broadcasts – Day One – W Austin – March 13, 2013

KGSR Live Broadcasts at W Austin - Day One - March 13, 2013 - Pickwick

5) Wake Owl – KGSR SXSW Live Broadcasts – Day One – W Austin – March 13, 2013

KGSR Live Broadcasts at W Austin - Day One - March 13, 2013 - Wake Owl

6) Iron and Wine – KGSR SXSW Live Broadcasts – Day One – W Austin – March 13, 2013

KGSR Live Broadcasts at W Austin - Day One - March 13, 2013 - Iron & Wine

7) Courtyard Hounds – KGSR SXSW Live Broadcasts – Day One – W Austin – March 13, 2013

KGSR Live Broadcasts at W Austin - Day One - March 13, 2013 - Courtyard Hounds

8) Bob Schneider & the Tosca String Quartet – KGSR SXSW Live Broadcasts – Day One – W Austin – March 13, 2013

KGSR Live Broadcasts at W Austin - Day One - March 13, 2013 - Bob Schneider and Tosca String Quartet 1

9) Family of the Year – AOL Showcase – ACL Live – March 13, 2013

ACL Live - Family of the Year 1 - March 13, 2013

10) Lord Huron – AOL Showcase – ACL Live – March 13, 2013

ACL Live - Lord Huron 2 - March 13, 2013

11) Natalie Maines with Ben Harper – AOL Showcase – ACL Live – March 13, 2013

ACL Live - Natalie Maines 1 - March 13, 2013

12) Bill Carter with Gary Clark, Jr and Friends – 2013 Austin Music Awards – Austin Music Hall – March 13, 2013

Austin Music Awards w Gary Clark Jr and Bill Carter 1 - March 13, 2013

13) Lost Bayou Ramblers – Mouth By Mouthwest – Authentic Smiles Dentistry Studios – March 14, 2013

Lost Bayou Ramblers at Mouth By Mouthwest - Thursday, March 14, 2013\

14) Frightened Rabbit – The Warner Sound Showcase – The Belmont – March 14, 2013

Frightened Rabbit 1 - The Warner Sound - The Belmont - Thursday, March 14, 2013

15) The Joy Formidable – The Warner Sound Showcase – The Belmont – March 14, 2013

The Joy Formidable 2 - The Warner Sound - The Belmont - Thursday, March 14, 2013

16) Alt-J – The Warner Sound Showcase – The Belmont – March 14, 2013

Alt-J 4 - The Warner Sound - The Belmont - Thursday, March 14, 2013

17) Flaming Lips – The Warner Sound Showcase – The Belmont – March 14, 2013

Flaming Lips 1 - The Warner Sound - The Belmont - Thursday, March 14, 2013

18) Dawes – SXSW Day Party – Waterloo Records – March 16, 2013

Dawes - Waterloo Records Day Party - Saturday, March 16, 2013

19) Civil Twilight – SXSW Day Party – Waterloo Records – March 16, 2013

Civil Twilight - Waterloo Records Day Party - Saturday, March 16, 2013

20) Vampire WeekendAustin City Limits Season 39 Taping – ACL Live – March 17, 2013

Vampire Weekend ACL Taping - ACL Live - Sunday, March 17, 2013

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