SXSW music festival: Live photos, reviews and more

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TONY at SXSW 2013

TONY at SXSW 2013

Austin’s glorious South by Southwest music festival comes but once a year—and for everyone taking part in this high-octane celebration, that’s a darn good thing. From March 12-18, 2013, the Texan capital hosts shows from thousands of performers, attracting some 20,000 music-loving, beer-guzzling visitors. While SXSW started out as an itty-bitty music conference highlighting unknown acts in 1987, it became big business in the '90s (Hanson and John Mayer won record deals), and then an epicenter of cool in the aughts, with bands like the White Stripes making their big breakthrough in 2001. This year, as ever, you can consider Time Out your on-site set of ears and eyes. We’ll be checking out the hottest bands, rooting for NYC talent, tweeting (follow @TimeOutNYMusic), snapping concert photos and reporting right back to you. Enjoy. And as they say down South, keep Austin weird.

SXSW coverage 2013

  • Cold War Kids at SXSW Music Festival 2013

    Time Out's SXSW Showcase

    On March 15, Time Out invaded SXSW with an official showcase at Stubb's BBQ.
  • Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

    SXSW roundup

    A recap of the marathon gig.
  • Flatbush Zombies

    SXSW roundup

    What's the verdict on the megafest? We reveal this year's winners and losers here.
  • Vampire Weekend at SXSW Music Festival 2013

    Day five

    See concert photos of Vampire Weekend, Macklemore, Phosphorescent and more!
  • Kendrick Lamar at SXSW Music Festival 2013

    Day four

    Catch up on top shows from Kendrick Lamar, Solange, Toro Y Moi and the Specials.
  • Dave Grohl, left, in Sound City

    Day three

    The best and worst bathrooms in Austin and a speech by some dude named Dave Grohl.
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs at SXSW music festival 2013

    Day two

    See concert photos of Yeah Yeah Yeahs' comeback set.
  • Azari & III at SXSW music festival 2013

    Day one

    Check out the action from opening day with concert photos, overheards and the best moments.
  • White Stripes

    Top 10 SXSW success stories

    They came, they jammed, they conquered: Ten acts that hit the big time after an initial splash at SXSW.
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    New York City hits Austin for SXSW

    Root for Vampire Weekend, Marnie Stern, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and other local acts at the big Texas music-industry bash.

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