Well, we survived yet another SXSW, and that notion feels all too real this time around considering that one of the week’s most epic occasions—the Roots’ third annual all-star closing jam at Fair Market—was cancelled last-minute due to a bomb threat. That said, there’s no sense in letting the apparently baseless threat of some bully (can we all go ahead and just collectively say, “Fuck that guy”?) overshadow an otherwise incredible week of live music in Austin. We swooned over old favorites returning to the limelight, discovered some truly mind-blowing new acts and even saw some artists twice because they were just that. damn. good. To sum up the week, we've narrowed down our top ten moments of the SXSW 2018 Music Festival below.
All photos by David Brendan Hall