Full List: SPIN's 50 Must-Hear Bands at SXSW

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Here's an easy-to-read index to SPIN's 50 Must-Hear Bands at SXSW gallery. Click a band name to find out more about each band, and hear a song!

To download our free digital album packed with MP3s from 29 of these bands, click here!

SPIN's 50 MUST-HEAR BANDS AT SXSW

A - E
A CLASSIC EDUCATION, Bologna, Italy
ANTI-POP CONSORTIUM, New York, NY
OLOF ARNALDS, Reykjavík, Iceland
NICOLE ATKINS, Brooklyn, NY (via Neptune, NJ)
BEST COAST, Los Angeles, CA
BLACKTUSK, Savannah, GA
VV BROWN, London, England
THE BRUNETTES, Auckland, New Zealand
CHATMONCHY, Tokushima, Japan
CIRCA SURVIVE, Philadelphia, PA
CODEINE VELVET CLUB, Glasgow, Scotland
THE CONSTELLATIONS, Atlanta, GA
CYMBALS EAT GUITARS, Staten Island, NY
DAS RACIST, Brooklyn, NY
EVERYBODY WAS IN THE FRENCH RESISTANCE...NOW,Los Angeles, CA

F - M
FOXY SHAZAM, Cincinnati, OH
FREE ENERGY, Philadelphia, PA
FREELANCE WHALES, Queens, NY
FRIGHTENED RABBIT, Selkirk, Scotland
FUCKED UP, Toronto, Canada
HARLEM, Austin, TX
HOLE, Los Angeles/London
HOOD INTERNET, Chicago, IL
JAPANDROIDS, Vancouver, Canada
J-RODDY WALSTON & THE BUSINESS, Baltimore, MD
THE JIM JONES REVUE, London, England
KIDZ IN THE HALL, Chicago/New Jersey
SOLANGE KNOWLES, Houston, TX
MIDLAKE, Denton, TX
MIIKE SNOW, Stockholm, Sweden
MINUS THE BEAR, Seattle, WA
THE MORNING BENDERS, San Francisco, CA

N - Z
NEON INDIAN, Austin, TX
OH NO ONO, Aalborg, Denmark
P.K. 14, Beijing, China
PHANTOGRAM, Saratoga Springs, NY
PRIESTESS, Montreal, Canada
RA RA RIOT, Syracuse, NY
RHYMEFEST, Chicago, IL
RIVAL SCHOOLS, New York, NY
ROGUE WAVE, Oakland, CA
SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS, Brooklyn, NY
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, San Diego, CA
SURFER BLOOD, West Palm Beach, FL
TITUS ANDRONICUS, Glen Rock, NJ
THE WAVE PICTURES, London, England
XV, Wichita, Kansas
THE XX, London, England
YELAWOLF, Gadsden, AL
YELLOW DOGS, Tehran, Iran

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