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40 Must-See Acts at SXSW 2013

Austin Power strikes again

SPIN iconSPIN Staff // March 5, 2013

Austin’s annual bacchanal of bands, BBQ, and business cards, SXSW, is almost upon us! If you’re lucky enough to stumble through its crowded streets this year, you won’t be able to miss names big (Justin Timberlake will be enjoying a Frito Pie in his suit and tie) and small (given the current Internet buzz, Waxahatchee is going to be crowned Queen of Austin and thrown a parade). Here is SPIN’s guide to 40 things not to miss if you have a laminate or are really adept at scamming your way on to guest lists. And for the lowdown on SPIN’s own Austin events, click here! We’ve got Kendrick Lamar, CHVRCHES, and more essential acts playing on our own stages.